James Ingram, R&B Superstar Is Dead
Ingram won two Grammy Awards and collaborated with other enormous names, for instance, Quincy Jones , Michael McDonald, Ray Charles and Anita Baker.
He had two number one hits on the Billboard charts. "Baby, Come to Me," topped at number one of each 1983 and his hit "I Don't Have the Heart," had a comparative respect in 1990.
A segment of Ingram's other most prominent hits join "Just Once" and "One Hundred Ways." Ingram won a Grammy in 1981 for "One Hundred Ways," which was also on the soundtrack for "An American Tail."
The second Grammy Award came three years sometime later when his two section harmony hit recorded with Michael McDonald, "Yah Mo B There," won for best R&B execution by a group or assembling with vocals.
Ingram is survived by his spouse, Debra Robinson. The two married in 1975.
Ingram additionally delighted fans as a songwriter and lyricist. He composed Michael Jackson's 'P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)' on Jackson's notorious 'Spine chiller' collection.
Jame Ingram Recording Career
Since beginning his career in 1973, Ingram had charted eight Top 40 hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart from the early 1980s until the early 1990s, as well as thirteen top 40 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
In addition, he charted 20 hits on the Adult Contemporary chart (including two number-ones). He had two number-one singles on the Hot 100: the first, a duet with fellow R&B artist Patti Austin, 1982's "Baby, Come to Me" topped the U.S. pop chart in 1983;
"I Don't Have the Heart", which became his second number-one in 1990 was his only number-one as a solo artist.
In between these hits, he also recorded the song "Somewhere Out There" with fellow recording artist Linda Ronstadt for the animated film An American Tail. The song and the music video both became gigantic hits.
Ingram co-wrote "The Day I Fall in Love", from the motion picture Beethoven's 2nd (1993), and singer Patty Smyth's "Look What Love Has Done", from the motion picture Junior (1994), which earned him nominations for Best Original Song from the Oscars, Golden Globes, and Grammy Awards in 1994 and 1995.
he news was shared by means of Twitter by Ingram's companion and innovative accomplice Debbie Allen on Tuesday (Jan. 29).
There are no confirmed details as yet about Ingram's passing.
"I have lost my dearest companion and imaginative accomplice James Ingram to the Celestial Choir," Allen tweeted. "He will dependably be treasured, adored and associated with his virtuoso, his affection for family and his mankind. I am honored to have been so close. We will perpetually talk his name."