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Lionel Richie Says Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber Songs Lack Longevity

Lionel Richie Says Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber Songs Lack Longevity

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Lionel Richie is convinced nobody will remember songs by Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber in years to come.

The “Hello” hitmaker is adamant pop stars who favor popularity and notoriety over quality of music will not stand the test of time, unlike tracks by Michael Jackson and Madonna.

He tells the London Evening Standard, “The beautiful part of where we were – we had shock value. But what came with shock value was hit after hit after hit. Madonna was outrageous – but she had a catalogue of music that was unbelievable.

“At the end of all the theatrics with Michael (Jackson), he had nothing but the most fabulous catalogue. Now, we’ve got a lot of theatrics… but where’s the song that is going to stick around forever?… Twenty years from now, let’s take anybody – where’s the body of work? I’m going to judge you not by your popularity but by your longevity, your staying records. I’m thinking about Miley, Justin Bieber.

“We’ve made amateur music mainstream. There’s a difference between a stylist and a singer. Everybody can sing! Go to karaoke, there are some guys seriously singing their a**es off! But do they have a unique voice, or distinct voice?”

What are your thoughts on Richie’s remarks?

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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