Lionel Richie

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Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.wikipedia
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Easy (Commodores song)

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Over time, Richie wrote and sang more romantic, easy-listening ballads such as "Easy", "Three Times a Lady", "Still", and the breakup ballad "Sail On".
Group member Lionel Richie wrote "Easy" with the intention of it becoming another crossover hit for the group given the success of a previous single, "Just to Be Close to You", which spent two weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart (now known as the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart) and peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976.

Lionel Richie (album)

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Richie launched a solo career in 1982 and his 1982 debut solo album, Lionel Richie, contained three hit singles: the U.S. number-one song "Truly", and the top five hits "You Are" and "My Love".
Lionel Richie is the eponymous debut solo studio album by American singer Lionel Richie, released on October 6, 1982, on Motown Records.

Can't Slow Down (Lionel Richie album)

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His 1983 follow-up album, Can't Slow Down, sold over twice as many copies, propelling him into the first rank of international superstars.
Can't Slow Down is the second solo studio album by American recording artist Lionel Richie.

Brick House (song)

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The Commodores became established as a popular soul group; their first several albums had a danceable, funky sound, as in such tracks as "Machine Gun" and "Brick House."
They loved it and decided that drummer Walter "Clyde" Orange had the funky voice to sing lead vocals, (as opposed to Lionel Richie, who usually sang lead), and the song went on the new album.

My Love (Lionel Richie song)

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Richie launched a solo career in 1982 and his 1982 debut solo album, Lionel Richie, contained three hit singles: the U.S. number-one song "Truly", and the top five hits "You Are" and "My Love".
"My Love" is the title of a 1983 hit song by the American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie.

27th Annual Grammy Awards

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He won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Can't Slow Down, and his other Grammy Awards include Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) in 1985 and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Truly" in 1983.

You Are (Lionel Richie song)

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Richie launched a solo career in 1982 and his 1982 debut solo album, Lionel Richie, contained three hit singles: the U.S. number-one song "Truly", and the top five hits "You Are" and "My Love".
"You Are" is the title of a popular song from 1983 by the singer-songwriter Lionel Richie.

Sail On (song)

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Over time, Richie wrote and sang more romantic, easy-listening ballads such as "Easy", "Three Times a Lady", "Still", and the breakup ballad "Sail On".
"Sail On" is a Commodores song written by Lionel Richie from their 1979 album Midnight Magic.

Still (Commodores song)

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Over time, Richie wrote and sang more romantic, easy-listening ballads such as "Easy", "Three Times a Lady", "Still", and the breakup ballad "Sail On".
It is notable for being their last #1 before Lionel Richie went solo.

Grammy Award for Album of the Year

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He won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Can't Slow Down, and his other Grammy Awards include Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) in 1985 and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Truly" in 1983.

Machine Gun (Commodores album)

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The Commodores became established as a popular soul group; their first several albums had a danceable, funky sound, as in such tracks as "Machine Gun" and "Brick House."
The song has Ronald LaPread on bass guitar, while Lionel Richie and William King contributed horn arrangements.

Alpha Phi Alpha

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He is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, a national honor fraternity for band members, and an active life member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
Other world renowned-members include political activist Cornel West, musicians Duke Ellington and Lionel Richie, NBA legend Walt Frazier, Jamaican Prime Minister Norman Manley, Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, Justice Thurgood Marshall, Investor and founder of Vista Equity Partners Robert F. Smith, United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins, six time MTV Video Music Awards - winning director/choreographer Frank Gatson Jr., hero of the Nashville Waffle House shooting, James Shaw Jr., and ESPN sportscasters Stuart Scott, Stan Verrett and Jay Harris.

Endless Love (1981 film)

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In 1982 he was nominated for Best Original Song for the film Endless Love. Also in 1981 Richie sang the theme song for the film Endless Love, a duet with Diana Ross.
The film was a box-office success, and its theme song, performed by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, also called "Endless Love", became a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lady (Kenny Rogers song)

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He composed "Lady" for Kenny Rogers, which hit No.
"Lady" is a song written by Lionel Richie and first recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers.

Share Your Love

1 in 1980, and produced Rogers' album Share Your Love the following year.
Produced by Lionel Richie, it is also Rogers' first with Liberty Records besides his Greatest Hits album.

Kenny Rogers

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He composed "Lady" for Kenny Rogers, which hit No.
The band broke up in 1975-1976, and Kenny Rogers embarked on a long and successful solo career, which included several successful collaborations, including duets with singers Dolly Parton and Sheena Easton, and a songwriting partnership with Lionel Richie.

Michael Jackson

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He also co-wrote the 1985 charity single "We Are the World" with Michael Jackson, which sold over 20 million copies.
His charitable work continued with the release of "We Are the World" (1985), co-written with Lionel Richie, which raised money for the poor in the US and Africa.

Diana Ross

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Also in 1981 Richie sang the theme song for the film Endless Love, a duet with Diana Ross.
Ross' final single with Motown during her initial run with the company achieved her sixth and final US number-one Pop hit, the duet "Endless Love" featuring Lionel Richie, whose solo career was launched with its success.

White Nights (1985 film)

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In 1986 he won the Golden Globe award for Best Original Song for "Say You, Say Me", featured in the film White Nights.
The film is notable both for the dancing of Hines and Baryshnikov and for the Academy Award–winning song "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie in 1986, as well as "Separate Lives" performed by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin and written by Stephen Bishop (also nominated).

Hello (Lionel Richie song)

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Several more Top 10 hits followed, the most successful of which was the ballad "Hello" (1984), a sentimental love song that showed how far Richie had moved from his R&B roots.
"Hello" is a song by Lionel Richie.

Commodores

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His recordings with the Commodores and in his solo career made him one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s.
The group's most successful period was in the late 1970s and early 1980s when Lionel Richie was the co-lead singer.

Running with the Night

Richie had three more top ten hits in 1984, "Stuck on You" (#3), "Running with the Night" (#7) and "Penny Lover" (#8), as well as writing & producing "Missing You" for former labelmate and duet partner Diana Ross (#10 Pop, #1 R&B).
"Running with the Night" was the second single released from Lionel Richie's multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning 1983 album, Can't Slow Down.

We Are the World

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He also co-wrote the 1985 charity single "We Are the World" with Michael Jackson, which sold over 20 million copies.
It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World.

Dancing on the Ceiling

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In 1986, Richie released Dancing on the Ceiling, his last widely popular album, which produced a run of five US and UK hits, "Say You, Say Me" (U.S. #1), "Dancing on the Ceiling" (U.S. #2), "Love Will Conquer All" (U.S. #9), "Ballerina Girl" (U.S. #7), and "Se La" (U.S. #20).
Dancing on the Ceiling is the third solo studio album by American singer Lionel Richie, released on August 5, 1986.

1984 Summer Olympics

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In 1984, Richie performed "All Night Long" at the closing ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Lionel Richie performed a 9-minute version of his hit single "All Night Long" at the closing ceremonies.