Lionel Ritchie enlists Akon, Ne-Yo for 'Go'

'Good Morning' drops Tuesday

NEW YORK -- Lionel Richie has Akon and Ne-Yo in his corner on his new studio album, "Just Go," due Feb. 17 via Island. First single "Good Morning," produced by the Movement, arrives at urban AC stations on Nov. 4.

Both Akon and Ne-Yo share writing credits with Richie on the follow-up to 2006's "Coming Home," which has sold 444,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Among the other contributors are Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Stargate, Johnta Austin and the-Dream.

Richie will perform Wednesday on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and Dec. 31 on Dick Clark's "New Year's Rockin' Eve." An extensive world tour is on tap for 2009, beginning March 13 in Dublin.
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