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Lionel Richie


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Tuskegee AL, United States (1981 – present)

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (born June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama) is an American R&B , , , and occasional actor. He got his start as the front man for the Commodores, a nationally popular Motown band during the 70’s. They had several hits such as Easy, Three Times a Lady, and probably the Commodores’ most famous hit, Brick House.

Richie quit the band in 1981 for a solo career. He released his self-titled debut in 1982. The album hit No. 3 on the charts and sold over 4 million copies. His follow up album, Can’t Slow Down, sold over twice as many copies and won the Grammy for Album of the Year in ‘84. His third album, ‘86’s Dancing On The Ceiling spawned such hits as Say You, Say Me, Dancing on the Ceiling, and Se La, but would be the end of his commercial success.

His 90’s albums such as Back to Front, Louder Than Words, and Time all failed to achieve the previous decade’s commercial success. Some of his recent work, such as the album Renaissance, has returned to his older style, hoping to achieve more success.


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  • ShelbyPWND

    Lady was his best. <3

    8 May 8:37pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Just Great

    25 Apr 3:46pm Reply
  • Gorefan

    I only have Back to Front. And I love it

    6 Apr 2:18pm Reply
  • JNez

    dude is pop royalty. we need to combine his tracks with the Commodores here, especially Still & Easy. Excellence.

    28 Mar 4:34am Reply
  • sbirkoff

    Try Cry India by Umboza which was based around a sample of Lionel Richie's hit All Night Long (All Night).

    10 Feb 9:10am Reply
  • nisaaydyh

    i call it love ♥

    11 Nov 2014 Reply
  • IvanStank

    Lady (feat. Kenny Rogers) ♥

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    Hello ♥

    12 Jul 2014 Reply
  • WNBA-Fan

    BET Awards 2014 Lifetime Achievement Honoree :)

    30 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    All Night Long ♥

    15 Apr 2014 Reply
  • CathLick

    hoping to catch him live again. he puts on a great fucking show.

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • UnfortunatelyGr

    He gave us some damn killer tunes between the late '70s and early '90s. He should have returned to his funk past earlier, though - a Commodores reunion in the early 2000s would have been perfect timing.

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
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  • DickBigems

    Overrated. Overly sentimental. Corn lyricist. Pretty average singer. Practically did nothing all that original in the field of R&B.

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • lovedandelion

    the fcking best.

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Franklyn_

    "Hello" - is a soul and pride 80-s...fantastic slow rhythm, no words only emotions! Is it very cool!!!

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • daniellelr88

    Stuck on You <3

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • iagomelo2

    Canta demais, cara bacana. MEISTRE

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • BodyForSoul

    Lionel is one of the greatest songwriters and muscians ever so many hits he wrote for himself and others and co wrote with Michael We Are The World one of the biggest hits ever. Say You Say Me is the first song I sang as a child in a school show and Running With The Night and Hello are some of the best pop r&b songs of the 1980's!

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
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