The musical stylings of John FogertySarah McLachlanDiana RossRobbie Williams, and Lionel Richie have been gathered by AEG Presents Las Vegas to bring their respective residencies and tours to the lovely Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas, this season.  Now, seeing as between them, these five artists have sold more than 350 million records, worldwide; I’m gonna assume that unless you live in a cave, you’re familiar with the lot of ‘em.  So, instead of boring you with the same things you’ve read time and again, I figured that for each artist I’d list some of my favorite songs, the genres for which they’re known, any associated acts, the number of records they’ve sold around the world, some notable honors and awards, and a kernel of trivia.  Check it out!

John Fogerty, “My 50 Year Trip”: April 10-13 and 17-20, 2019 (8pm)

Songs: “Proud Mary,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” “Fortunate Son,” “Travelin’ Band”
Genres: Classic rock, Roots rock, Swamp rock, Blues rock, Protest rock
Associated acts: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Shane Fogerty, Tyler Fogerty
Records sold: 35 million
Honors/Awards: 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll (VH1, 1998), BMI Icon Award (2010), Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1993), “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” (Rolling Stone, 2011)
Trivia: Creedence Clearwater Revival is the record-holder for the most singles (five!) go to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, without ever having a #1 single

Sarah McLachlan: April 24, 26, and 27, 2019 (8pm)

Songs: “Possession,” ”Blue,” “Ice Cream,” “Building a Mystery”
Genres: Pop, Rock, Ambient, Vocal Trance
Associated acts: Delirium, Tiësto, Stevie Nicks, Bryan Adams
Records sold:  40 million
Honors/Awards: Three GRAMMYs (14 nominations), 10 Juno Awards (27 nominations), three BMI Awards, 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll (VH1, 1999), Elizabeth Cady Stanton Visionary Award (State of New York, 1998), Billboard Music Award (1999), Order of Canada (2000), International Achievement Award (Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, 2000), Beatport Music Award (2008), Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award (Canadian Music Week, 2011), Canadian Music Hall of Fame (2017)
Trivia:  Opened the Sarah McLachlan Schools for Music (in Vancouver and Edmonton) to provide free music education classes to children whose schools' music programs had been hit by budget cuts.

Diana Ross, “Diamond Diana”: June 05-08 and 12-15, 2019 (8pm)

Songs: “Reflections,” “Love Child,” “Love Hangover,” “The Boss,” “No One Gets the Prize”
Genres: R&B, Soul, Disco, Pop
Associated acts: The Supremes, The Temptations, Lionel Richie
Records sold: 100 million
Honors/Awards: A Golden Globe (1973), a Tony Award (1977), seven American Music Awards, “Female Artist of the Century” (Billboard, 1976), Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Supremes, 1988), “Most Successful Female Singer of All Time” (Guinness Book of World Records, 1993), Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (France, 1994), Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award (Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1988), 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll (VH1, 1999), 100 Sexiest Artists (VH1, 2002) “Legend” (Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball, 2005), Kennedy Center Honors (2015), the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2017), and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the World Music Awards (1996), the BET Music Awards (2007), the GRAMMYs (2012), and the American Music Awards (2017)
Trivia: Launched "Diana Ross Ultra Sheers" - her line of ladies hosiery - in 1983

Robbie Williams “Live in Las Vegas”: June 19-22, June 26-29, and July 03-06, 2019 (8pm) 

Songs: “Let Me Entertain You,” “Millennium,” “Rock DJ,” “Supreme”
Genres: Pop rock, Soft rock, Alternative rock
Associated acts: Take That, Gary Barlow, Kylie Minogue
Records sold: 75 million
Honors/Awards
: A record-setting 18 Brit Awards (five as a member of Take That) including honors for British 25 Year Best Song Award (2005), Outstanding Contribution to Music (2010) and the BRITs Icon Award (2016), a record-setting 12 Echo Prize Music Awards, seven MTV Europe Music Awards (two with Take That), an Italian Music Award (2003), an MTV Asia Music Award (2003), a Los Primos MTV Latinoamérica (2006), five Ivor Novello Awards (one with Take That), three GQ Men of the Year Awards, three NME Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, two GRAMMY nominations, UK Music Hall of Fame (2004)

Trivia: Has never learned to drive

Lionel Richie “Hello” Summer 2019 Tour: August 09-10, 2019 (8pm)

Songs: “Easy,” “Brick House,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Hello,” “All Night Long (All Night)”
Genres: Soul, Funk, Disco, R&B, Pop, Country
Associated acts: The Commodores, Diana Ross, Kenny Rogers, Shania Twain, Willie Nelson
Records sold: 100 million
Honors/Awards:  An Academy Award (1986), a Golden Globe (1986), four GRAMMYs, nine American Music Awards, first artist to receive a Diamond certification (RIAA, 1985), Lifetime Achievement Award (BET Awards, 2016), Johnny Mercer Award (Songwriters Hall of Fame, 2016), Kennedy Center Honors (2017), Power of Love Award (Keep Memory Alive, 2019)
Trivia: Doesn't know how to read or write music 

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