Lionel Richie is celebrating all night time lengthy.
And he has greater than good motive to: In the course of the 2022 American Music Awards on Nov. 20, the legendary singer was honored with the esteemed Icon Award. Along with receiving the dignity, the 73-year-old was acknowledged with a transferring tribute of performances by Stevie Surprise, Charlie Puth and Ari Lennox.
Throughout their time on stage, Stevie and Charlie every belted out a number of of his hits together with, “Say You, Say Me,” “All Evening Lengthy,” and “Simple.” Ari was amongst a slew of others stars who joined the stage to sing “We Are the World,” equivalent to Melissa Etheridge, Jimmie Allen, Smokey Robinson, Muni Lengthy, Dustin Lynch and Yola.
Lionel—whose spectacular profession within the music trade spans over 5 a long time and counting—additionally mirrored on his journey as he took the stage to just accept his trophy. “I began out right here on the AMAs,” he mentioned. “And my profession, to today 40 years later, I am again on the AMAs.”