Lionel Richie will get the highest honor from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He will be given the Johnny Mercer Award, given to a previous inductee whose body of work is considered the gold standard for songwriting.

Richie will receive the award during the hall of fame’s inductions on June 9 in New York. This year’s inductees are Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic and Chip Taylor.

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