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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."
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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.
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Vocal cord gel interests Julie Andrews

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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.

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LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- John Mayer's "Born and Raised" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
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'Born and Raised' tops U.S. album chart

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LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- John Mayer's "Born and Raised" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Trespassing' tops the U.S. album chart

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LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Adam Lambert's "Trespassing" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Blown Away' tops U.S. album chart

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LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Blown Away' tops U.S. album chart

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LOS ANGELES, May 9 (UPI) -- Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
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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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