Chicago – Chicago 16
- Label: WEA / Full Moon Records 92 36891
- Country: Canada
- Released: 1982
- Genre/Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock
Grade LP: (G+) Sleeve: (VG)
Chicago 16 is the thirteenth studio album by the American band Chicago, released on June 7, 1982. It is considered their "comeback" album because it was their first album to go platinum since 1978's Hot Streets, it made it into the top ten of the Billboard 200, and it produced their second number one single in the United States, "Hard to Say I'm Sorry." The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in August, 1982, two months after its release, and platinum in December, 1982, six months after its release. The song, "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
Chicago 16 is the first album in a decade-long association with new label Warner Bros. Records; the band's first project to be produced by David Foster, who had been called the "key" to their comeback; their first album to include songs by composers outside of the group; and it is also the first album since Chicago V (1972) not to feature Laudir de Oliveira on percussion. It is also the first studio album to be released two years after the previous, as every other studio album was released once per year.