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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

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Billboard, 2020-02-13 15:01:47
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Variety, 2020-02-07 18:00:12
Lionel Richie was one of the celebrities seen dining at just-opened eatery Olivetta on Melrose Boulevard in early January. Created by restaurateurs Matt and Marissa Hermer, the team behind Pacific Palisades’ brasserie, the Draycott, Olivetta features a coastal European menu offering up such Mediterranean classics as grilled Spanish octopus with ...

Richie: I'll receive MusiCares award "if it doesn't mean goodbye"
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2020-01-22 20:19:38
Four-time Grammy winner Lionel Richie tells CBS News' Michelle Miller what it means to be honored as the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year by The Recording Academy.

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