On this night in 2002, Luther won an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist. It was his sixth win in that category, tying him with Stevie Wonder. Watch here:
The Wiz opened at The Majestic Theater in New York City on this day in 1975. Luther penned the triumphant “Everybody Rejoice/A Brand New Day,” heard in the second act of the show.
Everybody kiss somebody! This Is Christmas was certified Gold by the RIAA on this day in 1995! Listen here:
DID YOU KNOW? Every Luther Vandross studio album between 1981 and 1996 has sold 1 million copies or more. The 11th and final of these albums, Your Secret Love, was certified Platinum by the RIAA 20 years ago today! Listen here: