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Lionel Richie Coming Home Makes Great Debut

Friday, September 22, 2006




LIONEL RICHIE'S COMING HOME ALBUM DEBUTS AT #6
HISTORIC FIRST TOP 10 ALBUM DEBUT OF HIS CAREER!!!
NEW ALBUM ON ISLAND RECORDS FEATURES "I CALL IT LOVE" #1 ADULT R&B CROSSOVER HIT
NY Times Arts cover story: "Lionel Richie Gets His Groove Back … vintage Richie"


Lionel Richie, legendary singer, songwriter, producer and five-time Grammy award-winning Island recording artist charts another historic achievement today, as his brand new album COMING HOME sells over 75,000 copies in its first week out, to debut at #6 - the first top 10 album debut of his 24-year solo career. The news comes just three weeks before the opening of his 4-week, 17-city headlining North American tour sponsored by United Way - which kicks off October 27th at the Music Hall in Detroit, and wrap up at the Paramount in Oakland, CA on November 25th.

COMING HOME features the #1 Billboard Adult R&B hit I Call It Love (written and produced by Stargate) – his first #1 hit at the Adult R&B format. The song is entering its third month at six different radio formats - Adult R&B, Adult Contemporary, Pop, Rhythmic Top 40, Urban Mainstream, and Smooth Jazz.

The video for I Call It Love, shot in Los Angeles by director Jessey Terrero and star­ring Nicole Richie, premiered on aolmusic.com in August, where it was played nearly 100,000 times in 24 hours. The video is playing on VH1 and BET.

"Lionel Richie Gets His Groove Back," raved the New York Times Arts Section cover story last week, characterizing COMING HOME as "vintage Richie." The new album, his long-awaited third album on Island Records, featuring nine songs written/co-written by Richie, is an all-star collaboration with today's most prolific contemporary hitmakers, including Jermaine Dupri, Raphael Saadiq, Dallas Austin, Sean Garrett, Chuckii Booker, and others.

GET A "LIONEL IS MY FRIEND" T-SHIRT

Get a FREE "LIONEL IS MY FRIEND" T-Shirt. Just add "I Call It Love" to your homepage & add him to your top 8 friends. 25 Grand Prize winners get the autographed album booklet. See more details and enter here:
http://www6.islandrecords.com/site/promo/contest/lionel_richie/myspace/lionel_contest.html

Check out Lionel's Space at: www.myspace.com/lionelrichie

LIONEL RICHIE "COMING HOME" TOUR DATES

Pre-Order your tickets now to benefit United Way:
http://www.tickets-for-charity.com/landing-richie.html

Fri 10/27: Music Hall - Detroit, MI

Sun 10/29: Sears Centre - Hoffman Estates, IL
Mon 10/30: Roy Thomson Hall - Toronto

Fri 11/3: Constitution Hall - Washington, DC

Sat 11/4: Borgata Events Center - Atlantic City, NJ

Sun 11/5: Symphony Hall - Baltimore, MD

Tue 11/7: NJ Performing Arts Center - Newark, NJ

Wed 11/8: Beacon Theater - New York, NY

Fri 11/10: Mohegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, CT

Sat 11/11: Opera House - Boston, MA
Sun 11/12: Tower - Philadelphia, PA
Wed 11/15: Fox Theater - Atlanta, GA
Fri 11/17: Cypress Bayou Casino - Charenton, LA
Sat 11/18: Cypress Bayou Casino - Charenton, LA
Sun 11/19: The Sinatra Theatre at Bank Atlantic Center - Sunrise, FL
Fri 11/24: Kodak Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Sat 11/25: Paramount Theater - Oakland, CA

ENTER HERE for a chance to Meet & Greet Lionel Richie at an upcoming PRIVATE event:
http://win.islandrecords.com/lionelrichie/thinktankmktg
posted by Shelia, 9:49 AM

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