Five-time Grammy Award-winner Lionel Richie has not stopped making music and touring the world. Richie began his music career in the '60s with the Motown group The Commodores. Lionel Richie was the group's lead singer and played the saxophone. The Commodores' biggest hits were "Brick House" and "Machine Gun." Richie left the Commodores in the '80s to begin a solo career that continues to fill concert halls worldwide.
Lionel Richie: A little bit Country
Lionel Richie was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1957. He is a college graduate and attended Auburn University for advanced degree classes. He is a singer, songwriter and musician who has a vast collection of hits that span his illustrious career. Richie has also written mega-hits for Grammy-winning artists, such as Kenny Rogers, for whom he wrote "Lady," and Diana Ross, for whom he wrote "Missing You." During his solo career, Richie was signed to Motown Records, Island Records and Def Jam. Lionel Richie's childhood nickname was "Skeet," but as a man, he was called "the black Barry Manilow" because of his crossover appeal and slow and sentimental love songs. Richie is famous for his country-style love songs, but he also has mainstream pop appeal with classic hit songs such as "Penny Lover" and "All Night Long." Richie is still active in the public eye - he was a judge for the revival of American Idol in 2018 and 2019 and is currently on tour. His upcoming album, Live from Las Vegas, will be released just before his Hello Tour ends.
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Who does Lionel Richie play with?
Lionel Richie was the former lead singer of the Commodores but has been a solo artist since leaving the band in 1982.
Where is Lionel Richie playing?
Lionel Richie is touring across the US in 2019. He also has a stop in Israel and two "All the Hits" shows at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
What are Lionel Richie's popular hits?
"Truly," "You Are," "Say You, Say Me," "All Night Long (All Night)," "Hello," "Stuck on You," "Penny Lover," "My Love," "Dancing on the Ceiling" and "Running With the Night."
What can I expect from a Lionel Richie concert?
Fans of country, pop and rock and roll can expect a myriad of sounds from Lionel Richie. His concerts have fans up on their feet to the beat of "All Night Long" and deep in sentiment to the ballad "Three Times a Lady." His music has a soul and R&B background, but his 2012 album "Tuskegee" has more of a country sound.
Who has a similar sound to Lionel Richie?
Lionel Richie has a similar sound to '70s, '80s and '90s crooners and country and pop artists such as Michael Bolton, Diana Ross, Kenny Rogers and Tim McGraw. He also has more of a contemporary sound that offers a Blake Shelton vibe.
What is Lionel Richie's tour setlist?
"Running with the Night," "Easy/My Love" (Commodores song), "Penny Lover," "Truly," "You Are," "Stuck on You," "Dancing on the Ceiling," "Three Times a Lady" (Commodores song), "Sail On" (Commodores song), "Fancy Dancer" (Commodores song), "Sweet Love" (Commodores song), "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" (Commodores song), "Just to be Close to You" (Commodores song), "Endless Love" (Diana Ross & Lionel Richie cover), "Brick House / Fire" (Commodores song), "Hello," "Say You, Say Me" and "We Are the World," (USA for Africa cover).Back to Top
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