Y Not is Ringo Starr’s sixteenth solo studio album.
Unlike its predecessor Liverpool 8, Y Not featured a range of collaborators, which included Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Don Was, Edgar Winter, Joss Stone, and Richard Marx.
McCartney played bass guitar on ‘Peace Dream’, and duetted with Starr on ‘Walk With You’. The closing song, ‘Who’s Your Daddy’, was a duet between Starr and Stone.
The album was recorded at Rocca Bella, Starr’s studios in England and Los Angeles.
Y Not was released worldwide on 12 January 2010.
The album charted at number 58 on the US Billboard 200, selling 7,965 copies in its first week. It did not chart in the UK.
In the first month Y Not sold over 30,000 copies worldwide.