Singer Lionel Richie signs deal with Universal Music Publishing

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Country Music Association Awards - Arrivals - Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., 14/11/2018 - Lionel Richie. REUTERS/Jamie Gilliam

LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Music prima Lionel Richie has signed an exclusive planetary publishing statement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), the institution said connected Thursday.

The woody includes immoderate of the biggest hits the Grammy Award victor has written during his solo career, including instrumentality favourites "Hello", "Dancing connected the Ceiling", "Lady" and "All Night Long" among others.

"Having partnered with Universal Music arsenic signaling creator for astir my full career, joining the UMPG household arsenic a songwriter feels similar coming home," Richie, 72, said successful a statement.

"With their outstanding planetary team, I cognize my songs are successful the champion hands and I'm excited for what we tin execute together."

Richie, who began his vocation with the Commodores earlier going solo successful the 1980s, has sold much than 125 cardinal albums worldwide.

Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Catherine Evans

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