Knowledge Identifier: +Lionel_Richie
He composed "Lady" for Kenny Rogers, which hit 1 in 1980, and produced Rogers's album Share Your Love the following year.
Kenny Rogers - Later in 1980 came his partnership with Lionel Richie who wrote and produced Rogers' No. 1 hit "Lady
Also in 1981 Richie sang the theme song for the film Endless Love, a duet with Diana Ross.
Michael Nesmith - In 1983, Nesmith produced the music video for the Lionel Richie single "All Night Long"
Now described by one critic as "the black Barry Manilow," in 1985 Richie wrote and performed a suitably soothing theme song, "Say You, Say Me," for the film White Nights, winning an Oscar for his efforts as well as reaching 1 on the U.S. charts and staying there for four weeks, making it the 1 song of 1985 according to Billboard's year-end Hot 100 chart.
Dancing on the Ceiling - "'Dancing on the Ceiling"' is Lionel Richie's third solo album, recorded beginning in 1985 and released in mid-1986
By 1987, Richie was exhausted from his work schedule and after a controversial year laid low, taking care of his father in Alabama.
Tina Arena - In 1987, four years after she left Young Talent Time, Arena supported American artist Lionel Richie on his Australian tour, following a number of charity performances
I Will Always Love You - In addition, it received Favorite Pop/Rock Single and Favorite Soul/R&B Single *awards at the 21st American Music *awards, which was the first record by a solo female artist to win both categories, and the third overall in AMA history behind "Endless Love" by Lionel Richie & Diana Ross in 1982 and "Beat It" by Michael Jackson in 1984
In 2002, Richie's song "Running with the Night" was featured on the Rockstar North video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City though the song was removed from later versions of the game.
In November 2005, Lionel Richie performed with Kenny Rogers on a CMT Crossroads special.
Evan Ross - He appeared in the Notorious B.I.G. 2005 video Nasty Girl and the Lionel Richie video "Just Go"
Jimmy Kimmel Live! - The 3D image, which was first used during Lionel Richie's outdoor stage performances in the September 16, 2006 episode, was created by artists Colin Cheer and Brian Walters
Chuckii Booker - In recent production, Booker is one of the producers for Lionel Richie's album "Coming Home" released in 2007 as well as producer and arranger for Lionel Richie's Collection of Holiday Classics album for NBC's "Sounds of the Season" series of CDs for Christmas
Wembley Arena - Just three days later, former Commodores frontman Lionel Richie was presented with his plaque on 13 May 2007, after another sold-out performance at the arena
Richie donated to Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign.
Sophie Delila - In April 2009 she supported Lionel Richie on the Parisian leg of his European tour at the Bercy Stadium; she revisited the venue in April 2011 to support Jamiroquai
Danny Gokey - During the season 8 finale on May 20, 2009, Gokey performed a duet with R&B superstar Lionel Richie
Kenny Rogers - Also in 2012, Rogers re-recorded the hit song "Lady", a duet with its songwriter Lionel Richie, on Richie's album "Tuskegee"
Say You, Say Me - In 2012, Lionel Richie re-recorded the song with Danish pop singer-songwriter Rasmus Seebach
Shania Twain - On February 7, 2012, Lionel Richie's single "Endless Love" featuring Shania Twain was released to digital retailers
Cee Lo Green - From June to July 2014, Green toured alongside Lionel Richie for his North American "All the Hits All Night Long" gig
CeeLo Green - From June to August 2014, Green toured alongside Lionel Richie for his North American "All the Hits All Night Long" gig
On June 28, 2015, Richie played to an appreciative 100,000 audience at the Glastonbury Festival, England
In 2016, Richie received the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest honor, the Johnny Mercer award
American Idol - In September 2017, ABC announced that Richie would be a judge for the revival of "American Idol"
American Idol - On September 29, 2017, it was announced that Lionel Richie would be taking the third and final seat on the judges panel