Legendary performer, musician, producer and “American Idol” judge Lionel Richie is set to receive the prestigious Icon Award at the 2022 American Music Awards.
Richie will become the only artist to be featured on the AMAs stage in every decade since the show’s inception in 1974. Richie hosted the show in both 1984 and 1985 and has won 17 AMAs.
“I’m immensely grateful for a career that has taken me to places I never imagined that I’d go, from arenas worldwide to studio sets to the AMA stage,” Richie said. “I can recall one of the first times I got to perform at the AMAs. It was to sing ‘We Are the World’ among the most iconic musicians of my generation, so it is surreal to be receiving this recognition 36 years later.”
Hosted by Wayne Brady, the 2022 AMAs will air live from the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20, at 8 pm EST/PST on ABC and stream the next day on Hulu.
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