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Jam & Lewis

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., Jam & Lewis comprise of:

James Samuel Harris (Jimmy Jam) (b. 6th June 1959, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.)


Terry Steven Lewis (Terry Lewis) (b. 24th November 1956, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.)

Jam & Lewis are an American R&B songwriting and production team.

Jimmy Jam met Terry Lewis while in high school in Minneapolis.

The Time

the time

They formed a band called Flyte Tyme, which became the Time.

In 1982, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were introduced to Music Executive Clarence Avant.

They set up Flyte Tyme Productions and began working with several artists including the SOS Band, Cherrelle, Alexander O'Neal, Janet Jackson and Change.

They then founded Perspective Records, whose roster includes Herb Alpert, TLC, Sounds of Blackness, Yolanda Adams, Jordan Knight, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Prince, Spice Girls, Vanessa Williams, George Michael, Melanie B, Rod Stewart, Kelly Price, Gwen Stefani, New Edition, Eric Benet, Pia Zadora, Solo, and The Human League.

Terry Lewis was married R&B singer Karyn White.

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have produced 16 number 1 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

Jam & Lewis

the hit songs - 1996

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