Give Me the Reason (Luther Vandross album)
|Give Me the Reason|
|Studio album by Luther Vandross|
|Released||September 19, 1986|
AIR Studios Montserrat
(White Plains, New York)
Westlake Recording Studios
(West Hollywood, California)
|Genre||R&B, soul, pop, adult contemporary|
|Producer||Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller|
|Luther Vandross chronology|
|Los Angeles Times||(average)|
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Give Me the Reason is the fifth studio album by American R&B/soul singer Luther Vandross, released on September 19, 1986 (see 1986 in music). The album earned Vandross an American Music Award for "Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist" and a nomination for "Favorite Soul/R&B Album" in 1988, while the title track "Give Me the Reason" was nominated for "Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male" and "Best R&B Song" in 1987. The album also included Vandross' first top-20 pop hit, "Stop to Love."
In addition to the title track and "Stop to Love," the album featured three other hit singles: "There's Nothing Better than Love" (a duet with actor/dancer/singer Gregory Hines), "I Really Didn't Mean It," and "So Amazing."
|1.||"Stop To Love"||Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr.||5:19|
|2.||"See Me"||Vandross, Marcus Miller||5:29|
|3.||"I Gave It Up (When I Fell in Love)"||Vandross, Miller||4:45|
|5.||"Give Me the Reason" (from the soundtrack to Ruthless People)||Vandross, Adderley||4:45|
|6.||"There's Nothing Better Than Love" (with Gregory Hines)||Vandross, Skip Anderson||4:42|
|7.||"I Really Didn't Mean It"||Vandross, Miller||5:43|
|8.||"Because It's Really Love"||Vandross||6:13|
|9.||"Anyone Who Had a Heart"||Burt Bacharach, Hal David||5:45|
|UK Albums Chart||3|
|U.S. Billboard 200||14|
|U.S. Billboard Top R&B Albums||1|
- Give Me the Reason (Luther Vandross album) at AllMusic
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