Janet Jackson has worked with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis extensively over the course of her career, and when the three link up, they usually create chart-topping hits. Since 1986, Jam and Lewis have produced nine of her 10 Number One hits and reunited with Jackson for her 2015 return to music, Unbreakable. Watch the pair working in the studio on the pop star’s latest album in this exclusive Rolling Stone clip.
In the behind-the-scenes clip, the trio give an intimate look at life in the studio and how they blend their styles together. “People see the end of it,” Jimmy Jam says of Jackson’s musicianship. “They see her on stage. They see the videos. They see the end of it. They don’t see her in here all night long singing over and over and over.”
Jackson’s collaborators speak both of her creative energy while she records the music and how she fits it into the grander scheme of her album releases and performances. The clip ends with footage from her recent world tour in support of her 2015 album, with the European leg of the trek launching on March 30th. Jackson will resume the rescheduled U.S. dates she canceled last year due to surgery this summer.