Today, one of the most successful writer-producer duos in modern pop history, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis, released the track, “Til I Found You” featuring the Grammy Award-winning group, Sounds of Blackness with lead vocals by Ann Nesby, Big Jim Wright who recently passed and Lauren Evans. Announced exclusively via Billboard, the track is the first single off the duo’s first ever compilation album, Jam & Lewis: VOLUME ONE, which will feature all original new music from mega superstar acts. The album will be released via Jam and Lewis’ record label, Perspective Records, and distributed by Caroline this summer. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Jam and Lewis chose to lay the foundation with Sounds of Blackness as the first release from this project, since the group was the debut act to be signed on the original Perspective Records. Adorned with powerful vocals and an uplifting message, the inspirational track can be listened to above.
“Sounds of Blackness will always hold such a special place in our hearts because they were the first act we signed to our original record label,” said Jimmy Jam. “We felt it was only right for this single with them to introduce our compilation album.”
“It felt great to be back in the studio with Sounds of Blackness and create new music we’re really proud of,” said Terry Lewis. “The track definitely sets the tone for the album, and we can’t wait for our fans to hear what’s next.”
While Jam and Lewis have spent their careers shaping the sounds of legendary musicians, Jam & Lewis: VOLUME ONE is the duo’s first compilation project. Over the past few decades, Jam and Lewis have earned more than 100 gold, platinum, multi-platinum and diamond albums for their work with artists, such as Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher, Earth Wind and Fire, Gwen Stefani and Kanye West. Last year, Jam and Lewis curated the 10-day Super Bowl Live music festival in their hometown of Minneapolis, which featured acts, including Idina Menzel, Rae Sremmurd, The Jets, KING, Skylar Grey and more.
About Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have been called the super producers that “shaped modern pop”. They rose to stardom as the sound architects of Janet Jackson’s Control album and more than three decades later their influence can still be heard at the top of the charts. In his 2016 Album of the Year Grammy acceptance speech, Bruno Mars credits Jam & Lewis with being the influence and inspiration behind the 24K Magic album and dedicates his award to them calling them his “heroes and teachers”.
Jam & Lewis have earned more than 100 gold, platinum, multi-platinum and diamond albums for their work with such artists as Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Luther Vandross, Yolanda Adams, Herb Alpert, New Edition, Human League, George Michael, Earth, Wind and Fire, TLC, Robert Palmer, Gwen Stefani and Kanye West. They have more than 100 ASCAP songwriting and publishing awards, including several Songwriter of the Year awards. In 1993, Jam & Lewis were nominated with Janet Jackson for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Again”, from the movie Poetic Justice. They have won five Grammy Awards having received the most nominations for Producer of the Year, with 11 nominations. One of the most successful writer-producers of all time, Terry Lewis, in tandem with partner Jimmy Jam, has written 41 Top 10 hits in the U.S., and also with Jam, has more Billboard No. 1 hits than any other songwriting/production team in history. In 2017, the duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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