Luther Vandross learned from the best. The impressive vocalist wrote for David Bowie and sang background for Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Bette Midler, and Barbra Streisand before his breakthrough in the early ‘80s. He first gained notoriety by singing lead vocals with the post-disco band Change, but his knack for penning smooth love songs is what quickly made him one of R&B's most beloved solo acts. A slow jam specialist, Vandross' success coincided with the height of the quiet storm era. All but one of his 13 studio albums have gone at least platinum, and he's won eight GRAMMY®s.