Lionel Richie is celebrating all evening 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 honour, the 73-year-old was acknowledged with a shifting tribute of performances by Stevie Marvel, Charlie Puth and Ari Lennox.
Throughout their time on stage, Stevie and Charlie every belted out just a few of his hits together with, “Say You, Say Me,” “All Night time Lengthy,” and “Straightforward.” Ari was amongst a slew of others stars who joined the stage to sing “We Are the World,” comparable 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 simply accept his trophy. “I began out right here on the AMAs,” he mentioned. “And my profession, to this present day 40 years later, I am again on the AMAs.”