Adele Says 'Hello' to Lionel Richie for the First Time at Grammys Backstage
The Los Angeles Staples Center was flooded by stars for the Grammy Awards 2016 but Lionel Richie was looking forward to meet one music artist, Adele, and the two finally said "Hello" to each other for the first time.
The two singers have songs with same title, "Hello," and they wanted to see each other personally, so the Grammys is the perfect time for them to do that. When Adele's song came out, Richie has expressed his intention to collaborate with her on a project, Entertainment Weekly reported.
“We are going to be doing something together — that’s already almost in the works,” Richie said according to E! News. “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.”
Before the Grammys, Richie already planned his first encounter with the "Rolling in the Deep" singer. "I'm here tonight to meet [Adele] backstage," he joked, according to ET Online. "I'm looking for her. And my opening line is going to be, 'Hello, it's me,' and she's going to say, 'No, no, is it me you're looking for, thank you very much.'"
Apparently, the two were able to see each other as Richie posted their close-up photo on Instagram with the caption: "#HELLO @adele ❤️#GRAMMYs."
A photo posted by lionelrichie (@lionelrichie) on Feb 15, 2016 at 11:04pm PST
Adele performed "All I Ask" in the Grammys while Richie received his MusiCares award. He also received a tribute performance from Demi Lovato, John Legend, Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor and Tyrese.
The "Three Times a Lady" singer posted a hilarious mash-up of their two songs to Instagram back in October, wherein he took a clip from Adele's music video and his classic 1984 music video for his song "Hello." The British singer appears to be calling Richie but she hangs up on him after he asked if it is him she is looking for, Billboard reported.