R&B Artist James Ingram Passes Away

The 66-year old music legend had been battling brain cancer.

Sad news from the world of R&B to report today as James Ingram passed away after battling brain cancer. He was 66 years old.

Ingram was known for many hits from the 80s and 90s including “One Hundred Ways”, “Just Once” and “Baby Come To Me”, his famous duet with Patti Austin in 1982 that rocketed to the top spot on the U.S. pop chart.

Patti Austin & James Ingram – Baby Come To Me (1983)

Patti Austin & James Ingram – Baby Come To Me (1983)

Ingram was a singer, producer, songwriter and instrumentalist. The multi-talented artist was also a two-time Grammy Award winner and was nominated twice by the Academy Awards for Best Original Song. His #1 smash “I Don’t Have The Heart” was his second #1 hit and his first as a solo artist.

James Ingram – I Don’t Have The Heart

James Ingram, who is a native of Akron, Ohio, now living in Los Angeles, who is a singer/musician/producer who began his career performing with the short-lived band Revelation Funk in the early ’70s. After hearing a demo of him singing ‘Just Once’, Quincy Jones asked Ingram to perform on his new album in 1980, The Dude.

Ingram co-wrote Michael Jackson’s smash hit “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”with Quincy Jones. They teamed up again in 1989 to produce one of the greatest slow songs of all time “Secret Garden”. Between Ingram, Barry White, Al B. Sure and El Debarge, the slow jams mix tapes market surged and many 90s babies entered this world.

Quincy Jones, Barry White, James Ingram, Al B. Sure, El Debarge – The Secret Garden

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Today the world lost an amazing talent and we mourn the loss of James Ingram. Rest In Power James.

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