Your Secret Love

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Your Secret Love
Luther Vandross - Your Secret Love album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1, 1996
Recorded1995-1996
StudioCamel Island Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
GenreR&B
LabelEpic
ProducerLuther Vandross (also executive), Marcus Miller, Nat Adderley, Jr.
Luther Vandross chronology
This Is Christmas
(1995)
Your Secret Love
(1996)
One Night with You: The Best of Love, Volume 2
(1997)
Singles from Your Secret Love
  1. "Your Secret Love"
    Released: August 20, 1996
  2. "I Can Make It Better"
    Released: November 26, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[3]
Q3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[5]
Vibe(favorable)[4]

Your Secret Love is the tenth studio album by American R&B recording artist Luther Vandross. It was released by Epic Records on October 1, 1996. The album's title track won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and was nominated for Best R&B Song in 1997. It was his final album for Epic .

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Your Secret Love"Luther Vandross, Reed Vertelney4:12
2."Love Don't Love You Anymore"Vandross5:12
3."It's Hard for Me to Say"Vandross, Skip Anderson4:34
4."Crazy Love"David Lasley, Robin Lerner, Marsha Malamet, Allan Rich5:13
5."I Can Make It Better"Vandross, Marcus Miller5:35
6."Too Proud to Beg"Vandross, Vertelney4:50
7."I Can't Wait No Longer (Let's Do This)" (featuring Deidra "Spin" Roper of Salt-n-Pepa)Miller, Dee Dee Roper5:39
8."Nobody to Love"Vandross, Miller5:45
9."Whether or Not the World Gets Better" (featuring Lisa Fischer)Vandross5:31
10."This Time I'm Right"Vandross5:07
11."Knocks Me Off My Feet"Stevie Wonder3:44
12."Goin' Out of My Head"Teddy Randazzo, Bob Weinstein5:17

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[11] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[13] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Your Secret Love at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (1996-10-11). "Luther Vandross Your Secret Love (Epic)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-04-04.
  3. ^ Browne, David (1996-10-04). "Your Secret Love Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-04-04.
  4. ^ a b "Luther Vandross - Your Secret Love CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-04-04.
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  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Luther Vandross – Your Secret Love" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Luther Vandross | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Luther Vandross Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Luther Vandross Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Year End 1996". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Luther Vandross – Your Secret Love". Music Canada.
  12. ^ "British album certifications – Luther Vandross – Your Secret Love". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Your Secret Love in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Luther Vandross – Your Secret Love". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.