November 17th, 2011
10:44 AM ET
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Randy Jackson is very close to signing a deal that would have him managing Mariah Carey’s career.
Apparently Mimi and the “American Idol” judge go way back. Jackson was the vice president of A&R for Columbia Records during the 1990s, where Carey was signed from 1988 to 2001.
Plus, Randy has a long history of working closely with Mariah. He played bass for her in the studio and on the road, served as her musical director, appeared on her records and has co-written and produced tracks for the diva.
Jackson even produced Mariah’s 2010 Christmas album, “Merry Christmas II You.”
And he’s already in management mode: Randy reportedly accompanied Mariah to film the music video for "All I Want For Christmas Is You" – her holiday duet with Justin Bieber – on November 2.
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