He was a keyboardist for the pop group Skylark.
He was named the chairman of Verve Music Group on December 15, 2011.
He has been married several times, first to singer-songwriter B.J. Cook, then to model Rebecca Dryer, followed by Linda Thompson and Yolanda Hadid. In 2019, he married his fifth wife Katharine McPhee.
He also worked with classical pop singer Josh Groban.