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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A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad and composer Adrian Younge reimagined Luther Vandross’ track “So Amazing” in a jazzy new song on the duo’s upcoming LP The Midnight Hour.
Hear Luther’s romantic lines from the original recording in 1986! Listen at: https://legacyrecordings.lnk.to/CN3Nu
Five years after its release, Give Me The Reason became Luther’s second album to be certified 2x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on this day in 1990! Listen Here:
Idris Elba took on the role of DJ at the royal wedding, and notably played Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much” during the affair while Duchess Meghan danced with her girlfriends.
Read more at Us Weekly.
Luther’s third #1 R&B single, “There’s Nothing Better Than Love,” reached its peak on the Billboard chart this month 30 years ago. The song was a rare vocal duet with actor and dancer Gregory Hines.