Five-time Grammy-winning songwriters and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis became involved recently in writing a new song for the Korean unification campaign. With the working title “Korean Dream,” it made its debut at the 2017 Global Peace Concert in Manila.
At the show’s finale, Jam and Lewis joined K-pop artists Psy, CNBlue, SHINee, B1A4, B.A.P, BTOB, and AOA in performing the song.
Asked about working with the members of the three groups, Jam told Bulletin Entertainment, “I have to say I was so impressed with their talent, professionalism, how hard they worked and how prepared they were when they went to the studio. Because we really didn’t know. We just kinda said ‘Have you listened to the song?’ and all three were the same – they said ‘yes.’”
Jam said he enjoys listening to K-pop.
“It’s kinda great pop music. It’s like the kind of music… I grew up listening to really great music. I look forward to working with some more (Korean artists).”
Jam and Luis have produced 42 No. 1 Billboard chart hits. They have worked with top artists including Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Usher, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, and George Michael.
For their achievements that spanned decades, the two will be inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony on June 15 in New York City.