Richie's "Tuskegee" becomes second best selling CD
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
– Lionel Richie has the second best selling CD of the year thus far with "Tuskegge," his country-influenced disc. The disc has sold 912,000 units, second behind Adele's "21," which has sold 3.69 million units.
This was the first time the record industry only had one album sell a million units half-way through the year since SoundScan started 21 years ago
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Country music's definition has devolved to mean almost anything with slightly verifiable Southern roots, which means that Alabama-born Lionel Richie's music is about as country as anything else under the huge country umbrella. Some might call Richie's original songs soul/R&B. However, the singer/songwriter hasn't sounded truly funky since Brick House with The Commodores, and that song dates way back to 1977. "Tuskegee" is Richie's attempt to revive his ...