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Lionel Richie Set to Make Not One, But Two New Albums

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Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
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Get excited. 2014 Essence Festival Mainstage performer Lionel Richie is coming out with new music. And he's gifting us with two new albums!

The legend spilled the beans to Channel NewsAsia last week at a stop on his "All Night Long" tour. “I’m working with the world’s greatest deejays to re-create some of the music I’ve already done,” he said.  “I’m finishing up my second big album.  That’s going to be my new material.  It’s about time to put out some new songs.  I am writing them right now.”

So, we're getting new material, as well as some dance (possibily electronic?) remixes of all of his classics. Mr. Richie is being very good to his fans this year.

Richie will begin the North American leg of his tour on May 29th. And of course, you can catch him when he makes his most important stop in New Orleans for the Essence Festival.