It's Your Night

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

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.


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



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.



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

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


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