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Lionel Richie / @LionelRichie: Recording Artist

Lionel Richie. Music Icon. International Superstar.  100 million albums sold worldwide. Oscar winner. 5 time Grammy winner. 16-time American Music Award winner.  Golden Globe winner.  5 time People’s Choice Award winner.  A World Music Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.  A Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. An ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.  A United Negro College Fund Achievement Award recipient.  A Goldene Kamera Award winner. Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee. Tuskegee Institute Honorary Doctor of Music Degree. Germany’s ECHO Award for Lifetime Achievement. TV Land Icon Award recipient. Hong Kong’s Rojo Award winner. Alabama Music Hall of Fame Inductee. Italy’s San Remo Festival Lifetime Achievement Award winner. World Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Governors Award winner.  

#TouringConf
Billboard will honor the industry’s top artists, venues and professionals of the year at the annual Billboard Touring Awards reception. These awards are based primarily on the Billboard Boxscore chart, recognizing true box office success and industry achievement between October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013.
 
Billboard also gives out its Legend of Live Award to a concert business professional who has made a significant and lasting impact on the touring business as well as its Humanitarian Award that recognizes philanthropic efforts within the touring industry, during this reception. Past Legend of Live Award recipients include: Journey, Rolling Stones producer Michael Cohl, Cellar Door Concerts founder Jack Boyle, Sir Elton John, pioneering agent Frank Barsalona, the Allman Brothers Band, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rush. Past Humanitarian Award recipients include: The Dave Matthews Band, Music Rising, Live Earth producer/CEO Kevin Wall, Jon Bon Jovi/Philadelphia Soul Foundation, Warped tour founder Kevin Lyman, Jack Johnson and Coran Capshaw.
Other key awards include the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award, the Creative Content Award and the Eventful Fans’ Choice Award.

The 2014 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists:

TOP TOUR
The Eagles
One Direction
Justin Timberlake

TOP DRAW
Luke Bryan
One Direction
Justin Timberlake

TOP PACKAGE
Jason Aldean featuring Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr
Luke Bryan featuring Lee Brice and Cole Swindell
Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour, featuring Capital Cities, Kasey Musgraves, Tegan & Sarah, Becky G Ferras

BREAKTHROUGH
Arcade Fire
Florida Georgia Line
OneRepublic

TOP COMEDY TOUR
Jeff Dunham
Micky Flanagan
Barry Humphries (Dame Edna)

TOP BOXSCORE
Paul McCartney - Tokyo Dome - Nov. 18-19, 21
One Direction - Croke Park, Dublin - May 23-25
Rolling Stones - Tokyo Dome - Feb. 26, March 4, 6

TOP FESTIVAL
Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Coachella Music & Arts Festival, Indio, CA
Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL

TOP ARENA
Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
O2 Arena, London, England

TOP VENUE - UNDER 10,000 SEATS
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
The Axis at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV
Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

TOP VENUE - UNDER 5,000 SEATS
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

TOP CLUB
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
House of Blues, Boston, MA
House of Blues, Orlando, FL

TOP AMPHITHEATER
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, Canada
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA

TOP PROMOTER
AEG Live
Live Nation Entertainment
Ocesa

TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (U.S.)
Another Planet Entertainment
C3 Presents
Move Concerts

TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (INTERNATIONAL)
Dainty Group
SJM Concerts
T4F- Time For Fun

TOP AGENCY
Creative Artists Agency
Pardigm Talent
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

TOP MANAGER
Modest! Management
Roc Nation
Wright Entertainment Group

CONCERT MARKETING & PROMOTION AWARD
Luke Bryan/Cabela’s
Steve Aoki/Bud Light Platinum
Hunter Hayes/Conagra
Billy Joel/Citi at Madison Square Garden
Music Midtown/Coke Zero with The List
Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour/Staples
Blake Shelton/JCPenney

For a list of 2012 winners, click HERE
 For a list of 2011 winners, click HERE.