Luther scored his fifth multi-platinum album on this day in 1996, when Songs was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
If you picked up Evelyn “Champagne” King’s Music Box, released on this day in 1979, you heard one of Luther’s many appearances as background vocalist! If you didn’t, why not give it a listen now?
Forever, For Always, For Love was Luther’s second album, but it became his first to be certified Platinum by the The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling more than a million copies! He received the award on this day in 1983.
Luther Vandross scored big at the 34th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on this day in 1992, winning trophies for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for “Power of Love/Love Power.” Watch one of his acceptance speeches here!
Luther Vandross’ “If This World Were Mine” with Cheryl Lynn has been included in a new 44-track Spotify playlist by former First Lady Michelle Obama, who dedicated the playlist to her husband, 44th U.S. President Barack Obama, for Valentine’s Day. Listen to Luther in the playlist below!
Luther won four GRAMMY Awards® on this day in 2004, including Song of the Year for “Dance With My Father.” Revisit this gorgeous song below:
Already a recognizable voice on albums by disco hitmakers Chic, Luther could be heard on the Chic-produced “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge, released on this day in 1979. Listen here:
“Gotta stop to love / And let’s celebrate, celebrate the love we got…” Luther scored his second Billboard No. 1 R&B single with “Stop to Love” on January 17, 1987. Watch Now:
Everybody kiss somebody! This Is Christmas was certified Gold by the RIAA on this day in 1995!