Randy Jackson Biography

(Bassist, Singer)

American former record company executive, a bassist, a singer, and a well-known record producer.

More about the relationship

While going through his relationship status, he is married to Erika Riker in 1995. The lovely couple has a daughter, Zoe, and a son, Jordan.

Previously, he was married to Elizabeth and the duo had a daughter, Taylor. Unfortunately, they separated after a divorce in 1990.

Relationship Facts of Randy Jackson

  • Randy Jackson is married to Erika Riker.
  • He is father of Three(Taylor, Zoe, and Jordan).
  • Randy Jackson is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Randy Jackson?

Randy Jackson is an American former record company executive, a bassist, a singer, and a well-known record producer.

In addition, he is popular for being a judge on the reality television show, ‘American Idol.’

Randy Jackson: Age, Ethnicity, Parents, Education

He was born Randall Matthew Jackson on June 23, 1956, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. His birth sign is Libra.

Likewise, he holds an American nationality and belongs to the all-American ethnicity.

Talking about his parent’s details, his father’s name is Herman Jackson, a plant foreman and his mother’s name is Julia who is a homemaker.

Moreover, he completed his bachelor’s degree in music from Southern University in 1979.

Randy Jackson: Career, Professional life

Initially, he began playing bass guitar at the age of 13. Similarly, in 1980, he played on three albums for Jean-Luc Ponty and with the rock band Taxi and he played a record by Italian pop star Zucchero.

Then, he became the bass guitarist on the 1991 self-titled Divinyls album which features the song “I Touch Myself. He has appeared on the singles “Bang Bang Bang”, “Open Arms”, and “Dreaming on a World”.

He has formed part of her band during numerous performances including Live 8 in London in 2005) to ‘Sync, Whitney Houston.

Jackson also hosts a radio top 40 countdown which is syndicated by Westwood One. His program name is Randy Jackson’s, Hit List.

Apart from that music career, he has been embroiled in the Fox Network reality television series American Idol as Judge from 2002. After serving as a judge for season 12, he announced that he would be leaving American Idol due to his interest in other business ventures.

After that, he produced America’s Best Dance Crew, an American group dance competition and reality television show.

Additionally, he was the vice president of artists and repertoire (A&R) at Columbia Records for eight years.

Awards and Nominations

Firstly, he received a Grammy Award as a co-producer of the album ‘At last’ by Glady Knight in 2001.

Jackson has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for five years.

Randy Jackson: Net worth, Salary

Randy is a well economical person who has a net worth of $50 Million as of 2022. He generates income through his various professions.

Body measurements: Height, Weight

His height is 5 feet 8 inches tall and his weight is around 100Kg.

Similarly, he has a dark complexion with bald hair his eye color is black.

Weight Loss Journey

Further, his weight loss journey began in 2003 when he underwent gastric bypass surgery and lost 52Kg after his diagnosis. However, after several years he has managed to keep the weight off and regained his health.

Social media

Heading towards his social media, he has 147K followers on his Instagram account and has 129.2K followers on Twitter.

But, he is not active on Facebook.

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