In an interview with E! News, Richie revealed that he is planning to work on a duet with the British singer.
Earlier in October, Adele made a sensational comeback with “Hello“, a piano ballad with soul influences and lyrics that discuss themes of nostalgia and regret. The song attained international commercial success as it reached number one spot in 28 countries and topped the Billboard Hot 100. Its music video broke the Vevo Record by achieving over 27.7 million views within a 24-hour span.
Lionel also enjoyed tremendous success with a song titled “Hello” back in 1983. His version of “Hello” reached number one spot on 3 Billboard music charts. The song stayed in the number one spot in the UK Singles Chart for almost 6 weeks.
Both songs were meshed into one viral mashup recently, which inspired Richie to cook up something with Adele.
During the Art Basel kick-off event, Richie announced in an interview with E! News that he’s planning to collaborate with the British siren on a duet.
WE ARE GOING TO BE DOING SOMETHING TOGETHER THAT’S ALREADY ALMOST IN THE WORKS.
“I can almost say that we are talking, but right now she has a mission,” Lionel told E! News. “Her mission is (to) get her record out and go on tour, so until she finishes that cycle, that won’t happen just yet. She is committed to that,” he added.
Lionel also told E! News that he has gotten tonnes of calls regarding the Hello-mania. He said:
You have no idea how many people called me on the phone and said, “Are you going to let her get away with that? She stole ‘Hello’!”
“Then I said I don’t own “Hello”. I own the melody. But, what it did was it blew everything to the ceiling. The conversation came up,” he said. “If you say Adele and you say Lionel or Lionel and Adele, that’s the best pairing you could have,” he added.
Lionel has a pretty tight schedule next year as he has just announced more dates for his “All the Hits” tour in the UK. He will also be performing a 20-show Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood on 27th April.
So, what do you think? Will the duet become a big hit like “Hello”? ;)
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