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Lionel Richie feats Shania Twain – Endless Love

Lionel certainly knows his audiences…

Lionel Richie calls Canadian fans ‘loyal to the core’

Will we get to hear you sing with more Canadian artists like you did with Shania Twain on Endless Love on the first Tuskegee?

That was so much fun and I want to do that. I want to just make it a special issue where I come up and record some stuff just for Canada ‘cause what I’m finding out is that the loyalty of that country, you got it. When you say you love somebody, it’s done. And by the way, so much talent coming from there, that even dealing with Shania Twain, she told me, ‘You know, I’m Canadian.’ David Foster, all these wonderful people that I know, that I deal with on a daily basis, these are my Canadian partners. It’s really a place that, for me, if I had a choice of really finding a place to chill out, summertime and springtime only thank you, it would be Canada. ‘Cause you guys in the wintertime… it’s bad for my afro.

Would you like to perform in more Canadian markets?

Yes of course… And you’d be surprised to know how many artists are not successful in Canada. Once they are famous in America, they just don’t consider Canada. Canada, to me, has the European mentality which is once they fall in love with you, it’s forever. Whereas here in America, you’re only as hot as your last record. So if you happen to stick around for 40 years in America, you are really doing something. But Canada they are loyal to the core. I’m not just saying that. I believe in what I’m telling you because I can stay away for ten years and come back and the pandemonium of showing up is like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ It’s wonderful.

Congrats to Lionel…

Billboard names iconic recording artist and performer Lionel Richie its ‘Legend Of Live’ for the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards ‘ honoring the concert industry’s top artists, venues and professionals ‘ November 20 in New York City. He will accept the honor among industry peers being recognized for their outstanding work at a ceremony at The Edison Ballroom, a culmination of the two-day Billboard Touring Conference & Awards. {…}

Billboard’s highest accolade in the touring space, the Legend Of Live award honors individuals or bands who have made significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring industry. Beyond success at the box office, the Legend Of Live recognizes professionalism and steadfast commitment to the art and craft of live performance and reaching fans through the concert experience.

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