NARM and its online companion digitalmusic.org will present the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to Lionel Richie during the Music Biz 2012 Awards Dinner Party, which takes place Thursday, May 10 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. NARM Chairman of the Board Rachelle Friedman (CEO of J&R Music & Computer World) will make the presentation to Richie, whose country duets project Tuskegee recently debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.
“Lionel Richie has been a force in the music business for more than four decades and is still going strong today, a remarkable feat that grows increasingly rare each year,” said Jim Donio, President of NARM. “Like the music industry itself, he has shown remarkable resilience in the face of countless challenges, and has maintained his artistic integrity and relevance through it all. We are thrilled to present him with the Music Biz 2012 Chairman’s Award.”
NARM will also be honoring Katy Perry, who is receiving the Artist of the Year Award. Music Biz 2012 runs May 7-10 in Los Angeles. More info on the conference here.
On Friday, April 13, CBS will air ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends — In Concert featuring duets from Tuskegee and solo performances. Guests include Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and more.