Luther Vandross would have celebrated his birthday today, his music will never cease to bring wonderment and LOVE, the voice of this amazing vocalist fills our hearts and evokes so many memories. Having seen the man perform at Wembley Arena, he was ‘So Amazing! Luther sold out 10 nights as one of the first ever male artistes to have achieved such success in the UK!
Luther Vandross was a musical maestro whose style has influenced and set the bar for an entire generation of today’s vocalists. His distinctive vocal style was monumental, his charm and songwriting skills moved audiences across the Globe, and continues to touch people to this day.
Listen and Remember ‘A House is not a Home LIVE’
Throughout his musical career he dedicated his writing to providing songs that touched nations across continents, 13 of his 14 studio albums had gone platinum or multi-platinum such is the power of his lyrical content and vocal brilliance. For nearly three decades, from 1981 to 2005 his work and music was a featured heavily in music charts across the globe.
I sang on all of his albums, we wrote songs together, we knew each very well for a long time. I knew him his entire life.” Chic Legend Fonzi Thornton who has many fond happy memories of a fun filled life and times with Luther with a dedicated website as a fitting tribute.
Remember Classic Luther ‘Never too much’
Luther won 8 Grammy awards and received 31 Grammy Award nominations, winning 8 American Music Awards, including favourite Soul, R&B Male Artist seven times.
1991: Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male Here and Now
1992: Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male Power of Love
Best R&B Song Power of Love Love Power
1997: Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male Your Secret Love
2004: Song of the Year Dance With My Father
Best R&B Album Dance With My Father
Best R&B Vocal Performance by Duo or Group The Closer I Get to You (Duet Beyonce)
Best R&B Vocal Performance-Male Dance With My Father
We will never forget how moving, and talented Luther was as an entertainer and gentleman. He made women swoon with his silky tenor voice and was outstanding in celebrated delivery of his beautiful crescendos at the drop of a hat, fewer vocalists have touched the world as Luther.. We Love You Luther Vandross Thank You for the timeless music!