Richie sells "Tuskegee"
Thursday, May 24, 2012
– Lionel Richie has enjoyed so much success with "Tuskegee" - to the point that it is the second biggest selling CD of the year with 789,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The top seller is Adele's "21" with 3.3 million.
Billboard reported that "Tuskegee" has outpaced his last three albums combined. "Just Go" sold 95,000 since its 2009 debut. "Combing Home" from 2006 sold 449,000 units, while "Just For You" from 2004 sold 207,000. The combined total is 751,000.
The new single from the disc is Endless Love with Shania Twain.
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