“What a wonderful day
It’s so amazing to be loved…”
The inaugural FANDROSS FESTIVAL presented by the Vandross Family Estate is a series of NYC events happening in May and celebrating Luther’s rich musical legacy. Fans can interact with Luther’s former band members and vocalists, enjoy great music and see Luther’s iconic performances on the big screen. For more information on these and related events, click the links below.
- May 10, 2018 @ 7:30 Fandross Kick-Off Party at Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar. LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fandross-festival-kick-off-party-tickets-44645149845?aff=erelpanelorg#tickets
- May 12, 2018 @ 6:30 PM – Fandross Festival at SVA Theater. LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fandross-festival-2018-tickets-42176653506?aff=eac2
Los Angeles Luther fans! Join a Celebration of the Life and Birthday of Luther Vandross on Thursday, April 19th. Special All Luther DJ set by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Opening DJ Set by Moni Vargas of Friends We Love and hosted by Aaron Byrd from KCRW.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/158607648143513/
To purchase tickets to Luther’s Birthday Celebration in Los Angeles: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-celebration-for-luther-vandross-lodge-room-highland-park-tickets-44684414286
Watch the 2018 edition of “One Shining Moment,” with vocals by Luther Vandross, celebrating the end of March Madness and the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship!
“‘Til My Baby Comes Home” landed at No. 4 on the Billboard R&B chart on this day in 1985. The lead single from Luther’s fourth album, The Night I Fell In Love, this song features an organ solo by Billy Preston.
Luther scored his fifth multi-platinum album on this day in 1996, when Songs was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
If you picked up Evelyn “Champagne” King’s Music Box, released on this day in 1979, you heard one of Luther’s many appearances as background vocalist! If you didn’t, why not give it a listen now?
Forever, For Always, For Love was Luther’s second album, but it became his first to be certified Platinum by the The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling more than a million copies! He received the award on this day in 1983.
Luther Vandross scored big at the 34th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on this day in 1992, winning trophies for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for “Power of Love/Love Power.” Watch one of his acceptance speeches here!
Luther Vandross’ “If This World Were Mine” with Cheryl Lynn has been included in a new 44-track Spotify playlist by former First Lady Michelle Obama, who dedicated the playlist to her husband, 44th U.S. President Barack Obama, for Valentine’s Day. Listen to Luther in the playlist below!