Date of birth: June 20, 1949
Place: Tuskegee, Alabama
1968 Lionel Richie and his college friends, Milan Williams, Ronald LaPread, William King Jr, Thomas McClary and Walter "Clyde" Orange founded a musical group called "The Commodores", Lionel Richie was the singer and played the saxophone.
1974 The first hit of The Commodores was "Machine Gun". Then Lionel Riche received thre platinum albums:: "Three Times a Lady", "Still", "Just To Be Close To You"
1982 Lionel Richie left The Commodores and started his solo career writing his own songs such as "Truly", first single of his album Lionel Richie.
1983. His second album "Cant's Slow Down" was even more successful, he received the "Diamond Award" from the RIAA
1984 Together with Michael Jackson, Richie wrote "We Are The World", in 1985 this song sold millions of copies and the money was destined to help African people.
1985 Lionel Richie wrote the song "Say You Say Me" for the film "White Nights", this song received the Academy Award,
2001 He registered a new album "Renaissance"
Lionel Richie has sold more than 100 million albums, all over the world.