LOS ANGELES, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Just one week after being named the top British manager of all time by Billboard, Simon Fuller rewrites the chart record books with an unprecedented 17 songs on the magazine's Hot 100. In an astonishing chart feat, 14 of those songs make their debut this week. All 17 of the Hot 100 hits are by artists who had their careers launched by Fuller after they competed on the massively popular TV series he created, "American Idol." David Cook, who is managed by Fuller and signed to his 19 Recordings, is the seventh and latest "American Idol" winner to take the throne. He sets the record for the most new entries by an artist in the 50-year history of the Hot 100, with 11 songs entering the chart dated June 7, 2008. That breaks the record of six new entries in one week, set by Miley Cyrus. Cook's 11 songs are led by "The Time of My Life," which debuts at No. 3, making it the highest new entry of 2008. "The Time of My Life" debuts at No 1 on two other charts, Hot Digital Songs and Hot Digital Tracks, bringing the total of No. 1 hits for Fuller's "American Idol" to 179, an amazing run of chart-toppers that began when Kelly Clarkson had the first "American Idol" No. 1 in October 2002 with "A Moment Like This." David Archuleta, the runner-up on the current season of "American Idol," is also managed by Fuller and has three songs entering the Hot 100 this week, starting with his stunning remake of John Lennon's "Imagine" at No. 36. Completing the 17 Hot 100 songs by artists managed by Fuller are "No Air" by Jordin Sparks (in a duet with Chris Brown) at No. 5, "Last Name" by Carrie Underwood (taking a wild 37-19 leap) and Daughtry's "Feels Like Tonight." By occupying 17 spots on the Hot 100, Fuller beats the 14 singles charted by the Brian Epstein-managed Beatles during a single week in 1964. As extraordinary as it is to have 14 songs debut simultaneously on one chart, Fuller sets an even more impressive record on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, which measures sales of paid digital downloads. On this survey, 17 songs by artists managed by Fuller debut this week: 14 by David Cook and three by David Archuleta. ABOUT 19 ENTERTAINMENT Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment and Recordings (of CKX, Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ National Market(R) under the ticker symbol "CKXE") is recognized as a leading creator, provider and promoter of globally successful music based entertainment, or "entertainment brands". The company has attracted a unique collection of expertise in people who work together to integrate and leverage activity across television, film, touring, merchandising, music publishing, recording, artist / writer and producer management, sponsorship and promotion. Simon Fuller is the most successful British music manager of all time having sold over 116 million CDs in North America alone, and is known as the creator of "American Idol", the most valuable TV format in the world with an estimated value in excess of $2.5 billion. For more information on 19 Recordings and AMERICAN IDOL please logon to http://www.americanidol.com.
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