Luther Vandross is an American songwriter, record producer and was an in-demand backup singer for many known artists. Luther Vandross was born on the 20th day of April 1951 in New York City, New York United States. Luther lost his father (died of diabetes) when he was eight and from that time he just went on.
Luther Vandross sang commercial and promotional jingles for several companies like Burger King, Mountain Dew, and Kentucky Fried Chicken among so many others. In high school he also performed in musical groups; though later became a lead vocal for a group called “Change”. The group’s debut album “The Glow of Love” in 1980 Warner Bros’ Record was certified gold.
Luther Vandross’ musical career was a success as he sold over 35 million records worldwide, winning eight Grammy Awards and four “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in the process. He also won a Grammy Award for “Song of The Year” after he released “Dance with My Father” not long before he died.
Luther Vandross died of diabetes and hypertension in 2005 which could be genetal. Luther Vandross was inducted into the SoulMusic Hall of Fame in 2012, he never married, and had no children.