Music icon Lionel Richie receives honorary doctorate at Boston’s Agganis Arena

Lionel Richie receives honorary degree/Alan Silfen.

Lionel Richie got collegiate honor.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

BOSTON — For Lionel Richie, obtaining collegiate accolades is ‘Easy Like Sunday Morning.’ On Saturday, the renowned music icon received an honorary doctorate degree at Boston’s Agganis Arena. Richie was honored alongside Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Shin Joong Hyun and Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. “For his contributions to contemporary culture, his humanitarian efforts, and the joy his music brings to so many, it is my pleasure to present Berklee’s honorary doctorate of music to Lionel Richie,” said Berklee President Roger H. Brown during his commencement address.

Songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams offered his congratulations to the 67-year-old singer via social media in a post that read: “Lionel is the ultimate musical alchemist! Any time you hear a Lionel Richie song, it takes you back to the moment you first heard it.”

Congrats Mr. Richie!

It’s a well deserved honor.


  1. My hero 🙂

  2. Nathan Stanley

    Thank You to Berklee College of Music for giving Lionel Richie the honor he so richly deserves.

  3. They give these things to anybody nowadays… smh

  4. Lionel Richie a true American Treasure and great man and father. Living legend!!!

  5. Peppermint Patty

    Who gives a flyin fuck???

    Must be a slow day of news for Mass Appeal.

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