“There are voices in this world and once they sing, it’s a stamp on everybody.”
“Luther’s done that.”
Fans gave Luther a great belated birthday present on this day in 1990: His first Top 10 pop hit! “Here and Now” peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart–and four more Top 10’s followed throughout the decade.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at Luther’s band rehearsing for the FANDROSS celebration yesterday!
“We are celebrating and continuing [his] musical legacy,” says Seveda Williams, whose April 20, 2019 New York City “FANDROSS Bad Boy/ Having a Party Birthday Celebration 2019” event was hosted by fellow R&B legends Ashford & Simpson at their much-lauded Sugar Bar.
Read more about the FANDROSS celebration this weekend in Forbes.
He would’ve been 68 today.
Didn’t get tickets to FANDROSS? Join us at the free Midnight After-Show Special featuring Luther fan sing-offs & Special Guest Tawatha Agee performing her Mtume megahit Juicy Fruit!
All for the love of Luther!
Check FANDROSS.com for specifics and details.
“My Body” was recorded back in 1979 by Luther Vandross when he was working on the colossal album Never Too Much. Today, “My Body” Little Louie Vega Remix is available to stream and features Luther’s original background singer team!
The Italian-based disco group released their first album, The Glow of Love, on this day in 1980. Luther can be heard providing lead vocals on the album’s two big hits: “Searching” and the title track.
Six of Luther’s studio albums received 2x Multi-Platinum certifications from the RIAA. Dance With My Father became the sixth and final on this day in 2004.
Luther earned his third consecutive chart-topper today in 1983 with the album Busy Body. What’s your favorite track from this LP?