Lionel Richie is the only Motown star to perform live for two billion people – at one show.
Can’t Slow Down is among Motown Records’ all-time most popular albums, selling more than 20 million copies worldwide since its 1983 release. That includes at least 10 million sales in the U.S., where the eight-song set – Lionel’s second solo release – spent more than three years on the Billboard charts. Oh, and it took Grammy® honors as Album of the Year, among other achievements.
Can’t Slow Down includes five Top 10 hits, including the chart-topping “Hello,” which was also Lionel’s first solo No. 1 in the U.K., and “All Night Long (All Night).” The latter occupied the U.S. chart peak for four weeks towards the end of 1983. The following summer, Lionel sang “All Night Long (All Night)” at the televised closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Watching his performance was a worldwide TV audience estimated at two billion people.
Enjoy the video which celebrates this classic album, and cast your vote below if you think that Can’t Slow Down should be crowned as Motown’s best-ever album.
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