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ABC’s “American Idol” stars Lionel Richie. (ABC photograph by Gavin Bond)

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‘Music’s Hottest Night time’ airs stay Sunday, Nov. 20, on ABC

dick clark productions and ABC introduced legendary performer, musician, producer and “American Idol” TV persona Lionel Richie can be honored with the celebrated Icon Award on the 2022 American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted award present, making him the one artist in historical past to be featured on the AMAs stage in each decade because the present’s inception.

The Icon Award honors an artist whose physique of labor has marked a world affect over the music trade. As a part of the popularity, the 17-time AMA winner will take the stage to just accept his 18th award and look again on his most iconic songs and AMA achievements through the years.

Hosted by Wayne Brady, the 2022 American Music Awards will air stay from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20 (8 p.m. EST/PST), on ABC and stream the following day on Hulu.

ABC mentioned, “Worldwide famous person Lionel Richie has an unparalleled skill to masterfully mix a wide range of music, from pop to nation. As a songwriter and performer, Richie has bought greater than 125 million albums bought worldwide and has acquired quite a few awards all through his storied profession together with an Oscar, 4 Grammys and a Golden Globe, amongst different notable trade distinctions.

“As a performer, his incomparable music catalog has earned him 12 No. 1 hits and 13 High 10 hits on the Billboard Sizzling 100 charts, and led to collaborations with among the trade’s iconic personalities, akin to Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross and Barbra Streisand. Richie’s 12 No. 1 hits had been launched in 11 consecutive years, starting from his No. 1 hit in 1977 with the Commodores, ‘Straightforward,’ to a consecutive string of different No. 1 successes together with ‘All Night time Lengthy (All Night time),’ ‘Say You’ and ‘Dancing on the Ceiling.’ Richie penned the Kenny Rogers track ‘Sail,’ which spent six weeks at No. 1. Embarking on a brand new chapter in 1981, Richie launched his solo profession with a multiweek No. 1 hit, ‘Really’; and later his album ‘Can’t Gradual Down’ had 5 chart-topping singles, together with his memorable hit ‘All Night time Lengthy’ and is on file as the largest promoting album within the historical past of Motown Information.

“In 1985, Richie co-wrote the worldwide anthem ‘We Are the World’ with Michael Jackson, recording with greater than 45 artists surrounding the American Music Awards. The track spent 4 weeks because the No. 1 on the Sizzling 100 and charted world wide, serving to to boost tens of millions of {dollars} to assist famine aid efforts in Africa and went on to win a number of Grammys. He took house the Academy Award for Greatest Tune in 1986, the place he was in rivalry twice in the identical class for his hit composition of “Say You, Say Me,” for the movie ‘White Nights.’

“In 2016, Richie was named the MusiCares Particular person of the Yr and was the recipient of the coveted Johnny Mercer Prize by the Songwriters Corridor of Fame. In 2017, Richie acquired the Kennedy Middle Honors Award and in 2022, Richie was awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Standard Tune and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame.

“Richie bought out arenas worldwide on his ‘All The Hits, All Night time Lengthy Tour,’ and has headlined festivals together with Bonnaroo, Exterior Lands and Glastonbury. He launched his Las Vegas headlining residency present ‘Lionel Richie – All of the Hits’ in April 2016, and his subsequent 2019 album ‘Reside from Las Vegas’ hit No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart upon launch. The album introduced followers contained in the spectacular musical journey of his brightest and finest anthems which have outlined his unparalleled profession. Richie prolonged his ‘Again to Las Vegas’ residency at Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Theater with a 22-show engagement in 2022.”

Richie serves as a choose on ABC’s “American Idol” and is at present filming his fifth season on the present.

“I’m immensely grateful for a profession that has taken me to locations I by no means imagined that I’d go, from arenas worldwide to studio units to the AMA stage,” Richie mentioned. “I can recall one of many first occasions I bought to carry out on the AMAs. It was to sing ‘We Are the World’ among the many most iconic musicians of my era, so it’s surreal to be receiving this recognition 36 years later.”

The definition of an icon, Richie has received 17 AMAs over the course of his profession, beginning with the 1979 hit pop/rock single “Three Instances a Girl” with the Commodores. Richie received once more in 1980 with the Commodores for Soul/R&B Group earlier than occurring to obtain the majority of his awards for his solo profession. He took house two awards in 1982 for “Limitless Love,” two in 1983 for Pop/Rock Single (“Really”) and Soul/R&B Male, and the award for Favourite Soul/R&B Single for “All Night time Lengthy (All Night time)” in 1984. The next yr, Richie – who hosted the 1985 present – had a record-breaking night, profitable six AMAs in a single night time, together with Pop/Rock Male and a number of video awards for “Hey.” In 1987, he once more took house Pop/Rock Male and earned 4 awards all through the night time. To this present day, he holds the file for many music video AMAs with six wins and is among the many most embellished AMA winners of all time as this yr’s Icon Award brings his complete to 18 awards.

“Lionel Richie has had a profound affect on numerous individuals world wide and on the music trade as a complete,” mentioned govt producer and showrunner Jesse Collins. “From the tens of millions of {dollars} raised because of ‘We Are the World’ to the worldwide affect his distinctive sound nonetheless has at this time, Richie is the definition of a residing legend and honoring him with the AMAs Icon Award is a no brainer.”

As beforehand introduced, the AMAs will characteristic performances and collaborations from Carrie Underwood, Think about Dragons, J.I.D., P!NK, Tems, Wizkid and Yola. Further performers can be introduced within the coming weeks.

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