Essence Music Festival

ESSENCE Festival: Lionel Richie's 13 Best Videos & Performances

In honor of 2014 ESSENCE Festival headliner Lionel Richie, we're taking a trip down memory lane—bellbottoms, afros, jheri curls and all! From Richie's musical beginnings with the Commodores to his stellar solo career and epic duet with Diana Ross, we've compiled his 13 best music moments on camera.

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  1. @essencefest: Congrats Skyler Grey on your McDonald?s 365Black Community Choice Youth Award. Visit http://t.co/MwGAWcNebG http://t.co/5ec7Y8db2Z
  2. @essencefest: The lady who lunches: Rihanna did some casual dining this week at the Da Silvano restaurant in New York City. http://t.co/P8ZJA4hIOo
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  5. @essencefest: "I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism and sexism. And that's how I operate my life." - Oprah Winfrey...
  6. @essencefest: "I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism and sexism. And that's how I operate my life." - Oprah Winfrey...
  7. @essencefest: Guest star: #EssenceFest alum Estelle at the vitaminwater and The Fader's Uncapped Music Series in NYC. http://t.co/pfRkEJN3Cf
  8. @essencefest: Red Carpet Hot! Rosario Dawson at the premiere of "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. http://t.co/fc9msw2hcs

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