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Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $200 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Tuskegee
Country: United States
BirthDay: 20 June 1949
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.8 m
Education: MS Economics/BS Accounting

Lionel Richie was bornon 20 June 1949 in Tuskegee, American, is Singer-Songwriter. Lionel Richie’s honeyed tones have festooned the radiofrequencies of millions of soul and R&B music stations around the globe. His famous songs, ‘Hello’, ‘Truly’, ‘Three Times A Lady’ and ‘Say You, Say Me’ have been conferred with the ‘evergreen’ status and have promoted him to celebrity status. He initially forged a successful career with the ‘Commodores’ and then went on to have a successful solo career. A Grammy Award-recipient, Richie is considered one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 20th century, with most of his songs peaking on important music charts. After a long and successful spell with the ‘Commodores’, he began writing and producing country hits and ended up becoming one of the most popular artists of his time. This singer-songwriter, record producer and actor has sold nearly 100 million records worldwide and is single-handedly known for his solo-career success, not banking on the earlier success he had with the ‘Commodores’. In his music career, he has collaborated with a number of musicians and singers including Diana Ross, Enrique Iglesias, Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney. Apart from his career in the music industry, he has also appeared in films such as ‘Pariah’ and the documentary series, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’.


$200 Million


In 2013, he announced that he would launch the ‘All the Nights All Night Long’ tour, on ‘The Today Show’ on NBC


In 2010, he performed at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington DC and he also performed at the AFL Grand Final Replay


In 2009, he was seen performing at Michael Jackson’s memorial service


From 2007 to 2009, he was seen on ‘Australian Idol’, performed at the Times Square for the New Year’s Eve celebration and he also went on to release the album, ‘Just Go’


In 2006, he performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and also released his studio album, ‘Coming Home’


His song, ‘All Night Long’ was played on the night of the American invasion in 2003 by the Iraqis


From 2002 to 2005, Richie’s song ‘Running with the Night’ was featured on the video game, ‘Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’


‘Time’, his fifth studio album, released in 1998, also failed to make it big and had very low sales compared to his previous ventures


He officially married Diane Alexander on December 21, 1995


He went on a hiatus for a few years only to return with his greatest-hits collection, ‘Back to Front’, in 1992


His solo venture, ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’, which released in 1986, is considered one of the most successful solo ventures of his till date


In 1985, he collaborated with superstar Michael Jackson for the charity single hit, ‘We Are the World’


Through 1984, he had a string of hit singles including, ‘Stuck on You’, ‘Running with the Night’, ‘Penny Lover’ and ‘Hello’


He released his next solo venture, ‘Can’t Slow Down’ in 1983, under the label of Motown Records


He began his solo career in 1982 with a self-titled album


He sang the theme song for the film, ‘Endless Love’ along with Diana Ross in 1981


‘Commodores’, the self-titled album released in 1977 with his group, the ‘Commodores’ spent a total of eight weeks on popular music charts and is also listed as one of the Top 5 albums of the band


In 1974, the band ‘Commodores’ released their debut studio album, ‘Machine Gun’, which was an album of funk music


In 1968, he was signed on as a singer and saxophonist with the ‘Commodores’


When he was a student with the university, he took interest in a number of upcoming R&B groups in the 1960s

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