Adele and Lionel Richie performed a “Hello” duet at the 58th Grammy Awards.
Although they performed their duet backstage and away from the public eye, it was still a dream come true for both artists, E News reported.
Richie has been very vocal about wanting to collaborate with Adele.
“We are going to be doing something together — that’s already almost in the works. 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,” he told Entertainment Tonight.
Both have songs titled “Hello.” Adele’s was released last year while Richie debuted the song of the same title in 1984.
Richie also shrugged off claims about Adele stealing “Hello.” The singer said, “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!”
In October, Richie posted a mash-up of their two songs on his Instagram account.
Before the Grammys, he also spoke about wanting to meet Adele in a pre-show special, People magazine wrote. “I’m looking for her. My opening line is going to be ‘Hello, it’s me.’ And she’s gonna say, ‘Is it me you’re looking for?’” he said.
In the past, several celebrities also had their share of performances along with Adele.
Both Adele and Richie performed during the Grammys. Adele played “All I Ask” from her recent album, “25,” EW reported. Richie, meanwhile, was honoured with a tribute performed with Luke Bryan, Tyrese, Demi Lovato, John Legend and Meghan Trainor.
Adele’s “25” broke several sales records. The album overtook Taylor Swift’s “1989.” According to Billboard.com, “25” is only the sixth album to sell eight million copies in the United States since 2001. The album is also fourth from the top in the UK list of best-selling albums of all time. These are the reasons Adele’s songs are used by some US presidential candidates in their campaign sorties.