All About Lionel Richie

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Photo of Lionel RICHIE
All About Lionel Richie
Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. was a star tennis player in high school and attended Tuskegee Institute on a tennis sc…
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The Commodores
All About Lionel Richie
Richie seriously considered becoming an Episcopalian Priest before turning to music. In 1968, he became a singer and saxophonist for the Com…
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Photo of Lionel RICHIE and COMMODORES
All About Lionel Richie
With funky hits like "Brick House" and the instrumental "Machine Gun," his group the Commodores helped define '70s soul and R&B.
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Photo of Lionel Richie
All About Lionel Richie
Richie released his first solo album in 1982, which included the monster hit "Hello," then went on to a remarkable run of 13 consecutive Top…
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Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie
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In 1985, Richie collaborated with Michael Jackson on the charity single "We Are the World" for Africa, which became a number one hit.
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Grammy Awards - February 26, 1985
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To date, Richie has sold nearly 60 million albums.
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The OmegaItzhak Pearlman Award Ceremonies Dinner to Benefit the National Committee Arts Handicapped
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He's the adoptive father of Nicole Richie, and now grandfather to her two children, Harlow and Sparrow.
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The Breast Cancer Research Foundation - A Night to Remember
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Inspired by his grandmother, Richie became a dedicated activist, and helped raise over $3.1 million for The Breast Cancer Research Foundatio…
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Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's Grand Slam For Children - Show
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In the video game Final Fantasy XIII, director Tetsuya Nomura based the character Sazh's appearance on Lionel Richie.
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US soul singer Lionel Ritchie performs d
All About Lionel Richie
In recent years, Richie has become a phenomenon in various Arab states, and has performed in Morocco, Dubai, Qatar, and Libya.