Luther Vandross discography

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Luther Vandross discography

Vandross performing with Diana Ross in New York in 2000
Releases
Studio albums 13
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 17
Singles 59

This is the discography documenting albums and singles released by American R&B/soul singer Luther Vandross. Vandross has sold approximately 30 million records worldwide.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
AUS
[3]
NZ
[4]
UK
[5]
1981 Never Too Much 19 1 41
1982 Forever, For Always, For Love
  • Release date: September 21, 1982
  • Label: Epic/Legacy Recordings
20 1 23
1983 Busy Body
  • Release date: November 25, 1983
  • Label: Epic Records
32 1 42
  • US: Platinum[6]
1985 The Night I Fell in Love
  • Release date: March 8, 1985
  • Label: Epic Records
19 1 25
  • US: 2× Platinum[6]
1986 Give Me the Reason
  • Release date: September 19, 1986
  • Label: Epic/Legacy Recordings
14 1 3
  • UK: 2× Platinum[7]
  • US: 2× Platinum[6]
1988 Any Love
  • Release date: September 20, 1988
  • Label: Epic Records
9 1 35 3
  • UK: Silver[7]
  • US: Platinum[6]
1991 Power of Love
  • Release date: April 26, 1991
  • Label: Epic/Legacy Recordings
7 1 9
  • UK: Silver[7]
  • US: 2× Platinum[6]
1993 Never Let Me Go
  • Release date: May 26, 1993
  • Label: Epic Records
6 3 11
  • US: Platinum[6]
1994 Songs
  • Release date: September 27, 1994
  • Label: Epic Records
5 2 19 5 1
  • UK: Platinum[7]
  • US: 2× Platinum[6]
1996 Your Secret Love
  • Release date: October 1, 1996
  • Label: Epic Records
9 2 14
  • UK: Silver[7]
  • US: Platinum[6]
1998 I Know 26 9 42
2001 Luther Vandross
  • Release date: June 19, 2001
  • Label: J Records
6 2
  • US: Platinum[6]
2003 Dance with My Father
  • Release date: June 10, 2003
  • Label: J Records
1 1 41
  • UK: Gold[7]
  • US: 2× Platinum[6]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[1]
US R&B
[2]
US Indie
[8]
UK
[5]
1989 The Best of Luther Vandross... The Best of Love
  • Release date: October 4, 1989
  • Label: Epic Records
26 2 14
  • US: 3× Platinum[6]
1996 Greatest Hits 1981–1995
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Epic Records
12
  • UK: Silver[7]
1997 One Night with You: The Best of Love, Volume 2
  • Release date: September 17, 1997
  • Label: Epic Records
44 17 56
1998 Love Is on the Way
  • Release date: May 26, 1998
  • Label: LV/Epic Records
Always & Forever: The Classics
  • Release date: September 22, 1998
  • Label: Epic Records
85
1999 Greatest Hits
  • Release date: November 16, 1999
  • Label: Epic Records
  • US: Platinum[6]
2000 Super Hits
  • Release date: August 22, 2000
  • Label: Epic Records
Smooth Love
  • Release date: November 21, 2000
  • Label: Sony Music
2001 The Ultimate Luther Vandross
  • Release date: August 7, 2001
  • Label: J/Epic/Legacy Recordings
2002 Stop to Love
The Very Best of Love 31
2003 The Essential Luther Vandross
  • Release date: June 10, 2003
  • Label: Epic/Legacy Recordings
154 49 18
2004 Artist Collection: Luther Vandross
2006 The Ultimate Luther Vandross (revised version)
  • Release date: August 22, 2006
  • Label: J/Epic/Legacy Recordings
9 3 10
2007 Love, Luther
  • Release date: November 3, 2007
  • Label: Epic Records
191 23
2009 Lovesongs 4
2010 Essential Mixes
  • Release date: 2010
  • Label: Sony Music UK
2012 Hidden Gems
  • Release date: April 16, 2012[9]
  • Label: Epic / Legacy
183 25
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[1]
US
R&B
[2]
US Holiday
[10]
1995 This Is Christmas
  • Release date: October 18, 1995
  • Label: Epic Records
28 4 4
  • US: Platinum[6]

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
positions
US
[1]
US R&B
[2]
2003 Live Radio City Music Hall 2003
  • Release date: October 14, 2003
  • Label: J Records
22 6

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[11][12][13]
US US
R&B
US
AC
US
Dance
UK
1981 "Never Too Much" 33 1 4 13
"Don't You Know That?" 107 10
1982 "Sugar and Spice (I Found Me a Girl)" 72
"If This World Were Mine" (with Cheryl Lynn) 101 4
"Bad Boy"/"Having a Party" (medley) 55 3
1983 "Since I Lost My Baby" 17
"Promise Me" 72
"How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye" (with Dionne Warwick) 27 7 4 99
"I'll Let You Slide" 102 9 100
1984 "Superstar"/"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" (medley) 87 5
"Make Me a Believer" 48
"I Wanted Your Love" 88
1985 "'Til My Baby Comes Home" 29 4
"It's Over Now" 101 4 36
"Wait for Love" 11
1986 "If Only for One Night" 59
"Give Me the Reason" 57 3 26
"Stop to Love" 15 1 7 27 24
1987 "There's Nothing Better Than Love" (with Gregory Hines) 50 1 20 72
"I Really Didn't Mean It" 6 16
"So Amazing" 94 33
"See Me" 60
1988 "I Gave It Up (When I Fell in Love)" 28
"Any Love" 44 1 12 31
"She Won't Talk to Me" 30 3 17 18 34
1989 "For You to Love" 3
"Come Back" 53
"Here and Now" 6 1 3 43
1990 "Treat You Right" 5 92
1991 "Power of Love/Love Power" (medley) 4 1 3 46
"Don't Want to Be a Fool" 9 4 5
"The Rush" 73 6 53
1992 "Sometimes It's Only Love" 9 9
"The Best Things in Life Are Free" (with Janet Jackson, BBD and Ralph Tresvant) 10 1 3 2
1993 "Little Miracles (Happen Every Day)" 62 10 30 28
"Heaven Knows" 94 24 33 15 34
"Never Let Me Go" 31
"Love Is on the Way" 38
1994 "Endless Love" (with Mariah Carey) 2 7 11 3
"Always and Forever" 58 16 25 20
1995 "Love the One You're With" (A-side) 95 28 33 31
"Going in Circles" (B-side)
"Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" 22
"Every Year, Every Christmas" 32 43
1996 "Your Secret Love" 52 5 14
"I Can Make It Better" 80 15 44
1997 "I Won't Let You Do That to Me"
1998 "When You Call on Me/Baby That's When I Come Runnin'"
1998 "Nights in Harlem" (with Precise) 29
"I Know" (with Stevie Wonder) 61
1999 "I'm Only Human" (with Cassandra Wilson & Bob James) 57
"Are You Using Me?" 46
2001 "Take You Out" 26 7 59
"Can Heaven Wait" 63 3
2002 "I'd Rather" 83 40 17
2003 "Dance with My Father" 38 28 4 21
"Think About You" 103 29
2004 "Buy Me a Rose" 13
"The Closer I Get to You" (with Beyoncé) 62
2006 "Shine" 113 31 10 50
"Got You Home" 53
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Song Artist Peak chart positions Album
US US AC CAN
1991 "Voices That Care" Various Artists 11 6 61 charity single

Other appearances[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

Others[edit]

  • 1992 - "The Christmas Song" (A Very Special Christmas 2)
  • 1996 - "If I Had A Hammer" (For Our Children Too)
  • 2002 - "What's Going On" (97th and Columbus)

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1991 "Voices That Care" (Various) David S. Jackson

Other recordings[edit]

Luther[edit]

Recordings of Luther, a group led by Vandross. Vandross also guested as lead vocalist on The Glow of Love, the first album, by the U.S./Italian ensemble Change in 1980.

Studio albums
Year Album
1976 Luther
1977 This Close to You
  • Release date: March 23, 1977
  • Label: Cotillion
Singles
Year Single Chart positions [12][13][14]
US
Pop
US
R&B
US
Dance
UK
1976 "It's Good for the Soul (Pt. 1)" 102 28
"Funky Music (Is a Part of Me)" (A-side) 34
"The 2nd Time Around" (B-side)
1977 "This Close to You" 93
1980 "Searching" (with Change) 23 1 11
"The Glow of Love" (with Change) 49 14
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Luther Vandross Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Luther Vandross Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". australian-charts.com. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Luther Vandross". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on January 19, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - August 18, 2010: Luther Vandross certified albums". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "BPI certified awards search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Luther Vandross Album & Song Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  9. ^ Hidden Gems - Luther Vandross at AllMusic. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  10. ^ "Luther Vandross Album & Song Chart History: Holiday Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Luther Vandross US chart history". billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  12. ^ a b "Luther Vandross US chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  13. ^ a b "Luther Vandross UK chart history". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  14. ^ "Change US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-12-10.