Well, it doesn't hurt that Shania Twain has a million-dollar voice and a 10 million dollar face. But it seems that there was only one artist featured on Lionel Richie's new album hitting the streets today that needed some convincing:  Shania.And it wasn't because she didn't adore Richie. The two have been friends for years. Shania wasn't sure how her voice would hold up. At the time of the sessions, she was suffering from dysphonia and hadn't done anything sifnificant musically in almost five years.

But, Lionel wasn't taking no for an answer. And it's good that he stuck to his guns, because the result, the truly beautiful Endless Love hits on all cylinders.

Our friends from The Boot interviewed Lionel on the collaboration and he had this to say.

All artists are egotistical maniacs with inferiority complexes.  We're great until we're alone. Once we're left alone, a little voice creeps in and says, 'I don't know if we can do that again.' When left alone too long, that little voice can talk us into madness. But what I had to do with Shania was just very simple. I said to her, 'We have something in common: we are both scared to death.

The song is a re-make of a 1981 duet originally performed with Diana Ross.  It's a lovely song and a great vehicle for Shania.

Take just a moment and check out this beautiful re-make.

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Lionel and Shania met in the Bahamas to record the duet he originally released with Diana Ross back in 1981, 'Endless Love.' The picturesque setting no doubt helped their voices blend so beautifully and their chemistry jump through the lens in the official music video for the song. Watch the world premiere of Lionel Richie and Shania Twain's 'Endless Love' video below.