Lionel Richie Back At No 1

6 July 2015, 10:03 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 15:29

Lionel Richie Plays Live

Following his storming Glastonbury set last week, Lionel Richie has soared back to the top of the UK album charts.

For the first time in 23 years Lionel Richie is back at No 1 on the UK album charts. After his phenomenal live set at last weekend's Glastonbury festival, his album The Definitive Collection jumped 103 positions to sell over 19,000 copies, earning it the coveted top spot. 

Over 120,000 fans watched Lionel during the afternoon of Glastonbury, playing live on the Pyramid Stage. The crowd were said to sing along to every song with Lionel stating at one point: "there's some people here on the front row who know the lyrics better than I do."

Hits he performed at the festival, which are also on The Definitive Collection, include Hello, Easy, Three Times A Lady and All Night Long. Fans allegedly wore T-shirts with Lionel's face on, proving the legend's continuing popularity in the UK. 

Lionel has had a fascinating career, and you can read his life story on Smooth here.