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Randall Darius Jackson is an American musician, singer, record producer, entrepreneur, and television personality who was born on June 23, 1956.

Randy Jackson began his career as a session musician in the 1980s, playing bass guitar for a variety of jazz, pop, rock, and R&B artists. He went on to work for Columbia Records and MCA Records in the music production and A&R departments. Jackson is most recognized for his roles on American Idol as the longest-serving judge and executive producer of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.

Following Journey’s abrupt separation with founding member Ross Valory, Randy Jackson was rehired as bassist in May 2020.

Randy Jackson had previously played the part on the band’s 1986 album and tour, Raised on Radio.

He played on three albums for Jean-Luc Ponty and with the rock band Taxi in the early 1980s. He worked as a studio musician for Journey from 1986 to 1987. Randy Jackson was on Journey’s Raised on Radio album from 1986. In the late 1980s, he relocated to Italy and appeared on a single by Italian pop artist Zucchero. Corrado Rustici, who played guitar with Randy Jackson on many records in the early 1980s, produced Zucchero and the Randy Jackson Band. He also shared the stage with Billy Cobham.

Keith Richards was invited to provide the music for the Whoopi Goldberg comedy Jumpin’ Jack Flash in 1985. Aretha Franklin on piano and lead vocals, and Michael Jackson on bass guitar, made up Richards’ all-star ensemble. This song appeared on Aretha Franklin’s 1986 album Aretha. The video for the song features Jackson.

Randy Jackson was still doing sessions in the late 1980s. He had an appearance on Steve Lukather’s first solo album, which he produced. On Maze’s 1989 “Silky Soul” album, Jackson was a featured bass guitarist on five songs. He also contributed to several Kenny G albums.

America’s Got Talent

Jackson, along with Paula Abdul (2002–2009), Simon Cowell (2002–2010), Kara DioGuardi (2009–2010), Ellen DeGeneres (2010), Jennifer Lopez (2011–2012), Steven Tyler (2011–2012), Nicki Minaj (2013), Mariah Carey (2013), and Keith Urban, was a panel judge on the Fox Network reality television series American Idol beginning in 2002. (2013). As a result of Cowell’s resignation, Jackson was left as American Idol’s single original judge. His function was supposed to be restricted to that of a mentor at first.

His job was originally intended to be reduced to that of a mentor, with all new judges for the 2013 season, but he was eventually decided to remain as a judge for the season Jackson revealed on May 9, 2013, that he would be departing American Idol after twelve seasons to pursue other business projects. On September 3, 2013, it was revealed that Jackson would take over as the in-house mentor on American Idol, replacing Jimmy Iovine. He left the series permanently in November 2014.

The Best Dance Crew in America

Randy Jackson created America’s Best Dance Crew, a group dance competition and reality television show that debuted on MTV on February 7, 2008, and was terminated in 2012 owing to low ratings.
Each week, the teams demonstrated their choreography and dancing skills, with one crew being eliminated by the judges. The tournament went on until the lone winning dance team was named America’s Best Dance Crew and received a $100,000 cash prize.

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