James Ingram Net Worth

James Ingram Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

James Edward Ingram net worth is
$20 Million

James Edward Ingram Wiki Biography

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.

Full NameJames Ingram
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 16, 1952
Place Of BirthAkron, Ohio, United States
ProfessionMusician, singer, songwriter, record producer, instrumentalist, actor
SpouseDebbie Robinson (m. 1975-)
ParentsAlistine Ingram, Henry Ingram
SiblingsPhillip Ingram
AwardsGrammy Awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance/Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (1984, 1985),
Albums"The Dude" (1981), "It’s Your Night” (1983), "Never Felt So Good" (1986), "It's Real" (1989), "Always You" (1993), "Stand" (2008)
Music Groups"Revelation Funk"
NominationsAcademy Awards for Best Original Song (1994, 1995), Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song (1995, 1995)
Movies"Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration" (2001), "Michael McDonald: A Gathering of Friends" (2001), "Howard Hewett: Intimate: Greatest Hits Live" (2005), "Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem" (2004), "An American Tail", "Don't Make Me No Never Mind", "City Slickers" (1991), "Sarafina", "The ...
TV Shows"Celebrity Duets" (2004), "Suburgatory" (2012), "General Hospital"
1Appears on camera with his band, Revelation Funk, playing keyboards and singing "Time on the Side" in the 1975 cult blaxploitation film Dolemite (1975).
2Brother of singer Phillip Ingram, formerly of the groups Switch and Deco.


An American Tail1986performer: "Somewhere Out There"
Wildcats1986performer: "Hard To Say"
The Color Purple1985writer: "Don't Make Me No Never Mind Slow Drag"
Key Exchange1985performer: "ONE HUNDRED WAYS"
Out of Control1985performer: "There's No Easy Way"
The Slugger's Wife1985performer: "PARTY ANIMAL" / writer: "PARTY ANIMAL"
Fast Forward1985writer: "Breakin' Out"
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary "We Are the World", uncredited
The Making of 'Thriller'1983Video documentary writer: "P.Y.T. Pretty Young Thing"
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV Special performer: "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"
Best Friends1982performer: "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?", "Think About Love"
The Voice2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009-2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Duets2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011Documentary writer: "P.Y.T. Pretty Young Thing" - as James E. Ingram
American Dad!2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parenthood2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Idols2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Medium2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Australia2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Singing Bee2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: NY2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Die furchtlosen Vier1997performer: "Never Been Better", "Hand in Hand", "What Can Go Wrong", "Mix Max - Song", "Song of Freedom", "Don't You Worry"
Cats Don't Dance1997performer: "Our Time Has Come"
New York Undercover1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special1995TV Special writer: "Look What Love Has Done"
Stars in Their Eyes1995TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Forget Paris1995performer: "When You Love Someone"
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV Special writer: "Look What Love Has Done"
Junior1994writer: "LOOK WHAT LOVE HAS DONE"
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV Special performer: "The Day I Fall In Love" / writer: "The Day I Fall In Love"
Beethoven's 2nd1993performer: "The Day I Fall in Love" / writer: "The Day I Fall in Love"
Made in America1993writer: "Colors of Love"
Sarafina!1992performer: "One More Time"
Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas1991Video performer: "The Brightest Star"
City Slickers1991performer: "WHERE DID MY HEART GO?" 1991 / producer: "WHERE DID MY HEART GO?" 1991
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV Special performer: "After All"
Beverly Hills Cop II1987performer: "Better Way"
Shades of Love: Lilac Dream1987Video performer: "Baby, Come to Me"
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV Special performer: "Somewhere Out There"


End of the Road2017filmingFitness Student
Die furchtlosen Vier1997Buster (English version, voice)
An American Tail1986The 2nd Balladeer (voice, uncredited)
Dolemite1975Keyboard Player for Revelation Funk (uncredited)

Music Department

An American Tail1986singer - uncredited


Suburgatory2012TV SeriesHimself
19th Annual Trumpet Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself - Performer
TV One on One2005-2011TV SeriesHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie2010TV MovieHimself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHimself
The Spirit of Christmas2008TV MovieHimself
An Evening with Quincy Jones2008TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Duets2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors2005TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest2005TV MovieHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones2005TV MovieHimself
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Capitol Fourth2003TV MovieHimself - Performer
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself - Performer
33rd NAACP Image Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2001TV SpecialHimself
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration2001TV Special documentaryHimself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade1999TV Special
Martin Luther King Special One Day1998TV MovieHimself
Quincy Jones... The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesHimself
We Are the World: A 10th Anniversary Tribute1995TV Special
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-1995TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
In a New Light '941994TV SpecialHimself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Performer: The Day I Fall in Love and Co-Nominated: Best Original Song
1993 Essence Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration1993TV MovieHimself
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieHimself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music1991TV Special documentaryHimself
The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Big Break1990TV SeriesHimself
Grammy Legends1990TV SpecialHimself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Performer: 'After All'
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
Soul Train1982-1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1989TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Solid Gold1984-1988TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
New American Bandstand 19651981-1986TV SeriesHimself
The 12th Annual American Music Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration1985TV SpecialHimself
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1985TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
The 11th Annual American Music Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 10th Annual American Music Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
SCTV Network1981TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

1988GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the YearAn American Tail (1986)

Nominated Awards

1995OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongJunior (1994)
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureJunior (1994)
1995GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionBeethoven's 2nd (1993)
1994OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongBeethoven's 2nd (1993)
1994Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureBeethoven's 2nd (1993)
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalsAn American Tail (1986)
1988GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with VocalsAn American Tail (1986)

Known for movies

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