Not “Just Once” but twice; two-time Grammy Award-winner and two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song James Ingram will grace the grand opening of the Marriott Grand Ballroom on July 1, 2015.
His Manila concert will also feature Asia's Nightingale Ms. Lani Misalucha.
Since the beginning of his career in 1973, Ingram has charted eight Top 40 hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart from the early 1980s until the early 1990s, as well as thirteen top 40 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
In addition, he charted 22 hits on the Adult Contemporary chart (including two number ones). He had two No. 1 singles on the Hot 100: the first, a duet with fellow R&B artist Patti Austin, 1982's "Baby, Come to Me" topped the U.S. pop chart in 1983; "I Don't Have the Heart", which became his second number 1 in 1990 was his only number 1 as a solo artist.
In between this period, he also recorded the song "Somewhere Out There" with fellow recording artist Linda Ronstadt for the animated film An American Tail. The song and the music video both became gigantic hits.
Ingram co-wrote "The Day I Fall in Love", from the motion picture Beethoven's 2nd (1993), and singer Patty Smyth's "Look What Love Has Done", from the motion picture Junior (1994), which earned him nominations for Best Original Song from the Oscars, Golden Globe, and Grammy Awards in 1994 and 1995.
In 1981, Ingram provided the vocals to "Just Once" and "One Hundred Ways" on Quincy Jones's album The Dude, which earned him triple Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist. "One Hundred Ways" won him the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his work.
James was last seen in the Philippines for his 2012 concert.
This 2015, he will be serenading all guests invited and the public in this very special event of Marriott launching their prestigious Grand Ballroom on July 1, 2015.
Be there early as your tickets include a five-course dinner meal. The show at the Marriott Hotel, Resorts World in Pasay City will start at 8PM.
Tickets are available at Ticketworld (Tel. No. 891-9999 or visit Ticketworld Online), Ticketnet (Tel. No. 911-5555), SM Tickets (Tel. No. 470-2222) and Resorts World Box Office (Tel. No. 908-8000 local 7700).