Released in the summer of 1980, Give Me The Night was produced by Quincy Jones and released on Jones start-up label Qwest Records, in conjunction with Warner Bros. Records. It charted at number one on both the Top Soul Albums and Jazz Albums Chart as well as number three on the Billboard Pop Albums charts. The albums success was due mainly to its lead single, also titled "Give Me the Night," which rose all the way to the number one single on the Soul Singles chart. Another selection on the album, "Moody´s Mood," was recorded with R&B singer Patti Austin. Certified Platinum by the RIAA, Give Me The Night was the only album Quincy Jones ever produced for Benson. This album won Benson three Grammy Awards in 1981; Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, while "Moody Mood" received Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male and "Off Broadway" received Best R&B Instrumental Performance. Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey also won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement for the song "Dinorah, Dinorah."