It Was Great While It Lasted: 6 Memorable R&B Musical Divorces

December 12, 2012 ‐ By Jasmine Berry


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Janet Jackson and Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis

A match made in musical heaven is what we can call this pairing. When Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis came onboard to produce Janet’s 1986 album “Control,” one thing was clear— Ms. Jackson was grown and had found her sound.  The hits these three created over more than 20 years are endless from “Pleasure Principle” to “Someone to Call My Lover.”  For the most part, the three were the only producers and writers on most of her CD’s until 2004’s “Damita Jo” and 2006’s  “20 Y.O.” albums, when Jam and Lewis begin sharing producer credits with Kanye West, Jermaine Dupri and others. Both albums failed to crack the million selling mark. With the release of Janet’s last studio album “Discipline,” Jam and Lewis did not produce one song on the CD; instead she turned to then boyfriend and producer, Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Jerkins. It has become one her least selling albums to date.

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  • olivia

    On her “reality” show, I could of sworn that Rodney said one of the reasons why he stopped working with Brandy was because of the involvement of obnoxious momma.

  • Peaches

    Ciara and Jazzy Pha…

  • Musical Divorces ppl not real.marriage lol. Anyhoo, Brandy like Mary felt that their producers were giving their signature looks and sounds to other artist. Also Rodney was upset Brandy lied about her relationship with his cousin who is now Brandy “ex husband”

  • sabrina

    OMG! I really thought these people were really married to eachother until I got to Toni Braxton and Babyface and was like HOLD UP! This can’t be right.

    Smh at me.

  • taquarius

    Janet Jackson should never been a singer – dancer maybe – singer not. She sounds like a chipmunk.

    • TRUTH IS

      I cannpt understand a word she says when she sings!!

      • TRUTH IS


      • taquarius

        music there to drown her noise – she made it by (Jackson) name only . . .

    • britchick91

      agrees she just whispers

    • Sassy K

      Haters never prosper, a least Janet’s better then you’re favorite artist hell half of these Artist of this generations music sing or rap about garbage anyway without bringing any musical substance, to the matter of what they sing or rap about anyways and also there’s the I’m unoriginal factor none of these new artist of today are original. That’s why music is heavily failing today. Before you hate on a very successful artist like Janet atleast her music brought creativity and substance to the table. And another thing taquarius she didn’t get in by her last name YOU BIG DUMMY! if that was the Jermaine, Tito, Marlon, Rebbie, Jackie, Randy, And Latoya would’ve all have been famous besides Just Michael & Janet. So you and you’re dumb comment can go somewhere and have several seats.