Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross is the celebrated R&B singer who has won eight Grammy Awards and sold over thirty million albums worldwide. Early in his career, Vandross was a sought after background singer, lending his voice to Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Roberta Flack, David Bowie, Diana Ross and others. He then fronted a band called Luther, which released a self-titled album in 1976. By 1980, he joined the group Change, before embarking on a successful solo career. Nearly two years after the 2003 release of his final album, Dance With My Father, Vandross died at 54, after suffering a heart attack.