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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 hugely successful 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.
Richie has sold over 100 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. In 2016, Richie received the Songwriters Hall of Fame‘s highest honor, the Johnny Mercer Award.
Dancing On The Ceiling LP
Richie’s 1982 debut solo album, Lionel Richie, contained three hit singles: the U.S. #1 song “Truly”, which continued the style of his ballads with the Commodores and launched his career as one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s, and the top five hits “You Are” and “My Love”.
The album hit #3 on the music charts and sold over 4 million copies. His 1983 follow-up album, Can’t Slow Down, sold over twice as many copies and won two Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, propelling him into the first rank of international superstars.
The album contained the #1 hit “All Night Long” a Caribbean-flavored dance number that was promoted by a colorful music video produced by former Monkee Michael Nesmith. In 1984, Richie performed “All Night Long” at the closing ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Lionel Richie – Debut
Several more Top 10 hits followed, the most successful of which was the ballad “Hello” (1984), a sentimental love song that showed how far Richie had moved from his R&B roots. Richie had three more top ten hits in 1984, “Stuck on You” (#3), “Running with the Night” (#7) and “Penny Lover” (#8), as well as writing & producing “Missing You” for former label mate and duet partner Diana Ross (#10 Pop, #1 R&B).
In 1985, Richie wrote and performed “Say You, Say Me” for the film White Nights. The song won an Oscar for his efforts and reached #1 on the U.S. charts, staying there for four weeks, making it the #2 song of 1986 according to Billboard’s Year-End Hot 100 chart, behind the charity single “That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne and Friends.
He also collaborated with Michael Jackson on the charity single “We Are the World” by USA for Africa, another #1 hit.
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