Lionel Richie’s inspiring words at the AMA’s have people talking this morning. Lionel is the newest artist to receive the coveted Icon Award at the American Music Awards. The accolades were handed out Sunday night. You could almost hear a pin drop when he offered this advise to young artists. Watch here:

Lionel Richie’s inspiring words at the AMA’s aren’t just for those in the music business. However, they can be applied to almost any and all professions. The AMA Icon Award was first introduced in 2013. Rihanna is the first performer to receive one.

Lionel Richie AMA's

Lionel Richie, recipient of the Icon Award, poses in the press room during the 2022 American Music Awards.

Richie has quite a career and is widely considered to be one of the nicest guys in the music business. In addition to his singing career, he still sits in one of the judges chairs on the iconic reality television show American Idol. CBS Sunday Morning featured Richie in a recent show. The weekend news show always spot lights an artist or musical group. This piece includes some great clips of his days with The Commodores and also as a solo artist.

Anytime an artist gets an award like the Icon, his or her musical colleagues offer a tribute. These are often some of the best performances of awards shows. For Richie, superstars Steve Wonder and Charlie Puth performed quite the mash-up of some of the singer’s biggest hits. Finally, you can check out that video below.

  • Lionel Richie Tribute at the AMA's