So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross

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So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross
Compilation album by various artists
Released September 20, 2005 (U.S.)
October 24, 2006 (UK)
Genre R&B, soul
Label J
Producer Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Usher, Raphael Saadiq, Arif Mardin, Hani, Alicia Keys, Kerry Brothers, Jr., The Underdogs, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean, Babyface, Gregg Pagani, Dave Tozer
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Advocate (average)[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Billboard (positive)[3]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[4]
Stylus Magazine C[5]

So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross is a tribute album to the late soul legend Luther Vandross, consisting of cover versions of past songs by Vandross and other artists, recorded by several R&B and/or soul singers, in addition to rapper Wyclef Jean and pop singers Elton John and Celine Dion. The album debuted at number four on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number one on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums selling 104,000 copies in its opening week.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were originally recorded by Luther Vandross, except where noted.

  1. Mary J. Blige – "Never Too Much" (Luther Vandross) – 5:15
  2. Usher – "Superstar" 1 (Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett, Leon Russell) – 5:55
  3. Fantasia – "'Til My Baby Comes Home" (Vandross, Marcus Miller) – 4:38
  4. Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder – "So Amazing" 2 (Vandross, Benjamin Wright) – 4:11
  5. Aretha Franklin – "A House Is Not a Home" 2 (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 5:30
  6. Donna Summer – "Power of Love" (Vandross, Miller) – 3:29
  7. Alicia Keys featuring Jermaine Paul – "If This World Were Mine" 3 (Marvin Gaye) – 4:56
  8. Elton John and Luther Vandross (feat. string arrangements by David Campbell) – "Anyone Who Had a Heart" 2 (Bacharach, David) – 4:50
  9. Céline Dion – "Dance with My Father" (Vandross, Richard Marx) – 4:38
  10. Wyclef Jean – "Always and Forever" 4 (Rodney Temperton) – 4:35
  11. Babyface – "If Only for One Night" 5 (Brenda Russell) – 4:23
  12. Patti LaBelle – "Here and Now" (David L. Elliott, Terry Steele) – 4:29
  13. John Legend – "Love Won't Let Me Wait" 6 (Vinnie Barrett, Bobby Eli) – 3:55
  14. Angie Stone – "Since I Lost My Baby" 7 (Warren "Pete" Moore, Smokey Robinson) – 5:23
  15. Jamie Foxx – "Creepin'" 8 (Stevie Wonder) – 6:11

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005)[7] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 4
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 4
U.S. Billboard Top Compilation Albums[8] 1

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2006 Grammy Award Best Male R&B Vocal Performance "Creepin'" Nominated
"Superstar" Nominated
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals "So Amazing" Won
"If This World Were Mine" Nominated
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance "A House Is Not a Home" Won
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Album So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross Nominated

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