Possible Adele/ Lionel Richie Collab?
After Adele bred much success on her hit single "Hello" released in October, a YouTuber made created a mash-up video that included Adele hanging up the phone on Lionel, who also had a hit single named "Hello" back in the 80's. What was meant to be just another YouTuber making a video for a few laughs, turned into something that has prompted an actual collaboration with Adele and Lionel. E! News caught up with Richie and asked about his thoughts on the tremendous success of Adele's single:
"Wasn't that hilarious? Hilarious! Someone said to me, "Lionel, Adele did "Hello" and I said, 'Retirement. I am done. Then, all of a sudden I realized this is not "Hello." She just used "Hello."
On being mentioned along side Adele:
You have no idea how many people called me on the phone and said, "Are you going to let her get away with that? She stole "Hello!" Then I said I don't own "Hello," I own the melody. But, what it did was it blew everything to the ceiling. The conversation came up. If you say Adele and you say Lionel or Lionel and Adele.... that's the best pairing you could have!"
On the upcoming collab:
"We are going to do something together- that's already almost in the works... I can almost say that we are talking, but right now she has a mission. Her mission is to get her record out and go on tour, so until she finishes that cycle, that won't happen just yet. She is committed to that."
Well, there you have it folks! The collab may not be coming in the near future, but something is definitely in the works!