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Superstar singer/ songwriter Lionel Richie,  whose Tuskegee album is the top-selling album in the first half of 2012, has signed on as the mentor for the grand prize winner of The Nashville Songwriter’s Association International’s popular NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT. The 13th annual competition kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 and runs through October 31, 2012. Aspiring songwriters in any genre are encouraged to send their best songs to be judged by a panel of experts in a variety of categories including the Lyric-Only category added last year.

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Lionel Richie Tuskegee - CountryMusicRocks.net

Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee is the best-selling album released in 2012 for the first half of the year.

Tuskegee sold approximately 912,000 copies, more than any other album released in 2012, at the year’s mid-year point that ended July 1 and is the halfway point of SoundScan’s tracking year, according to Billboard. It comes in second only to Adele’s 21 for total sales of all albums for the first half of this year.

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LIonel Richie Billy Currington - CountryMusicRocks.net

Check out the video of Lionel Richie and Billy Currington in the recording studio performing “Just For You”.  The single can be found on Richie’s Platinum Certified CD Tuskegee, available in stores as well as iTunes by clicking HERE.

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Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee has been certified platinum for reaching sales of 1 million, a feat accomplished in an impressive five weeks.

“This album continues to amaze me and I am so grateful for all that it has accomplished,” Richie says. “Just when I think it couldn’t get any bigger, Tuskegee reaches a new level of success. When I came up with the idea for Tuskegee, I didn’t want to be confined by boundaries of age, genre or demographics.  I am thrilled with how well this album has been received by people from all walks of life. It is truly living up to the vision we had when we created it.”

The country duets album, which held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 for two consecutive weeks, sits at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart for the fourth week since its March 26 release.

Tuskegee is the best-selling country album of 2012 and the first country album in more than a year to spend two consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200.  It is the exciting new chapter in a storied career that includes album sales of more than 100 million, 22 Top 10 hits, five Grammys, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a host of other awards.  

While this is certainly not the first time Richie has topped the Billboard 200, this is his first No. 1 album on the country albums chart. He joins Ray Charles as the only artists in history to have No. 1 albums on both the Billboard Country Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

This is the album’s fifth consecutive week in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200. The album was released on March 26 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the country albums chart. It was his best sales week since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.

Tuskegee has become an immediate worldwide hit, debuting at No. 1 on Canada’s Top Albums chart and reaching the Top 20 albums charts in 10 countries. It hit the Top 10 albums charts in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Holland, Australia, Hong Kong and Sweden. This is his first No. 1 album in Canada in the SoundScan era and his first No. 1 album in Canada since his sophomore solo album, Can’t Slow Down, in 1983.

The album features duets of 13 of his timeless hits with Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain.

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