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Lionel Richie

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Lionel Richie

American singer and songwriteradd

Category: Music

Born in 1949.

Countries: United States (48%), United Kingdom (18%), (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder

Linked to: Motown, Auburn University, Joliet Township High School, Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

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Lionel Richie was born in 1949 add something


1968

In 1968 he became a singer and saxophonist with the Commodores. add something


1970

By the late 1970s he had begun to accept songwriting commissions from other artists. add something

 

Berry Gordy - Although Motown continued to produce major hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s by artists including the Jacksons, Rick James, Lionel Richie and long-term signings, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, the record company was no longer the major force it had been previously

 

Let's Get It On - Several successful Motown artists, including Lionel Richie and Rick James, were influenced by many of the elements of Gaye's recording style for their work in the late 1970s and early 1980s


1975

Richie married his college sweetheart, Brenda Harvey, on October 18, 1975. add something


1980

He composed "Lady" for Kenny Rogers, which hit 1 in 1980, and produced Rogers's album Share Your Love the following year. add something

 

Kenny Rogers - Later in 1980 came his partnership with Lionel Richie who wrote and produced Rogers' No. 1 hit "Lady

 

Bob Giraldi - Other notable music videos from the 1980s include: "Running with the Night" by Lionel Richie, "Possession Obsession" by Daryl Hall & John Oates and "Pieces of Ice" by Diana Ross


1981

Also in 1981 Richie sang the theme song for the film Endless Love, a duet with Diana Ross. add something


1982

Its success encouraged Richie to branch out into a full-fledged solo career in 1982. add something

 

Richie's 1982 self-titled debut contained three hit singles: the U.S. 1 song "Truly," which launched his career as one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s, and the Top Five hits "You Are" and "My Love. add something

 

Toni Basil - Issued on Chrysalis Records in September 1982, the song knocked Lionel Richie from No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December


1983

He was replaced as lead singer for The Commodores by Skyler Jett in 1983. add something

 

Michael Nesmith - In 1983, Nesmith produced the music video for the Lionel Richie single "All Night Long"


1984

Richie had three more Top Ten hits in 1984, "Stuck on You" (3), "Running with the Night" (7) and "Penny Lover" (8). add something


1985

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. add something

 

Heal the World Foundation - In 1985, Jackson co-wrote the charity single "We Are the World" with Lionel Richie, which was released worldwide to aid the poor in Africa and the US. He was one of 39 music celebrities who performed on the record

 

Dancing on the Ceiling - "'Dancing on the Ceiling"' is Lionel Richie's third solo album, recorded beginning in 1985 and released in mid-1986


1986

During their marriage, Lionel began a relationship with Diane Alexander in 1986. add something

 

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 Twenty hit. add something

 

White Nights (1985 film) - The film is notable both for the dancing of Hines and Baryshnikov and for the Academy Award winning song "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie in 1986, as well as "Separate Lives" performed by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin and written by Stephen Bishop


1987

By 1987, Richie was exhausted from his work schedule and after a controversial year laid low, taking care of his father in Alabama. add something

 

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


1990

Richie's albums in the 1990s such as Louder Than Words and Time failed to match the commercial success of his earlier work. add something


1992

Richie made his return to recording and performing following the release of his first greatest-hits collection, Back to Front, in 1992. add something


1994

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

 

Mariah Carey - In late 1994, Carey recorded a duet with Luther_Vandross; a cover of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross's "Endless Love".

 

Luther Vandross - Vandross hit the top ten again in 1994, teaming with Mariah Carey on a cover version of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross's duet "Endless Love"


1995

Richie married Diane Alexander on December 21, 1995. add something


2000

Richie was the headliner at a 2000 Fourth of July tribute concert with Fantasia Barrino at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On May 7, 2006, Richie performed on the main stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, replacing Antoine "Fats" Domino, who had fallen ill. add something


2001

Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy - The Cranberries' live DVD "Beneath The Skin"; the Depeche Mode live record "One Night in Paris" released in 2001; Placebo's live DVD "Soulmates Never Die "; Lionel Richie's "Live in Paris" CD/DVD were filmed at the venue


2002

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. add something


2003

Paris Hilton - She co-starred with socialite counterpart Nicole Richie in the Fox reality series The Simple Life, which premiered on December 2, 2003.


2004

In 2004, he appeared on Canadian Idol as his songs were featured during a Canadian Idol week. add something

 

Since 2004, he has produced a total of six Top 40 singles in the UK. On February 1, 2010, Richie made a remix of "We Are The World" in which Justin Bieber sings Richie's original part in the song. add something

 

Later in 2004, he appeared on the British motoring television series Top Gear in the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" segment where he was interviewed by host Jeremy Clarkson. add something


2005

In November 2005, Lionel Richie performed with Kenny Rogers on a CMT Crossroads special. add something

 

Evan Ross - He appeared in the Notorious B.I.G. 2005 video Nasty Girl and the Lionel Richie video "Just Go"


2006

Richie released his eighth studio album entitled "Coming Home" on September 12, 2006. add something

 

Paulina Rubio - Rubio performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Gala in Oslo, Norway, alongside Rihanna, John Legend, and Lionel Richie, who lined up to honor the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Muhammad Yunus

 

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


2007

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

 

Nancy Ajram - Old rumors claimed that the video was presented to the UNICEF. In 2007, Nancy performed alongside Lionel Richie in Egypt at a launching event

 

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


2008

Richie donated to Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign. add something

 

Trijntje Oosterhuis - In September 2008 she was one of the Special Guests at the Symphonica in Rosso concert in Arnhem, starring Lionel Richie

 

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

 

Jeremih - In September 2009, Jeremih performed on "ABC Daytime"'s soap opera "One Life to Live", alongside recording artist Lionel Richie


2010

In August 2010 Richie appeared in a Walkers Crisps TV commercial in the United Kingdom with ex football star Gary Lineker. add something

 

Joel Madden - In 2010, with his brother, Madden contributed to "We Are the World 25 for Haiti," a remake of the song "We Are the World" by USA for Africa, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie


2011

In 2011 the NBC television program Who Do You Think You Are? did research into Lionel Richie's genealogy and specifically looked at information relating to one of Lionel's great-grandfathers, the father of Lionel's maternal grandmother. add something

 

Richie and Guy Sebastian performing "All Night Long" during Richie's 2011 Australian and New Zealand tour. add something

 

Lionel Richie is to tour Australia next year and is scheduled to perform at several winery events in March 2011. add something

 

Richie returned to Australia in 2011 where he and guest artist Guy Sebastian toured Australia and New Zealand with concert tour dates spread throughout the months of March and April 2011. add something

 

Guy Sebastian - He supported Boyzone on their 2011 UK tour, and Lionel Richie on his Australian and New Zealand tour


2012

On March 26, 2012, Richie released his tenth studio album, "Tuskegee" add something

 

On June 10, 2012, Richie appeared onstage with Kenny Rogers at the Bonnaroo Music Festival to accompany him on the song "Lady" add something

 

On June 17, 2012, Richie made a special guest appearance on "The Voice Australia" performing "Easy" with son-in-law Joel Madden add something

 

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


2013

Also in June 2013, Ritchie appeared in a television commercial for the Lion Nathan alcohol company to promote the "Tap King" draught beer product add something

 

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 add something


2014

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


2015

On June 28, 2015, Richie played to an appreciative 100,000 audience at the Glastonbury Festival, England add something


 

In 2016, Richie received the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest honor, the Johnny Mercer award add something

 

Eden Project - The 2016 Eden Sessions were headlined by: Lionel Richie, Tom Jones, PJ Harvey, Manic Street Preachers and Jess Glynne


2017

American Idol - In September 2017, ABC announced that Richie would be a judge for the revival of "American Idol" add something

 

On December 3, 2017, Lionel Richie received the Kennedy Center Honors add something

 

American Idol - On September 29, 2017, Lionel Richie was the third and final judge to be announced

 

American Idol - On September 29, 2017, it was announced that Lionel Richie would be taking the third and final seat on the judges panel


2019

On March 25, 2019, R&B Legend Lionel Richie announced an epic 33-date tour across North America for the summer add something

 

Leona Lewis - In March 2019, Lewis performed Endless Love with Miguel, sharing the stage with Lionel Richie, Ne-yo and Shania Twain at The Power of Love Gala, which raises funds for Cleveland Clinic