The R&B singer James Allen a Grammy Award winner dies at age of 66.
According to sources, James Ingram died due to brain cancer.
Debbie Allen’s twitter post had a picture of her with Allen which read, “I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner to the celestial choir.’
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
James got a series of awards and nominations in due course of his careers. He received two Grammys in 1973, one for ‘The Best R&B’ male vocal performance for the song ‘One Hundred Ways.’
‘Ya Mo Be There’ one of his famous duet song with Michael McDonald made him win a Grammy for the ‘Best R&B’ performance from a group with vocals in 1984.
Ingram’s career began, his career around 4 decades ago, collaborating with Quincy Jones, Anita Baker, Michael McDonald and Ray Charles over the years.
James’s duet with Patti Austin for the song ‘Baby Come to Me’ scored a number 1 hit in the Billboard hot 100 in 1983 followed by a hit again for the song ‘Love Ballad’ in 1990.
He also was nominated again for two Oscars and two Global Globe in 1994 and 1993. He had a very successful music career.
Some of his other chart hits were ‘What about me?,’ a 1984 collaboration song with Kenny Rogers and Kim Karnes follows ‘The Secret Garden’ and ‘Back on the Block’ album which came number 1 at R&B in 1990.
James’s last album was ‘Stand in the Light,’ Co produced by Jones released back in 2008. Excepting this he has not released any album since 1993.
Earlier, James was a group member of ‘Revelation Funk’ a 1970’s group before he went separate on solo performance.
The world is very sad after this news of James Ingram’s death, there is still no official news about his funeral timing, may his soul rest in peace.