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Lionel Richie To Top Album Charts Amidst Tax Problems

Lionel Richie looks set to be greeted with another round of media quips about how he's likely to be "dancing on the ceiling" as his latest album continues to be a roaring success, with Billboard...

Richie's Great-grandfather Was Born To A Slave And Her Owner

Singer Lionel Richie was left awestruck after discovering his great-grandfather was born to a slave and her white plantation owner while tracing his family history on U.S. show Who Do You Think You Are on...

Lionel Richie Owes $1.1 Million In Unpaid Taxes

"Hello, is it me you're looking for?" sang Lionel Richie in the 1980s. "Yes," says the Irs, in 2012. Lionel Richie seems to be in financial trouble and he could soon find out that 'Dancing...

Lionel Richie Owes 1.1m In Tax

Lionel Richie reportedly owes over $1.1 million in unpaid tax.The soul singer, who resides in Los Angeles, has been hit with a lien - an official claim against his property - for the payment of...

Lionel Richie Faces Massive Tax Bill

Soul star Lionel Richie is facing a hefty tax bill over allegations he owes more than $1 million (£625,000) to the U.S. government.The Hello hitmaker owes $1.13 million (£706,000) in unpaid income tax stemming from...

Madonna Set For Huge Sales Drop

Madonna's latest album is set to have the biggest second week sales drop in US chart history.The 53-year-old singer's new record 'MDNA' debuted at the top of the US album charts last week after achieving...

Kenny Chesney Drunk-dialled Lionel Richie And Begged For My Love Duet

Country star Kenny Chesney 'drunk-dialled' Lionel Richie at four in the morning, begging to be a part of his duets album Tuskegee.The soul man collaborated with some of the biggest country stars on the project...

Richie Wrote Lady Love Song In Studio Toilet

Singer/songwriter Lionel Richie completed Lady, the hit ballad he wrote for Kenny Rogers, in a studio restroom.The Three Times a Lady hitmaker pitched a snippet of the song to the country legend and told him...

Richie Freaked Out By Jacko's Missing Python

Writing the charity anthem We Are The World with Michael Jackson was a terrifying experience for Lionel Richie - because he didn't realise the King of Pop's pet python had escaped in the room where...

Madonna's Album Mdna Is Fastest Selling Debut Of 2012

Madonna's latest album Mdna has become the fastest selling debut of 2012, according to Cnn. Nielsen SoundScan figures show that the album sold 359,000 units in its first week and became the fifth consecutive album...

Madonna Edges Out Lionel Richie To Billboard No.1

Madonna has beaten Lionel Richie to the number one spot on the US Billboard album chart. The 53-year-old singer - who is widely known as the Queen of Pop - surged to the summit with...

Queen Of Pop Madonna Regains Throne With No.1 Album Mdna

Madonna 's promotional campaign has been controversial, rarely short of criticism and at times out-dated, yet at the end of it all the Queen of Pop has still managed to back up her moniker with...

Lionel Richie's Hit 'Not Black Enough'

Lionel Richie was told 'Easy Like Sunday Morning' was ''not black enough'' when he first wrote it. The singer wrote the track - originally performed with his old group The Commodores - after being told...

Richie Performs With Daughter At Vegas Show

Lionel Richie had an extra-special duet partner at a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas on Monday night (02Apr12) - his daughter Nicole joined him onstage.The soul man rounded up his singing pals, including Shania...

Lionel Richie Can't Record Without Hat

Lionel Richie can't record a song unless he's wearing a beanie or tennis hat. The 'Dancing on the Ceiling' singer is particularly superstitious when it comes to laying down his vocals, and has to be...

Nicole Richie's Mood Determines Style

Nicole Richie lets her mood dictate her style.The 30-year-old party girl-turned fashionista is a regular on ''best dressed'' lists, but admits how she dresses depends on how she feels.Talking about choosing clothing for her role...

Lionel Richie's Fears Over Voice As He Ages

Veteran singer Lionel Richie panicked every time he underwent vocal surgery over fears the procedure would rob him of his voice.The Hello hitmaker revealed on Wednesday evening's (28Mar12) Piers Morgan Tonight show that he has...

Lionel Richie Wants Florida Law Revised After Trayvon Martin Shooting

Lionel Richie has urged politicians in Florida to revoke a "stand-your-ground" law following the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin last month (Feb12).The 17-year-old African-American student was wearing a hoodie when he was gunned down in...

Lionel Richie Wears Lucky Hats To Record

Lionel Richie takes a haul of headwear into recording studios with him, as he insists on wearing a lucky hat whenever he lays down new songs.The Hello hitmaker has penned more than a dozen chart-topping...

Lionel Richie's Shopping Network Show A Big Hit

Lionel Richie's decision to promote his first country album during a concert on a U.S. shopping channel has been declared a big hit - the soul man sold 20,000 copies in an hour.The Hello hitmaker...

Kenny Rogers To Join Lionel Richie At South By Southwest Showcase

Singer Kenny Rogers will join pal Lionel Richie onstage in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night (14Mar12) for a showcase concert to launch the soul man's country career.Richie will headline the Billboard gig at the South...

Lionel Richie's Hello Ice-breaker

Lionel Richie finds his song 'Hello' often helps ''break the ice'' with strangers.The 62-year-old singer claims the 1984 hit - which features the lyrics, ''hello, is it me you're looking for?'' - is often repeated...

'Corny' Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie is happy to be ''corny''.The 'Dancing on the Ceiling' hitmaker doesn't worry about being ''hip'' because the subject matter of his songs mean they are viewed as timeless and people can always relate...

South By Southwest 2012 Will See New Names Refresh Old Festival Traditions

South By Southwest starts today in Austin, Texas. A festival that started out in 1987 with plans for it to be a showcase for emerging music and creative companies has grown to become a truly...

Lionel Richie & Etta James To Be Inducted Into Apollo Hall Of Fame

Lionel Richie and the late Etta James are to be inducted into New York's Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame.The two stars will be feted at a ceremony in Harlem on 4 June (12). Past Apollo...

Kelly Clarkson And Richie To Front New Tv Singing Show

Former American Idol champion Kelly Clarkson is set to front a new reality TV singing show with Lionel Richie.The singer, who won the first season of Simon Cowell's talent show in 2002, is becoming a...

Kelly Clarkson To Judge New Tv Talent Show

Kelly Clarkson has joined the judging panel of new TV talent show 'Duets'.The 'Stronger' hitmaker - who found fame on the first series of 'American Idol' - will join forces with music legend Lionel Richie,...

Kelly Clarkson Turns Mentor For X Factor, Idol, Rival

Kelly Clarkson and Lionel Ritchie have been chosen to be the celebrity figures on the forthcoming series of 'Duets', after Abc threw their hat into the ring for the battle of the talent contests. Jennifer...

The Voice: Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie Add Superstar Power

Now that the five weeks of 'blind auditions' are over, The Voice can really get down to the serious business of finding itself a singing star. The judges have chosen their teams and on last...

Lionel Richie: Whitney Had To Save Herself

Lionel Richie thinks Whitney Houston was the only person who could have saved herself. The 'Dancing on the Ceiling' hitmaker was a friend of the late singer - who tragically died after allegedly ingesting alcohol...

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