On Wednesday, April 27, multi-platinum-selling artist, four-time Grammy? Award winner and music icon, Lionel Richie, got the audience ?Dancing on the Ceiling? during his initial performance of ?Lionel Richie – All the Hits.? Signaling the beginning of his Las Vegas headlining residency inside The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Lionel unveiled his show to a sold-out theater and several standing ovations.
During an unforgettable evening featuring his brightest and best anthems which have defined the music icon?s unparalleled career, Lionel takes fans on an exciting musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits, including ?All Night Long,? ?Hello,? ?Stuck on You,? ?Say You, Say Me,? and ?Dancing on the Ceiling.?
The spectacular, state-of-the-art production, designed exclusively for The AXIS, gives audiences an intimate, only in Las Vegas concert experience. The show is jointly promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment and presented by SiriusXM.
Tickets and VIP packages for performances through Oct. 2016 are currently on sale. All shows are scheduled at 8 p.m.
Lionel has sold greater than 100 million albums and is the person receiving numerous honors, including four Grammy Awards?, an Academy Award? along with a Golden Globe Award. Lionel has additionally been recognized with a few of the world?s most critical honors, including honorary doctorates from Boston College and Tuskegee College, a ?Lifetime Achievement Award? in the United Negro College Fund (making them the very first recipient to finish a UNCF school),and stays an energetic person in probably the most exclusive fraternities ever, Alpha Phi Alpha. Additionally, he won ASCAP?s ?Publisher from the Year? and ?Lifetime Achievement Award,? in addition to 16 American Music Awards, five People?s Choice Awards, A World Music Lifetime Achievement Award, TV Land Icon Award, Germany?s Echo Award for Lifetime Achievement, Hong Kong?s Rojo Award, Goldene Kamera Award, Italy?s San Remo Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Governors Award, and much more. He received the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award presented at Harvard College. He?s been inducted to both Songwriters Hall of Fame and also the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and knighted in France finding the Legionnaire Award. Always giving back, his charitable organisation work stretches from Cancer Of The Breast Research Foundation and Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center to UNICEF and The skill of Elysium.
Songwriters Hall of Fame will honor Lionel Richie as the 2016 recipient of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award at the 47th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner scheduled for Thursday, June 9th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The Johnny Mercer Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is exclusively reserved for a songwriter or songwriting team who has already been inducted in a prior year, and whose body of work is of such high quality and impact, that it upholds the gold standard set by the legendary Johnny Mercer. Lionel Richie was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994.
As part of the Commodores, Lionel created a groundbreaking style that defied genre groups, penning smashes for example ?Three Times A Lady,” ?Still,? and ?Easy.? After writing ?Lady? for Kenny Rogers, and ?Endless Love? (which received an Academy Award? along with a Golden Globe nomination), Motown requested him to perform a solo album. The self-entitled debut would cement him like a star in the own right and produce him his initial Grammy for that hit ?Truly.? The gemstone-licensed ?Album from the Year? champion Can?t Decelerate adopted in 1983, giving the planet classics for example ?All Night Long,? ?Penny Lover,? ?Stuck On You,” and ?Hello.? The following year he carried out in the historic 1984 Olympic games Closing Ceremony. 1985 saw him get together with Michael Jackson to create certainly one of most significant pop tunes ever, ?We Are The World,? for USA for Africa and also the album We Are The World. That very same year ?Say You, Say Me? would achieve an Academy Award? and Golden Globe Award for ?Best Original Song.? Lionel upped the ante all over again with 1986?s seminal Dancing On The Ceiling, which remains certainly one of his most infectious and incendiary choices even today. Ten years later in 1996, he started a run of effective, personal albums that commenced using the Gold-certified Louder Than Words and then 1998?s Time and 2000?s Renaissance. Lionel has worked with with everyone from Lenny Kravitz to Ne-Yo, The-Dream and Akon, plus some of country music?s greatest names for his 2012 album, Tuskegee. His cultural impact is constantly on the resound as noisally as always with guest mentor spots two times on NBC?s The Voice, first in the request of Christina Aguilera and most recently for Pharrell. Also, he did a medley of hits around the finale of 2013?s China Idol, drawing a crowd well over 453 million people.