Fun Fact 2 Lionel Richie is extremely talented, in addition to his
singing and song writing abilities, he is also a successful record
producer and actor.
Fun Fact 3: Lionel Richie was signed up by Motown Records in 1968 when
he was part of the famous group known as the Commodores.
Fun Fact 4: Lionel Richie became a successful solo artist in 1982 when
he released his first solo album.
Fun Fact 5: Lionel Richie was raised by his mother and father in
Tuskegee before later moving to Joliet, Illinois.
Fun Fact 6: At school, Lionel Richie was a very good tennis player. He
attended Joliet Township High School where he accepted a tennis
scholarship to attend Tuskegee Institute.
Fun Fact 7: Lionel Richie was a member of the Commodores; a very
successful band. To begin with, they were a support band to The Jackson
5. Over time, the band released a number of hits which are still played
Fun Fact 8: The famous song 'Endless Love' was originally a duet
performed by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. It was the theme song to the
movie 'Endless Love'. The song became one of Motown's best-selling hits
and it topped the charts, not just in America where is sold over 2
million copies alone, but also in the UK, Australia, Japan, Brazil,
Canada and New Zealand.
Fun Fact 9: Lionel Richie has worked with lots of stars over the years.
He is a talented songwriter who has written songs such as 'Lady' for
Fun Fact 10: Following the success of 'Endless Love', Lionel Richie
decided to go solo. He left the Commodores and began his solo adventure.
Fun Fact 11: In 1982, this American artist released a hit song called
'Truly'. This was just the start of things to come from this
super-talented singer; Truly reached number one on the Billboard Hot
Fun Fact 12: Lionel Richie has won countless awards for his outstanding
musical achievements. Some of his most famous hit songs are Say You, Say
Me, Penny Lover, Stuck on You, Hello, All Night Long - the list of songs
Fun Fact 13: Lionel Richie has been married twice. His first marriage
was to his college sweetheart, Brenda Harvey whom he was married to from
1975 until 1993. His second marriage was to Diana Alexander from 1995 to
Fun Fact 14: Lionel Richie has three children. His eldest child is
called Nicole Richie. Lionel and his first wife adopted Nicole when she
was two years old. They cared for her from the age of 2 and officially
adopted her at the age of 9. His other two children are called Miles and
Sofia whom he had with his second wife.
Fun Fact 15: Lionel Richie became a grandfather in 2008 when his eldest
daughter Nicole gave birth to his granddaughter who is named Harlow
Winter Kate Richie Madden.