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LUTHER VANDROSS was born in New York, New York on 20 April, 1951. LUTHER VANDROSS is a member of Change. LUTHER VANDROSS released Twenty zero albums from 1976 till 2012. The first album LUTHER VANDROSS released in the seventies is 'Luther' on COTILLION Records. Other albums that LUTHER VANDROSS recorded are 'Any Love', 'Busy Body', 'Forever, For Always, For Love', 'Never Too Much'. Fifty seven albums of LUTHER VANDROSS reached the billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The highest charted album was 'Any Love' from 1988. This album debuted in 1988 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and reached number 1 and lasts 0 weeks on this chart. Other charted albums are `Busy Body' #1 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Dance With My Father' #1 (The Billboard 200) and `Forever, For Always, For Love' #1 (Black Albums) and `Give Me The Reason' #1 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Never Too Much' #1 (Black Albums) and `Power Of Love' #1 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `The Night I Fell In Love' #1 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Never Too Much' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `Forever, For Always, For Love' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `Busy Body' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `The Night I Fell In Love' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `Give Me The Reason' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `Any Love' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `Power Of Love' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `Dance With My Father' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `Give Me The Reason' #14 (The Billboard 200) and `Your Secret Love' #14 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `The Essential Luther Vandross' #15 (The Billboard 200) and `One Night With You -- The Best Of Love Volume 2' #17 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Never Too Much' #19 (Pop Albums) and `The Night I Fell In Love' #19 (The Billboard 200) and `Luther Vandross' #2 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Songs' #2 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `The Best Of Luther Vandross: The Best Of Love' #2 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Your Secret Love' #2 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Songs' #2 (Top R&B Albums) and `Your Secret Love' #2 (Top R&B Albums) and `Luther Vandross' #2 (Top R&B Albums) and `Forever, For Always, For Love' #20 (Pop Albums) and `Luther Vandross Live: Radio City Music Hall 2003' #22 (The Billboard 200) and `I Know' #26 (The Billboard 200) and `The Best Of Luther Vandross: The Best Of Love' #26 (The Billboard 200) and `This Is Christmas' #28 (The Billboard 200) and `Never Let Me Go' #3 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Busy Body' #32 (The Billboard 200) and `This Is Christmas' #4 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `One Night With You -- The Best Of Love Volume 2' #44 (The Billboard 200) and `The Essential Luther Vandross' #49 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Songs' #5 (The Billboard 200) and `Busy Body' #52 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Luther Vandross' #6 (The Billboard 200) and `Luther Vandross Live: Radio City Music Hall 2003' #6 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Never Let Me Go' #6 (The Billboard 200) and `Luther Vandross Live: Radio City Music Hall 2003' #6 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Power Of Love' #7 (The Billboard 200) and `Always' #85 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Any Love' #9 (The Billboard 200) and `I Know' #9 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Your Secret Love' #9 (The Billboard 200) and `I Know' #9 (Top R&B Albums) From 1981 till 2004 LUTHER VANDROSS released also sixty zero singles. The first single LUTHER VANDROSS released in the eighties is 'A House Is Not A Home' on EPIC Records. Other released tracks are 'Any Love (1988 / EPIC)', 'Bad Boy (1982 / EPIC)', 'Don't Wanna Be A Fool (1991 / EPIC)'.

Luther Vandross (born Luther Ronzoni Vandross April 20, 1951 in New York, New York) was a R&B singer. He started his singing career in the 1970s as a session vocalist, and eventually making his breakthrough as a guest singer with the group Chic. The first instant hit from him was "Searching."

It was only in the 1980s that Vandross' career skyrocketed, with albums such as Forever, for Always, for Love and Give Me The Reason. When Vandross produced his 1989 greatest hits album, The Best of Luther Vandross...The Best Of Love, he ended up hitting the Top Ten for the first time with the power ballad Here And Now.

More albums followed into the 1990s (beginning with 1991's Power Of Love), and Vandross hit the Top Ten again in 1994 with a duet featuring Mariah Carey, a cover of Lionel Richie's title song to the film Endless Love. A second greatest hits album, released in 1997, compiled most of his '90s hits.

Diabetes runs in his family, according to his mother Mary Vandross. His father Luther Sr. died of complications of diabetes when he was five years old. In 2003, Vandross released the album Dance With My Father in memory of his father. The title track, which was dedicated to the memory of Luther Vandross, Sr., won Luther and his co-writer Richard Marx the 2004 Grammy Award for Song of the Year.

Vandross has a close musical companion named Marcus Miller. He was inspired by Aretha Franklin, with whom he has produced many albums for. He did many remakes of old songs, such as "Since I Lost My Baby" (originally recorded by The Temptations), "Superstar (Until You Come Back to Me)" (originally recorded by The Carpenters and most recently recorded by Ruben Studdard), "Love Won't Let Me Wait" (originally recorded by Major Harris), "Always and Forever" (originally recorded by Heatwave), "Knocks Me Off My Feet" (originally recorded by Stevie Wonder), and "Lovely Day" (originally recorded by Bill Withers). He later inspired his J Records labelmate Ruben Studdard, the American Idol of 2002 who later updated the song "Until You Come Back to Me."

He was recovering from a stroke which he suffered shortly after the release of Dance With My Father in april 2003. Unfortunally he has been died on the 1st of july 2005 on age 54. Luther RIP.

Luther Vandross is a member of: Change
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Appearances

The Brecker Brothers - Detente (1980)
(Arranger/Vocals/Background)

Chaka Khan - Naughty (1980)
(Vocals Vocals/Background)

Change - Miracles (1981)
(Background/Vocals)

Charme - Let It In (1979)
(Vocals/background)

Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight (1990)
(Arranger/vocals/producer/vocal Arrangement)

Kleeer - Get Ready (1982)
(background/vocals)

Cheryl Lynn - Start Over (1987)
(Vocal Arrangement vocals/background)

Teddy Pendergrass - Love Language (1984)
(Producer Vocal Arrangement/Vocals/background)

Doc Powell - 97th And Columbus (2003)
(Vocal Arrangement vocals/background)

David Sanborn - Backstreet (1983)
(Vocals Vocals/background)

Soiree - Soiree (1979)
(background vocals)

Bebe Winans - Bebe Winans (1997)
(Arranger Vocal Arrangement/Vocals/Background)

Bebe Winans - Love And Freedom (2000)
(Vocal Arrangement Vocals/Background)

Bernard Wright - 'nard (1981)
(Vocals/background)

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