Jimmy Iovine: ‘American Idol’ In-House Mentor

September 22, 2010

Who is Jimmy Iovine? He is the chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder of Beats Audio, and now he has another title to add to his already extremely impressive resume – ‘American Idol’ in-house mentor. Get the scoop below.

Jimmy Iovine

‘AI’ has pulled out all the stops for the shows 10th season. Their motto: Out with the old, and in with the new. Simon Cowell, the judge that people love to hate has been replaced, as well as Ellen Degeneres, the judge so likable that it really didn’t matter that she knew absolutely nothing about music or the industry surrounding it.

Who are their replacements? Today FOX officially announced that Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler would be filling the empty seats at the judge’s table, although this is what everybody has been expecting for a while now.

Another addition to the show is Jimmy Iovine who will reportedly be an in-house mentor. What does that mean? It means that he will be providing contestants with valuable knowledge stemming from almost 40-years of experience in the music industry.

Let’s take a glimpse into the life of the new ‘AI’ personality.

As a biography, James “Jimmy” Iovine was born on March 11, 1953, which makes him a Pisces. He was born in Brooklyn, NY. He got his start in music in the ‘70s as a recording engineer. He has worked with some of the most famous artists in music history including: John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, among countless others. He co-produced the film that Eminem made his acting debut in ‘8 Mile’. His ex-wife is former model Vicki Iovine.

Here you will find more photos and information about Iovine.

The comment section is hungry for your opinions. Don’t let it die of starvation, please.

Check out pictures (click on pics to enlarge) and a video of Jimmy Iovine giving advice on how to a successful artist below.

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Photos: www.wenn.com/Anita Bugge/RK/Patricia Schlein/Apega

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5 Responses to “Jimmy Iovine: ‘American Idol’ In-House Mentor”

  1. 1
    Jeanette Says:

    It will be interesting to see how this season fares. I think it will end up being the worst.season.ever.

  2. 2
    Stacy Says:

    They’re sure pulling out all the stops. But I think everyone’s just holding their breath for the new American X-Factor!

  3. 3
    Joan Says:

    Good – someone with a real connection to the recording industry.

  4. 4
    Sandy Says:

    This season is either make it or break it for me!

  5. 5
    Miriam Says:

    I am with Stacy here