View More By Lionel Richie
Born: June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, AL
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
After leaving the Commodores, Lionel Richie became one of the most successful male solo artists of the '80s, arguably eclipsed during his 1981-1987 heyday only by Michael Jackson and Prince. Richie dominated the pop charts during that period with an incredible run of 13 consecutive Top Ten hits, five of them number ones. As his popularity skyrocketed, Richie moved farther away from his R&B origins and concentrated more on adult contemporary balladry, which had been one of his strengths even as…
Top Albums By Lionel Richie
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