Number two on our list of the top 25 list is the legendary Luther Vandross. Luther Vandross, born as Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr., was an American singer-songwriter.
His popular albums include ‘The Glow of Love,’ ‘Never Too Much,’ ‘Busy Body,’ ‘The Night I Fell in Love,’ ‘Never Let Me Go’ and ‘Your Secret Love.’ He was also the voice behind iconic singles, such as “Any Love”, “Never Too Much”, “For You to Love”, “I Can Make It Better”, “Here and Now”, “The Closer I Get to You”, “The Best Things in Life Are Free” and “Endless Love”.
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Luther sold over 35 million records worldwide during his career. He won 8 Grammy Awards, 5 Soul Train Music Awards, including a special honor, and 9 American Music Awards. Another iconic song of his career, “Dance with My Father,” was a huge hit at the time of its release.
We seemed to lose this legend too soon. Luther suffered from diabetes as well as hypertension in his later years. On July 1, 2005, he passed at the age of 54.