Singer-songwriter Luther Vandross released his his debut album, Never Too Much, in 1981 and it went on to sell more than a million copies. Though Vandross was a major R&B phenomenon, it wasn't until the early 1990s that he became a pop success.
He won his first Grammy in 1991 for "Here and Now," two in 1992 for "Power of Love" and a fourth in 1997 for "Your Secret Love." He also won four 2004 Grammys before passing away in 2005.
Vandross recorded a remake of "Endless Love" with Mariah Carey in 1994, released "This is Christmas" in 1996 and "I Know" in 1998. The singer suffered a debilitating stroke in 2003, from which he never fully recovered.
He appeared via video at the 2004 Grammys, where he won four awards for his last album "Dance With My Father," including Song of the Year.
Vandross died on July 1, 2005.