Your Secret Love

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Your Secret Love
Luther Vandross - Your Secret Love album cover.jpg
Studio album by Luther Vandross
Released October 1, 1996 (U.S.)
Recorded 1995-1996
Studio Camel Island Studios
([Los Angeles, California)
Genre R&B, soul
Label Epic
Producer Luther Vandross (also executive), Marcus Miller, Nat Adderley, Jr.
Luther Vandross chronology
This Is Christmas
Your Secret Love
One Night with You: The Best of Love, Volume 2
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B−[3]
Q 3/5 stars[4]
Vibe (favorable)[4]

Your Secret Love is the tenth studio album by American R&B recording artist Luther Vandross, released on October 1, 1996 (see 1996 in music). 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 Records.

Track listing[edit]

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


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
Dutch Albums Chart 61
UK Albums Chart 14
US Billboard 200 9
US Billboard Top R&B Albums 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
US Billboard 200 129



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[5] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 1,000,000^

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


  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. 
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Luther Vandross – Your Secret Love". Music Canada. 
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Luther Vandross – Your Secret Love". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Your Secret Love in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  7. ^ "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