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Richie joked that when he heard Adele's 'Hello', he tried to copyright the song title.
The 66 year old singer, who recently announced a massive UK tour following his successful appearance at Glastonbury Festival earlier this year, spoke to The Sun and, with tongue firmly in cheek, remarked that he contacted lawyers to figure out whether he might have a case. No, unsurprisingly, came the answer.
Richie joked that he tried to copyright the phrase 'Hello' after she heard Adele's new song
Continue reading: Lionel Richie Jokes That He Contacted His Lawyer's Over Adele's 'Hello'
Because it looks like you're in luck.
Lionel Richie just keeps the surprises coming! Not only have UK fans got a set of shows in London and Manchester to look forward to, but he's also added six more dates to his 2016 roster and even confirmed that he'll be teaming up with Adele in the near future on a new project.
Lionel Richie confirms Adele collaboration
Both Richie and Adele are pretty much the winners when it comes to popularity in 2015, so this combination is proving to be a very exciting one amongst fans indeed. A suggestion for a collaboration first arose when a mash-up of the video for Lionel Richie's song 'Hello' with the one for Adele's hit single of the same name surfaced on the internet, much to their amusement.
Continue reading: Hello, Is It Lionel Richie And Adele You're Looking For?
Adele’s new video (and her flip phone) has given internet meme creators a wealth of material.
How did you react when Adele dropped her video for ‘Hello’ on Friday? Did you watch it on repeat, cry tears of joy or maybe just make a meme that ended up going viral? The video, which has so far had over 25 million views a day, has also become one of the most meme-d clips of the year so far, thanks to an old fashioned phone and some dodgy tea making skills.
The crooner has announced a residency in Las Vegas
If Lionel Richie’s epic Glastonbury performance showed anything, it was that the legendary motown star can still go all night long - something he’s clearly desperate to do again after announcing a residency in Las Vegas in 2016. Lionel Richie - All The Hits will begin in April next year and will be the start of 20 shows in May, September and October for the Dancing on the Ceiling singer as he asks his audiences ‘is it me you’re looking for’?
Lionel Richie has announced his residency in Las Vegas
Apparently, the 66-year-old decided to give Las Vegas a go after speaking to his 21-year-old son Miles who responded with "WE are going to have the greatest time".
Continue reading: Lionel Richie Heading To LA To Perform All Night Long
It's the first British chart topper the singer has had in 23 years.
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.
Richie played a hit-packed set to over 100,000 revellers at Glastonbury on Sunday, a show that was also televised. Cue people buying 'The Definitive Collection' in their hordes.
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!
Continue reading: Lionel Richie On Course For Number One Album After Glastonbury Show
Motorhead, FFS and George Clinton make for exciting surprise additions.
Lionel Richie is playing Glastonbury 2015 in the famous 'legends' slot.
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.
Lionel Richie will play the Glastonbury legends slot next June
"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.
Continue reading: Lionel Richie To Play 'Legends' Slot At Glastonbury Festival 2015
The 65-year-old singer will host the festival's Pyramid stage on Sunday June, 18. 2015.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Lionel Richie To Headline Glastonbury Music Festival 2015
Barbra Streisand has set a new world record with the release of her latest album.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Barbra Streisand Makes Chart History With New Album
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