He was a keyboardist for the pop group Skylark.
He was named the chairman of Verve Music Group on December 15, 2011.
He married several times, first to singer-songwriter B.J. Cook, then to model Rebecca Dryer, followed by Linda Thompson and Yolanda Hadid. In 2018, he began a relationship with singer/actress Katharine McPhee and the couple got engaged in July of that same year.
He also worked with classical pop singer Josh Groban.