Lionel Richie

  1. Jack White Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Jack White visits the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 for the first time, as his debut solo set, Blunderbuss , arrives with 138,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the rocker's first No. 1 in any form -- he missed the t ...

  2. The Wanted, Lee Brice, Kip Moore Heading For Top 10 on Billboard 200

    April 27, 2012 8:43 PM EDT It seems a foregone conclusion that Jack White will score his first No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 with Blunderbuss , while the top 10 could see arrivals from the Wanted, Lee Brice and Kip Moore. Jack White Set for First No. 1 Album In ...

  3. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Rumour' Rises; Linkin Park's 'Burn It Down' Debuts; Google Gooses Charts Again

    April 26, 2012 10:26 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, with digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, roars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3 (marking the band's bes ...

  4. Lionel Richie Holds at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Jason Mraz Debuts at No. 2

    April 25, 2012 11:33 AM EDT Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200, shifting 114,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 11%). The pop veteran blocks Jason Mraz from earning his first chart-topper, as "Lo ...

  5. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Lead CMT Nominations

    April 23, 2012 1:27 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music's new favorite color is blonde. Underwood earned five nominations, L ...

  6. Train, Future Set For Top 10 on Billboard 200

    April 20, 2012 9:14 PM EDT While Jason Mraz and Lionel Richie are still duking it out for No. 1 next week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, rock band Train and rapper Future are headed for the top 10. Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Album Hits No. 1 On Billboard ...

  7. Chart Moves: 'Newsies' Cast Album Debuts, 'MTV Unplugged' Returns, and a Video Game Soundtrack Sizzles

    April 19, 2012 10:38 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This week on the Billboard 200, Lionel Richie claimed his third No. 1 album with the rise of "Tuskegee" (129,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, up 35%). He might even stick around for a second week on the list i ...

  8. Blake Shelton Nails Sixth Straight No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 19, 2012 2:01 PM EDT As "Drink on It" advances 2-1, Blake Shelton achieves his sixth straight leader -- his 11th overall -- on Country Songs, where he takes sole possession of second place among all artists with active No. 1 streaks. Zac Brown Band tops that ...

  9. Jason Mraz Vs. Lionel Richie For Next Week's No. 1 Album

    April 19, 2012 1:04 PM EDT Jason Mraz's new album "Love is a Four Letter Word" is in the running to become the singer/songwriter's first No. 1 next week on the Billboard 200 chart. That is, if Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" steps aside. Both a ...

  10. Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Album Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 18, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" album rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its third week on the list, selling 129,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (up 35%). The set jumps three slots this week, easily overtaking Adele's ...

  11. Lionel Richie Rides CBS Special to Likely No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 16, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Lionel Richie (right) with Kenny Chesney performing together at the "ACM Presents: Lionel Richie & Friends in Concert," which aired on CBS this past Friday. Lionel Richie might be "dancing on the ceiling" right now, as his ...

  12. Monica, Bonnie Raitt and Counting Crows Aiming High on Billboard 200

    April 13, 2012 5:49 PM EDT R&B singer Monica is heading for her fifth straight top 10 album, as New Life is aiming to sell around 60,000 by week's end on Sunday, April 15, according to industry sources. That figure might be enough to give her a top five placing on ...

  13. Lionel Richie Honored With NARM Chairman's Award for Sustained Creative Achievement

    April 11, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Lionel Richie is enjoying quite a year so far, with his headlining slot at Billboard's SXSW Showcase , new album Tuskegee debuting at no. 2 on the Billboard 200 and no. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart last week, and inductioin into the Apoll ...

  14. Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 11, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Nicki Minaj scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" debuts atop the list with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly better-than-expected sales figure, as i ...

  15. Who Besides Lionel Richie Has Topped Billboard's R&B and Country Charts?

    April 09, 2012 11:15 AM EDT An insightful e-mail came in last week (to askbb@billboard.com) from avid chart-watcher Garrett Godbey of Tampa, Fla. Godbey wrote, "With Lionel Richie debuting at No. 1 with Tuskegee on Top Country Albums , he's earned No. 1s on the Top ...

  16. Nicki Minaj, Rascal Flatts Aiming for Top of Billboard 200

    April 06, 2012 5:38 PM EDT Nicki Minaj is on track to score her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, while Rascal Flatts is heading for its eighth top 10 set. Industry sources suggest Minaj's "Roman Reloaded" will sell around 215,000 to 235,000 and easily ...

  17. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Rolling' Hits New High, Pitbull's 'Men in Black III' Track Bows

    April 05, 2012 10:13 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" roars in at No. 2 with 521,000 downloads ...

  18. Editor's Note: What Role Did Bundling and Exclusives Play in Madonna and Justin Bieber's Big Debuts?

    April 04, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Madonna has the no. 1 album on this week's Billboard 200. She sold 359,000 copies of MDNA compared to Lionel Richie's Tuskegee , which opens with a really impressive 199k first week. But many of Madonna's sales came through a bundle ...

  19. Madonna Tops Billboard 200, Shinedown Has Best Week Ever

    April 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As earlier reported, Madonna's "MDNA" and Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" bow at Nos. 1 and 2 this week on the Billboard 200, selling 359,000 and 199,000 copies, respectively (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Madonna has n ...

  20. Guy Oseary on Madonna's 'MDNA': The Art of the Album Roll-Out

    April 04, 2012 8:26 AM EDT When Madonna's twelfth album, MDNA, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 today with Nielsen SoundScan-certified sales of 359,000, she'll not only have the biggest first week of the year, but will instantly reinstate her place at the top ...

  21. Madonna's 'MDNA' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lionel Richie Bows at No. 2

    April 03, 2012 5:56 PM EDT Madonna scores her eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the debut of her "MDNA," while Lionel Richie's all-star country collaborations covers album "Tuskegee" bows in the runner-up slot -- his highest-chartin ...

  22. Will Wilson Phillips Get a Sarah Palin Sales Bump From Their 'Today' Show Appearance?

    April 02, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Wilson Phillips who will perform on NBC's "Today" show co-hosed by former Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin on the same day their new album "Dedicated" is released. *(Photo: WilsonPhillips.com) Could Sarah Palin do f ...

  23. Madonna, Lionel Richie Aiming for Top Two on Billboard 200; Katy Perry Could Return to Top 10

    March 30, 2012 6:08 PM EDT As earlier reported, Madonna's "MDNA" and Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" are on track to debut at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Meanwhile, rock band Shinedown is also on track for a ...

  24. Madonna's 'MDNA' Set for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200; Lionel Richie Also Big

    March 28, 2012 5:47 PM EDT Madonna's 12th studio album, "MDNA," is on course to easily debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the set could sell between 300,000 to 350,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday ...

  25. All 12 New Spotify Apps Come From Record Labels

    March 22, 2012 1:39 PM EDT Companies that stand to benefit the most from music discovery are creating the technologies to connect Spotify listeners with their music. Record labels created or backed all 12 of the apps unveiled for Spotify's desktop client Thursday. Spot ...

  26. ASCAP To Honor Trent Reznor With Golden Note Award

    March 22, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Trent Reznor, the lead singer from Nine Inch Nails and co-composer of massive movie soundtracks such as "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and the Oscar and Golden Globe-winning "The Social Network" score will be honored by ASCA ...

  27. How Lionel Richie Sold Nearly 20,000 Albums in an Hour on Home Shopping Network

    March 20, 2012 5:15 PM EDT As expected, Lionel Richie hit the upper limit of what the company projected he would do from the hour-long live performance broadcast by the Home Shopping Network on March 16. While Universal Music Group executives privately said they expected &q ...

  28. Mercyline 'Mike' Bernardo, Pioneering Female Music Exec, Dies

    March 16, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Pioneering female music industry executive Mercyline "Mike" Bernardo -- former VP of Andre Harrell's Uptown Records and VP of promotion at Mercury Records -- passed away on March 14 following a lengthy illness. Raised in Newark, New ...

  29. Backbeat: Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, The-Dream, Doc McGee, David Massey, More at Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 16, 2012 4:49 PM EDT Lionel Richie (left), who headlined Billboard's SXSW showcase at Austin's ACL LIve Theater, with The-Dream, who also performed. ( Photo: Misha Vladimirskiy) At first, Lionel Richie thought he'd be playing an outdoor venue. The headl ...

  30. Lionel Richie Lights Up SXSW at Billboard Showcase

    March 15, 2012 10:42 AM EDT Lionel Richie performing at the Billboard SXSW showcase in Austin on Wednesday night (photo: Ben Sklar) With thousands of bands and fans having successfully descended upon Austin, Billboard said "Hello" to the 2012 South By Southwest Fes ...

  31. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  32. Kenny Rogers to Join Lionel Richie at Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 14, 2012 11:33 AM EDT When Lionel Richie hits the stage at Billboard's annual showcase at South By Southwest tonight, he'll be joined by Kenny Rogers, a man he calls his "mentor" and "the most important person" in the launching of the seco ...

  33. Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball' Tops UK Charts

    March 12, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" crashed into the U.K. album chart at No. 1 yesterday (Sunday) on opening sales of 74,000, according to the Official Charts Company. Gotye tops the singles chart for a fourth non-consecutive week w ...

  34. A Guide To SXSW Music: Hot Parties, Big Showcases, Can't-Miss Shows

    March 12, 2012 7:45 AM EDT SXSW Music is just about the most overwhelming festival experience the music industry serves up on a yearly basis, with thousands of bands spread across the city performing both unofficial and official SXSW events, house parties, free bar shows, b ...

  35. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  36. Lionel Richie, Etta James To Be Inducted Into Apollo Theater Hall of Fame

    March 08, 2012 11:50 AM EST NEW YORK -- Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie and the late Etta James will be inducted into the Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame in New York City. The ceremony will be held at the historic Harlem theater on June 4. Lionel Richie to Headline Billbo ...

  37. ABC To Air 'Duets' Singing Competition With Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke

    March 08, 2012 9:52 AM EST ABC is diving into the competitive music competition space with its own celebrity-headlined series this summer. Duets will have American Idol season one alum Kelly Clarkson as well as Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke combing the co ...

  38. Vince Gill Announces He's No Longer With Universal Music

    February 24, 2012 8:00 AM EST Amid the excitement of George Strait and Lionel Richie's surprise appearances Wednesday during Universal Music Group's luncheon at the Ryman Auditorium during the Country Radio Seminar, a different newsflash was overlooked by many: Vince ...

  39. Mike Dungan Leaving Capitol Nashville for Universal

    February 23, 2012 5:54 PM EST Multiple sources tell Billboard.biz that Capitol's President/CEO Mike Dungan - no. 85 on Billboard's recent "Power 100" list -- will soon be moving over to Universal Nashville. Sources close to the deal confirmed the move, and ...

  40. Backbeat: Lionel Richie, George Strait, Play Surprise Sets At UMG Nashville CRS Showcase

    February 23, 2012 2:32 PM EST Lionel Richie (left) and George Strait who bookended performances at the Universal Music Group Nashville's third annual artist showcase at the Country Music Seminar. (Photo: Dirk Vanoucek) In what has become a recent highlight of Country Radi ...

  41. Backbeat: George Strait, Bob Pittman, Gary Overton at Country Radio Seminar Day One

    February 23, 2012 1:44 PM EST The Ryman Room was overflowing with CRS attendees when Tenacity Records threw its first CRS bash. Keeping it all about the music, Tenacity artists Bill Gentry and Darryl Worley performed their new music and kept the party going well into the night ...

  42. Lionel Richie Taking Country Album, Live Concert, Kenny Rogers to Home Shopping Network

    February 16, 2012 1:58 PM EST The Home Shopping Network (HSN) is launching a live concert series on March 16, and they've enlisted Lionel Richie to help them kick it off. For the "Say You, Say Me" singer-songwriter, the first "HSN Live" concert is an o ...

  43. Beyonce's 'Top'-of-Mind at R&B, But Is Her Album '4' Too Soulful for Pop?

    February 03, 2012 6:53 PM EST While Beyonce's album 4 has yet to notch a top 10 song on the Billboard Hot 100, the set continues to rack hits on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. "Love on Top" ascends 13-9 on the latter list, securing Beyonce her third top 10 from 4 on ...

  44. Blake Shelton Returns to Co-host Academy of Country Music Awards with Reba McEntire

    January 10, 2012 9:45 PM EST Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards. The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Veg ...

  45. 'The Voice' Nabs Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, Miranda Lambert, 5 More As Advisers

    January 06, 2012 8:18 PM EST "The Voice" is ramping up for battle. Lionel Richie, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Alanis Morissette, Ne-Yo and Robin Thicke will chime in as advisers during the battle rounds in Season 2 of ...

  46. Caribbean 'Jazz' Fest Circuit: Where Air Supply, Dionne Warwick, Lionel Richie Are Still Stars

    October 07, 2011 1:46 PM EDT Bolstered by headlining sets from Stevie Wonder and Sting, the recently concluded Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival (Sept. 2-3) attracted 22,000 people over two nights, almost half of them from outside Curacao. But it was only the latest Caribbean m ...

  47. LMFAO Vs. Motown: How Does Berry Gordy's Offspring's Chart Performance Compare to His Label's?

    August 16, 2011 6:24 PM EDT Parents usually want their children to outshine their own accomplishments, and if that's Berry Gordy's hope for his son Stefan, his wish is on the way to coming true. Stefan, a.k.a. Redfoo of Billboard cover stars LMFAO (along with Berry ...

  48. Ad Agency Gives Lionel Richie Hit A Crispy Twist

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Lionel Richie gets thrown through a store window in a new U.K. ad campaign. Parodying Richie’s 1985 No. 1 pop and No. 1 R&B hit “Say You, Say Me,” ad agency AMV BBDO is promoting the launch of the new snack line Walkers Extra ...

  49. Producer Details 'We Are The World 25' On Eve Of Debut

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST "We Are the World - 25 for Haiti" will premiere in 3D on NBC prior to the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Spearheaded by Quincy Jones, producer, and Lionel Richie, co-writer, of the 1985 philanthropic anthem "We A ...

  50. Stars Remake 'We Are The World' For Haiti Victims

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Star-struck singers, rappers and actors, including Barbra Streisand, Kanye West and Miley Cyrus, checked their egos at the door to record a new version of "We Are The World" for Haiti earthquake victims, 25 years after the song raised aw ...

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