Luther Ronzoni Vandross (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer-songwriter and record producer. During his career, Vandross sold over twenty-five million albums and won eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four times. He won four Grammy Awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the track "Dance with My Father", co-written with Richard Marx.
By popular vote, Luther Vandross was inducted into The SoulMusic Hall of Fame at SoulMusic.com in December 2012. –wikipedia.org
From 1981 through 2006, Vandross released 13 studio albums, one holiday album and one live album, as well as 62 singles. (Five albums and one single were released post-posthumously.) Worldwide, Luther Vandross has sold approximately 30 million records.