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James Edward Ingram net worth:
$20 Million

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James Ingram Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

James Edward Ingram was born on 16 February 1952, in Akron, Ohio USA, to Alistine and Henry Ingram. He is a singer, songwriter, record producer and instrumentalist, who has released numerous hits during his career, such as “Baby, Come to Me” and “Yah Mo B There”.

So just how wealthy is James Edward? According to sources, Ingram has acquired a wealth over $20 million, as of early 2017. His fortune has been accumulated through his involvement in music, which began in the late 1970s.

James Ingram Net Worth $20 Million

Ingram grew up in Akron with his five siblings. His music career began in the ’70s, when he started to perform in the band Revelation Funk. He eventually moved to Los Angeles, California with his band, but they broke up soon after and Ingram went on to play music around the city. He took to performing backup vocals and playing keyboards for Ray Charles, and served as musical director of soul artist Leon Haywood. He was then discovered by ex-Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier, and was featured on some of his recordings.

In 1981 Ingram got an opportunity to provide vocals to “Just Once” and “One Hundred Ways” from the album “The Dude” by the legendary Quincy Jones. The album saw an extraordinary success, earning Ingram a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance for the latter song. His popularity began to grow, as did his net worth.

He then co-wrote Michael Jackson’s hit “P.Y.T.”, showcasing his songwriting skills, and then went on to record two hits with Patti Austin, “Baby, Come to Me” and “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?”, earning an Oscar nomination for the latter duet. Not long after, Quincy Jones signed Ingram to his Quest Records, and the singer went on to release his debut album, the 1983 “It’s Your Night” which was a great critical and commercial success, selling nearly a million copies and earning several Grammy nominations. It’s single “Yah Mo B There”, a duet with Michael McDonald, became an instant hit, earning a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. It shot Ingram to fame, significantly adding to his wealth.

After “What About Me”, a hit duet with Kenny Rogers and Kim Carnes, Ingram was featured in the charity single “We Are the World”. His second album, “Never Felt So Good”, came out in 1986, and the following year he released a hit duet with Linda Ronstadt entitled “Somewhere Out There”, which won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year. Another album followed in 1989, entitled “It’s Real”, containing the hit title track. His wealth intensified.

The following year Ingram appeared on Jones’ hit ballad “The Secret Garden”, and in 1993 released his fourth album, “Always You”. He went on to write and perform singles and duets, among them several soundtracks, throughout the ’90s. All contributed to his fortune. Ingram’s most recent album, “Stand”, came out in 2008.

Throughout his career, Ingram has made several film contributions. His duet with Austin – “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” – was featured in “Best Friends”, a duet with Ronstadt “Somewhere Out There” was heard in the animated film “An American Tail”, “Don’t Make Me No Never Mind” co-written with Quincy Jones and Roy Gaines was featured in Steven Spielberg’s “The Color Purple”, “One More Time” in “Sarafina”, and “The Day I Fall in Love”, a duet with Dolly Parton, in “Beethoven’s 2nd”.

In 2007 Ingram co-wrote Kanye West’s song “Good Life”, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song.

Aside from his career in music, Ingram has also been involved in television, appearing in the reality television show “Celebrity Duets” as a duet partner in 2004. In 2012, he appeared as himself in an episode of the ABC television show “Suburgatory”.

Although he hasn’t released new material in a long time, he continues to give live performances, and regularly tours throughout the USA and abroad.

In his private life, Ingram has been married to Debbie Robinson since 1975; the couple has six children and reside in Los Angeles.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An American Tail 1986 performer: "Somewhere Out There"
Wildcats 1986 performer: "Hard To Say"
The Color Purple 1985 writer: "Don't Make Me No Never Mind Slow Drag"
Key Exchange 1985 performer: "ONE HUNDRED WAYS"
Out of Control 1985 performer: "There's No Easy Way"
The Slugger's Wife 1985 performer: "PARTY ANIMAL" / writer: "PARTY ANIMAL"
Fast Forward 1985 writer: "Breakin' Out"
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song 1985 TV Movie documentary "We Are the World", uncredited
The Making of 'Thriller' 1983 Video documentary writer: "P.Y.T. Pretty Young Thing"
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special performer: "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"
Best Friends 1982 performer: "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?", "Think About Love"
The Voice 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 2015 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009-2012 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Duets 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie 2011 Documentary writer: "P.Y.T. Pretty Young Thing" - as James E. Ingram
American Dad! 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parenthood 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Idols 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Medium 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Australia 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Singing Bee 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: NY 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Die furchtlosen Vier 1997 performer: "Never Been Better", "Hand in Hand", "What Can Go Wrong", "Mix Max - Song", "Song of Freedom", "Don't You Worry"
Cats Don't Dance 1997 performer: "Our Time Has Come"
New York Undercover 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special 1995 TV Special writer: "Look What Love Has Done"
Stars in Their Eyes 1995 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Forget Paris 1995 performer: "When You Love Someone"
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special writer: "Look What Love Has Done"
Junior 1994 writer: "LOOK WHAT LOVE HAS DONE"
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special performer: "The Day I Fall In Love" / writer: "The Day I Fall In Love"
Beethoven's 2nd 1993 performer: "The Day I Fall in Love" / writer: "The Day I Fall in Love"
Made in America 1993 writer: "Colors of Love"
Sarafina! 1992 performer: "One More Time"
Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas 1991 Video performer: "The Brightest Star"
City Slickers 1991 performer: "WHERE DID MY HEART GO?" 1991 / producer: "WHERE DID MY HEART GO?" 1991
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special performer: "After All"
Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 performer: "Better Way"
Shades of Love: Lilac Dream 1987 Video performer: "Baby, Come to Me"
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special performer: "Somewhere Out There"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
End of the Road 2017 filming Fitness Student
Die furchtlosen Vier 1997 Buster (English version, voice)
An American Tail 1986 The 2nd Balladeer (voice, uncredited)
Dolemite 1975 Keyboard Player for Revelation Funk (uncredited)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An American Tail 1986 singer - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suburgatory 2012 TV Series Himself
19th Annual Trumpet Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Way Black When: Primetime 2011 TV Series Himself - Performer
TV One on One 2005-2011 TV Series Himself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie 2010 TV Movie Himself
Tavis Smiley 2009 TV Series Himself
The Spirit of Christmas 2008 TV Movie Himself
An Evening with Quincy Jones 2008 TV Movie Himself
Celebrity Duets 2006 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors 2005 TV Series Himself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2005 TV Movie Himself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones 2005 TV Movie Himself
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Capitol Fourth 2003 TV Movie Himself - Performer
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Himself - Performer
33rd NAACP Image Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2001 TV Special Himself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
32nd NAACP Image Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1999 TV Special
Martin Luther King Special One Day 1998 TV Movie Himself
Quincy Jones... The First 50 Years 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
New York Undercover 1997 TV Series Himself
We Are the World: A 10th Anniversary Tribute 1995 TV Special
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-1995 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
In a New Light '94 1994 TV Special Himself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Performer: The Day I Fall in Love and Co-Nominated: Best Original Song
1993 Essence Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration 1993 TV Movie Himself
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special 1992 TV Movie Himself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music 1991 TV Special documentary Himself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Big Break 1990 TV Series Himself
Grammy Legends 1990 TV Special Himself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones 1990 Documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1990 TV Series Himself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Performer: 'After All'
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
Soul Train 1982-1989 TV Series documentary Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989 TV Series Himself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Solid Gold 1984-1988 TV Series Himself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Performer
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1981-1986 TV Series Himself
The 12th Annual American Music Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Presenter
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 TV Special Himself
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1985 TV Series Himself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself
The 11th Annual American Music Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Performer
The 10th Annual American Music Awards 1983 TV Special Himself
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards 1982 TV Special Himself
SCTV Network 1981 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988 Grammy Grammy Awards Song of the Year An American Tail (1986) · James Horner (music)
· Barry Mann (music)
· Cynthia Weil (lyrics)
· Linda Ronstadt (performed)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Junior (1994) · Carole Bayer Sager
· James Newton Howard
· Patty Smyth
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Junior (1994) · Carole Bayer Sager
· James Newton Howard
· Patty Smyth
1995 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Beethoven's 2nd (1993) · Carole Bayer Sager
· Clif Magness
1994 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Beethoven's 2nd (1993) · Carole Bayer Sager
· Clif Magness
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Beethoven's 2nd (1993) · Carole Bayer Sager
· Clif Magness
1988 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals An American Tail (1986) · Linda Ronstadt
1988 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals An American Tail (1986) · Linda Ronstadt


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#Fact
1 Appears on camera with his band, Revelation Funk, playing keyboards and singing "Time on the Side" in the 1975 cult blaxploitation film Dolemite (1975).
2 Brother of singer Phillip Ingram, formerly of the groups Switch and Deco.


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