Lionel Richie

Singer and TV personality Lionel Richie
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Profession: Singer and TV personality

United States of America

Biography: Made his solo debut in 1982 with the album "Lionel Richie" and number-one hit "Truly". He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

More recently appears as a judge on TV reality show "American Idol".

Born: June 20, 1949
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, USA
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini

Married Life

  • 1996-12-21 American pop singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York

Historical Events

  • 1981-08-01 "Endless Love" single released by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Billboard Song of the Year 1981, Billboard Greatest Song Duet of All-Time)
  • 1983-06-11 "My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5
  • 1983-10-11 "Can't Slow Down" second studio album by Lionel Richie is released
  • 1985-01-28 12th American Music Awards: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win
  • 1987-01-26 14th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama win
  • 2015-06-24 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Kanye West, and The Who headline; other performers include Lionel Richie, Motörhead, Burt Bacharach, The Libertines, and Pharrell Williams
  • 2022-03-09 American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.