During the Feb. 21 Echo Awards at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Lionel Richie will be receiving a special award in recognition of the entire achievements of the legendary Motown label as well as his own lifetime achievements.

Richie will also be performing at the awards with a German female artist, whose identity will be revealed on the night.

"More than anyone else, Lionel Richie has thrilled generations of fans over many decades with his songs and releases, writing music history in the process," Frank Briegmann, CEO of Universal Music Germany, said in a statement.

Other artists performing live at the Echo show include U2, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Katy Perry and the German pop elite ranging from Udo Lindenberg to Bushido.