Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis Honored At ASCAP

Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis Honored At ASCAP

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will honor legendary songwriting and music production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with the ASCAP Voice of Music Award.

At its 30th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Award, which will be held this week in Beverly Hills, the duo will receive this prestigious award, which comes on the heels of Jam and Lewis’s induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame last week.

In 2009, the duo received ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award which is given to ASCAP members who have had a major impact on the legacy of Rhythm and Soul music.

The Grammy-winning pair are behind an impressive body of work that includes pop hits such as Janet Jackson’s “When I Think Of You,” and “Miss You Much;” Mariah Carey’s “Thank God I Found You;” George Michael’s “Monkey;” Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee;” Mary J Blige’s “No More Drama;” and Usher’s “U Remind Me.”

With a career that has spanned more than three decades, Jam and Lewis have worked with artists such as Janet Jackson, Prince, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Usher, TLC, New Edition, George Michael, Gwen Stefani, Eric Benet, Johnny Gill, Sounds of Blackness, Boyz II Men, Spice Girls, Kelly Price, Alexander O’Neal, Cherelle, SOS Band, Shaggy.

The ASCAP Voice of Music Award is presented to songwriters and artists whose music gives voice to the spirit of a generation. Previous recipients of the ASCAP Voice of Music Award include Mary J. Blige. Awards will also be presented for ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Songwriter of the Year, Publisher of the Year, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song, Top Rap Song and Top Gospel Song.