It’s a no from us.

Simon Cowell’s reputation for negative remarks and rather blunt critique took the world by storm during his 10 seasons as an American Idol judge and more than 10 years as an X Factor mentor. But even with his history of televised honesty and rudeness to wannabe pop stars attempting to fulfill their dreams, many people still don’t know a lot about the Brit.

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The 57-year-old dad-of-one — who also is a judge on America’s Got Talent — got his start as a record producer, talent scout, and general consultant in the music industry. He’s credited for discovering, assembling, and mentoring break-out groups like One Direction and Fifth Harmony. But many still want to know: Can he sing?

Keep reading to find out if Simon can belt it out just as well as his artists, plus more answers to frequently-asked Simon questions!

Can Simon Cowell sing?

That’s a hard no. Simon has never been a singer, though he has worked in the music industry since the early 1980s. Though his vocals aren’t his strong suit, Simon is the principal founder and chief executive of the UK-based entertainment company Syco, which has hosted artists like Little Mix, Leona Lewis, and Olly Murs.

Are Simon Cowell and Laura Silverman married?

No. Laura Silverman shot to international fame when it was revealed that Simon Cowell fathered her baby while she was married to then-hubby Andrew Silverman. Andrew introduced Laura and Simon while on vacation in 2006. In 2013, it came to light that Laura was pregnant with Simon’s baby.

Though the couple is not legally married, they have been together since she became pregnant. Together, they are parents to their son, Eric, 3.

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Simon, Laura and Eric.

Who are Simon Cowell’s artists?

Simon is most famous for mentoring the rise of One Direction and Fifth Harmony. Though 1D is now defunct and Fifth Harmony lost their lead singer, Camila Cabello, when she decided to go solo, Syco Records — a part of Sony — manages a handful of famous artists. The list includes Jackie Evancho, Gareth Gates, A$AP Rocky, ACDC, James Arthur, Kelsea Ballerini, Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Miley Cyrus, and French Montana.

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What are Simon Cowell’s dog’s names?

Simon is a dog lover with three Yorkshire Terriers — Freddie, Squiddly, and Diddly. “And for anyone thinking of buying a dog. Do it,” he tweeted back in 2013, when he brought the puppies home. “They bring so much happiness into your life.”

Who are Simon Cowell’s parents and are they still alive?

Sadly, both of Simon’s parents have passed. His father Eric Selig Phillip Cowell — a music executive at EMI — died of a heart attack in 1999. More recently, Simon’s mother Julie passed away in 2015. She was 89 years old.