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Barbra Streisand is first artist with No. 1 albums in six consecutive decades

Barbra Streisand is first artist with No. 1 albums in six consecutive decades

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) --Barbra Streisand's "Partners" tops the Billboard 200 chart this week, making her the only recording artist to have a No. 1 release in six consecutive decades.
Karen Butler
Barbra Streisand releases duets album 'Partners'

Barbra Streisand releases duets album 'Partners'

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Barbra Streisand's new album "Partners" features duets with John Mayer, Blake Shelton, Andrea Bocelli, son Jason Gould and more.
Annie Martin
Barbra Streisand to appear on 'The Tonight Show' Monday

Barbra Streisand to appear on 'The Tonight Show' Monday

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) --Barbra Streisand has been booked as the only guest on Monday's edition of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," NBC announced Thursday.
Karen Butler
Stevie Nicks will join the 'The Voice' as an advisor for Adam Levine's team

Stevie Nicks will join the 'The Voice' as an advisor for Adam Levine's team

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) --Stevie Nicks will join "The Voice's" seventh season as a performer.
Kate Stanton
Carrie Underwood wins highest honor at CMT Awards for the third time in a row

Carrie Underwood wins highest honor at CMT Awards for the third time in a row

NASHVILLE, June 6 (UPI) --Carrie Underwood took home the fan-voted Video of The Year award for the third time in a row and the fifth in her career for her song "See You Again."
Veronica Linares
Kylie Jenner, 16, helps tattoo her initials on the hand of Lionel Richie's son

Kylie Jenner, 16, helps tattoo her initials on the hand of Lionel Richie's son

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) --Kylie Jenner helped a tattoo artist ink her initials on the hand of Lionel Richie's 19-year-old son, Miles, at a Hollywood recording studio last weekend.
Karen Butler

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2014.
By United Press International
Kanye West, Elton John to perform at the Bonnaroo music fest

Kanye West, Elton John to perform at the Bonnaroo music fest

MANCHESTER, Tenn., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Kanye West, Elton John and Lionel Richie have been booked to perform at Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festival this summer, organizers said Thursday.
CeeLo Green to leave 'The Voice' after four seasons as mentor

CeeLo Green to leave 'The Voice' after four seasons as mentor

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- CeeLo Green gives up his chair on NBC's "The Voice" in a surprise announcement on the "Ellen Degeneres Show."
Annie Martin
Lionel Richie extends world concert tour; adds summer dates

Lionel Richie extends world concert tour; adds summer dates

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-songwriter Lionel Richie announced Wednesday the extension of his worldwide "All The Hits All Night Long" concert tour.
Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The iconic mogul's annual gala drew a cavalcade of stars headed for Sunday night's Grammys.
Kate Stanton

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 20, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 7, 2013.
By United Press International
Vocal cord gel interests Julie Andrews

Vocal cord gel interests Julie Andrews

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A foundation Julie Andrews lent her name to is supporting vocal-cord research that could possibly restore the English film and stage singer-actress' voice.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
By United Press International
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Lionel Richie
American singer Lionel Richie performs at the O2 Arena in London on April 4, 2009. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (born June 20, 1949), is an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Since 1968, he has been a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. Richie made his solo debut in 1982 with the album Lionel Richie and number-one hit "Truly".

Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Richie grew up on the campus of Tuskegee Institute. His grandfather's house was across the street from the home of the president of the college. His family moved to Joliet, Illinois, where he graduated from Joliet Township High School, East Campus. A star tennis player in Joliet, he accepted a tennis scholarship to attend Tuskegee Institute, and graduated with a major in economics. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Tuskegee, Richie briefly attended graduate school at Auburn University. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

As a student in Tuskegee, Richie formed a succession of R&B groups in the mid-1960s. In 1968 he became a singer and saxophonist with the Commodores. They signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1968 for one record before moving on to Motown Records initially as a support act to The Jackson 5. The Commodores then became established as a popular soul group. Their first several albums had a danceable, funky sound, as in such tracks as "Machine Gun" and "Brick House." Over time, Richie wrote and sang more romantic, easy-listening ballads such as "Easy," "Three Times a Lady," "Still," and the tragic breakup ballad "Sail On."

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