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Lionel Ritchie

  • Lionel Richie is best known for his smash hit "All Night Long."
  • In 1981, Lionel Richie peformed the theme song for the movie Endless Love, with Diana Ross.
  • Lionel Richie composed Kenny Rogers' number one hit song "Lady."
  • Lionel Richie has had five number one singles.
  • Lionel Richie's debut album was released in 1982. It was called "Lionel Richie."
  • Lionel Richie's discography includes 1982 - "Lionel Richie" in 1982, "Can't Slow Down" in 1983, "Dancing on the Ceiling" in 1986, "Back to Front" in 1992, "Louder Than Words" in 1996, "Truly: The Love Songs" in 1997, "Time" in 1998, "Renaissance" in 2000, "Encore (Live album)" in 2004, "Just for You" in 2004, and "Coming Home" in 2006.
  • Lionel Richie composed the music for the Miss World 2004 pageant.
  • In June of 2002, Lionel Richie performed in front of UN Secy General Kofi Annan and Bill Clinton at a benefit dinner for HIV/AIDS for the Global Business Council.
  • Lionel Richie has been longtime friends with Tom Joyner, who is a radio personality.
  • Lionel Richie has three children.
  • Lionel Richie was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in June of 2003.
  • Lionel Richie has performed with the SAS Band. SAS stand for "Spike Edney's All Stars."
  • Lionel Richie wanted to become an Episcopalian Priest when he was young.
  • Lionel Richie was married to Brenda Harvey from 1975 until 1993. Then he married Diana Alexander in 1995 and they filed for divorce in 2006.
  • Lionel Richie is 5'11" tall.
  • Lionel Richie's song "Running With The Night" can be heard on the "Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" soundtrack.
  • Lionel Richie was honored to become an honorary member of Alpha Phi Alpha.
  • Lionel Richie went to the Tuskeegee University, in Alabama.
  • Lionel Richie can play the keyboards, piano and saxophone.
  • Lionel Richie used to be the frontman for the "Commodores," but left the group in 1981 to go solo.
  • Lionel Richie is a songwriter, singer, actor, composer and producer.
  • Lionel Richie is the father of Nicole Richie.
  • On March 4, 2011, Richie appeared on NBC's Who Do You Think You Are?. The program did research into Lionel Richie's genealogy and found out that his great-grandfather (the father of his mother's mother) was the national leader of an early African-American fraternal organization

80's Hits

All Night Long
Dancing on the Ceiling
Running with the night
Say you, Say me


Endless Love

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