Lionel Richie's Playlist Is the Only Soundtrack You Need This Summer

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Take a listen ESSENCE Festival performer Lionel Richie's favorite summer jams.

ESSENCE Festival headliner Lionel Richie, who will grace the Mainstage on Sunday, July 6, is no stranger to great music. So it's no wonder the 16-time Grammy Award winner has his own playlist filled with sounds from all genres good enough to get everyone ready for the hot summer months.

For today's #MusicMonday playlist, we're going to listen to all the songs get Mr. Richie ready for summer, chosen by the legend himself.

He's got everything from Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Beyonce to classic performers like Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson and more. It's the perfect blend of easy listening and dance music. Trust us, you won't be disappointed.

If you want more Lionel Richie, purchase your tickets to the 20th anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival.

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