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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is showing homage to Luther Vandross in a major way. According to a press release, the late “Always And Forever” singer will received a star on the Walk of Fame this week.
“We are honored to hold this dedication for a very special performer whose music will resonate for all time,” said Leron Gubler, president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and emcee of the ceremonies. “Luther ‘s unparalleled voice and forever romantic tunes such as, ‘Never Too Much,’ ‘Power Of Love,’ ‘Here And Now,’ ‘House Is Not A Home,’ ‘So Amazing’ and ‘Dance With My Father’ are known the world over.”
Over the course of his 25-year career, the R&B crooner won eight Grammy Awards and scored 11 consecutive platinum/double platinum albums.
Vandross, who passed away of a heart attack in 2005, will be honored outside Capitol Records in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 3rd. His star will be presented to his niece Seveda Williams and friend Alfonso “Fonzi” Thornton.