Lionel Richie’s ‘Coming Home’ debuts at #6
By Patrick Luce Sep 20, 2006, 18:59 GMT
Leave the daddy-daughter dynamics for People magazine to dissect, but one thing\'s for sure: with Coming Home, Lionel Richie may divebomb the spotlight so completely that daughter Nicole ends up a shadowy speck in the celebrity haze. Unlike virtually every other high-profile R&B record to arrive in recent years, Coming Home resists the temptation to lean back, even a little, on its dazzled-up list of collaborators, Jermaine Dupri, Raphael Saadiq, ...more
Five-time Grammy award-winning singer Lionel Richie has charted another historic achievement thanks to his new album ‘Coming Home’ debuting at #6 with more than 75,000 copies sold in its first week out, and giving the singer his first top 10 album debut of his 24-year solo career.
The news comes just three weeks before the opening of his 4-week, 17-city headlining North American tour sponsored by United Way.
The tour kicks off October 27th at the Music Hall in Detroit, and wrap up at the Paramount in Oakland, CA on November 25th.
‘Coming Home’ features the #1 Billboard Adult R&B hit “I Call It Love” (written and produced by Stargate) – his first #1 hit at the Adult R&B format. The song is entering its third month at six different radio formats – Adult R&B, Adult Contemporary, Pop, Rhythmic Top 40, Urban Mainstream, and Smooth Jazz.
The video for “I Call It Love,” shot in Los Angeles by director Jessey Terrero and starring Nicole Richie, premiered on aolmusic.com in August, where it was played nearly 100,000 times in 24 hours. The video is playing on VH1 and BET.
Lionel Richie North American tour dates include:
Oct. 27 Detroit, MI Music Hall
29 Chicago, IL Sears Centre
30 Toronto, Ont. Roy Thomson Hall
Nov. 3 Washington, D.C. Constitution Hall
4 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Events Center
5 Baltimore, MD Symphony Hall
7 Newark, NJ NJPAC
8 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
10 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
11 Boston, MA Opera House
12 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
15 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
17-18 Charenton, LA Cypress Bayou Casino
19 Miami, FL Sinatra Theatre, BankAtlantic Ctr.
24 Los Angeles, CA Kodak Theatre
25 Oakland, CA Paramount