Lionel Richie

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Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
Richie receiving the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors
Birthday/Birthplace Lionel Brockman Richie Jr.
(1949-06-20) June 20, 1949
Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.
Lives Where Los Angeles, California
Active Years 1968–present
  • Brenda Harvey (m. 1975; div. 1993)
  • Diane Alexander (m. 1995; div. 2004)
Kid(s) 3 including Nicole Richie and
Sofia Richie
Official Website
Musical career
  • Soul
  • R&B
  • pop
  • country
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
  • record producer
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • saxophone
Record Labels
  • Island
  • Mercury
  • Motown
Worked with
  • Commodores
  • Michael Jackson
  • USA for Africa

Lionel Richie Short Bio

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (Tuskegee, Alabama, June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter and actor.

In the 1970s he was part of the band The Commodores, owned by the famous label Motown of Detroit (Michigan). From 1981 he began his career as a soloist, achieving great success by staying two weeks on the Billboard with the theme Hello to consolidate later with the song Say you, say me, which won an Academy Award for the best song in a movie. In his time as soloist he had 5 numbers one, which added to his compositions when he was part of The Commodores, and the song Lady, given to Kenny Rogers, and We are the world, composed with Michael Jackson, make him the author of 9 numbers one in Billboard history.

His songs of sentimental lyrics and his modulated voice, made that Richie was on the Billboard list in the 1980s, his golden age. In addition, along with Michael Jackson, he was the driving force of the USA for Africa campaign, with the famous song We Are the World that both composed in 1985. Later, the song was re-used in the campaign to raise funds to help the earthquake in Haiti 2010. In 2002 he recorded the duet To Love a Woman with the singer Enrique Iglesias, as well as writing and composing the song “All Night Long”.

Lionel Richie is also the adoptive father of actress and singer Nicole Richie.

Lionel Richie Net Worth – $200 Million

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