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Lionel Richie - North Sea Jazz Festival at Ahoy Rotterdam at North Sea Jazz Festival - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Sunday 12th July 2015

Lionel Richie, North Sea Jazz Festival, Ahoy, Rotterdam and July 12th 2015
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Lionel Richie's 'The Definitive Collection' Jumps 103 Places To Claim Top Spot On The UK Albums Chart


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He’s done it! As was indicated mid-week, Lionel Richie has indeed secured the Number 1 spot on the UK Albums Chart. We reported on Wednesday that the 66 year old headed up the mid-week charts for the week ending July 5th, and now he’s secured his first British chart topper in 23 years with The Definitive Collection.

The greatest hits compilation originally enjoyed a chart peak of Number 10 when it was first released in 2003, and climbed an incredible 103 places from last week to become the highest seller in the week after his tremendous Glastonbury performance last Sunday.

Richie played a hit-packed set to rapturous crowd of more than 100,000, as well as the millions of TV viewers watching at home. The so-called ‘Glastonbury effect’ on chart sales clearly worked like a charm for the legendary soul singer.

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Lionel Richie On Course For Number One Album After Glastonbury Show


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Soul legend Lionel Richie could be headed back to the top of the charts, with the news that one of his compilation albums has received a massive sales boost on the back of his Glastonbury performance at the weekend.

The 66 year old singer played the Pyramid Stage on Sunday afternoon, in front of what was later confirmed as the biggest crowd of the entire festival. His hit-packed show was also televised on the BBC, making for probably the most well-received set of the entire weekend.

It transpires that the public has been snapping up his 2003 The Definitive Collection in their droves, with the compilation in the top spot in the midweek charts announced on Wednesday (July 1st). It’s a jump of 103 places!

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Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 5

Lionel Richie - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 5 - Performances at Glastonbury Festival - Somerset, United Kingdom - Sunday 28th June 2015

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Tommy Hilfiger Party at LouLou's

Lionel Richie - Tommy Hilfiger Party at LouLou's - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 16th June 2015

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Celebrities at the Chiltern Firehouse

Lionel Ritchie - Celebrities at the Chiltern Firehouse - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th June 2015

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Lionel Richie performs at 3Arena

Lionel Richie - Lionel Richie performs at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland - 11.03.15. - Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 11th March 2015

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Lionel Richie To Play 'Legends' Slot at Glastonbury Festival 2015


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Lionel Richie has been confirmed to play the 'legends' slot on Sunday at next year's Glastonbury Festival. The soul man will no doubt be performing a selection of his biggest hits, including 'All Night Long', 'Dancing on the Ceiling' and 'Hello', in the tea-time slot that was occupied by Dolly Parton this summer.

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"We are over the moon," said festival co-organiser Emily Eavis, daughter of founder Michael Eavis. "We felt very lucky to get the call from a true Motown legend asking to play next year," she added.

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Lionel Richie To Headline Glastonbury Music Festival 2015


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At 65-years-old Lionel Richie will make his Glastonbury Festival debut as he has been confirmed as the headline act in the coveted Sunday evening slot in June 2015, which is always reserved for music's biggest stars.

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Richie will play in the Sunday evening slot at the music festival

Richie burst onto the music scene as a member of the Commodores, but in 1982 he ventured out as a solo artist and eventually carved out one of the most successful careers ever, selling more than 200 million albums worldwide and winning four Grammy Awards.

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Barbra Streisand Makes Chart History With New Album


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It's not easy to be a pioneer in music nowadays, but Barbra Streisand seems to have managed it with the release of her thirty-sixth album 'Partners'. The record has debuted at the top spot on the US Billboard Chart, making Streisand the first singer to have a number one album in six consecutive decades. 

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Streisand (72) is continuing to break records in the music world

Her first album to reach the top spot was 'People' back in 1964, and she has gone on to have a further nine reach number one in the US, including her latest one. With her ten number one albums, she is now tied for fourth place with the most number one albums alongside Elvis Presley. Ahead of her are The Beatles (19), Michael Jackson (13) and Bruce Springsteen (11), but Streisand is still the most successful female artist. She has also scored six number ones in the UK album chart and thirteen in other countries. She has also achieved five number one singles, her last being 'Woman in Love' which was released in 1980.

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Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were with Lionel Richie


Ahead of the September 2014 release of Barbra Streisand's duet album 'Partners', Lionel Richie talks about the excitement of singing for the 7th track, 'The Way We Were'.  

Lionel Richie Inspires From The BET Stage, Despite Unfortunate Typo


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Lionel Richie’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony during the BET Awards on Sunday was moving, inspiring and… wrong. Well, part of it was, anyway. Richie received musical tributes by Pharrell Williams, John Legend and Yolanda Adams, each of whom performed a song by the soul legend.

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Despite the typo, the ceremony and musical tributes marched on.

Even though his name was repeated multiple times during the show and we’re guessing BET staff know how to use spell check, someone still misspelled Richie’s name as Ritchie on screen. Before the mistake was noticed or acknowledged, Twitter took the typo and ran with it. The misspelled name quickly started trending on the website and many people seemed unaware of the mistake.

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Fail! Lionel Richie's Name Spelled Wrong At The BET Awards


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Whoever was in charge of the captioning at last night's BET Awards should hang their head in shame after they misspelled the name of the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award, Lionel Richie. During the televised coverage of the Black Entertainment Television Awards on Sunday night (29th June), which was watched by millions around the world, the broadcasting team managed to spell Richie's surname as "Ritchie."

Sure, plenty of worse things could have happened, but it's still a pretty embarrassing move considering Richie was practically the guest of honor at the bash. To make matters worse, the mistake flashed on the screen in large lettering as the 65 year-old soul star headed to collect his prize.

Soon the hashtag "#lionelritchie" began trending on Twitter as viewers picked up on the blunder and quickly spread the news leading to embarrassment for the show's production team.

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