Busy Body

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Not to be confused with Busybody.
For Benjamin Franklin, who used "The Busy-Body" as an alias during his career as an author, see the Benjamin Franklin article.
Busy Body
Luther Vandross - Busy Body album cover.jpg
Studio album by Luther Vandross
Released November 25, 1983
Recorded 1983
Studio Media Sound Studios
Sigma Sound Studios
Sony Music Studios
(New York)
Genre R&B, soul
Label Epic
Producer Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
Luther Vandross chronology
Forever, for Always, for Love
(1982)
Busy Body
(1983)
The Night I Fell in Love
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 2.5/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau C+[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Busy Body is the third studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter Luther Vandross, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). It was certified platinum by the RIAA in January 1985.

Trivia[edit]

His duet with Dionne Warwick, "How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye", also appears on Warwick's album of the same name, which Vandross also produced.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Wanted Your Love"   Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller 5:42
2. "Busy Body"   Vandross, Miller 4:45
3. "I'll Let You Slide"   Vandross, Miller 5:21
4. "Make Me a Believer"   Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr. 5:26
5. "For the Sweetness of Your Love"   Vandross, Miller 7:28
6. "How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye" (with Dionne Warwick) Steve Goldman 3:25
7. "Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"   Leon Russell, Bonnie Bramlett, Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder 9:18

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 42
U.S. Billboard 200 32
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "American album certifications – Luther Vandross – Busy Body". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH