1. Twenty-year music industry veteran and Grammy Award-winning producer Randy Jackson started out at the young age of 13 playing bass guitar and got his big break when he joined the critically-acclaimed band Journey. As a talented musician and producer, Randy also spent eight years as the Vice President of A&R at Columbia Records, followed by four years as Senior Vice President of A&R at MCA Records. Jackson recently began his tenth season as America's favorite judge on FOX's......  Read Full Bio »

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  1. Twenty-year music industry veteran and Grammy Award-winning producer Randy Jackson started out at the young age of 13 playing bass guitar and got his big break when he joined the critically-acclaimed band Journey. As a talented musician and producer, Randy also spent eight years as the Vice President of A&R at Columbia Records, followed by four years as Senior Vice President of A&R at MCA Records. Jackson recently began his tenth season as America's favorite judge on FOX's record-breaking show American Idol.

    While working on over 1,000 gold and multi-platinum albums, which have sold over 200 million albums worldwide, Randy's amazing talent, vast studio knowledge, performing, touring and record company expertise have made him one of today's highly coveted music industry experts.

    In the spring of 2006, Jackson Executive Produced and performed on the legendary Sam Moore's Grammy-nominated album, Overnight Sensational. In addition, Randy teamed up with country superstar Travis Tritt on his highly-anticipated new album. Randy also released a solo project, Randy Jackson's Music Club Vol I, on his label Dream Merchant 21.

    Randy has recorded, toured, performed and produced records for Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, *NSYNC, Madonna, Elton John, Destiny's Child, Joss Stone, Travis Tritt, Van Hunt and many, many more.

    Jackson also launched two radio countdown shows for the Westwood One radio Network "Randy Jackson's Hit List," which can be heard on over 100 stations nationwide.

    In addition, Jackson is involved with numerous charitable organizations including The Gibson Foundation, Save the Children, The Lili Claire Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House and NARAS Music for Schools. Jackson has also assisted in worldwide relief efforts through the multi-million dollar fundraiser Idol Gives Back.

    Randy resides with his wife and children in Los Angeles.

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