Jamie King, writer & director of the just-launched Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour, is the leading concert director in the world of pop music today. He is currently the executive producer and co-host of XIX Entertainment’s new groundbreaking series ¡Q’VIVA! THE CHOSEN in partnership with Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony and Simon Fuller.
In July of 2011, Variety published a twelve page special tribute issue celebrating King’s career as “Billion Dollar Show Director” highlighting the nineteen pop music tours he has helmed (with a combined box office closing in on two billion dollars). Also in 2011, King directed Rihanna’s Loud Tour and Britney Spears’ Femme Fatal Tour. He previously directed Rihanna’s Last Girl On Earth tour, Britney Spears’ Circus tour, Celine Dion’s Taking Chances tour, Ricky Martin’s Black and White tour, Christina Aguilera’s Back to Basics tour and The Return of the Spice Girls tour, among others.
For the past sixteen years, Jamie King has served as Madonna’s creative director, having directed her most recent Sticky & Sweet world tour and her record-breaking Confessions world tour. He also directed & choreographed Madonna’s Re-Invention and Drowned World Tours, and directed her hit music video, “Sorry”. Currently, King is directing Madonna’s Superbowl half-time performance.
An Emmy Award® and MTV Video Music Award® nominee, and greatly influenced by his early years working for both Prince and Michael Jackson, King has worked with an array of superstars including Mariah Carey, Shakira, George Michael, Elton John, Diana Ross, Jennifer Lopez and even Ellen DeGeneres.
In 2005, his strong caché in the pop music world and his athletic dance moves caught the attention of athletic gear powerhouse Nike who tapped him to be their global spokesperson and to create the Nike Rockstar Workout ® (taught in gyms worldwide). Fitness publishing giant Rodale thereafter released his hip-hop inspired dance fitness best selling DVD and book, Rock Your Body®. In 2006, Variety named King as one of the most influential “movers and shakers” in the music industry, branding him the “Jerry Bruckheimer of tent-pole concert tours”.