Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

 

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Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the funk and soul band the Commodores and then launched a solo career in 1982. He also co-wrote the 1985 charity single "We Are the World" with Michael Jackson, which sold over 20 million copies.[2] Richie has sold over 90 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. He is also a five-time Grammy Award winner.[3] In 2016, Richie received the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest honor, the Johnny Mercer Award.[4]

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Highlights10

Hello
 
"Hello" is a song by Lionel Richie.
Say You, Say Me
 
"Say You, Say Me" is a song written and recorded by Lionel Richie for the film White Nights, starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines.
Tuskegee
 
Tuskegee is the tenth studio album by American singer Lionel Richie, released on March 5, 2012 through Mercury Records.
All Night Long
 
"All Night Long (All Night)" is a hit single by American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie from 1983.

Photos - Lionel Richie292

People Recently Photographed with Lionel Richie22

Popular Albums27

Album Appearances & References73

Popular Songs26

Song Appearances & References10

Films2

Soundtrack Film Appearances3

TV Shows7

Collaborators & Influencers37

Other Music-Related Relationships9

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships2

Awards & Nominations25

Events5

Popular Tours1

You May Also Be Interested In26

Videos125

Spotify - Albums & Singles316

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On54

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts30

The AXIS at Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, United States
March 9, 2018
The AXIS at Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, United States
March 10, 2018
The AXIS at Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, United States
March 13, 2018
The AXIS at Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, United States
March 16, 2018
The AXIS at Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, United States
March 17, 2018
The AXIS at Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, United States
March 20, 2018
Qudos Bank Arena
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
March 29, 2018
Central Coast Stadium
Gosford, Australia
March 31, 2018
AIS Arena
Bruce, Australia
April 4, 2018
The Star Event Centre
Pyrmont, Australia
April 5, 2018
Botanic Park, Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia
April 7, 2018
Rod Laver Arena
Melbourne, Australia
April 8, 2018
Spark Arena
Auckland, New Zealand
April 12, 2018
Horncastle Arena
Christchurch, New Zealand
April 15, 2018
New Orleans Fair Grounds
New Orleans, United States
May 3, 2018
Franklin’s Gardens
Northampton, United Kingdom
June 1, 2018
McDiarmid Park
Perth And Kinross, United Kingdom
June 3, 2018
Hampton Court Palace Festival
London, United Kingdom
June 5, 2018
Hampton Court Palace Festival
London, United Kingdom
June 6, 2018
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincoln, United Kingdom
June 10, 2018
Montgomery Waters Meadow
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
June 13, 2018
Leigh Sports Village
Leigh, United Kingdom
June 16, 2018
Brunton Park
Carlisle, United Kingdom
June 17, 2018
Open Air Theatre
Scarborough, United Kingdom
June 19, 2018
Proact Stadium
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
June 21, 2018
The 1st Central County Ground
Hove, United Kingdom
June 23, 2018
Holkham Hall
Wells-Next-The-Sea, United Kingdom
June 24, 2018
Snowmass Town Park
Snowmass, United States
August 31, 2018
Snowmass Town Park
Snowmass, United States
September 1, 2018
Snowmass Town Park
Snowmass, United States
September 2, 2018

News Articles27

Fugitive who taunted police with Lionel Richie lyrics is back behind bars
  –  January 19, 2018
Scott McGiffen spotted detectives' Facebook plea and responded with teasing lyrics from the 1984 Lionel Richie hit Brazen McGiffen spotted the plea and within an hour later sent back the lyrics of the US singer's schmaltzy 1984 classic. He wrote after the ...
Ready or not! Fugees star Ms Lauryn Hill added to Byron Bay Bluesfest Lineup alongside Seal and Lionel Richie
  –  January 18, 2018
The legendary singer will be joining a stellar lineup of artists including Lionel Richie and Seal at the Byron Bay festival. Lauryn rose to fame as a member of the Fugees in the 1990s before forging a successful solo career. The singer will perform at ...
Lionel Richie cancels Las Vegas show to help family evacuate from California wildfires
  –  December 7, 2017
Lionel Richie backed out of a gig Wednesday night in order to help ... the Hits” residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The 68-year-old singer didn’t identify which family members are in danger, but thousands of people have been ...
This week in music: 1986 Lionel Richie
  –  January 17, 2018
Let's step back in time for a few moments here and check out some songs from yesteryear. This morning we revisit this week in 1986. Thirty two years ago Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 had a girl band from California at number five. That would be as high as I ...
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Announces 2018 Lineup Featuring Cage the Elephant, Common and Jack White
  –  January 25, 2018
Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Beck, Jack White, David Byrne, Lionel Richie and Anita Baker are the brightest of so many incredible stars at this year’s festival. In addition to the stars above, others that will be hitting the stages ...
Don Johnson comments on Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin's relationship
  –  January 24, 2018
When Lionel Richie was asked about his 19-year-old daughter, Sofia, dating Scott Disick, 34, he said he was “scared to death.” “Have I been in shock?! I’m the dad, come on,” Richie told Us Weekly. “I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?”
3 Reasons Bruno Mars' 'Finesse' Is Bigger For Him Than Just One Hit Single
  –  January 24, 2018
The “That’s What I Like” star joins Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston and Beyoncé in that exclusive club, making him just the second man included. Three Top Five Hits From His First Three Albums As if the previously listed ...
Aretha Franklin, Aerosmith, Jack White Top 2018 Jazz Fest Lineup
  –  January 24, 2018
Despite the addition of new artists, the event's jazz and heritage have survived This year's lineup also features Lionel Richie, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Anita Baker, Bonnie Raitt, Khalid, Sturgill Simpson, Sheryl Crow, Common, Jack Johnson, Steve ...
Aretha Franklin, Sting, Aerosmith, Beck on New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup
  –  January 24, 2018
Aretha Franklin, Sting, Aerosmith, Beck, Jack Whit e and Lionel Richie are among the headliners for the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Organizers on Tuesday released the music lineup for the festival scheduled for two weekends this spring ...
Luke Bryan Expands ‘What Makes You Country’ Tour With New Dates
  –  January 24, 2018
Just after the tour kicks off, Bryan will make his debut as a judge on the American Idol reboot when it premieres on ABC on March 11. He sits alongside Lionel Richie and Katy Perry on the judging panel.
Lionel Richie Confesses He And Michael Jackson Wrote ‘We Are The World’ In Just 1 Day
  –  January 24, 2018
Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast. “We Are The World” is easily one of the most iconic songs of the past 50 years — but believe it or not, it was written in just one day. Lionel and Michael locked themselves ...
New Orleans Jazz Festival: Jack White, David Byrne, Beck, Sting lead stacked 2018 lineup
  –  January 24, 2018
Among the highlights: Jack White, David Byrne, Beck, Lionel Richie, Sturgill Simpson, Sheryl Crow, Cage the Elephant, Common, Khalid, Big Freedia, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Leslie Odom Jr., Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Hiss Golden Messenger ...
Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas Manager Phil McIntyre Joins ‘American Idol’ as Executive Producer (EXCLUSIVE)
  –  January 24, 2018
“American Idol,” featuring judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, and host Ryan Seacrest, premieres on ABC on March 11. Read more about McIntyre’s role on the show below. What was the common vision for “Idol” that you shared with UTA ...
Jazz Fest announces 2018 lineup
  –  January 24, 2018
Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jimmy Buffet, Beck, Jack White, and Lionel Richie are just some of the headliners performing at the festival. We're reminded that New Orleans at Jazz Fest is Fats' City in Terrance Osborne's magnificent tribute to the man ...
ABC Slots American Idol Directly Against The Voice, Setting Up a Monday Showdown in March
  –  January 24, 2018
The new version of American Idol—featuring returning host Ryan Seacrest and new judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie—will air two-hour episodes on Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m., beginning March. 11. American Idol ran for 15 seasons on Fox ...
Aretha, Sting, Aerosmith, Beck on Jazz Fest's 2018 lineup
  –  January 24, 2018
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Aretha Franklin, Sting, Aerosmith, Beck, Jack White and Lionel Richie are among the headliners for the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Organizers on Tuesday released the music lineup for the festival scheduled for two week ...
Jazz Fest
  –  January 24, 2018
Aretha Franklin, Sting, Aerosmith, Beck, Jack White and Lionel Richie are among the headliners for the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, organizers on Tuesday released the music lineup. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Lionel Richie, Sting, Sheryl Crow & Bonnie Raitt to perform at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  –  January 23, 2018
The festival, which runs from April 27 through May 6, will feature headliners including Lionel Richie, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Aaron Neville, Smokey Robinson and many, many more acts. Sting performs April 27.
Jazz Fest 2018 lineup announced
  –  January 23, 2018
Major acts include Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Buffet, Sting, Beck, David Byrne, Lionel Richie, Steve Miller Band, Common, Sting, Jack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, Smokey Robinson, Sheryl Crow and Lyle Lovett.
Aerosmith, Sting, Aretha Franklin among Jazz Fest headliners
  –  January 23, 2018
Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Buffet, Sting, Beck, David Byrne, Lionel Richie, Steve Miller Band, Common, Sting, Jack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, Smokey Robinson, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovitt...
Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jack White and More Confirmed for Jazzfest 2018
  –  January 23, 2018
Between April 27 – 29 and May 3 – 6, Jazzfest will once again take over New Orleans, with a lineup that includes Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Jack White, Beck, Lionel Richie, David Byrne and more. Hundreds of acts will perform ...
Fugitive who taunted police with Lionel Richie lyrics is back behind bars
  –  January 19, 2018
A prolific burglar who serenaded police with the Lionel Richie song "Hello, is it me you're looking for?" was back behind bars yesterday - All Night Long. Detectives launched a Facebook hunt for 27-year-old Scott McGiffen begging: "We'd like to hear from ...
Ready or not! Fugees star Ms Lauryn Hill added to Byron Bay Bluesfest Lineup alongside Seal and Lionel Richie
  –  January 18, 2018
She's one of the most successful Rnb acts of all time. And Ms Lauryn Hill will be bringing her soulful sound Down Under, heading to Bluesfest for a special set on Good Friday, news.com.au reports. The legendary singer will be joining a stellar lineup of ...
This week in music: 1986 Lionel Richie
  –  January 17, 2018
Let's step back in time for a few moments here and check out some songs from yesteryear. This morning we revisit this week in 1986. Thirty two years ago Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 had a girl band from California at number five. That would be as high as I ...
Sofia Richie, Daughter of Lionel, Sued for Over $1 Million for Sharing Photos of Herself on Instagram
  –  January 13, 2018
Fashion Model Sofia Richie, daughter of Singer Lionel Richie, is being sued for over $1 million by a celebrity photo agency after she posted photos of herself without permission, then refused to take all of them down. The photos were taken as part of a ...
Lionel Richie's Mentee,Rayvon Owen Releases Glittering New Track
  –  January 11, 2018
"Can I be honest for a minute?" asks Rayvon Owen, his smooth voice gliding effortlessly over effervescent synths on his song, "Volume". It's a fitting opening line to the first single from his forthcoming EP, given that authenticity is a common theme ...
Lionel Richie cancels Las Vegas show to help family evacuate from California wildfires
  –  December 7, 2017
Lionel Richie backed out of a gig Wednesday night in order to help his family escape the blaze engulfing Los Angeles. “Due to the devastating California Wildfires, and helping family evacuate to a safer place, I unfortunately have to cancel my show ...

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