Spotlight: Lionel Richie

Feb 28, 2016

Four-time Grammy winner Lionel Richie was honored last Saturday as the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year! This award was granted not only for Richie’s musical accomplishments, but for his charitable work. Richie has supported an impressive range of causes from AIDS and human rights to famine, poverty, human trafficking and women’s issues. “I’m really very proud of this,” said Richie. “As far as I’m concerned, this is the highest honor in our music business because it means you have a career. You’ve survived the journey.”

Artists including John Legend, Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato, Tyrese Gibson, and Meghan Trainor paid tribute to Richie’s legacy. This broad range of singers put their own spins on Richie’s most famous songs. Richie was spotted in the audience cheering the artists on, loving every moment of their performance.

Lionel Richie’s career has been an impressive one to say the least. This honor seems to have come at just the right time. What do you think of Richie winning this award?