Luther Vandross

1951 - 2005

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Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luther Vandross has received more than 5,977,841 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Luther Vandross is the 973rd most popular singer (up from 1,082nd in 2019), the 5,476th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,702nd in 2019) and the 274th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Luther Vandross ranks 973 out of 3,541Before him are Gitte Hænning, Katia Ricciarelli, James Arthur, Jorge Cafrune, Kiki Dee, and Michèle Torr. After him are Billy Paul, Daniel Balavoine, Elīna Garanča, BoA, Abbey Lincoln, and Annie Ross.

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Among people born in 1951, Luther Vandross ranks 233Before him are Tom Hamilton, Börje Salming, Debra Jo Rupp, Gregory Winter, Zalmay Khalilzad, and Tony Amendola. After him are Michel Pollentier, David Kipiani, Edgardo Codesal, Aaron Norris, Tom Noonan, and Gustav Thöni. Among people deceased in 2005, Luther Vandross ranks 179Before him are William Rehnquist, John Love, Larry Collins, Julián Marías, Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, and Jack Colvin. After him are Fei Xiaotong, Song Renqiong, Vladimir Kotelnikov, John Vernon, Martin Lings, and Pierre Daninos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Luther Vandross ranks 5,476 out of 15,968Before him are Phil McGraw (1950), Robert Nisbet (1913), Eileen Collins (1956), Matthew Lillard (1970), Frank Beard (1949), and John Wesley Powell (1834). After him are Carol Channing (1921), John Myung (1967), Irwin Allen (1916), Bill Vukovich (1918), Frankie Knuckles (1955), and Rudy Van Gelder (1924).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Luther Vandross ranks 274Before him are Lizzo (1988), Beth Hart (1972), Boz Scaggs (1944), Roy Eldridge (1911), B. J. Thomas (1942), and Tammy Wynette (1942). After him are Billy Paul (1934), Abbey Lincoln (1930), Nas (1973), Tiny Tim (1932), Marilyn Miller (1898), and Bobby Bland (1930).