Every week, TicketForce brings you news on one of four industries: racing, sports, theatre, or music. This week’s #MusicWrap covers R&B artist Lionel Richie and the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards.

At the Billboard Touring Awards this year, Lionel Richie will be awarded with Billboard’s highest honor. The Legend of Live award honors artists who have made significant contributions to live music and the touring industry (Billboard).

In essence, the Legend of Live award is given to artists who have become legends because of their memorable live performances,and their unique music style. Previous honorees of this prestigious award included Sir Elton John, Rush, Journey, Neil Diamond, and many more.

Lionel Richie is a R&B artist who has certainly differentiated himself in the world of music. From selling more than 100 million records to countless memorable performances, it is easy to see why Lionel Richie is this year’s recipient.

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