Luther Vandross (album)

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Luther Vandross
Studio album by Luther Vandross
Released June 19, 2001 (US)
Recorded 2000–2001; Brandon's Way, Los Angeles, California; Da Mills; Hartman Way Sound Studio, West Hills, Los Angeles; Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles; The Hit Factory, New York City, New York; The Record Plant, Los Angeles; The Underlab, Los Angeles; Vibe Zelect, Pasadena, California
Genre R&B, soul
Length 66:52
Label J
Producer Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr., AllStar, Babyface, Eddie Berkeley, Warryn "Smiley" Campbell, Shep Crawford, The Hitmen, Clive Davis, Darren Lightly, Soulshock, The Underdogs
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Luther Vandross is the self-titled twelfth studio album by American R&B/soul singer Luther Vandross and his debut album on J Records, released in 2001. The song "Any Day Now" received a nomination for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards. Parts of "Take You Out" were interpolated by Jay-Z on "Excuse Me Miss" off his 2002 album The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
BBC Music (favorable) [2]
Entertainment Weekly A− [3]
People 1/4 stars [4]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars [5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Take You Out"   Warryn Campbell, Harold Lilly, John Smith 3:25
2. "Grown Thangs"   Jon B., Babyface, Luther Vandross 4:32
3. "Bring Your Heart to Mine"   Keir Gist, Eddie Berkeley, R. L. Huggar, Vandross 4:21
4. "Can Heaven Wait"   Carsten Shack, Kenneth Karlin, Joshua Thompson, Quincy Patrick, Joe Thomas 5:35
5. "Say It Now"   Allen Gordon, Katrina Willis, Joel Campbell, Nate Butler 4:32
6. "Hearts Get Broken All the Time (But the Problem Is, This Time It's Mine)"   Vandross, Reed Vertelney 5:19
7. "I'd Rather"   Shep Crawford 4:51
8. "How Do I Tell Her"   Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Brook Richardson 4:17
9. "Any Day Now"   Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard 5:11
10. "If I Was the One"   Diane Warren 4:19
11. "Let's Make Tonight the Night"   Eddie Ferrell, Darren Lighty, Clifton Lighty, Balewa Muhammed, Vandross 4:17
12. "Like I'm Invisible"   Vandross, Fonzi Thornton, Rex Rideout 4:00
13. "Are You There (With Another Guy)"   Bacharach, Hal David 5:55
14. "Love Forgot"   Vandross, Marcus Miller 5:36


Chart (2001) Peak position
U.S. Billboard 200 6
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 14