Personalities | Luther Vandross | Eighties | Rock
One of the US’s premier soul balladeers of the 1980s and 1990s, Vandross first sang backing vocals on Bowie’s Young Americans (1975) and charted as a guest vocalist with Change. His smooth baritone amassed R&B hits, until his 1989 crossover hit ‘Here And Now’. He won his first of eight Grammys for ‘Power Of Love – Love Power’. Collaborations with Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey were also successful. He died in 2005 aged 54.
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