In 1979, he earned a position as an assistant to an A&R executive and was subsequently promoted to become a talent scout.
He, however, left the company in the early 1980s to form E&S Music with his boss at EMI, Ellis Rich.
After her initial period of success, Abdul suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life.
She saw renewed fame and success as an original judge on American Idol in the 2000s, which she left after the eighth season.
Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for seventh among the female solo performers who have topped the chart.
She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video – Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography".
talent show, "The X Factor," will be coming to the United States in the fall of 2011 with the acerbic critic in tow, according to Fox.
Cowell will be both executive producer and judge on "The X Factor." "I'm thrilled that we have put a date on the launch of the U. version of 'The X Factor,' and delighted to be continuing to work with Fox," said Cowell in a statement.
Cowell is now engaged to Mezhgan Hussainy, a makeup artist. The Syco boss said that hiring Abdul as a judge gave the debut season of his Fox show an air of complacency, which had been corrected by the "interesting" additions of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.history."With these shows, you can never be complacent.before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a highly sought choreographer at the height of the music video era.Abdul later scored a string of pop music hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s.