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Luther Vandross

American singer, songwriter, and record producer

Luther Vandross

American singer, songwriter, and record producer
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birthday
20th
April, 1951
Death
1st
July, 2005
Birth Place
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Birth Sign
aries
Biography

Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He later became a lead singer of the group Change, which released its gold-certified debut album, The Glow of Love, in 1980 on Warner/RFC Records. After Vandross left the group, he was signed to Epic Records as a solo artist and released his debut solo album, Never Too Much, in 1981.
His hit songs include “Never Too Much”, “Here and Now”, “Any Love”, “Power of Love/Love Power”, “I Can Make It Better” and “For You to Love”. Many of his songs were covers of original music by other artists such as “If This World Were Mine” (duet with Cheryl Lynn), “Since I Lost My Baby”, “Superstar”, “I (Who Have Nothing)” and “Always and Forever”. Duets such as “The Closer I Get to You” with Beyonc , “Endless Love” with Mariah Carey and “The Best Things in Life Are Free” with Janet Jackson were all hit songs in his career.
During his career, Vandross sold over 25 million records worldwide, and received eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four different times. He won a total of four Grammy Awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for a song recorded not long before his death, “Dance with My Father”.

instruments played
keyboards
Vocals
Associated Acts

Aretha Franklin Patti LaBelle Chaka Khan Change Chic Martha Wash Dionne Warwick Mariah Carey Richard Marx Whitney Houston Bionic Boogie Busta Rhymes Beyonc (C) David Bowie Janet Jackson

Birth Name

Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr.

Genres

R&B soul pop disco post-disco

Occupations

Singer songwriter record producer

Years Active

1969 2005

Name

Luther Vandross

Nationality

United States of America

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