In 1973, at the age of 22, Jackie released his first solo album, self-titled “Jackie Jackson”. In the early eighties, Jackie co-wrote songs for his sisters Rebbie and LaToya, and] produced various motion picture soundtracks such as “Touch and Go” (1986), “The Running Man” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (1987) and most notably, the theme for “Burglar” (1987) starring Whoopi Goldberg. In 1989, Jackie released his second solo record with Polygram, titled “Be The One”, which included two releases that would top the charts for over four months. In November 2010, Jackie returned to the music scene with the release of his single, ‘We Know What’s Going On’. Jackie also released a collaborative version of “We Know What’s Going On” with the South African artist Jacques Terre’ Blanch.
Jackie is most proud of his work, which focuses on charities and people in need. He has been instrumental in raising tens of millions of dollars to fund research for Aids, Cancer and Diabetes, and to help end homelessness among children in Africa. With tremendous support from the Los Angeles Lakers, Jackie is an active board member for the non-profit organization “Its Time For Kids” and provides hands on teaching to inner-city children about the creative process in the studio, after which they sing and record a song together.
In 2010, Jackie completed the first season as an Executive Producers of the reality show, “The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty” on the AE Network. Jackie has also become a consultant for his brother Michael’s Estate, keeping his brother’s musical and humanitarian legacies alive through various endeavors such as the Michael Jackson/Cirque du Soleil collaboration. Jackie is currently in the studio producing music for numerous artists with his partner Steve DuBerry. His love for music prevails through his artist mentorships under his current music label Critically Amused.
Jackie has four children: Siggy, Brandi and twin boys Jaylen and River.