Luther Vandross wrote, recorded, produced, and performed the song “Never Too Much.”
The R&B song was released in 1981 as the lead single from the same-named Vandross debut studio album.
The title single debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, fourth on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs list, and 33rd on the US Billboard Hot 100.
The album (Vandross’ debut as a solo artist) was a smash hit, especially on black radio and on the R&B charts.
It garnered numerous awards, including two Grammy nominations for “Best New Artist” and “Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male” in 1982.
In November 1989, a remixed version of the song reached number 13 on the UK singles chart.
The track was also included on Luther Vandross’ later album The Ultimate Luther Vandross, published in 2001.
The track was accompanied by a music video in which he is seen singing in a studio.
At the 24th Grammy Awards in 1982, Vandross was nominated for “Never Too Much” in the category of “Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male.”
In September 2021, “Never Too Much” was named number 466 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.