Luther Vandross: Three decades of amazing hits

Luther Vandross: Three decades of amazing hits

For 35 years, Luther Vandross shared his outstanding talent with the world. We look back at the highlights of his musical career. 

Luther Vandross
Luther Vandross / YouTube screenshot

Luther Vandross is a legendary figure.

He started his music career as a background vocalist and arranger for David Bowie and other artists such as Barbara Streisand and Ringo Starr. 

But his success came when he decided to go solo. Having sold more that 40-million records worldwide, Luther was really one of a kind. 

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He released eight (8) #1 R&B albums, seven (7) #1 R&B singles, and another five (5) Top 20 R&B singles between the years 1981 to 2005. 

According to his website, he also released eight (8) Billboard Top 10 albums, including reaching #1 with 2003’s Dance With My Father; and another five (5) Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles. 

Out of 14 studio albums, thirteen of them went platinum or multi-platinum. 

Luther has won eight Grammy Awards and eight American Music Awards. 

He passed away on 1 July 2005 at the age of 54 after a heart attack.

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