Unforgettable (Duet with Nat King Cole)

The record was very successful in the Pop, Jazz, and R&B markets and was considered the major comeback recording that had been brewing since Cole’s late 1980s releases. The album was certified 7x platinum as of 2009 by the RIAA. The album won the 1992 Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Engineered – Non-Classical, while the track “Unforgettable” (duet with her father Nat King Cole) won four additional Grammys: Record of the Year, Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year and Arrangement Accompanying Vocals. The album also won Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, Female the same year.

Two albums prior to this one (1987’s Everlasting and 1989’s Good to Be Back) also moved to Elektra after Cole signed with the label. Her uncle Ike Cole plays piano on the album.

As of 2016 the album has sold 6.2 million copies in the United States according to Nielsen Music.[


A great story song performed by two season musicians, Ray Charles and Willie Nelson. The song was written by Troy Seals and Eddie Setser, and recorded by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson during the mid 1980’s.

There has been numerous international covers of the award-winning song placing it at the top various international charts in 1986. In 2015, Nelson was given the Library of Congress Award for his version of the song with Ray Charles being the most popular.