Crooner Lionel Richie has settled at $1.1 million (£647,000) tax debt with U.S. authorities.

The Hello hitmaker was slapped with a tax lien in 2012 for failing to pay America's Internal Revenue Service (Irs) more than $1 million (£588,200) in income tax dating back to 2010.

According to documents obtained by, Richie has now paid up and settled the debt.