It's Your Night

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It's Your Night
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 27, 1983
Recorded1982–1983
StudioWestlake Audio
Ocean Way Recording
(Los Angeles)
GenreR&B, disco, funk, soul
Length41:19
LabelQwest Records
Warner Bros. Records
ProducerQuincy Jones
James Ingram chronology
It's Your Night
(1983)
Never Felt So Good
(1986)

It's Your Night is the debut album by American singer-songwriter James Ingram, released by Qwest Records/Warner Records on July 27, 1983. The album was commercially successful, as it peaked at number 46 on the Billboard 200 album chart and reached number 10 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. It was later certified music recording certification by The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in early 1984, making this his highest-charting album and only RIAA-certified album.

Ingram was nominated for four Grammy Award in 1984 and 1985. The album cut "Party Animal" received a nomination for Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in 1984. It's Your Night and the album's second single, "Yah Mo B There" (a duet with Michael McDonald) received nominations for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group, winning in the latter.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]

It is also his first on Qwest Records, which was run by Quincy Jones. It features the song "Yah Mo B There", which is a duet with singer Michael McDonald. It has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and is his highest-charting album ever.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are produced by Quincy Jones.

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Party Animal"
4:55
2."Yah Mo B There"4:40
3."She Loves Me (The Best That I Can Be)"
3:40
4."Try Your Love Again"
4:25
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Whatever We Imagine"
3:58
6."One More Rhythm"Temperton4:05
7."There's No Easy Way"Barry Mann3:51
8."It's Your Night"
3:37
9."How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"4:16

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Popular culture[edit]

The song "Whatever We Imagine" was used as the closing theme for both 1984 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and 1986 NBA Finals for CBS Sports.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Music, All. James Ingram: It's Your Night > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  2. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – James Ingram – It's Your Night" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  3. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – James Ingram – It's Your Night". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  4. ^ "James Ingram | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "James Ingram Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  6. ^ "James Ingram Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 148. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1984". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2021.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – James Ingram – It's Your Night". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 4, 2020.