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Songs the ninth studio album by American R&B singer Luther Vandross. It was released by Epic Records on September 20, 1994. The album, a collection of cover versions, produced the singles "Endless Love", "Always and Forever", and "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now". According to an interview both Luther and Mariah Carey had in Japan following their release of "Endless Love", there was mention that Carey had given advice as to what songs Vandross would cover in this album.[5][6]

Songs
Luther Vandross - Songs album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 20, 1994 (U.S.)
Recorded1993–94
Studio
Genre
LabelEpic
Producer
Luther Vandross chronology
Never Let Me Go
(1993)
Songs
(1994)
This Is Christmas
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC[2]
Los Angeles Times1.5/4 stars[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[4]

Songs earned Vandross four nominations at the 1995 Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Love the One You're With", Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Endless Love", Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Always and Forever", and Best R&B Album.

Contents

Track listingEdit

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[21] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[22] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[23] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ Mariah Helped Luther Put Together His Covers LP! (Interview With Them)
  6. ^ YouTube - Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey interview
  7. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Luther Vandross – Songs". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Luther Vandross – Songs" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Luther Vandross – Songs" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Luther Vandross – Songs" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Luther Vandross – Songs". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Luther Vandross – Songs". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Luther Vandross – Songs". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  15. ^ "Luther Vandross | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  16. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  17. ^ "Luther Vandross Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  18. ^ "Luther Vandross Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  19. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Year End 1994". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  20. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Year End 1995". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  21. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Luther Vandross – Songs". Music Canada.
  22. ^ "British album certifications – Luther Vandross – Songs". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Songs in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  23. ^ "American album certifications – Luther Vandross – Songs". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.