So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross

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So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross
So Amazing An All-Star Tribute To Luther Vandross album cover.jpg
Compilation album by
various artists
ReleasedSeptember 20, 2005 (U.S.)
October 24, 2006 (UK)
Recorded2005
GenreR&B, soul
LabelJ
ProducerJimmy 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
SourceRating
The Advocate(average)[1]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Billboard(positive)[3]
Los Angeles Times2/4 stars[4]
Stylus MagazineC[5]

So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross is a tribute album to the late American R&B and 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] This album was released three months after Vandross' death.

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. Celine 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]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Advocate review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Billboard review
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  5. ^ Stylus Magazine review Archived October 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Whitmire, Margo (September 28, 2005). "Disturbed's 'Fists' Earns No. 1 Debut". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-11-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Various Artists Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  8. ^ "Various Artists Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  9. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2005". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)