Divabetic inspiration, Luther Vandross, sold more than 25 million albums and won eight Grammy awards, thanks to his rich voice and romantic music. Seven years after his death, music lovers around the world are remembering their favorite love songs by Luther Vandross, so snuggle up with someone you love and enjoy these classics.
Vandross’s first solo single took the R&B world by storm in 1981, hitting No. 1 on the soul singles chart. “Never Too Much” is a classic example of his catchy songwriting and smooth voice.
The next time Vandross made it to the No.1 spot was in 1986, with the equally bouncy – and equally romantic –”Stop to Love.”
In 1989, “Here and Now” not only gained Vandross his fifth No. 1 – it won him his first Grammy Award, for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
Luther Vandross may be gone, but his songs will keep setting romantic moods for years to come.
Written by Linnea Crowther
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