Lionel Richie is a legendary multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Lionel Richie got his start as playing saxophone and singing in The Commodores, who signed to Atlantic Records in 1968 before moving to Motown records. Their first hit singles included “Machine Gun” and “Brick House”, however, Lionel Richie wrote and sang more romantics songs such as “Easy”, “Three Times a Lady” and “Sail On”. In 1980, Lionel Richie composed “Lady” for Kenny Rogers, which quickly became a number one hit song. His duet album, titled Lionel Richie, also reached the number one spot and included the hit song “Truly”. Lionel Richie’s self-titled album sold more than 4 million copies worldwide. His 1983 album, Can’t Slow Down, sold 8 million copies and won two Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year award. Hits songs form Can’t Slow Down include “All Night Long”, which reached the number one spot on the music charts. Lionel Richie also collaborated with Michael Jackson on his number one hit single, “We Are the World”. Lionel Richie came out with his long anticipated album, Louder Than Words, in 1996, which contained the soulful R&B and soul music that he started making at the beginning of his career. Since then, Lionel Richie also released Time in 1998, Just For You in 2000, Coming Home in 2006, Just Go in 2009, and Tuskegee in 2012. Lionel Richie’s tenth studio album, Tuskegee, featured 13 songs which he performed as duets with country stars including Sugarland’s Jennifder Nettles, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Black Shelton, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, and Jimmy Buffet. Lionel Richie has sold out arenas and stadiums all over the world and is most famous for his intimate singing and soulful songwriting style. Don’t miss your chance to get tickets to the next Lionel Richie live performance. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Lionel Richie Tickets.
Lionel Richie 2015 Tour
In 2015, Lionel Richie played a triumphant show at the Glastonbury Festival in England. Lionel Richie performed in front of 100,000 fans and included songs from all periods throughout his career, including classic hits such as “All Night Long” and fan favorite songs like “Truly”. He also performed several select songs from The Commodores. After the show, Lionel Richie’s previous albums all shot back up to the top of the UK album sales charts. Lionel Richie later released a compilation of his best work throughout his career, including songs from The Commodores.