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In 2009, Randy began working with former Idol finalist Kimberley Locke, producing her 4th album.The lead single, "Strobe Light", was released March 16, 2010.Steven Randall Jackson (born October 29, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and dancer.Jackson is best known as a former member of his family band, the Jacksons.He performed on the singles "Bang Bang Bang", "Open Arms", and "Dreaming on a World".That same year, Jackson also played bass on Bruce Springsteen's song "Human Touch." Jackson has recorded, produced, or toured with many well-known artists and bands, ranging from Mariah Carey (he has worked with her throughout her career, been her musical director for a number of her tours; he has formed part of her band during numerous performances including Live 8 in London in 2005) to 'N Sync, Whitney Houston, (produced) Dionne Farris' (critically acclaimed debut CD, Wild-Seed Wild-Flower), Céline Dion, Fergie (dating back to her days in Wild Orchid), Stryper, and Madonna (he played some bass on her album Like a Prayer although not on the single of the same name).Randy was not an original member of the Jackson 5, first officially appearing live with his brothers at the end of 1971.
In addition to singing and playing on the Jacksons' recordings, he worked with Michael on his Off the Wall album.He has also worked as an executive, spending eight years as vice president of artists and repertoire (A&R) at Columbia Records and four years heading A&R at MCA Records.Jackson also hosts a radio top 40 countdown known as Randy Jackson's Hit List, Starting in 2002, Jackson was one of the panel judges on the Fox Network reality television series American Idol, along with Paula Abdul (2002–2009), Simon Cowell (2002–2010), Kara Dio Guardi (2009–2010), Ellen De Generes (2010), Jennifer Lopez (2011–2012), Steven Tyler (2011–2012), Nicki Minaj (2013), Mariah Carey (2013), and Keith Urban (2013).He was notably on the first solo album by famed session guitarist Steve Lukather.Jackson was a featured bass guitarist on five songs on Maze's 1989 "Silky Soul" album. Jackson was the bass guitarist on the 1991 self-titled Divinyls album (which features the song "I Touch Myself") as well as featured bassist on several tracks of Tracy Chapman's 1992 release, Matters of the Heart.