James Ingram, R&B Singer, Dead at 66

James Ingram, Grammy-winning soul singer Dead at 66 It's another big loss to the music world. All his hits from the 80's and 90's are still being played on radio stations all over the world. He had 8 Top 40 Billboard hits. Starting with two from Quincy Jones' 'The Dude” album in 1981 - “Just Once” and One Hundred Ways.” The following year he scored his first of two number one hits, “Baby Come To Me” a duet with Patti Austin and a few months later came another duet, this time with Michael McDonald, “Ya Mo B There.” There was also his pairing with Kim Carnes and Kenny Rogers on “What About Me” in 1984. One of his biggest hits came in 1986 with a duet featuring Linda Ronstadt called “Somewhere Out There.” It Was from the animated film “An American Tale.” Also that second #1 tune was actually his last hit from 1990, “I Don't Have The Heart.” Ingram also had multiple Grammy nominations. He won two 'Best Make R&B Performance” for One Hundred Ways and “Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Ya Mo B There” with Michael McDonald. Through his association with Quincy Jones he also had a co-write with the producer on Michael Jacksons' “PYT (Pretty Young Thing)” from “Thriller.” He also wrote Jones on the song “The Secret Garden” which also featured Barry White, El Debarge and Al B. Sure. Debbie Allen, Ingram’s long-time friend and creative partner, released the following statement. “He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name.” He was born in Akron, Ohio but later moved to L.A. He once played keyboards for Ray Charles. TMZ is reporting he had been battling brain cancer. - by John Beaudin VISIT OUR ALBUM AND BOOK PICK AT THE ROCK HISTORY BOOK STORE https://www.amazon.com/shop/rockhistorymusic HELP SUPPORT ROCK HISTORY MUSIC..CHECK OUT OUR STORE FOR T-SHIRTS, MUGS ETC https://teespring.com/stores/rock-history-music-store?page=1 John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80's Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two versions (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada's answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio. To Follow John Beaudin's posts on all subjects https://www.facebook.com/JohnBeaudinBroadcaster/ To Follow John's “Rock News” only posts FACEBOOK  https://www.facebook.com/rockhistorybook John Beaudin Official Website  http://www.johnbeaudin.com TWITTER for Rock History Music  https://twitter.com/rockhistorybook TWITTER for John https://twitter.com/johnbeaudin Subscribe to this Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChUv5CZuAuh08DfHA8klNSA?view_as=subscriber SUBSCRIBE TO OUR SISTER ROCK CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDKUUfqq_iuwk63pZEUOTIQ SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CANADIAN MUSIC ONLY CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFpz17zDi5ShOVQBiNZV8xA Heading West by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license () Artist: http://audionautix.com/

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Frank Junio
Frank Junio:
Never be another ! What an incredible voice.....The 1980s would not have been the same without him........Taken too soon,,, RIP: James Ingram
I remember seeing James Ingram On Solid Gold do a duet with Marilyn McCoo... Just once. Totally blew me away
michelle daytz
michelle daytz:
YES , RIP, James Ingram, I worked for a Baby Doctor back in the 80's , and I was JAMES INGRAM Children"s, NURSE @ Cedars Towers in LA, Such WONDERFUL FAMILY, WIFE, his KIDS were YOUNG 1988-UP , His wife surprised me one day.. and she brought him, : SUCH A NICE MAN, I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH NICE THINGS, ABOUT JAMES, AND THE FAMILY, HIS WIFE.. I am DEEPLY SADDEN. LIFE SO SHORT. We were all so young yrs ago. RIP JAMES INGRAM.... to his family,THINKING OF THEM. MICHELLE DAYTZ FROM LA.
Cheryl Guest
Cheryl Guest:
James and Patti Austin made some mad duets together. RIP James you will be missed.
narvaez tiamson
narvaez tiamson:
Rip James Ingram. You're such a wonderful person with a gifted voice coming from above. Thanks for all the music that you shared with us. 💓
carla Linton
carla Linton:
Carla Linton. May James Ingram's Soul R. I. P. In heaven up above with The Good Lord Jesus Christ. Gone. But not forgotten.
RIP James Ingram🙏 Such a wonderful voice and wonderful songs that will live on.❤️
Noemi Bagalawis
Noemi Bagalawis:
R.I.P. idol James Ingram.. Love ur your songs "Just Once" in the decade year 1981. Condolence to the family ! Thank u for your music James Ingram, still remains beautiful song in our hearts. Sad to hear this.. 😪
Paris Watkins
Paris Watkins:
his brother Phil was a member of Switch!
Tracy Hall
Tracy Hall:
RIP James Ingram 🙌 You'll be Missed and We'll Keep Listening and Singing Your Beautiful Music ❤️
Rest well my brother you will always be miss but your beautiful music will forever lives on in our hearts
TheHiddenTruth YouFear
TheHiddenTruth YouFear:
Dam!.. Coincidently just thinkin of
James Ingram the other day??..
James was a true legend.
There will never be another.
He will be missed.
Paul J. Ingram
Paul J. Ingram:
A godly man.
He was a big voice in my childhood! Ya mo be there was my favorite! Two amazing voices in one song!
Dec. gyrrl
Dec. gyrrl:
I was just listening to his duet with Michael McDonald, a couple of days ago. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Find 100 Ways, was one of my favorite songs. Pleasant yet true. Rest in peace sir. You will be missed by many.
9 lifes!!!
9 lifes!!!:
What a loss. I have truly love his melodies, vocal ability, hits etc...Love all the way from the Dominican Republic. May his family and close circle of friends find true peace. R.I.P.
Cassey Hans
Cassey Hans:
rip, still very young.
Florence Roux
Florence Roux:
What a very very sad and unbelievable news !! He had such a great voice !!! RIP Mister R&B !! 😢😢😢
Charles Pressley
Charles Pressley:
Love this man his music is timeless.R.I.P.
Kevin Fagan
Kevin Fagan:
Rip to my all-time favorite singer James ingram sleep in place.
carla Linton
carla Linton:
Carla Linton. James Ingram was a great singer.
Patrick Jones
Patrick Jones:
RIP James God Bless
Heng Heng
Heng Heng:
Nobody sings like that anymore......
daniel thompson
daniel thompson:
James Ingram perform some beautiful music
His voice is like no other! Definitely a precious gift from the Almighty JAH! James, you are precious soul! Rest In JAH's Love Forever!
Eli Lebron
Eli Lebron:
I am a huge fan of James Ingram We all gonna miss him and let the music be remember R.i.p. James Ingram till we met again 😢😭
Cooma Beats
Cooma Beats:
Rest in peace Mr. James Ingram. I wish we could've worked together. He was a multi-talented artist with an amazing sound!!
Apostle Tarrance Austin Sr
Apostle Tarrance Austin Sr:
The last time I saw James. He told me not to out sing him. Good brother. James will be missed.
Sharon L
Sharon L:
Rip you will be missed.
R.I.P. James Ingram, you will be missed. Thanks for giving us such beautiful music.
Dan Juric
Dan Juric:
RIP James. One Hundred Ways brought tears to my eyes a couple weeks ago after a long time of not hearing his voice. Such a beautiful song.
Kathy Gordon
Kathy Gordon:
another loss , he will be missed !
Nia Brown
Nia Brown:
I was so in love with this James Ingram's voice. "Fine one hundret ways," "I don't have the heart to hurt you " 💃💃💃❤❤ oh how I dance to those songs whenever I hear them.😡, your music will always be the beat I dance to anytime any day. All the best ones are going so soon😢😢 sleep and take your rest my friend. Music has lost its savor, whenever we mourn the loss of all our best and favorite singers.
When he did that duet with Linda Ronstadt, I still love that song. It brings me to tears when I watch the video of somewhere out there. James will be missed.
angge G.
angge G.:
R.I.P sir. , one of a great singer .. 🙁
I always loved his music.
Last Days
Last Days:
Wow,I was listening to 107.3 The Wave my favorite Smooth Jazz Station this morning. And the announcer said that the Handsome Mr. James Ingram passed away. RIP,he was my crush man when I was a Teenager Lady in the 1980s. 💯Ways, the Duet with Mr.Michael McDonald, the Secret Garden duet with my other favorite men singers and the song called Always were my favorite songs from the Elegant,Dapper and Handsome Mr.Ingram😔
Obie drier
Obie drier:
"No matter how many dreams slip away, Ya mo be there ............
Joyce Washington
Joyce Washington:
OMG! This Is My Second Time Hearing James Ingram Has Passed The First Time I Heard It Some Months Ago I Didn't Believe It Then Wen Patti Austin Said It On The Grammy Salute To Music Legends Tonite It Blew My Mind n Thatz Wen I Got It! I Never Heard Of The Man Being Ill Of Sick Or Anything Let Alone Passed Away Wow!! I'm Sorry To Hear That He's Really Gone Thank You James For Sharing Your Beautiful n Awesome Music With Us James Ingram n All Your Amazing Lyrics n Beats You Will Be Greatly Missed But Your Amazin Lyrics n Beats Will Always Have A Place In My Heart n Playlist Handsome Muscian Job Well Done James Ingram Sleep In Heavenly Peace 🌻
I was driving home from work last night, singing along with James on the radio with "I Don't Have The Heart"...and so many memories from 1990 came flooding back. When I saw the news today, I was so shocked and saddened. Thank you, Mr. Ingram, for all the wonderful memories!
Paris Watkins
Paris Watkins:
he was only act that won a Grammy that his song never came from an album
Anthony Y
Anthony Y:
Thanks for bringing us such great music,we were blessed by your talent RIP
love dooney handbags
love dooney handbags:
🎶 🎶 Rest in Peace 🎶
Sheila Brooks
Sheila Brooks:
I just happen to be on you tube listening to yah mo be there, and looking through the comments and saw RIP! Did not know James Ingram was dead! I'm so saddened to hear that!! Thanks for all the great music! You will be greatly missed!!
Another important part of my teen years and young adult life gone... The joy of getting older... RIP James Ingram... 😓
okello ogemba
okello ogemba:
R.I.P James Ingram...always in our hearts
Joseph Hardaway
Joseph Hardaway:
I raise a full glass of champagne and toast a true musical legend. To James Ingram. He was definitely a musical influence in my life. A soloist who was one of the best crooners out there.
He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten and may his legacy live on forever and ever. R. I. P James. Thank you for being a very important part of my life.
Odeth Magalong
Odeth Magalong:
Just once is my national love anthem more than 30yrs ago. I will missed u james. May u rest in peace.
RIP James Ingram
malcolm taylor
malcolm taylor:
WOW!!! What a loss indeed! My favorite was from the movie soundtrack of ‘City Slicker’ - “Where Did My Heart Go”. He will be dearly and deeply missed. Rest In JI.....
Alex Bramble
Alex Bramble:
Mr handsome rest in peace
ronnie parker
ronnie parker:
Rest in peace
rock and moonwalk
rock and moonwalk:
RIP 🙏😢
B Sa
B Sa:
Love love love you cuz. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤Bradley A. I told you "Baby Come To Me" was a Number one😊Love you and am going to miss you😔💔
Dave Mager
Dave Mager:
Many slow dances at the school dance to his music. Be with God James.
Monica Riley
Monica Riley:
My condolences goes to his family, he was a great singer, I love all his songs. He will be missed
Kay Moon
Kay Moon:
Oh James, you will be missed. Rest in peace🙏
James Edward Ingram (February 16, 1952 – January 29, 2019) RIP.....as a Heavy Metal guitarist, I have to say James was such a great talent. We cannot separate the 80s from James. He was all over the charts on that decade.
Natia Black
Natia Black:
"I Don't Have The Heart " was my favorite song when I was little. Still is. Rest in Heaven James Ingram.
Another beautiful voice silenced far too early and far too young.
(Brain cancer.)
R.I.P. Mr. Ingram.
Rest In Peace.
crane l
crane l:
Grate singer his songs will go on for ever you will always be remember the grate ones.
I met James at the Union 76 station on Copley rd early 90's. I was pumping gas and he came in and I recognized the name on his gas card and asked if he was in town for a gig. He was home visiting his mom. He was the nicest man and I kept his credit card receipt and never turned it in for processing. He had an amazing voice, RIP Mr. Ingram
CJ Meiko
CJ Meiko:
Hollywood needs to do a biopic on Linda Ronstadt before she passes. Selena Gomez could play her, she sings and acts
Jane Meierwms
Jane Meierwms:
James,All of what you've giving💞
9 lifes!!!
9 lifes!!!:
What a loss. I have truly love his melodies, vocal ability, hits etc...Love all the way from the Dominican Republic. May his family and close circle of friends find true peace. R.I.P.
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight:
RIP James Ingram, he had a beautiful voice and I will always love his music.
I’m heartbroken. There will never be another like him. His #1 fan❤️
Nissa Af
Nissa Af:
I feel crying now when i know my favourite singer,James Ingram die today,

You are my idol now,forever and ever

I am crying now about u😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

Rest in [email protected] my favourite singer,James Ingram

From Nissa,Malaysia
EEiiggG G
EEiiggG G:
One of the greatests in the 80's. Thank you Mr. James Ingram for the music you left us. Rest in peace in God's loving embrace. 🙏🏽❤
Eileen Cloonan
Eileen Cloonan:
All I know...when I was a kid, his music made me "FEEL" and I will LOVE him for the rest of my life! Take care Sweetie!
purse delighted
purse delighted:
Yes he is one of the good ones RIP james
Jonar Lapeseros
Jonar Lapeseros:
My Opinion
My Opinion:
Bought lots of his music, when singing was actually singing. RIP
Chief Joe
Chief Joe:
We’ll miss you James.
Aron Darvin
Aron Darvin:
One of my favorite songs from James Ingram when i was a kid is just once
R.I.P James Ingram

F to the chat
Queen Of Spades
Queen Of Spades:
RIP Big Brother. Always loved you, will always miss you.
B B:
This guy was amazing. I always thought of him as the "male" version of Whitney Houston who had one of the most powerful voices on the planet.
Yah will be there for you, James. RIP.
Softie Rose Lintag
Softie Rose Lintag:
I love James Ingram..he is one of my Favorite.." JUST ONCE" ... I DONT HAVE A HEART".. James why too early..Im so saddened by your loss..I always watch the making of "USA for AFRICA".. u were there. I will miss U and all your song will always be remembered and played..Rest in peace James 💕😍😘
My favorite R&B Singer. I've been crying off and on. Few years back, I made a post on Twitter that I bought all his albums on CD and tweeted it to him. He retweeted it. It was such an honor. I never got to see him in concert or meet him. I never knew he was battling brain cancer.
Sandy Sandy
Sandy Sandy:
I loved I don't have the heart the best , so moving . RIP James Ingram !!
Kim A
Kim A:
James was a very talented and handsome man...66 is very young to pass. He was an incredible human being...he will be missed!
Raul Majendie
Raul Majendie:
Faith Varner
Faith Varner:
Another great gone, but will never be forgotten ❤️🦋❤️☝️
Tonia Parker
Tonia Parker:
My heart & prayers goes out to his family/friends! I love me some James Ingram OMGOODNESS he is a legend voice that will never die!! They don't play good music like that anymore this generation is truly missing out on what real music is I feel sorry for em..smh
Saphire P.
Saphire P.:
I'm so surprised and Sad. RIP & GOD Bless his family. I'm So Glad GOD Created me in James Time to enjoy All of Our Back in the Day R&B Music!!! We all know we have to go but it's still sad. We Old School Will Never Forget Your Great Voice & Musical Talents You gave Us.
Tracy Alan Bridle
Tracy Alan Bridle:
omg I can't believe this sad news, may you rest in peace James you were a great addition to the Q family of Legends man I hope Ya Mo Be there for you now In Shaa Allah
Sylvester White
Sylvester White:
He had one of the most dynamic, powerful voices ever. Rest easy, James.
will always be listening...thank you for what you left us.
Tedd Turton
Tedd Turton:
Rest in Peace James. For me, the Greatest Soul Vocalist Ive ever heard. Wonderful memories of magical times in music. Thankyou James Ingram
Mark M
Mark M:
An American treasure has gone too soon. RIP. James.
Mel Gonzalez
Mel Gonzalez:
RIP James. Thank you for all the wonderful music you gave us. We're gonna miss you. You earned your wings....✌👍
kim mcintire
kim mcintire:
That hurts me so. I wanted more heartfelt music from you. As only you could sing it. Hope you're with Whitney Huston. Happy singing praise's to our savior all the day long😫😔😓😧😞😠😢
Fred Yardley
Fred Yardley:
Of all the great R&B singers of that era, James Ingram is my favorite. What a voice! Here’s a hidden gem, listen to James sing with Michael McDonald on David Pack’s (Ambrosia) I Just Can’t Let Go. I can listen to this song over and over. These three guy’s vocals are perfection. Give it a listen. RIP James Ingram.
Kurtis Thurman
Kurtis Thurman:
One of the singers I grew up imitating. His music always helped me feel music the way it was meant to be.rip I ingram
cesa tabinas
cesa tabinas:
Sorry to hear about James Ingram's passing. Prayers for you. Rest in peace.🙏😔
Darlene  Dortch
Darlene Dortch:
RIP My Brother, Your music will still be heard for years to come. One of the Best Artist of All Times!
Tracy Bernardelli
Tracy Bernardelli:
I just heard the sad news on TV. .RIP James Ingram. I've always loved and followed your music. You will be missed by all. Soul heaven just got another angel. ❤❤❤❤❤