Lionel Richie: All The Hits LIVE in Vegas!
International Music Icon Lionel Richie performs his FINAL shows LIONEL RICHIE: ALL THE HITS at The ZAPPOS theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, August 15th – October 20th
Lionel has sold more than 100 million albums and is the recipient of countless awards, including four Grammy Awards®, an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award. Lionel has also been recognized with some of the world’s most significant honors, including honorary doctorates from Boston College and Tuskegee University, a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the United Negro College Fund (making him the first recipient to graduate from a UNCF school),and remains an active member of one of the most prestigious fraternities in history, Alpha Phi Alpha. In addition, he won ASCAP’s “Publisher of the Year” and “Lifetime Achievement Award,” as well as 16 American Music Awards, five People’s Choice Awards, A World Music Lifetime Achievement Award, TV Land Icon Award, Germany’s Echo Award for Lifetime Achievement, Hong Kong’s Rojo Award, Goldene KameraAward, Italy’s San Remo Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Governors Award, and more. He received the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award presented at Harvard University. He’s been inducted to both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and knighted in France receiving the Legionnaire Award. Always giving back, his charity work extends from Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center to UNICEF and The Art of Elysium. And it was recently announced that he will be honored as the 2016 MusiCares® Person of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, to be held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY® Week two nights prior to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.
As a member of the Commodores, Lionel developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as “Three Times A Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.” After writing “Lady” for Kenny Rogers, and “Endless Love” (which garnered an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe nomination), Motown asked him to do a solo album. The self-titled debut would cement him as a star in his own right and earn him his very first Grammy for the hit “Truly.” The diamond-certified “Album of the Year” winner Can’t Slow Down followed in 1983, giving the world classics such as “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck On You,” and “Hello.” The next year he performed at the historic 1984 Olympics Closing Ceremony. 1985 saw him join forces with Michael Jackson to write one of most important pop songs in history, “We Are The World,” for USA for Africa and the album We Are The World. That same year “Say You, Say Me” would achieve an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award for “Best Original Song.” Lionel upped the ante yet again with 1986’s seminal Dancing On The Ceiling, which remains one of his most infectious and incendiary offerings to this day. A decade later in 1996, he began a run of powerful, personal albums that commenced with the Gold-certified Louder Than Words and followed by 1998’s Time and 2000’s Renaissance. Lionel has collaborated with everybody from Lenny Kravitz to Ne-Yo, The-Dream and Akon, as well as some of country music’s biggest names for his 2012 album, Tuskegee. His cultural impact continues to resound as loudly as ever with guest mentor spots twice on NBC’s The Voice, first at the request of Christina Aguilera and most recently for Pharrell. He also did a medley of hits on the finale of 2013’s China Idol, drawing an audience of over 453 million people.