Randy Jackson, a Grammy Award winning producer, is a twenty-year music industry veteran. He started out at the age of 13 playing bass and got his big break when he joined the band Journey. As a musician and producer he also spent eight years, as the V.P. of A&R at Columbia Records followed by four years as Senior V.P. of A&R at MCA Records.
Randy has recorded, toured and performed with the likes of Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, *NSYNC, Madonna, Elton John, Destiny's Child and many more.
Randy has worked on over one thousand gold and multi-platinum albums. His contributions have helped to sell over 200 million albums worldwide. With his amazing talent, immense studio knowledge, performing, touring and record company experience, Randy is one of today's most highly coveted music industry experts. Randy is also one of the judges on American Idol.