Headlines: Lionel Richie to Receive Gershwin Prize, Harry Styles Set for Coachella

Lionel Richie to receive Gershwin Prize for pop music – Lionel Richie will be honored all night long for his musical achievements. The Library of Congress said Thursday that Richie will receive the national library’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He will be bestowed the prize at an all-star tribute in Washington, D.C., on March 9. PBS stations will broadcast the concert on May 17. “This is truly an honor of a lifetime, and I am so grateful to be receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song,” Richie said in a statement. “I am proud to be joining all the other previous artists, who I also admire and am a fan of their music.” – Read more at ABC News

Coachella 2022 Full Lineup Revealed: Harry Styles, Kanye West and Billie Eilish to Headline – Harry Styles will join headliners Billie Eilish and Kanye West at the Coachella festival, sources confirm to Variety. Swedish House Mafia are also expected to perform, although it is unclear whether or not they are headliners. The official announcement and full lineup were released on Wednesday evening. This will be the’ first performance at the festival by Styles, who sources say may release new music before the performance. He recently completed the biggest North American tour by any major artist since the pandemic began in early 2020, although he has not released a new album since “Fine Line” in December of 2019 and rumors about new music have been rife in recent weeks. – Read more at Variety

Harry Styles on Eternals set

The former One Direction singer had a mid-credits cameo as Eros/Starfox in the Marvel film Eternals. And in case you didn’t know, it began streaming on Disney+ this week.

Q&A: Sawyer Fredericks on structuring his life and music – For much of the past year, singer/songwriter Sawyer Fredericks has been living with his partner in a roughly 700-square-foot apartment near downtown Troy. “It’s very different from living on a farm. It’s cool. It’s got a lot of character. I’ve enjoyed it,” said Fredericks, who won NBC’s “The Voice” (Season 8) and who grew up on a Montgomery County farm. Fredericks, 22, says this is the first time he’s lived with someone other than a member of his family, and so far it’s going great. He says he and his partner, whom he met at a rock climbing gym about five years ago while his partner was attending Russell Sage College, divide the chores and household cleaning duties. But, honestly, Fredericks says the tidying is nothing compared to what he’s used to having grown up on a farm. – The Daily Gazette

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