American singer, songwriter and record producer Lionel Richie has been confirmed as the second headliner act at the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival.
He will perform on February 27 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.
Richie’s announcement comes a day after Lauryn Hill was revealed as the performer to headline day one of the jazz festival.
The singer, who kicked off a successful solo career in the 80s after being a member of the soul band, The Commodores, continued his musical reign through the 80s and 90s with hit tracks such as ‘Easy’, ‘Sail On’ and ‘Still’.
The artist’s 1983 album ‘Can’t Slow Down’ went on to win the Grammy for Album of the Year. Richie also co-wrote the 1985 single ‘We Are the World’ with Michael Jackson, which sold more than 20 million copies and also earned him a Grammy.
His successful career has also included an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for ‘Endless Love’, followed by an Oscar and a Golden Globe win for Best Original Song for ‘Say You, Say Me’ from ‘White Nights’.
Richie, who first performed in Dubai in April 2014, will be supported by Spyro Gyra during his performance and tickets will go on sale along with all other dates at 8am on November 6. A third headline act will be announced on November 6.