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Ellie Goulding, Rihanna, Dave Grohl to Perform at Lionel Richie Tribute

Grammy week is a fantastic time to honor noteworthy figures in music, as thousands of guests fly into LA and ten times more television viewers come together for a common reason.. This year's 2016 MusiCares 'Person of the Year' Tribute will celebrate the legacy of Lionel Richie with a special gala stacked with special performances.

July 14, 2013 - London - Lionel Richie performing at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time - Day 10 at Hyde Park, London. 14th July 2013. (Credit Image: å© James Warren/UPPA/ZUMAPRESS.com)

July 14, 2013 - London - Lionel Richie performing at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time - Day 10 at Hyde Park, London. 14th July 2013. (Credit Image: å© James Warren/UPPA/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Acts like Ellie Goulding, Rihanna, Chris Stapleton, and Dave Grohl are apart of the first wave, and Yolanda Adams, Leon Bridges and Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine) will take the second half.

The gala will take place on February 13th - the Saturday before the Grammy Awards, and be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel to celebrate the achievements and influence Richie had, and still has, on the music industry.

 

Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. was a star tennis player in high school and attended Tuskegee Institute on a tennis scholarship.

Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. was a star tennis player in high school and attended Tuskegee Institute on a tennis scholarship.


Written by GrooveVolt


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