The 66-year-old singer has filed a trademark for his new beauty line called ‘Hello by Lionel Richie’.
Lionel Richie is launching his own cosmetic line inspired by the title of his hit song “Hello”. According to TMZ, the “Hello” hitmaker’s company filed a trademark for the beauty line called “Hello by Lionel Richie” last week.
The copyright covers everything related to beauty including, cosmetics, face masks, body glitter, bath beads, hair bows, nail polish, etc. However, there’s a separate trademark for products like candles and candle accessories.
Back in December, Lionel hinted at collaboration with Adele after their “Hello” mash-up went viral. “We are going to be doing something together,” he told E! News at the time. “That’s already almost in the works … I can almost say that we are talking, but right now she has a mission. 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.”
He said of the mashup, “Someone said to me, ‘Lionel, Adele did ‘Hello” and I said, ‘Retirement. I am done’ … Then, all of a sudden I realized this is not ‘Hello.’ She just used ‘Hello.’ You have no idea how many people called me on the phone and said, ‘Are you going to let her get away with that? She stole ‘Hello!’ I said I don’t own ‘Hello.’ I own the melody. What it did was it blew everything to the ceiling. If you say Adele and you say Lionel or Lionel and Adele…that’s the best pairing you could have!”