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Lionel Richie

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Biography

Lionel Richie in France in 2012

Source: Wikipedia

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. Richie made his solo debut in 1982 with the album Lionel Richie and the number-one hit "Truly". He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr.
  • Born: June 20, 1949 (age 66) Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.
  • Genres: Soul, R&B, pop, pop rock, soft rock, country, gospel
  • Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer, actor
  • Instruments: Vocals, piano, keyboards, saxophone, drums
  • Years active: 1968–present
  • Labels: Island, Mercury, Motown
  • Associated acts: Diana Ross Commodores Nicole Richie Alabama Marvin Gaye Stevie Wonder Luther Vandross Michael Jackson Janet Jackson Patti Labelle USA for Africa Live Aid Jason Derulo Natasha Bedingfield Kenny Rogers Akon Trijntje Oosterhuis Good Charlotte
  • Website: lionelrichie.com

Read more about Lionel Richie at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

The best of the Hollywood Bowl: 24 artists on their favorite Bowl performances
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-05-27 14:01:51
For the first time in a century the Hollywood Bowl is closed for the season. Here, stars from Lionel Richie to Danny Elfman reflect on their favorite Bowl performances.

Rita Wilson to Host CMT's Kenny Rogers Benefit Show
Entertainment Tonigh, 2020-04-06 03:00:14
Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and more will appear on the special.

'ACM Presents: Our Country': Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and More Pay Tribute to Kenny Rogers
Entertainment Tonigh, 2020-04-05 17:36:00
Some of country's biggest stars came together for a unique special on Sunday night -- and paid tribute to The Gambler.

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