It's Your Night

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It's Your Night
Studio album by James Ingram
Released July 27, 1983
Recorded 1981–83
Genre R&B, soul, quiet storm, funk
Length 41:19
Label Qwest Records
Warner Bros. Records
Producer Quincy Jones
James Ingram chronology
It's Your Night
Never Felt So Good

It's Your Night is the debut studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter James Ingram, released by Qwest/Warner Bros. Records on July 27, 1983. The album received four Grammy nominations. The album cut, "Party Animal" received a nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 26th Grammy Awards losing to "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson. The following year, he received an additional three nominations, the album itself received a nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, and the top-twenty single, "Yah Mo B There" was nominated for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, winning the latter.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars1

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 RIAA and is his highest-charting album ever.

Track listing

  1. "Party Animal" (Ingram, Richard Page, Mark Vieha) 4:55
  2. "Yah Mo B There" (Ingram, Quincy Jones, Michael McDonald, Rod Temperton) 4:40
  3. "She Loves Me (The Best That I Can Be)" (Brian Neary, Jim Photoglo) 3:40
  4. "Try Your Love Again" (Ballard, Walsh) 4:25
  5. "Whatever We Imagine" (David Foster, Paul Gordon, Jeremy Lubbock) 3:58
  6. "One More Rhythm" (Rod Temperton) 4:05
  7. "There's No Easy Way" (Barry Mann) 3:51
  8. "It's Your Night" (Ingram, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) 3:37
  9. "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) 4:16



Chart (1983) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums2 46
Billboard Top Soul Albums2 14


Year Single Chart positions3
Billboard Hot 100 US
Adult Contemporary
1983 "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" 45 6 5
"Party Animal" - 21 -
"Yah Mo B There" 19 5 10 (1984)
1984 "She Loves Me (The Best That I Can Be)" - 59 19
"There s No Easy Way" 58 - 10

External links


  1. ^ Music, All. James Ingram: It's Your Night > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "James Ingram US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  3. ^ "James Ingram US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-09-27. 

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