Vandross Gets Platinum Plaque
By The Associated Press, Mon Dec 15, 1:41 PM ET
NEW YORK - A recuperating Luther Vandross (news) has another reason to celebrate.
The 52-year-old singer is hospitalized at a rehabilitation center after
suffering a debilitating stroke. Earlier this month, he got word that he'd been nominated for five Grammy awards for his album,
"Dance With My Father."
Last Friday, he received a visit from RCA Music Group Chairman Clive
Davis, who gave him a platinum plaque for his album, marking more than 1 million in album sales, according to Vandross' publicist,
The visit was a surprise, and it put Vandross in a joking mood.
"This calls for a special cake too!" the singer said, according to Najarian.
Vandross suffered his life-threatening stroke in April, two months before
the release of "Dance With My Father." The album became Vandross' fastest-selling disc, and to date has sold 1.5 million copies.