After bursting on the scene on Quincy Jones’ Grammy Award-winning album, The Dude, in 1981, Ingram went on to release his debut album, It’s Your Night. Over the course of his career, Ingram scored several hit songs, including “Baby, Come to Me,” “Somewhere Out There,” “I Don’t Have the Heart,” “Just Once,” and “One Hundred Ways.” Throughout his career, Ingram released five studio albums, won two Grammy Awards, and was nominated for two Academy Awards. After Allen shared news of his death on social media, fans and celebrities began to offer their condolences for Ingram and his family in the wake of his passing.
I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir. 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.❤️ pic.twitter.com/TDJfpbbJWa— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) January 29, 2019
Sending you love. Today the world lost a genius. James Ingram was a musician, artist, and humanitarian. He will be remembered for his brilliance and kind heart. https://t.co/t8JtEpygKO— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 29, 2019
If you grew up in the '80s, you grew up on James Ingram.— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) January 29, 2019
Quincy Jones called James Ingram the most talented singer he's ever worked it. Ingram wrote PYT. Respected across all musical genres. Check out his early catalog in the 80s. Hell of a voice. RIP— Spotify: T R B L (@LeeTRBL) January 29, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ingram’s family and friends during this difficult time.
James Ingram passed away and I’m heartbroken. What a talent.— fredara (@fredaraMareva) January 29, 2019