Last week a new Luther Vandross album hit stores, Hidden Gems. The album features 15 songs from the late R&B legend that his fans may not recognize. 

Today, on his 61st birthday, we remember one of his most popular songs of all time, “Power of Love,” from his 1991 album of the same name.

Vandross suffered a stroke in 2003 that left him unable to perform. He later died in 2005 at the age of 54. He was gone too soon.

With over 30 million albums sold, eight Grammy awards, countless memorable stage performances, and millions of fans, who doesn’t miss the velvety R&B sounds Vandross blessed us with in the ’80s and ’90s?

What’s your favorite Luther Vandross song?

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