Lionel Richie

American musician Lionel Richie

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. From 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. Richie made his solo debut in 1982 with the album Lionel Richie and number-one hit "Truly".
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Birthday
20 June 1949
home town
Tuskegee
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Lionel Richie Says Daughter Sofia's Relationship with Scott Disick Is 'Just a Phase' - PEOPLE.com
Google News - 7 days
PEOPLE.com Lionel Richie Says Daughter Sofia's Relationship with Scott Disick Is 'Just a Phase' PEOPLE.com Lionel Richie may not be dancing on the ceiling over news of that his 19-year-old daughter Sofia Richie is dating Kourtney Kardashian's 34-year-old ex Scott Disick, but he's still standing by her no matter what. The Grammy winner and American Idol host ... Teens Do Regrettable Things, Like Date Scott DisickJezebel Lionel Richie Says Daughter Sofia Dating Scott Disick Is 'Just a Phase'Entertainment Tonight Lionel Richie Says His Daughter's Relationship With Scott Disick Is 'Just A Phase'PerezHilton.com Page Six -E! Online -Cosmopolitan.com -TMZ.com all 43 news articles »
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Ariana Grande, Lionel Richie's families impacted by California wildfires
Fox News - 3 months
Ariana Grande and Lionel Richie’s families are among the thousands of people forced to evacuate as a series of wildfires burn across Southern California, prompting reactions from many celebrities living in the area.
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Kennedy Center Honors Recognize LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan & Lionel Richie, Skip Drama - Billboard
Google News - 3 months
Billboard Kennedy Center Honors Recognize LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan & Lionel Richie, Skip Drama Billboard From left to right back row: LL Cool J and Lionel Richie; Front row, left to right: Carmen de Lavallade, Norman Lear and Gloria Estefan. The five recipients of the 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors pose for a group photo following a dinner hosted by ... No Trumps, no problems at 2017 Kennedy Center HonorsUSA TODAY The Kennedy Center Honors Were a Happy, Trump-less CelebrationVulture Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politicsThe Hill (blog) PEOPLE.com -NPR -TMZ.com -WTOP all 131 news articles »
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Lionel Richie on Daughter Sofia Dating Scott Disick: 'I'm Scared to Death' - Us Weekly
Google News - 5 months
Us Weekly Lionel Richie on Daughter Sofia Dating Scott Disick: 'I'm Scared to Death' Us Weekly A protective father. Lionel Richie did not mince words when Us Weekly asked him for his thoughts on daughter Sofia, 19, being in the news a lot lately for her relationship with Scott Disick, 34. Lionel Richie and Sofia Richie Lionel and Sofia Richie ... Lionel Richie's Response To Sofia Richie Dating Scott Disick Is Exactly How Most People FeelBustle Lionel Richie Admits He's Scared To Death Over Daughter Sofia Dating Scott DisickHollywood Life Lionel Richie 'scared to death' his daughter is dating Scott DisickPage Six Refinery29 -PerezHilton.com -In Touch Weekly -Washington Post all 43 news articles »
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Lionel Richie And Luke Bryan Round Out Judging Panel On 'American Idol' Reboot
Huffington Post - 5 months
The two singers will join Katy Perry.
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Lionel Richie brought all the hits and more
Chicago Times - 6 months
Lionel Richie promised "all the hits" on his tour of the same name, and deliver he did at his United Center stop on Saturday, with an infectious grin, engaging banter and indelible charm. Paired with opener Mariah Carey, the pop icons spanned four decades of chart ruling, R&B-styled singles, which...
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What do Lionel Richie, Run the Jewels and David Bowie have in common? Studio Instrument Rentals on Sunset
LATimes - 6 months
Although unassuming from the street, a single business along Sunset Boulevard has arguably aided more musical superstars than any other: Studio Instrument Rentals. Founded by Ken Berry and Dolph Rempp in 1967 to service the recording scene along Guitar Row in Hollywood, the company now is celebrating...
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Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors: White House
Yahoo News - 6 months
By Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honorees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show. The Kennedy Center also said in a statement the White House reception "will no longer take place." The White House said the president and first lady would not take part in the Kennedy Center Honors "to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction." The announcement came after television producer Norman Lear, singer Lionel Richie and dancer Carmen de Lavallade said they would not attend the White House reception that was set to take place prior to the Dec. 3 annual gala event.
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Two Different Flavors of Soul: Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey
NYTimes - 7 months
The seemingly illogical pairing of Mr. Richie, a cool sensualist, and Ms. Carey, an ostentatious emoter, comes to Newark and Manhattan this week.
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Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan lead 2017 Kennedy Center honorees
Reuters.com - 7 months
The entertainers will be honored for their lifetime achievements through the performing arts. Alicia Powell reports.
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Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey team up
Fox News - 7 months
Superstars kick off their summer tour
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Back from injury, Lionel Richie to tour with Mariah Carey
Reuters.com - 9 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lionel Richie is ready to hit the road with Mariah Carey for his "All the Hits" North American tour after a knee injury in March forced him to postpone the venture.
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Lionel Richie discusses 'All The Hits' tour, terrorism and James Bond.
Reuters.com - 9 months
Ahead of hitting the road with his 'All The Hits' tour, Lionel Richie talks terrorism, teaming up with Mariah Carey and James Bond. Simon Thompson reports.
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Musician to the Stars, Ozzie Melendez, Finally Takes Center Stage
Huffington Post - 9 months
Ozzie Melendez's bags are packed. On this afternoon, Melendez admits he’s feeling a bit stressed. He has a long to-do list he must check off before his flight in the morning. For the next month he will be touring Costa Rica and Mexico with Marc Anthony, the best-selling salsa artist of all time. Melendez is familiar with this pace. For over three decades he has been traveling the world playing trombone for some the biggest stars of all time. During one week this past April, Melendez had to prepare for three gigs with three very different artists. First, he was in Connecticut with Bernie Williams, the former Major League Baseball player turned Latin jazz musician. Two days later he shared the stage with the legendary Diana Ross for three nights in New York City. He wrapped the week with Marc Anthony in South America. When Melendez is on stage looking at the sold-out audiences, he says there are times he is overwhelmed. "It's something I've always dreamed about as a kid...
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Lionel Richie, Katie Couric, Tyrese Gibson face off at Global Gourmet Games, which raised $3 million
LATimes - 10 months
Fresh from a pool party to celebrate “The Fate of the Furious” hitting the $1-billion box-office mark, actor Tyrese Gibson (a.k.a. Roman Pearce in the smash film series) went to another shindig on Saturday: the Global Gourmet Games, benefiting the Milken Institute’s FasterCures and kicking off...
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Lineup flexibility at forefront in Blackhawks' afternoon loss to Bruins
Chicago Times - 11 months
As Lionel Richie once sang, Sunday morning is easy, and that's how it felt inside the United Center for the Blackhawks' final home game of the regular season. It was carefree both on and off the ice, even a little nonchalant in the first period. The lack of tension was palpable, the decibel level...
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Dear Beyhive: Stop Whining. Beyonce Still Hasn't Earned Her Album Of The Year Grammy
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Start Your Day with a 'classic' experience--The Met's 'Museum Workout'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
By Miles Harter, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, January 23, 2017 Who wouldn't want to start their day frolicking around the Metropolitan Museum of Art before opening hours to such lively standards as "Staying Alive" and "Dance to the Music," all the while taking in the Met's beautiful spaces and magnificent works of art? The MetLiveArts has commissioned a new work entitled, The Museum Workout, whereby participants are able to exercise within the confines of the museum while also experiencing all the splendid art throughout. The routine is both physical and interactive, and is led by two enthusiastic and athletic dancers, choreographer Monica Bill Barnes and dance partner Anna Bass, both wearing elegant brown and gold sequined dresses with matching New Balance workout shoes. At the session I attended, the engaging dancers introduced themselves, told us about the program, and instructed everyone to follow their moves closely. Leading the group of about twenty through a workout...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lionel Richie
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 65
    On June 28, 2015, Richie played to an appreciative 100,000 – 120,000 audience at the Glastonbury Festival, England.
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  • 2013
    Age 63
    Also in June 2013, Richie appeared in a television commercial for the Lion Nathan alcohol company to promote the "Tap King" draught beer product.
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    On June 7, 2013, Richie announced on NBC's The Today Show that he will launch "All the Hits All Night Long", his first North American tour in over a decade.
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  • 2012
    Age 62
    On March 26, 2012, Richie released his tenth studio album, Tuskegee.
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  • 2011
    Age 61
    Richie returned to Australia in 2011 where he and guest artist Guy Sebastian toured the country and New Zealand with concert dates throughout March and April.
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  • 2010
    Age 60
    On October 2, 2010, Richie performed at the AFL Grand Final Replay in Australia, both at the pre-game entertainment to a sell-out crowd and also post-match at AAMI Park.
    On May 30, 2010, Richie performed at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington D.C., singing "Stuck on You" and "America the Beautiful.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 59
    On July 7, 2009, Richie performed "Jesus is Love" at Michael Jackson's memorial service.
    He also performed on the 2009 season finale for American Idol with Danny Gokey.
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  • 2008
    Age 58
    On December 31, 2008, Richie performed in Times Square for the New Year's Eve celebration and ball drop.
    On May 2, 2008, Richie was the 21st recipient of the George and Ira Gershwin Lifetime Achievement Award at UCLA's annual Spring Sing.
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    Richie became a grandfather on January 11, 2008, when Nicole Richie gave birth to a baby girl, Harlow Winter Kate Richie Madden, with the lead singer of Good Charlotte, Joel Madden.
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  • 2007
    Age 57
    On November 25, 2007, he made a surprise appearance on the Australian Idol grand finale performing "All Night Long (All Night)" at the Sydney Opera House.
  • 2006
    Age 56
    On December 9, 2006, Richie hosted and performed live on the British television show An Audience with Lionel Richie.
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    The first single of the album was "I Call It Love" and was premiered in July 2006, becoming his biggest hit in the U.S. in ten years.
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    Richie released his eighth studio album entitled "Coming Home" on September 12, 2006.
    On May 7, 2006, Richie performed on the main stage (Acura Stage) at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, replacing Antoine "Fats" Domino, who had fallen ill.
  • 2000
    Age 50
    Richie was the headliner at a 2000 Fourth of July tribute concert with Fantasia Barrino at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 46
    Since then, his ever-more-relaxed schedule has kept his recording and live work to a minimum. He broke the silence in 1996 with Louder Than Words, on which he resisted any change of style or the musical fashion-hopping of the past decade, sticking instead with his chosen path of well-crafted soul music, which in the intervening years has become known as contemporary R&B.
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  • 1995
    Age 45
    Richie married Diane Alexander on December 21, 1995. They have a son, Miles Brockman (born May 27, 1994), and a daughter, Sofia Richie (born August 24, 1998). The marriage ended in 2003.
  • 1993
    Age 43
    Richie and Harvey divorced on August 9, 1993, after being married nearly 18 years.
  • 1992
    Age 42
    Richie made his return to recording and performing following the release of his first greatest-hits collection, Back to Front, in 1992.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 38
    He would later separate from Harvey and, in 1988, she allegedly discovered Richie and Alexander together in a Beverly Hills hotel room by saying she was "room service."
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  • 1987
    Age 37
    By 1987, Richie was exhausted from his work schedule and took time away from his career to take care of his father in Alabama.
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  • 1986
    Age 36
    In 1986, while still married to Harvey, Lionel began an adulterous relationship with Diane Alexander.
    In 1986, Richie released Dancing on the Ceiling, his last widely popular album, which produced a run of US and UK hits including "Say You, Say Me" (U.S. #1), "Dancing on the Ceiling" (U.S. #2), "Ballerina Girl" (U.S. #7), and "Se La" (U.S. #20), Richie's most recent U.S. Pop Top 20 hit.
    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 Billboards Year-End Hot 100 chart, behind the charity single "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne and Friends.
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  • 1985
    Age 35
    Richie has won four Grammy Awards including Song of the Year in 1985 for "We Are the World" which he co-wrote with Michael Jackson, Album of the Year in 1984 for Can't Slow Down, Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) in 1984 and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Truly in 1982.
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    In 1985, Richie wrote and performed "Say You, Say Me" for the film White Nights.
  • 1984
    Age 34
    Richie had three more top ten hits in 1984, "Stuck on You" (#3), "Running with the Night" (#7) and "Penny Lover" (#8).
    In 1984, Richie performed "All Night Long" at the closing ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
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  • 1983
    Age 33
    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.
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  • 1982
    Age 32
    Richie's 1982 solo debut 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".
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    Its success encouraged Richie to branch out into a full-fledged solo career in 1982.
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  • 1981
    Age 31
    Also in 1981 Richie sang the theme song for the film Endless Love, a duet with Diana Ross.
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  • 1980
    Age 30
    He composed "Lady" for Kenny Rogers, which hit #1 in 1980, and produced Rogers's album Share Your Love the following year.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 25
    On October 18, 1975, Richie married his college sweetheart, Brenda Harvey.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1968
    Age 18
    In 1968 he became a singer and saxophonist with the Commodores.
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    Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on June 20, 1949.
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