Randy often performed with younger sister Janet, and the duo won fame on Dinah Shore’s show. In 1976, his brothers moved to CBS Records (from Motown) and changed their name to ‘The Jacksons.’ Randy was announced as the newest member of the group.
By the late 1970’s, Randy was preparing his first solo album titled, “How Can I Be Sure?, which featured the first recording of sister Janet, on a song titled “Love Song For Kids”. The album was not released, as Randy sustained many injuries in an unexpected car crash in 1979. Randy’s popularity grew, in particular with female fans, while on tour in the mid eighties. At this point, he founded the group “Randy & The Gypsys”, which released one album. In 1998, >Randy bought Modern Records from Stevie Wonder. That year, he and his brothers planned for The Jacksons to produce another album called “J5.″ However, the following year when it was officially announced, Michael chose not to participate and the record was never made.
In the 90s, Randy was appointed director of “MJJ Productions” (labeled “MJJ Music”) and oversaw the official website “MJJ Source”. He has also written and recorded many songs for Michael and sang lead for two songs on the 1984 Victory album.
In 2006, Randy founded THE RANJACK GROUP, headquartered in Los Angeles. President and CEO, Randy Jackson created the company to engage in a wide range of business related to entertainment, education and philanthropic endeavors. Randy is also in demand as a Strategic Business Advisor and Consultant to companies and celebrities. Never far from his musical roots, Randy continues to produce and record music.
In 2018, Randy and his sister, Janet Jackson formed the independent label Rhythm Nation Records. And they announced that Rhythm Nation Records was partnering with independent music publisher, distributor and label Cinq Music and their first song on their label, “Made for Now” was released. Randy Jackson is also a songwriter on the hit song.
Randy has three children: Genevieve, Stevanna and Randy, Jr.