Zac Brown, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, The Roots, Usher, Stevie Wonder and Demi Lovato have been added to the impressive list of artists who have been booked to perform in tribute to the legendary Lionel Richie, who will be honored as the 2016 MusiCares┬« Person of the Year on Saturday, February 13, 2016. They join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Pharrell Williams. Richie is being honored in recognition of his significant creative accomplishments as well as his career-spanning charitable work, which has included support for an impressive range of causes over the years, ranging from AIDS and human rights to famine, poverty, human trafficking and women’s issues.
Lionel Richie2Rickey Minor, music director for American Idol and past two-time music director for the Grammy Awards, will be the evening’s musical director. Proceeds from this 26th annual benefit gala dinner and concert will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music industry pros have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and/or personal need. The celebration culminates with the 58th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Monday, February 15, 2016, broadcast live on CBS-TV.