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:
A little bit of love, laughter and Luther Vandross – now, that’s a great Christmas!
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Luther earned a posthumous Gold award from the RIAA on this day in 2005, with the double-disc The Essential Luther Vandross. Who has this one in their CD collection?
Give Me the Reason became Luther’s fifth straight #1 album on the Billboard R&B chart 30 years ago today! What’s your favorite track from this LP? Listen here:
Luther Vandross and Dionne Warwick asked “How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye” in 1983, and on this day of that year it peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart! It was the first of seven Top 10 singles on that chart for Luther. Watch Here:
“Dance with My Father” earned Luther his 20th Gold award from the RIAA on this day in 2004! What’s your favorite song from this album? Listen Here:
Luther took home the American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist on this night in 2003. It was his seventh and final win in that category across three decades–more than any other artist. Watch Here: