Oh, what a night for Luke James. The soul singer has plenty to toast, having been the opening act for one of the biggest concerts of 2013: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, starring his "big sister" Beyoncé. And the New Orleans native is still amazed that he had the chance to debut his acting skills alongside veterans Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett in the new holiday film Black Nativity. But don't look for him to be celebrating in the middle of the dance floor. "I like to stand on the side and watch people," James admits. "I also love the intimacy of a house party." So will the crooner be locking lips with anyone when the clock strikes midnight this New Year's Eve? "I go with the flow," he says with a sly smile. "Wherever the magic is, that's where I'll be."