Gospel and R&B singer Ruben Studdard has received comparisons to the late Luther Vandross since his American Idol days, and has decided to make his seventh studio album an homage to the soulful crooner.

Studdard recently released Ruben Sings Luther, his first album in four years. In an interview with EUR, the AI, Season 2 winner spoke on his connection with the “Never Too Much” artist.

“In my young teens, I would perform a Luther song or two at weddings and people would keep requesting more of his hits,” said Studdard. “ I recorded ‘Superstar’ awhile back which was Grammy nominated and sang different Luther songs during my live shows.”

“I am excited and proud of my latest project…For years, people have asked me when I would record Luther’s songs.”

Check out the track list below and stream Ruben Sings Luther here.