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Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr.

Born: 1951 AD
Died: 2005 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Singer, Songwriter

1951 – Born in Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, on the 20th of April.


1969 – He was also a member of a theater workshop at the time and appeared on the first episode of Sesame Street.


1972 – His next recording credit was on an album by Roberta Flack.


1974 – He also appeared as a choir member in the movie. Having co-written "Fascination" for David Bowie’s Young Americans.


1981 – He made his first solo recording debut with the album Never Too Much, that contained the Burt Bacharach / Hal David song "A House is Not a Home".


1982 – Released a series of successful albums and continued his session work with guest vocals on groups like Charme.


1983 – The opportunity to work with his main music influence, music icon, Dionne Warwick came true.


1989 – Compilation of greatest hits, The Best Of Luther Vandross. The Best Of Love, included the ballad "Here

And Now", the first Vandross single to chart in the Billboard pop chart top ten.


1991 – He also won his first award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in the Grammy Awards.


1992 – He won his second Best Male R&B Vocal in the Grammy Awards with the track "Power of Love/Love Power" winning the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in the same year.


1993 – Had a nonspeaking role in the Robert Townsend movie Meteor Man. He played a hit man who plotted to stop Townsend’s title character.


1994 – Vandross hit the top ten again, with "Endless Love", a duet with Mariah Carey, from the album Songs and a cover of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross’s hit song from the film Endless Love.


1997 – He won his third Best Male R&B Vocal for the track "Your Secret Love". A second greatest hits album.


2001 – His first album on Clive Davis’ new label, entitled Luther Vandross, and it produced the hits "Take You Out", "Grown Thangs" and "I’d Rather".


2003 – Released the album Dance With My Father in memory of his father.


2005 – Died on 1st of July at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey at the age of 54.