Luther Vandross
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On this day in 1992, 25 years ago today, Luther and Janet Jackson topped Billboard’s R&B singles chart with “The Best Things In Life Are Free,” from the soundtrack to ‘Mo’ Money.’
On this day in 1992 25 years ago today Luther and Janet

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Luther Vandross
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In 2006, The Telegraph picked “So Amazing” as one of the 50 best love songs of the ‘80s. What are your favorite Luther love songs?
In 2006 The Telegraph picked “So Amazing” as one of the 50

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DID YOU KNOW? Luther produced Aretha Franklin’s ‘Jump to It,’ released in July of 1982. He also wrote or co-wrote four of the songs, including the title track, her first Top 40 hit in six years.
DID YOU KNOW Luther produced Aretha Franklin’s ‘Jump to It ’ released

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Chic’s Alfa Anderson recalls meeting Luther Vandross:
Chic’s Alfa Anderson recalls meeting Luther Vandross:

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“Power of Love/Love Power” became Luther’s second Top 10 pop hit on this day in 1991, climbing to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart! Can you guess how many Top 10 hits Luther recorded?
“Power of Love/Love Power” became Luther’s second Top 10 pop hit on

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On this day in 1989, “For You to Love,” reached No. 3 on the Billboard R&B chart. With this position, the album ‘Any Love’ became Luther’s second LP to include three Top 5 R&B hits.
On this day in 1989 “For You to Love ” reached No

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“Do it as if you’re gonna get paid for it!” Luther leads the audience of ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’ on a smooth rendition of “Take You Out.”
“Do it as if you’re gonna get paid for it ” Luther
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“Little Miracles (Happen Every Day)” became Luther’s 23rd Top 10 R&B single on this day in 1993, reaching No. 10!
“Little Miracles Happen Every Day ” became Luther’s 23rd Top 10 R

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Luther’s third No. 1 R&B single, “There’s Nothing Better Than Love,” reached its peak on the Billboard chart on this day 30 years ago. The song was a rare vocal duet with actor and dancer Gregory Hines.
Luther’s third No 1 R B single “There’s Nothing Better Than Love

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Two hits are better than one! “Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me,” a medley of classics written by Delaney & Bonnie and Stevie Wonder and made famous by The Carpenters and Aretha Franklin respectively, peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard R&B chart on this day in 1984.
Two hits are better than one “Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me

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Fans gave Luther a great belated birthday present on this day in 1990: his first Top 10 pop hit! “Here and Now” peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart--and four more Top 10s followed throughout the decade.
Fans gave Luther a great belated birthday present on this day in

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Another big break for Luther came on this day in 1975, when Bette Midler’s ‘Clams on the Half-Shell Revue’ opened on Broadway. On the recommendation of David Bowie, Luther arranged vocals for Bette and backing group The Harlettes, raising his profile as a session singer.
Another big break for Luther came on this day in 1975 when

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Fans gave Luther five awards in the Blues & Soul Magazine 1988 readers poll, and the editors put him on the cover for it on this week’s issue that same year!
Fans gave Luther five awards in the Blues Soul Magazine 1988 readers

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On this night in 1994, Luther appeared on an episode of ‘In Living Color.’ In this hilarious sketch, all bets are off when a bidding war erupts over a date with Luther for a charity auction!
On this night in 1994 Luther appeared on an episode of ‘In
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Ahead of a European tour, Luther was the cover star of an issue of Blues & Soul Magazine which hit stands on this day in 1989.
Ahead of a European tour Luther was the cover star of an

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DID YOU KNOW? Luther sold out 10 shows at London’s Wembley Arena in April 1989. Did you ever see him perform there?
DID YOU KNOW Luther sold out 10 shows at London’s Wembley Arena

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