Lionel Richie is a singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor from Tuskegee, AL. After moving to Joliet, IL as a young boy, Richie eventually moved back to Alabama to attend college at the Tuskegee Institute. After college, he began playing saxophone with a group by the name of The Commodores. They went on to sign with Motown Records and recorded such hits as “Brick House”.
In the 1970’s, Richie began writing and recording his own music. Richie sang a duet with Diana Ross for the movie Endless Love, which gardened the attention of labels and created Richie’s solo career.
Richie made his solo debut in 1982 with the album Lionel Richie and the number-one hit “Truly”. With the release of his second album, Can’t Slow Down, Richie reached superstar fame. He released hit singles like “All Night Long”, “Hello”, and “Stuck on You”.
Richie has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, and has won an Oscar and Golden Globe over his career.