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Lionel Richie

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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.

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  • 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

Nicole Richie Rapping Karaoke with Husband Joel Madden
TMZ, 2019-05-11 20:00:00
Talk about a blast from the past -- we got Nicole Richie rapping early 2000s Dr. Dre alongside her hubby, Joel Madden ... and killin' it too. Lionel Richie's eldest kid hit up the Retro Room in Palm Springs Friday night with the Good Charlotte…

Variety, 2019-04-12 17:55:37
Motown Records stumbled into the 1980s from the ‘70s, watching its greatest hitmakers return to the charts via other labels — Diana Ross at RCA, Marvin Gaye at Columbia and, of course, Michael Jackson and his brothers at Epic. Its fortunes perked up a bit in 1982 with hits from ...

Lionel Richie says 'Hello' to a new album and summer tour
USA Today Music, 2019-03-25 14:52:24
On Monday, Richie unveiled plans for a new album, "Live From Las Vegas," as well as his Hello North American tour, set for this spring and summer.         

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