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Randy Jackson

American bassist, singer, record producer, entrepreneur and television personality

Randy Jackson is ...


Born 23 June 1956 in Baton Rouge
Age 66 years

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Occupation composer, singer, jazz musician, record producer, businessperson, radio personality and talent manager
Instrument bass guitar, guitar, voice and bass
Genre rock music and jazz-funk
Member of Journey
Twitter username YO_RANDYJACKSON
Educated at Southern University

About Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson is a true music industry veteran, with a career spanning over four decades. Born on June 23, 1956, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jackson began playing bass guitar at the age of 13 and quickly developed a passion for music. He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s and began working as a session musician, playing bass on albums by artists such as Madonna, Aretha Franklin, and Journey.

In 1986, Jackson joined the band Journey as their bassist, and he remained with the group for two years. He then went on to work as a producer, working with artists such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Celine Dion. Jackson's production work earned him numerous awards, including a Grammy for his work on Mariah Carey's album "Daydream."

In addition to his work as a musician and producer, Jackson is also known for his role as a judge on the hit television show "American Idol." He served as a judge on the show for 12 seasons, from 2002 to 2013, and became known for his catchphrases such as "dawg" and "in it to win it."

Jackson has also been involved in various entrepreneurial ventures throughout his career. He co-founded the record label Dream Merchant 21 and has also launched his own line of eyewear, Randy Jackson Eyewear.

Despite his many accomplishments, Jackson has faced his share of challenges. He has been open about his struggles with obesity and type 2 diabetes, and has worked to raise awareness about these issues.

Throughout his career, Jackson has remained dedicated to his craft and has continued to inspire others with his music and his entrepreneurial spirit. He is a true icon of the music industry, and his legacy will continue to live on for years to come.


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