Luther Vandross (album)

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Luther Vandross
Luther Vandross album cover.jpg
Studio album by Luther Vandross
Released June 19, 2001 (2001-06-19) (US)
Recorded 2001
Length 66:52
Label J
Luther Vandross chronology
Smooth Love
Luther Vandross
The Ultimate Luther Vandross
Singles from Luther Vandross (album)
  1. "Take You Out"
    Released: June 9, 2001

Luther Vandross is the self-titled twelfth studio album by American R&B recording artist 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 (mixed)[4]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[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

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
US Billboard 200 108


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Platinum 1,000,000^

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


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ BBC Music review
  3. ^ Cherry, Robert (2001-07-20). "Luther Vandross Review". Entertainment Weekly: 68–9. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  4. ^ People review
  5. ^ Rolling Stone review
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Luther Vandross – Luther Vandross". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH