Yes I Am is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, released by Island Records on September 21, 1993 (see 1993 in music). The title is generally thought to refer to Etheridge's recent coming out as a lesbian, confirming long-standing rumors about her personal life. This is the album that gave Melissa Etheridge national recognition. The rock ballad "Come to My Window" was the first video from the album, with Etheridge and her guitar and actress Juliette Lewis having a nervous breakdown. This single brought the album into the public consciousness and was quickly followed by "I'm the Only One" (a U.S. No. 8 hit) and "If I Wanted To" (U.S. #16).
The songs on Yes I Am were recorded at A&M Studios in Los Angeles, California. The album was produced by Etheridge and Hugh Padgham, who also engineered the album. Hugh Padgham had previously worked many with British artists and bands including Genesis, David Bowie, and Sting; among others. Padgham would also produce Etheridge's next album, Your Little Secret.
The main musicians backing Melissa were Kevin McCormick—who had co-produced Melissa's previous albums—, Mauricio Fritz Lewak, and Waddy Wachtel, and Scott Thurston. Pino Palladino replaced McCormick on several tracks and David Sutton replaced him on one song. Ian McLagen and James Fearnley also made appearances.