Luther Vandross
01/17/2017 at 15:05. Facebook
“Gotta stop to love / And let's celebrate, celebrate the love we got…” Luther scored his second Billboard No. 1 R&B single 30 years ago today, with “Stop to Love.”

Luther Vandross - Stop To Love

Music video by Luther Vandross performing Stop To Love. (C) 1986 Sony BMG Music Entertainment

‘From Luther with Love: The Videos’ became the fourth Luther Vandross video package to be certified Gold by the RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards Program on this day in 2005.

Luther Vandross - From Luther with Love: The Videos
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.
'The Wiz’ opened at The Majestic Theatre 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.
Thousands of fans of Luther found ‘This is Christmas’ under the tree when it was released, and on this day in 1995, it peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard R&B albums chart.
Luther was the cover star of this JET magazine double issue, released to newsstands on this day in 1992.
What Luther Vandross song always makes you smile?
Merry Christmas! Watch Luther perform "With a Christmas Heart" live!
Looks like Santa is feelin' Luther's "My Favorite Things"!
Watch Melissa Etheridge perform on Luther’s ‘This Is Christmas’ TV Special.
Christmas is almost here, and this is the playlist you need:
Here’s Mariah Carey performing “All I Want for Christmas Is You” from Luther’s TV special ‘This Is Christmas.’
“But I'm so sentimental, and I'm so hopeful you'll be there. So, here I am every year, every Christmas.”
Absolute Christmas perfection. Watch this clip of Luther and Chaka Khan perform “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”:
Everybody kiss somebody! ‘This is Christmas’ was certified gold by the RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards Program on this day in 1995!

This Is Christmas
‘Any Love’ was certified Platinum by the RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards Program on this day in 1988! What’s your favorite song from this album?
The holidays are right around the corner, and this is the playlist you need: