So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross

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So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross
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Compilation album by
various artists
ReleasedSeptember 20, 2005
Recorded2005
Genre
Length72:18
LabelJ
Producer
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The AdvocateAverage[1]
AllMusic[2]
BillboardPositive[3]
Los Angeles Times[4]
Stylus MagazineC[5]

So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross is a tribute album to American singer Luther Vandross, released on September 20, 2005, by J Records, nearly three months after Vandross' death. It consists of cover versions of past songs by Vandross, recorded by R&B, soul, and pop artists. The album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 and at number one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 104,000 copies in its opening week.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Never Too Much" (performed by Mary J. Blige)Luther Vandross5:15
2."Superstar" (performed by Usher)
  • Usher Raymond IV
  • J-Lack[a]
5:55
3."'Til My Baby Comes Home" (performed by Fantasia)
  • Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
  • B.J. Wright[a]
4:38
4."So Amazing" (performed by Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder)4:11
5."A House Is Not a Home" (performed by Aretha Franklin)Arif Mardin5:30
6."Power of Love" (performed by Donna Summer)
  • Vandross
  • Miller
3:29
7."If This World Were Mine" (performed by Alicia Keys featuring Jermaine Paul)Marvin Gaye4:56
8."Anyone Who Had a Heart" (performed by Elton John and Luther Vandross)
  • Bacharach
  • David
The Underdogs4:50
9."Dance with My Father" (performed by Celine Dion)
  • Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
  • B.J. Wright[a]
4:38
10."Always & Forever" (performed by Wyclef Jean)Rodney Temperton4:35
11."If Only for One Night" (performed by Babyface)Brenda Russell
  • Babyface
  • Gregg Pagani
4:23
12."Here & Now" (performed by Patti LaBelle)
  • David Elliott
  • Terry Steele
The Underdogs4:29
13."Love Won't Let Me Wait" (performed by John Legend)Dave Tozer3:55
14."Since I Lost My Baby" (performed by Angie Stone)
  • Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
  • B.J. Wright[a]
5:23
15."Creepin'" (performed by Jamie Foxx)WonderThe Underdogs6:11

Notes[edit]

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies a vocal producer

Charts[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2006 Grammy Awards 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 Awards Outstanding Album So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reighley, Kurt B. (November 8, 2005). "Reviews". The Advocate. No. 950. p. 66. ISSN 0001-8996 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross – Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  3. ^ Titus, Christa L. (September 24, 2005). "Reviews". Billboard. p. 67. ISSN 0006-2510 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Nichols, Natalie (September 18, 2005). "Far more flash than passion". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  5. ^ Inskeep, Thomas (October 6, 2005). "Various Artists – So Amazing: An All Star Tribute to Luther Vandross". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012.
  6. ^ Whitmire, Margo (September 28, 2005). "Disturbed's 'Fists' Earns No. 1 Debut". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  7. ^ "Official Compilations Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  8. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  9. ^ "Various Artists Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  10. ^ "Various Artists Chart History (Compilation Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  11. ^ "Various Artists Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  12. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2005". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2020.