DID YOU KNOW? Every Luther Vandross studio album between 1981 and 1996 has sold 1 million copies or more. The 11th and final of these albums, Your Secret Love, was certified Platinum by the RIAA 20 years ago today! Listen here:
A little bit of love, laughter and Luther Vandross – now, that’s a great Christmas!
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Luther earned a posthumous Gold award from the RIAA on this day in 2005, with the double-disc The Essential Luther Vandross. Who has this one in their CD collection?
Give Me the Reason became Luther’s fifth straight #1 album on the Billboard R&B chart 30 years ago today! What’s your favorite track from this LP? Listen here:
Luther Vandross and Dionne Warwick asked “How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye” in 1983, and on this day of that year it peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart! It was the first of seven Top 10 singles on that chart for Luther. Watch Here:
“Dance with My Father” earned Luther his 20th Gold award from the RIAA on this day in 2004! What’s your favorite song from this album? Listen Here:
Luther took home the American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist on this night in 2003. It was his seventh and final win in that category across three decades–more than any other artist. Watch Here:
Rolling Stone has taken a look back at Luther’s iconic performance of “A House Is Not A Home” at the NAACP Image Awards in tribute to Dionne Warwick.
“It’s remarkable the way Vandross is able to change the structure of a familiar song. He’s such an adept singer he can insert wildly long ad-libs — ‘goodnight’ becomes ‘goodnight, good morning, good afternoon, hello, bye-bye baby, yeah yeah yeah’ — and still find his way back to the beat. His voice is flexible enough to splinter a single ‘no’ into six or eight parts and transform ‘love’ into a colorful spray of falsetto. Many singers today have only worked on their high notes, but Vandross is equally impressive on the low end of his register, scraping the bottom in the line ‘even when there’s nothing there but gloom’ to emphasize his devastation.”
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RIP to the true Queen of Soul. Thank you for inspiring the world with your beautiful voice and spirit Aretha Franklin.
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