Jimmy Jam Net Worth

Jimmy Jam Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis net worth is
$50 Million

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Wiki Biography

James Harris III was born on the 6th June, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, and Terry Steven Lewis was born on the 24th November, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. They are a team of songwriters and music producers, who have gained significant success since the early 1980s with several artists, especially Janet Jackson. The duo have won five Grammy Awards, whereas they have been nominated 11 times. They have been active in the entertainment industry since 1982.

How much is the net worth of Jimmy Jam? Authoritative sources estimate that the total size of the duo’s wealth is as much as $50 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.

Jimmy Jam Net Worth $50 Million

To begin with, Harris and Lewis founded their first band – Flyte Tyme – while still at high school together Jellybean Johnson and Monte Moir. The name Flyte Time was a phonetic variation of the song “Flight Time” by Donald Byrd. For a wider audience this band was known as The Time, and released the albums “The Time” (1981) and “What Time Is It?” (1982).

Afterwards, they increasingly began to shift their priorities to music production. While touring with Prince and the Revolution, The Time appeared as the opening act, however, the couple was fired from the tour because of a blizzard that left them unable to rejoin. After a short rest they returned to produce the music of The SOS Band, achieving excellent results because one of the songs they produced – “Just Be Good to Me” – became a huge success and solidified their reputation. During the production of the album “On the Rise” of the SOS Band, Jam and Lewis commuted between concerts with Prince and The Time recording studio. Under the name of Flyte Time Productions, the duo have produced various musicians such as Gladys Knight , Patti Austin and Thelma Houston since 1980. A decisive turning point in their career was a meeting with Janet Jackson in 1985, as the up-coming artist tried to pursue her career away from her famous siblings; The Jacksons and Michael Jackson were international superstars already. Janet Jackson’s third album, “Control”, appeared the following year and was recorded within six weeks, alongside the musical auspices of Jimmy Jams and Terry Lewis. Both for the duo as well as Janet this album is generally regarded as her last emancipation step into the music industry. It was very successful as the duo and Jackson won Grammy Awards. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis produced six more albums with Jackson; some of them were even more successful than “Control”.

Following this success, Perspective Records a private record label was founded by Harris and Lewis in the early 1990s. They were hired by such artists as Bobby Ross Avila, Smooth, Mint Condition, Lo-Key, Solo, Sounds of Blackness or Ann Nesby. They also produced Boyz II Men , Usher , Mary J. Blige , Mariah Carey , Gwen Stefani and Michael Jackson. At the beginning of February 2008, they played as the band The Time for the first time for almost 20 years, and in the middle of 2008, the band played a series of concerts in Las Vegas, USA.

To summarise, they are successful producers having 41 songs that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and 31 the Top 10 in the UK.

Finally, Terry Lewis was married to the American singer Karyn White. The couple is divorced and has a daughter. James Harris is single.

Full NameJimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthJune 6, 1959
Place Of BirthMinneapolis, Minnesota (Jimmy Jam), Omaha, Nebraska (Terry Lewis)
ProfessionAmerican R&B songwriting and record production Team
NicknamesJames Harris III, Terry Steven Lewis
AwardsGrammy Awards - for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical (1987), for Best R&B Song (1994), Album Of The Year (1996), Best Dance Recording (2002), Best Gospel Song (2006), Best R&B Album (2008); Songwriter of the Year awards, ASCAP songwriting and publishing awards
Record LabelsTabu Records, Perspective Records, Flyte Tyme Records
Albums“The Time” (1981), “What Time Is It?” (1982), "Pandemonium", "Condensate" (2011), " The Original 7ven", "Rhythm Nation 1814" (1989), “Control”, “On the Rise”, "Funk This", "Love Is", "Illumination" (2005), "Turn Me Loose" (2009), "Still Winning" (2011),
Music Groups"Flyte Tyme", "The Time", "SOS Band"
NominationsGrammy Awards for Producer of the Year, Academy Award for Best Original Song (1993)
1I love Phil Collins because I just think the productions were incredible.
1Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2R&B producer.


Tough Guys1986lyrics: "Nasty" / music: "Nasty"
Krush Groove1985writer: "Tender Love" - as James Harris III
Richard Pryor... Here and Now1983Documentary writer: "Just be Good to Me"
American Dad!2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Southside with You2016writer: "Miss You Much" - as James Harris
Empire2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Straight Outta Compton2015writer: "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" - as James Harris III
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Glee2011-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
American Music Awards 20132013TV Special writer: "Poetic Justice"
The Best Man Holiday2013writer: "Can You Stand the Rain"
Baggage Claim2013writer: "If It Isn't Love" - as James Harris III
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live1994-2013TV Series writer - 3 episodes
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2008-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour2012TV Movie documentary writer: "Is It Scary", "Scream"
Celeste & Jesse Forever2012writer: "On Bended Knee"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV Special writer: "#Trendin'"
Happy Feet Two2011writer: "Rhythm Nation" - as James Harris III
Showboaters2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jumping the Broom2011writer: "How Can You Love Me" - as James Harris III
The Hooker with a Heart of Gold2010writer: "Human"
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Parks and Recreation2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nip/Tuck2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Is It2009Documentary writer: "HIStory" - as James Harris III
Being Erica2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Inbetweeners2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Precious2009/IIwriter: "Soul Holidays" - as James Samuel Harris III
The Haunting of Molly Hartley2008writer: "U a Freak Nasty Girl" - as James Harris III
Soulería2008Video writer: "Me rindo a tí" - as Harris Samuel III
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: "Just Be Good to Me" - as James Harris III
Sunday Best2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Code Name: The Cleaner2007writer: "Ur Uh Freak" - as James Harris
Minyeo-neun goerowo2006writer: "Miss You Much" - as James Samuel Harris II
Australian Idol2003-2006TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Akeelah and the Bee2006producer: "Definition of Love" / writer: "Definition of Love" - as James Harris III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game writer: "You Used to Hold Me So Tight"
Idols2002-2005TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roll Bounce2005writer: "Pure Gold" - as James Harris III
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentary writer: "Got Til It's Gone", "Scream"
The Dukes of Hazzard2005producer: "These Boots are Made for Walkin'"
Last Days2005writer: "On Bended Knee" - as James Harris III
Robots2005producer: "LOVE'S DANCE" / writer: "LOVE'S DANCE" - as James Samuel Harris III
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Rub You The Right Way", "Sensitivity" - as James Samuel Harris III
Melinda and Melinda2004writer: "Come On" 1994 - as James Harris III
Shark Tale2004producer: "Sweet Kind of Life" / writer: "Sweet Kind of Life" - as James Harris III
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Along Came Polly2004writer: "LUV ME LUV ME" - as James Harris III
Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Honey2003writer: "No More Drama"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Radio2003producer: "Eyes of the Heart Radio's Song" 2003 / writer: "Eyes of the Heart Radio's Song" 2003
The Fighting Temptations2003"Everything I Do", "He Still Loves Me", "Come Back Home", "Time To Come Home" / producer: "Heaven Knows", "Everything I Do", "He Still Loves Me", "Come Back Home", "Time To Come Home"
EastEnders2001-2003TV Series writer - 7 episodes
American Idol2002-2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Janet Jackson: Live in Hawaii2002TV Movie documentary writer: "Come on Get Up", "You Ain't Right", "All for You", "Love Will Never Do Without You", "Trust a Try", "Medley: Come Back to Me/Let's Wait Awhile/Again", "Medley: Runaway/Miss You Much/When I Think of You/Escapade", "Son of a Gun I Betcha Think This Song Is About You", "Got 'til It's Gone", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Medley: What Have You Done for Me Lately/Control/Nasty/Boys", "Alright", "Love Scene Ooh Baby Instrumental Interlude", "Would You Mind", "If", "Rhythm N
How High2001writer: "Would You Mind"
Stars 2001 - Die Aids-Gala2001TV Special documentary writer: "Never Too Far"
Glitter2001performer: "The Flow" / producer: "Lillie's Blue", "Twister", "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On", "Lead The Way", "The Flow", "Want You", "Never Too Far", "Reflections Care Enough" / writer: "Lillie's Blue", "Twister", "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On", "The Flow", "Tell Me If You Still Care", "Want You", "Never Too Far"
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1987-2001TV Series writer - 17 episodes
MTV Icon: Janet Jackson2001TV Special documentary writer: "Scream" uncredited, "You Can Be Mine" uncredited, "Nasty" uncredited, "Control" uncredited, "When I Think of You" uncredited, "Let's Wait Awhile" Control - 1986, "Rhythm Nation" uncredited, "State of the World" uncredited, "Love Will Never Do Without You" Rhythm Nation - 1989
Down to Earth2001"Thug Music Play On"
The Emperor's New Groove2000arranger: "My Funny Friend and Me" / producer: "My Funny Friend and Me"
Duets2000writer: "What Have You Done For Me Lately"
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000writer: "Doesn't Really Matter" - as James Harris III
Love & Basketball2000writer: "Making Love In The Rain"
Next Friday2000writer: - as J. Harris / writer: "Friday" - as James Harris
Stars in Their Eyes1991-2000TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Top of the Pops 21999TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Best Man1999writer: "The Best Man I Can Be"
Flava1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
10 Things I Hate About You1999writer: "Just Be Good To Me"
The Prince of Egypt1998producer: "I Will Get There"
Janet: The Velvet Rope1998TV Movie documentary writer: "Velvet Rope", "If", "You", "Let's Wait Awhile/Again", "Control Medley: Control/The Pleasure Principle/What Have You Done for Me Lately/Nasty", "Throb", "Escapade Medley: Escapade/When I Think of You/Miss You Much/Runaway/Love Will Never Do Without You", "Alright", "I Get Lonely", "Anytime, Anyplace", "Rope Burn", "What About", "Rhythm Nation", "Special", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Got 'til It's Gone", "Go Deep", "Together Again" - as James Harris III, uncredited
Spice Girls: Live in Your Living Room1998TV Special writer: "Let's Wait Awhile"
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998arranger: "Free Again", "The Art Of Seduction", "Make My Body Hot", "Makes Me Sweat", "Beautiful", "Luv Me, Luv Me", "Mastablasta '98", "Never Say Never Again", "Your Home Is In My Heart" Stella's Love Theme, "Let Me Have You" / producer: "Free Again", "The Art Of Seduction", "Make My Body Hot", "Makes Me Sweat", "Dance For Me", "Beautiful", "Luv Me, Luv Me", "Escape To Jamaica", "Mastablasta '98", "Never Say Never Again", "Your Home Is In My Heart" Stella's Love Theme, "Let Me Have You" / write
Snake Eyes1998writer: "Come On"
Soul Music Festival: Part IV1998TV Movie writer: "Encore" - uncredited
How to Be a Player1997writer: "Nasty" - as James Harris III.
Ghosts1997/IShort producer: "2 BAD"
The Chart Show1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Space Jam1996producer: "I Turn To You"
Set It Off1996writer: "Days of Our Lives"
Bulletproof1996writer: "Chocolate Cuties and Condoms"
First Kid1996writer: "The Pressure" - as James Harris III
Money Train1995"Oh Baby" / producer: "The Thrill I'm In" / writer: "The Thrill I'm In" - as James Harris III
Friday1995writer: "Control"
A Low Down Dirty Shame1994writer: "TURN IT UP", "GOTTA GET YO' GROOVE ON"
Beverly Hills Cop III1994as James Harris III, "Mood", "The Right Kinda Lover", "Right Thing, Wrong Way" / producer: "Mood", "The Right Kinda Lover", "Right Thing, Wrong Way"
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic1994TV Special documentary producer: "Rub You the Right Way" / writer: "Rub You the Right Way"
That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary writer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free" 1992 - uncredited
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV Special writer: "Again"
Poetic Justice1993producer: "Again" / writer: "Again" - as James Harris III
Mo' Money1992performer: "The New Style" / producer: "Money Can't Buy You Love", "Mo' Money Groove", "Ice Cream Dream", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "A Job Ain't Nuthin' But Work", "My Dear", "I Adore You", "Joy", "The New Style", "Let's Get Together So Groovy Now", "Forever Love", "Let's Just Run Away", "Brother Will" / writer: "Money Can't Buy You Love", "Mo' Money Groove", "Ice Cream Dream", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "A Job Ain't Nuthin' But Work", "My Dear", "I Adore You", "The New Style"
The Magic of David Copperfield XIV: Flying - Live the Dream1992TV Movie producer: "Rub You the Right Way" / writer: "Rub You the Right Way"
Beverly Hills, 902101991TV Series writer - 2 episodes
House Party 21991writer: "Rated R", "Optimistic" - as James Harris III
Graffiti Bridge1990writer: "Blondie"
Ghost Dad1990writer: "Miss You Much"
Rockopop1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
NBA Superstars1990Video documentary writer: "Control"
Rhythm Nation 18141990Short writer: "Miss You Much", "The Knowledge", "Rhythm Nation"
The Royal Variety Performance 19891989TV Movie writer: "Rhythm Nation" - uncredited
Soul Train1989TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Casual Sex?1988writer: "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" - as James Harris III
Totally Minnie1988TV Movie lyrics: "Nasty" / music: "Nasty"
Tommys Hollywood Report1988TV Movie writer: "Dance Out of My Head"
Eddie Murphy: Raw1987Documentary "What Have You Done For Me Lately"
Dragnet1987producer: "Just the Facts", "Helplessly in Love" / writer: "Just the Facts", "Helplessly in Love"
Moonlighting1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Year in the LifeTV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1986 music - 1 episode, 1986

Music Department

The Fighting Temptations2003executive music producer
Glitter2001composer: additional music
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998executive soundtrack producer
Nasty BoysTV Series theme song - 2 episodes, 1990 theme song written by - 2 episodes, 1990


HIIH: The Play & Tour - I Want to Go to Heaven Because Hell's Too Hotfilming
The Original 7ven Formerly Known as The Time2011Documentary
The Fighting Temptations2003
Janet Jackson: Doesn't Really Matter2000Video short
New Edition Past and Present1989Video


The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV Movie television committee: The Recording Company
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV Special television committee: The Recording Company
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV Special member: The Recording Academy Television Committe
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV Special executive - as James Harris III / other crew - as James Harris III


Fresh Off the Boat2016TV SeriesJimmy Jam
Graffiti Bridge1990The Time


The Original 7ven Formerly Known as The Time2011Documentary executive producer


Inside: El DeBarge2011TV Movie special thanks
Biography: Mariah Carey2010TV Movie special thanks
Janet Jackson: Live in Hawaii2002TV Movie documentary special thanks
Janet: The Velvet Rope1998TV Movie documentary special thanks


The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
23rd Annual Trumpet Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHimself
Unsung2009-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The BET Honors2013TV MovieHimself
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Hot 102011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Original 7ven Formerly Known as The Time2011Documentary
Happy on the Ground: 8 Days at Grammy Camp2011DocumentaryHimself
The BET Honors 20112011TV MovieHimself
Legends2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Who Stole the Soul?2009DocumentaryHimself
Baisden After Dark2008TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2007TV Series documentaryHimself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
2006 Trumpet Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Record Producer
Behind the Music2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Half & Half2005TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHimself
2004 TEC Les Paul Award Honoring Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis2004ShortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
Purple Rain: Backstage Pass2004Video documentary shortHimself
Songwriters Hall of Fame2004TV MovieHimself
Essence Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
It's Black Entertainment2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentary
MTV Icon: Janet Jackson2001TV Special documentaryHimself - Producer
Flava1999TV SeriesHimself
BET Tonight with Ed Gordon1998TV SeriesHimself
Essence Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Michael Jackson's Scream: HIStory in the Making - An MTV News Special1995TV Short documentaryHimself - Co-Producer & Co-Writer
Janet: World Tour Special1993TV MovieHimself - Producer
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation1990VideoHimself (segment "Prologue")
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987-1990TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1990TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Soul Train1981-1990TV Series documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself

Won Awards

2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongThe Fighting Temptations (2003)
1995ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Songs from Motion PicturesPoetic Justice (1993)
1994GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song
1993ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Songs from Motion PicturesMo' Money (1992)
1993Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecording

Nominated Awards

2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongNutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
1994OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongPoetic Justice (1993)
1994Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PicturePoetic Justice (1993)
1991GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song
1987GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song

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