Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato, Pharrell Williams, And Many More To Honor Lionel Richie At MusiCares Tribute
GRAMMY-winning artists Zac Brown, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, the Roots, Usher, and Stevie Wonder, and singer/songwriter Demi Lovato, have been added to the performance lineup for the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Lionel Richie on Feb. 13, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Previously announced performers are GRAMMY winners Lady Antebellum and Pharrell Williams, as well as singer/songwriter Luke Bryan. Rickey Minor, current music director for “American Idol” and past two-time music director for the GRAMMY Awards, will serve as the gala’s musical director.
Richie will be honored as the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year, in recognition of his significant creative achievements and career-spanning charitable contributions. Proceeds from the 26th annual benefit will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. The celebration culminates with the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The telecast will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
(MusiCares 2016 Person of the Year Lionel Richie sat down with Pharrell Williams to talk about receiving the award and what it means to him. )