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Lionel Richie is a singer/songwriter known for creating numerous hits while with his band the Commodores and while on his own.
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Singer and songwriter Lionel Richie born on June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA. His grandfather worked at the Tuskegee Institute with Booker T. Washington.
A founder member of the Commodores, his debut solo album Lionel Richie (1982) was a US number 3 hit, and ‘Truly’, a ballad from that album, reached US number 1, winning him a Grammy award. He performed one of his most popular hits, ‘All Night Long’ (1983), at the closing ceremony of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Richie co-wrote the famine relief song ‘We Are The World’ with Michael Jackson in 1993. Later albums include Louder Than Words (1996), Renaissance (2000), and Coming Home (2006).
Lionel Richie was married to Brenda Harvey for 17 years. The couple adopted daughter Nicole Richie, but they divorced in 1993. He married Diane Alexander in December 1995 and together they have son, Miles Brockman and daughter, Sofia.
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