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Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie


Famous as :

R&B singer

Birth Name :

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr.

Birth Date :

June 20, 1949

Birth Place :

Tuskegee, Alabama, USA

Spouse :

Brenda Harvey-Richie (28-Oct-75 - 9-Aug-93), Diana Alexander (21-Dec-95 - Jan 04)

Claim to fame :

Album "Can't Slow Down" (1983)

Latest News

Lionel Richie and Liam Gallagher Blast Kanye West's Performance at BRIT Awards

February 27, 2015 18:06:01 GMT

After bashing the likes of and in the past, now gets criticized by fellow musicians such as and Liam Gallagher. The rapper takes the heat over his performance at BRIT Awards this week.

'The Voice' Taps Nick Jonas and Meghan Trainor as Mentors for Season 8

January 22, 2015 04:32:59 GMT

"" has allegedly selected celebrity mentors for its upcoming season 8. Young stars , and as well as veteran artist have been booked to assist the show's coaches during the battle round stage, Us Weekly reports.

Khloe Kardashian Laughs Off Lionel Richie 'Real Dad' Rumor

October 16, 2014 07:44:51 GMT

has responded to a new paternity rumor targeting her family. A tabloid recently published false allegations that she is actually the daughter of and . In response to the story, the "" star told Gossip Cop, "I've had so many dads my head is spinning lol."

Lionel Richie's Name Misspelled On-Screen During BET's Lifetime Achievement Honor

July 01, 2014 03:49:54 GMT

was a big winner at the 2014 BET Awards as he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award at the event which aired live on Sunday night, June 29. However, BET seemingly mixed up the singer's last name with someone else's as he accepted his award onstage with the name "Lionel Ritchie" appearing on-screen.

BET Awards 2014: Lionel Richie Presented With Lifetime Achievement Award

June 30, 2014 03:11:18 GMT

More winners at 2014 BET Awards, which is currently airing from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, have been revealed. Not so long after collecting the Video of the Year award for the visuals of his smashing hit single "Happy", was announced as the winner in the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist category.

CMT Music Awards 2014: Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan Grab Performance of the Year Award

June 05, 2014 02:45:13 GMT

More winners at the CMT Music Awards have been unveiled. Veteran singer managed to shine at the country event which is currently underway at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Lionel Richie Drops Out of 'Duets', Replaced by John Legend

May 01, 2012 02:01:31 GMT

ABC's "" is losing one of its mentors, but has quickly found a replacement. The network has announced that is set to join the upcoming singing competition, replacing who has dropped out of the show citing "personal scheduling conflicts."

Jack White Poised to Take No. 1 Spot From Lionel Richie on Hot 200

April 26, 2012 05:02:46 GMT

is bound to enter high at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 next week. The former lead singer of is predicted to knock off the top spot, and to block and from ruling the chart.

Lionel Richie Remains No. 1, Blocks Jason Mraz From Ruling Billboard Hot 200

April 26, 2012 01:33:52 GMT

's return to the top spot on Billboard Hot 200 after more than 25 years is not just a brief No. 1 visit. The Motown artist might not directly enter No. 1 on the U.S. album chart in the first two weeks after releasing his new album "", but once he takes over the first position, he grasps it firmly for two consecutive weeks.

Lionel Richie Climbs to No. 1 After Two Weeks of Being Blocked From the Hot Spot

April 19, 2012 01:24:09 GMT

finally reaches the summit of Billboard Hot 200 after being denied the hot spot for the first two weeks since releasing his new album "". The Motown artist settles on the penthouse of the U.S. album chart as the CD shifts another 129,000 copies (up 35%).

Lionel Richie Is $ 1.1 Million in Debt

April 13, 2012 18:12:50 GMT

apparently owes the federal government a big sum of money. The soul singer is $1.1 million in debt for the income tax leftover in 2010. A court document obtained by TMZ stated $1,130,609.11 to be exact.

Madonna Wins Race to No. 1 on Hot 200 Against Lionel Richie

April 04, 2012 03:14:02 GMT

scores the biggest-selling album in the United States this week. Hence, she claims the first spot on Billboard Hot 200. By occupying the penthouse, the Queen of Pop blocks her strong rival of the week , and she additionally knocks off last week's champ "" soundtrack album.

Marc Anthony Added to Lionel Richie's All-Star ACM Concert

April 03, 2012 08:43:50 GMT

is set to join some of today's biggest country music singers for a special concert in honor of . Joined by two other newly-confirmed guests and , he and the other stars will tape the gig on April 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for a later airing on April 13 on CBS.

First Look of Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in 'Lone Ranger'

March 08, 2012 17:43:30 GMT

A few months after getting "" back on track, producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted a photo from the set on Thursday, February 8 morning. The first look from the filming in New Mexico captures as the titular character and as his sidekick, Toto.

Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke and More Announced as 'Duets' Mentors

March 08, 2012 17:26:16 GMT

A new singing competition series is on the way to give "" and "" a competition. "" as announced by ABC, is a series debuting this summer with , , and of as mentors and performers.

Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie and More Tapped as 'The Voice' Guest Mentors

January 07, 2012 04:43:41 GMT

The winner of "" season 1, , is joining another singing competition, but not as a contestant. The "Mr. Know It All" songstress, along with 7 other renowned musicians, has signed up to serve as guest mentor in the upcoming season of "".

Lionel Richie's Dream Came True With Nicole's Wedding

December 21, 2010 02:52:06 GMT

's "dream" came true when he played host at his daughter 's wedding to Joel Madden earlier this month - because he always wanted his children to marry at his home.

Tim McGraw and Lionel Richie Are 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Guest Stars

December 15, 2010 09:16:06 GMT

Country star and soul icon are set to dig deep into their family roots after signing up for 's hit U.S. series "". The singers will join , , , and as guests on the family tree show.

Lionel Richie Fears Lindsay Lohan Would End Up Like Michael Jackson

September 01, 2010 05:08:05 GMT

has warned to leave her Hollywood pals behind for good - before their partying lifestyle kills her. The "Hello" hitmaker considers Lohan "family" because she was so close to his daughter Nicole when they were growing up.

Lionel Richie Still Grieving for Michael Jackson

August 30, 2010 05:54:47 GMT

is still struggling to come to terms with the death of . The veteran singer misses his pal "every single solitary day".

Lionel Richie Fazed by Nicole's Dog During 'We Are the World' Recording Session

March 15, 2010 07:20:48 GMT

's first "We Are the World" recording session memories are tainted by the fact he learned his four-year-old daughter had just picked up what was to become the family's first pet while he was in the studio. Richie wrote the charity anthem with and assembled a staggering array of superstars in the studio to record the track in 1985.

Ke$ha Ruins Lionel Richie's Dream in Topping U.S. Chart With 'We Are the World'

February 18, 2010 08:31:03 GMT

has wrecked and ' dreams of debuting their revamped all-star "We Are the World 25: for Haiti" charity hit at the top of the U.S. pop charts. The party-loving pop star will start a ninth week at number one when the Billboard Hot 100 is officially released on Thursday, February 18, according to early estimates.

Lionel Richie Hopes to Walk Nicole Down the Aisle Soon

February 17, 2010 06:56:00 GMT

is hoping his daughter and new fiance Joel Madden have a short engagement - because he "cannot wait" to walk her down the aisle. The happy news broke this week after the socialite and former reality TV star showed off her new ring while dining out with rocker Madden in New York on Monday night, February 15.

Video Premiere: 'We Are the World 25 for Haiti' Feat. Various Artists

February 13, 2010 03:31:19 GMT

Finally, the highly-anticipated music video for the all-star "We Are the World" remake is made available for viewing pleasure. Premiered during during NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Friday, February 12, it was introduced by one of the artists involved .

Lionel Richie: 'We Are the World' Remake Is 'Mind Blowing'

February 12, 2010 03:43:08 GMT

was overcome with emotion while recording the remake of "We Are the World" - because he was so happy to see a new generation of stars singing the charity track for Haiti. Richie collaborated with artists including , , and to record the original 1985 single to help good causes in Africa.

Music Video for 'We Are the World' Remake Is Filmed in 3-D

February 02, 2010 06:54:07 GMT

While recording session for "We Are the World" is kicked off, filming for its accompanying music video has also been underway. According to MTV, the video is shot in 3-D and will be premiered next week, February 12.

Katy Perry, T-Pain and Elton John Added to Grammy Awards Line-Up

January 29, 2010 03:12:58 GMT

A bunch of acclaimed musicians have been added to the already star-studded line-up of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. , and are the latest names thrown to the stellar ensemble. While Katy is set to present award, T-Pain and Elton will be singing.

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