They Received The Legend Award

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis brought their families to the 2019 BET Soul Train Awards, held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, this past Sunday (November 17). The veteran creators were honored with The Legend Award for their incredible careers that span more than thirty years.



“I want to thank the people who gave us safe havens, that gave us a basement to work in, that listened to the noise before it became songs. That’s so important,” Terry Lewis said during his acceptance speech. “There’s so many people to thank I can stand up here all night,” he added.

“I want to thank my family because they sacrificed the most in this. I want to thank my kids,” Lewis said before naming his sons and daughters. The producer also expressed gratitude to his wife.

“I want to most thank my beautiful wife for giving me enough ground, enough rope, to do the work that I’ve got to do,” Lewis shared.

“It takes a lot to love the music because sometimes she don’t love you back. You’ve got to love her every day. She’s jealous. She don’t want you to do nothing else.”

Jimmy Jam also thanked his family. “I’m going to first thank my wife, Lisa, who’s been with me from so long back,” Jimmy shared. “The gift that Lisa gave me is what I like to call my greatest production, which is my kids – Tyler, Max, and Bella – because that’s what it’s all about.”

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are known for their many hit records, which include ‘Human’ and ‘The New Style.’ The producers have won many awards for their hard work and continue to influence the music industry. Stay tuned for more celebrity family news!

Photo: Getty Images



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

Related Posts

Next Post


Don’t miss out on BCK’s newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter