Here and Now (Luther Vandross song)

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"Here and Now"
Luther Vandross Here and Now.jpg
Single by Luther Vandross
from the album The Best of Luther Vandross... The Best of Love
B-side "Come Back"
Released September 1989 (1989-09)
Format Vinyl 7" 45 RPM Single
cassette, CD Single
Recorded 1989
Genre R&B, soul, adult contemporary
Length 5:20
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) David L. Elliott
Terry Steele
Producer(s) Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
Luther Vandross singles chronology
"For You to Love"
"Here and Now"
"Treat You Right"
"For You to Love"
"Here and Now"
"Treat You Right"

"Here and Now" is a 1989 song by American recording artist Luther Vandross, and written by: David L. Elliott and Terry Steele. The single is from the compilation album The Best of Luther Vandross... The Best of Love. "Here and Now" became his fifth single to peak at No. 1 on the Hot Black Singles, and his first single to chart in the top ten on Billboard Hot 100, at No. 6.[1] "Here and Now" also earned Vandross his first Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 1991. Vandross performed the song on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show and in the two-part "Do Not Pass Go" (season 5) of 227, where he performed during Rose and Warren's wedding ceremony in early 1990.


Chart (1989) Peak
UK Singles Chart 43
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 43


In 1997, saxophonist Richard Elliot covered the song from his album "Jumpin' Off."[5]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 601. 
  2. ^ Luther Vandross - Singles Chart
  3. ^ Vandross - UK Singles Chart history. Chart Archive
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  5. ^ "Jumpin' Off overview". 
Preceded by
"Home" by Stephanie Mills
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
Decedmber 2, 1989 - December 9, 1989 (two weeks)
Succeeded by
"Ain't Nuthin' in the World" by Miki Howard