Fox’s reality TV music competition “The Four” is a who’s-who of the music industry, with Fergie acting as host and DJ Khaled, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Meghan Trainor and Charlie Walk serving as the judges for Season 1. While the show is still in its infancy stage, first impressions are everything and so we want to know which of “The Four” judges is YOUR favorite. Check out Fox’s judge bios below and then vote in our poll. As always, be sure to defend your choice down in the comments section.
DJ Khaled — Khaled is a major force in the music industry. He is a music producer, a 2017 Grammy Award-nominated recording artist and New York Times best-selling author. Known as the “Anthem King” and commonly referred to as the “Quincy Jones of Hip Hop & R&B,” Khaled has made dozens of chart-topping hit records, featuring JAY Z, Kanye West, Drake, Chris Brown, Ludacris, T.I., French Montana, Future, Big Sean, Rick Ross, John Legend, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, among others.
Sean “Diddy” Combs — Combs, AKA Puff Daddy, started his career as the director of A&R at Uptown Records, where he was integral in launching the careers of Mary J. Blige and Jodeci. He later started his own label, Bad Boy Records, which has fostered talent that includes Mariah Carey, Method Man, Boyz II Men, Lil’ Kim and more. Combs’ solo music career began in 1997 with his first single, “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” which shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Meghan Trainor — Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Trainor is one of pop’s most reliable hit-makers, known for her powerhouse voice, indelible melodies and relatable lyrics that encourage self-acceptance and empowerment. Since her 9x-Platinum breakthrough single, “All About That Bass,” in 2014, the 23-year-old Massachusetts native has charted seven multi-Platinum singles.
Charlie Walk — Walk, President of The Republic Group, continues to redefine the role of a record executive in a rapidly changing business. In addition to overseeing and integrating the company’s marketing, promotion and media departments, Walk also actively seeks, signs and develops new talent. He’s driven over 50 Billboard No. 1 hits. His vision and hands-on guidance have been crucial to the rise of new, generation-defining superstars.
“The Four” airs Thursdays on Fox at 8:00 p.m. Four original artists — Lex Lu, Blair Perkins, Elanese Lansen and Ash Minor — began the competition in the show’s coveted chairs, and each week they’ll be challenged by aspiring singers who want to take their places. After the first episode, both Blair and Elanese were eliminated and replaced by Zhavia and Saeed Renaud.