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  • Faith: Other
  • Career: Musician
  • Birthday:  June 23, 1956
  • Accomplishments:  Grammy Award, Emmy Winner

Randy Jackson has judged more than 10 seasons of American Idol. A lifelong musician, he started playing the guitar before he turned 5. His talent allowed him to work with the likes of Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, and Keith Richards.

He has toured with and produced albums for some of the biggest names in music history, like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Gladys Knight.

He has collaborated with his former fellow American Idol judge Paula Abdul on Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow, a track on his album Randy Jackson Music Club (Vol. 1), reaching 50 on the U.S. hit charts.

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