Simply Red have also just been added to the star-studded line-up at Oxford's Blenheim Palace in June next year.
Hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J, singer-songwriter Lionel Richie and others have been honoured with the prestigious Kennedy Center Award for 2017
Vince Gill is set to host the fund-raising All For The Hall event at the Times Square Play Station Theatre in New York City in February 2018
Elton John is being honoured by North America's Harvard University for his pioneering philanthropic work in fighting HIV and AIDS-related issues
Motown/UMe will release Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection, a new collection of some of the best-loved hits of Diana Ross, on 17 November 2017.
Three landmark albums in the early solo career of one of R&B-pop crossover superstar Lionel Richie will be released on vinyl on 8 December 2017.
Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar head up the nominations in the 2017 MOBO Awards, which takes place at the First Direct Arena in Leeds
The self-titled fifth album by the Commodores will be released as a vinyl LP and in a special blue vinyl collectors' edition by UMe on 16 June 2017.
Lionel Richie will be the recipient of the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year title, to be bestowed at an all-star ceremony in Los Angeles on 13 February.
The funeral of Natalie Cole in Los Angeles on Monday (11) was followed by an equally star-studded private memorial.
Following his appearance at Glastonbury 2015 Lionel Richie looks set to make No.1 in the UK
Glastonbury 2015 is almost upon us, and to get you in the mood, here’s uDiscover's preview of some of the attractions to look out for over the long weekend.
On 12 May, 1984, ‘Hello,’ written by Lionel Richie with James Anthony Carmichael, took over at No. 1 in the US from Phil Collins’ ‘Against All Odds.’
iTunes has launched its iTunes Greatest Hits campaign, featuring hit-filled best-of albums by a huge variety of stars like Sinatra, Elton and Stevie Wonder.
Lionel Richie has become the first artist officially confirmed for next year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Motown left Detroit a long time ago, but the record company who gave us Diana, Marvin, Smokey & Stevie continues to exert a huge influence on popular music.