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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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Variety, 2019-09-16 13:00:52
Lionel Richie’s sold-out appearance at Wynn Las Vegas last month has led to an encore appearance at the Encore theater but with a new stage show, “Lionel Richie – Las Vegas.” Richie will headline a three-night engagement in March 2020 that will feature stories from throughout his career as well ...

Lionel Richie Leads Artist 100, Thanks to 'Hello From Las Vegas' Album Debut
Billboard, 2019-08-27 14:36:05
Lionel Richie debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Aug. 31) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for the...

Sofia Richie Gets New Cars for 21st Birthday, Flies Away with Kylie
TMZ, 2019-08-24 19:04:40
Sofia Richie is following up celebrating Kylie Jenner's epic birthday with one of her own -- and so far, she's off to a good start. Lionel Richie's daughter -- who turned 21 Saturday -- was greeted with some new wheels on her driveway ... an Aston…

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