Lionel Richie Tops Country Chart, Hits No. 2 on All-Genre Chart

Children now know what he does for a living.

The '80s stars squared off on the Billboard 200 albums sales chart this week, and the Material Girl beat Lionel Richie—all night long.

Madonna's MDNA album sold 359,000 copies to Lionel's 199,000 copies of Tuskegee, a collection of monster hits remade with country stars.

But Lionel's debut week sales had him dancing on the ceiling. He finished No. 1 on the country albums chart, and his second-place finish on the all-genre chart had him in the Top 2 for the first time since Dancing on the Ceiling topped the chart in 1986.

Lionel points out that it's the first time his children can truly see and appreciate Dad as a chart-topping artist.

“They are too young to know about the Commodores or anything that I did in the '80s. They just know me as the dad who drives them to school. I’m glad they finally get to see what I do for a living!" he said.




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