Cowell to Guest This Weekend
NBC Press Release
NEW YORK -- April 6, 2004 --
Notorious "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell will be
special guest on the April 10 episode of "Saturday Night
Live" featuring Janet Jackson as host and musical guest.
Prior to his international fame
as a brutally candid judge on the hit talent show, Cowell's music
career in the last 10 years as a BMG record executive has been
making and breaking records. Cowell has achieved sales of over
25 million albums, over 70 top 30 records and 17 number 1 singles.
Cowell joins international music
sensation Janet Jackson who hosts the April 10 episode of "Saturday
Night Live" as well as serving as the show's musical guest,
performing tracks from her new record "Damita Jo."
This is Jackson's first hosting
appearance on the show (she served as musical guest in 1994.).
Jackson joins a distinguished group of musicians who have done
"double duty" on the show, including Paul Simon, The
Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Garth
Brooks, Sting, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and most recently
Jackson is a multiple Grammy
and MTV Award-winning performer, whose multi-platinum albums
from "Control" to "All For You" have sold
more than 50 million copies worldwide.
A peerless live performer, her
1990 "Rhythm Nation" tour remains the most successful
debut concert tour in history. Among her multitude of honors
is the inaugural MTVicon Award, which saluted her career achievements
Jackson is also an experienced
actress with credits ranging from childhood roles in such TV
classics as "Good Times" and "Diff'rent Strokes"
to her adult roles in "Poetic Justice" opposite the
late Tupac Shakur and "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps"
opposite SNL alum Eddie Murphy.