RIAA: Luther Vandross Awarded His FIRST Platinum Singles on What Would’ve Been His 70th Birthday

Published: Tuesday 20th Apr 2021 by Rashad

Luther Vandross is unquestionably one of the most revered male vocalists in music history.

A singer-songwriter praised for his hits ‘Never Too Much,’ ‘Stop to Love,’ and ‘Give Me the Reason’ as well as his spins on classics ‘A House is Not a Home,’ ‘Superstar,’ ‘So Amazing,’ and ‘If This World Were Mine,’ the GRAMMY winner cemented his legendary status by delivering a bevy of R&B’s most memorable classics.

And while his legacy lacks no laud, dedicated fans would be surprised to know he was never awarded a Platinum plaque for any of the singles he released over his 25-year career.  That changed this week.

Details inside:

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) took to press Tuesday (April 20) to announce Vandross had been posthumously awarded four new plaques.  See the breakdown below:

1x Platinum (for respective sales of 1 million in the United States)

  • ‘Here & Now’ – Single
  • ‘Endless Love’ (with Mariah Carey) – Single
  • ‘Dance with My Father’ – Single

Gold (for sales of 500,000 in the United States)

  • ‘A House is Not a Home’ – Single

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The updated logs reveal Luther – despite having earned several Platinum and multiPlatinum-certified albums across his storied career – had never collected a Platinum-certified single prior to April 20, 2021 (nearly 16 years after his death).

A timely honor, the announcement comes on what would’ve been his 70th birthday.

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  1. SANCTIFIED April 20, 2021

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEGEND!!!

    ALL OF HIS ALBUMS WENT PLATINUM PLUS. ALL OF THEM!!!! STRAIGHT R&B. HE WAS STILL COLLECTING PLAQUES AND ACCOLADES IN HIS LATER YEARS. A TRUE LEGEND!!!

    RIP

  2. Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 April 20, 2021

    Luther is everything 💯 What a beautiful, timeless, legendary, platinum VOICE 🤳🏽🎶
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIuGY7NoXp0
    ❤️

    • Shayla Queen 👑 April 20, 2021

      With no platinum hits until decades after their release. Hardly a legend!

      • Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 April 20, 2021

        Girl, are you really trying to be an artist and dissing Luther? Sure, Jan 🤣
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTnmL6PwckY
        💯 ❤️🎶🤳🏽💋

      • SANCTIFIED April 20, 2021

        13 PLATINUM ALBUMS BETWEEN 1981-2003 SAYS OTHERWISE. STAY IN YOUR LANE DUSTY B****

      • SANCTIFIED April 20, 2021

        SORRY, I FORGOT 8 GRAMMYS BITXH

      • Shayla Queen 👑 April 20, 2021

        Taylor Swift has achieved more – 11 Grammy Awards and first solo female with a diamond single and album. Bïtch.

      • SANCTIFIED April 20, 2021

        SO WHAT! EVERY ALBUM HE EVER RELEASED ACHIEVED PLATINUM STATUS OVER THE COURSE OF 22 YEARS LMAO. HOW IS THAT NOT LEGENEDARY. HE WAS IN HIS 50’S IN BAD HEALTH STILL RELEASING PLATINUM ALBUMS AND WINNING GRAMMYS. THATS WHY HE GOT A GOOGLE DOODLE FOR HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY TODAY. NOT LEGENDARY WHERE? ITS THE DELUSION 4 ME!!! #LEGENDVANDROSS

      • Your Name April 20, 2021

        Shayla sit this one out baby

      • Shayla Queen 👑 April 20, 2021

        Taylor Swift is more of a legend. Cry about it.

  3. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) April 20, 2021

    I’m bored…. I need some BBC tonight 💋💋 hit me up! I need at least 5 🍆 to play with 💅🏿💅🏿

    • J April 21, 2021

      Just go play with yours 🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴

  4. Maräj April 20, 2021

    Only on this dum ass site will somebody say theeee Luther Vandross isn’t a legend. Miserable loser ass trollz!!!

    • Shayla Queen 👑 April 20, 2021

      Give me Justin Bieber any day 💯

      • Tori April 20, 2021

        You’re trying hard to troll today and it just isn’t working. Looks like you’re having an off day.

      • Shayla Queen 👑 April 20, 2021

        I said what I said. And meant it. I would NEVER listen to old ass Luther. Bïtch ass.

  5. Bravo April 20, 2021

    Silky smooth Luther Vandross. Still in love with me. I am not meant to live alone Turn this house into a home. I climb the stairs and turn the key ohhh please be there, saying that still in love, still in love with me. A house is not a home is my s***!

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