Lionel Richie is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and television judge. He rose to fame in the 1970s as a songwriter and the co-lead singer of funk band the Commodores.

Token penned and produced Kenny Rogers’ number one Billboard hit “Lady” in 1980.

Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie

he composed and produced “Endless Love,” a duet with Diana Ross, which has remained one of the most popular recordings of all time, and both performers’ most successful hits.

“You Are,” “My Love,” and the number-one single “Truly” were among the album’s many hit singles, which helped begin his solo career in 1982.

When he released his second album, Can’t Slow Down (1983), it debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling album of all time.

He then collaborated with Michael Jackson on the 1985 charity single “We Are the World,” which sold more than 20 million copies.

“Say You, Say Me” (from the 1985 film White Nights) and the No. 2 hit title track from his third album, Dancing on the Ceiling (1986), were two of the biggest hits of his career.

Where are Lionel Richie’s Parents From?

His parents, Lionel Brockman Richie Sr. and Alberta R. Foster, were both teachers and raised in the Tuskegee, Alabama, area.

What is Lionel Richie’s Ethnic Background?

Lionel Richie has an African-American Ethnic Background.


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