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Lionel Richie





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TIMELINE

  • Lionel RichieLionel Richie was born on June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Richie began his music career in the 60s before joining The Commodores in 1968. Richie was credited with writing many of their greatest hits and was songwriting for other artists by the end of the 70s. In 1982, Richie went solo.
  • April 7: Richie topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for 6 weeks with "Hello."
  • June 2: Richie topped the Billboard Black Singles chart for 2 weeks with "Hello."
  • December 31: Richie topped the Billboard Year-End Chart-Toppers as the Top Pop Artist of the Year, Top Pop Artist - Male, Top Pop Album Artist, Top Pop Album Artist - Male, Top Pop Singles Artist, Top Pop Singles Artist - Male, Top Black Artist of the Year, Top Black Artist - Male, Top Black Album Artist, Top Black Album Artist - Male, Top Black Singles Artist, Top Black Singles Artist - Male, Top Adult Contemporary Artist, and Top Adult Contemporary Artist - Male, and with the Top Black Album (Can't Slow Down).
  • December 31: Richie had the top U,K. LP of the year with Can't Slow Down.

1996....

1997....

Lionel Richie - "My Destiny" (Single) Lionel Richie - "Ordinary Girl" (Single) Lionel Richie - "Don't Stop The Music" (Single) Lionel Richie - "Cinderella" (Single)

1998....

2000...

2001....

2002....

2003....

2004....

2005....

2006....

  • button2.gif (123 bytes) Richie hit the Adult R&B charts with "I Call It Love."

2007....

Lionel Richie featuring Enrique Iglesias - "To Love A Woman" (Single) Lionel Richie - "Just For You" (Single) Lionel Richie - "I Call It Love" (Single) Lionel Richie - "Don't Wanna Lose You" (Single)

2009...

2012...

  • February 25: Richie topped the Billboard Singles Sales chart with help from Shania Twain on the remake of "Endless Love."
  • April 14: Richie topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 2 weeks, Digital Albums chart for 1 week, and Country Albums chart for 4 weeks with Tuskegee.
  • April 27: Tuskegee was certified gold.

2014...

2018...

  • March 11: Richie appeared as a judge on the revamped ABC version of American Idol.

LP DISCOGRAPHY

Lionel Richie - 'Lionel Richie'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Lionel Richie

Released: September 27, 1982
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 3
Billboard # 1: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Serves Your Right" - "Wandering Stranger" - "Tell Me" - "My Love" - "Round And Round" - "Truly" - "You Are" - "You Mean More To Me" - "Just Put Some Love In Your Heart"

Lionel Richie - 'Can't Slow Down'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Can't Slow Down

Released: October 11, 1983
US: 10x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 3 weeks)
Billboard # 1: Top Black Albums
Grammy Winner: Album of the Year
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Can't Slow Down" - "All Night Long (All Night)" - "Penny Lover" - "Stuck On You" - "Love Will Find A Way" - "The Only One" - "Running With The Night" - "Hello"

Lionel Richie - 'Dancing On The Ceiling'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Dancing On The Ceiling

Released: August 5, 1986
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 2 weeks)
Tracks: "Dancing On The Ceiling" - "Se La" - "Ballerina Girl" - "Don't Stop" - "Deep River Woman" - "Love Will Conquer All" - "Tonight Will Be Alright" - "Say You, Say Me" - "Night Train (Smooth Alligator)"

Lionel Richie - 'Back To Front'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Back To Front

Released: May 5, 1992
US: Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 19
Tracks: "Do It To Me" - "My Destiny" - "Love, Oh Love" - "All Night Long" (Single Version) - "Easy" (The Commodores) - "Still" (The Commodores) (Single Version) - "Endless Love" (with Diana Ross) - "Running With The Night" (Single Version) - "Sail On" (The Commodores) (Single Version) - "Hello" - "Truly" - "Penny Lover" (Single Version) - "Say You, Say Me" - "Three Times A Lady" (The Commodores) (Single Version)

Lionel Richie - 'Louder Than Words'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Louder Than Words

Released: April 16, 1996
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 28
Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Piece Of Love" - "Still In Love" - "I Wanna Take You Down" - "Can't Get Over You" - "Change" - "Nothing Else Matters" (featuring Toots Thielemans) - "Ordinary Girl" - "Say I Do" - "Paradise" - "Don't Wanna Lose You" - "Lovers At First Sight" - "Climbing"

Lionel Richie - 'Truly: The Love Songs'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Truly: The Love Songs

Released: November 25, 1997
US: Gold
Tracks: "Hello" - "Penny Lover" - "Three Times A Lady" (The Commodores) - "Just To Be Close To You" (The Commodores) (Edit) - "Still" (The Commodores) - "Sail On" (The Commodores) - "Easy" (The Commodores) - "Endless Love" (with Diana Ross) - "Truly" - "Love Will Conquer All" (Edit) - "Say You, Say Me" - "Do It To Me" - "Sweet Love" - "Stuck On You"

Lionel Richie - 'Time'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Time

Released: June 23, 1998
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 152
Tracks: "Zoomin'" - "I Hear Your Voice" - "Touch" - "Forever" - "Everytime" - "Time" - "To The Rhythm" - "Stay" - "(That's) The Way I Feel" - "The Closest Thing To Heaven" - "Someday" - "Lady"

Lionel Richie - 'Renaissance'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Renaissance

Released: October 16, 2000
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 62
Entertainment Weekly: C
Tracks: "Angel" - "Cinderella" - "Tender Heart" - "Dance The Night Away" - "Tonight" - "How Long" - "Don't You Ever Go Away" - "Wasted Time" - "Piece Of My Heart" - "It May Be The Water" - "Here Is My Heart" - "Don't Stop The Music"

Lionel Richie - 'Encore'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Encore

Released: November 26, 2002
Live Tracks: "Hello" - "Running With The Night" - "Penny Lover" - "Tenderheart" - "Dancing On The Ceiling" - "Easy" - "Stuck On You" - "Brick House" - Three Times A Lady" - "Don't Stop The Music" - "All Night Long (All Night)" - "Say You, Say Me" - "Angel" - "Still" - "Goodbye" - "To Love A Woman"

Lionel Richie - 'The Definitive Collection'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

The Definitive Collection

Released: February 4, 2003
US: Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 19
Tracks: "Hello" - "Just To Be Close To You" (The Commodores) - "Easy" (The Commodores) - "Running With The Night" - "Three Times A Lady" (The Commodores) - "Still" (The Commodores) - "All Night Long (All Night) - "Endless Love" (with Diana Ross) - "Truly" - "Penny Lover" - "You Are" - "Sail On" (The Commodores) - "Stuck On You" - "Say You, Say Me" - "Dancing On The Ceiling" - "Do It To Me" (Single Edit) - "Ballerina Girl" - "Angel" (Metro Mix Radio Edit) - "To Love A Woman" (featuring Enrique Iglesias) - "Goodbye" (live)

Lionel Richie - 'Just For You'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Just For You

Released: May 4, 2004
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 47
Tracks: "Just For You" - "I Still Believe" - "Long, Long Way To Go" - "Just To Be WIth You Again" - "She's Amazing" - "Heaven" - "The World Is A Party" - "Time Of Our Life" (featuring Lenny Kravitz) - "Outrageous" - "Road To Heaven" - "Dance For The World" - "Do Ya" (featuring Daniel Bedingfield) - "In My Dreams" - "One World"
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: D

Lionel Richie - 'Coming Home'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Coming Home

Released: September 12, 2006
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 6
Entertainment Weekly: B-
Tracks: "I Call It Love" - "Sweet Vacation" - "Why" - "What You Are" - "Up All Night" - "I'm Coming Home" - "All Around The World" - "Out Of My Head" - "Reason To Believe" - "Stand Down" - "I Love You"

Lionel Richie - 'Just Go'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Just Go

Released: February 17, 2009
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 24
Entertainment Weekly: C
Tracks: "Forever" (featuring Phillip 'Taj' Jackson) - "Just Go" (featuring Akon) - "Nothing Left To Give" (featuring Akon) - "Forever And A Day" - "I'm Not Okay" (featuring The-Dream) - "Good Morning" - "Through My Eyes" (featuring Phillip 'Taj' Jackson) - "I'm In Love" (featuring Ne-Yo) - "Think Of You" (featuring Phillip 'Taj' Jackson) - "Into You Deep" - "Pastime" - "Face In The Crowd" (with Trijntje Oosterhuis) - "Somewhere In London" - "Eternity"

Lionel Richie - 'Tuskegee'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Tuskegee

Released: March 26, 2012
US: Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 2 weeks)
Billboard # 1: Digital Albums, Internet Albums, Country Albums
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: A-
Tracks: "You Are" (featuring Blake Shelton) - "Say You, Say Me" (featuring Jason Aldean) - "Stuck On You" (featuring Darius Rucker) - "Deep River Woman" (featuring Little Big Town) - "My Love" (featuring Kenny Chesney) - "Dancing On The Celing" (featuring Rascal Flatts) - "Hello" (featuring Jennifer Nettles) - "Sail On" (featuring Tim McGraw) - "Endless Love" (featuring Shania Twain) - "Just For You" (featuring Billy Currington) - "Lady" (featuring Kenny Rogers) - "Easy" (featuring Willie Nelson) - "All Night Long" (featuring Jimmy Buffett)


POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
[based on RockOnTheNet's The ARC Weekly Top 40

 
1 "Endless Love"
[Diana Ross & Lionel Richie]

from the
Endless Love soundtrack
ARC chart run: 32 - 16 - 9 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 8 - 15 - 25 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 1
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Soul Singles, Adult Contemporary
Grammy Nominee: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
1(10) 20 1981 Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - "Endless Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 All Night Long (All Night)

from the LP
Can't Slow Down
ARC chart run: 29 - 13 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 12 - 22 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 7
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Black Singles, Adult Contemporary
Grammy Nominee: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Male Video
VH1: '100 Greatest Dance Songs': # 58
VH1: '100 Greatest Songs of the 80's': # 84
1(3) 17 1983 Lionel Richie - "All Night Long (All Night)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 Hello

from the LP
Can't Slow Down
ARC chart run: 34 - 24 - 15 - 10 - 8 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 8 - 20 - 25 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 4
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Adult Contemporary
Grammy Nominee: Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male
1(3) 16 1984 Lionel Richie - "Hello" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 Say You, Say Me

from the LP
Dancing On The Ceiling
ARC chart run: 36 - 26 - 18 - 12 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 10 - 17 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 9
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Hot 100 Airplay, Black Singles, Adult Contemporary
1(2) 14 1985 Lionel Richie - "Say You, Say Me" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 Truly

from the LP
Lionel Richie
ARC chart run: 40 - 29 - 13 - 8 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 17 - 22 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 25
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Adult Contemporary
Grammy Winner: Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male
1(2) 15 1982 Lionel Richie - "Truly" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 You Are

from the LP
Lionel Richie
ARC chart run: 33 - 28 - 23 - 20 - 18 - 13 - 10 - 8 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 12 - 21 - 21 - 25 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 31
Billboard # 1: Adult Contemporary
4 16 1983 Lionel Richie - "You Are" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 Dancing On The Ceiling

from the LP
Dancing On The Ceiling
ARC chart run: 36 - 27 - 19 - 11 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 9 - 18 - 25 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 23
Billboard # 1: Hot 100 Airplay
2 14 1986 Lionel Richie - "Dancing On The Ceiling" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 Stuck On You

from the LP
Can't Slow Down
ARC chart run: 34 - 20 - 16 - 13 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 6 - 9 - 18 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 32
Billboard # 1: Adult Contemporary
2 13 1984 Lionel Richie - "Stuck On You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
9 Running With The Night

from the LP
Can't Slow Down
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 22 - 18 - 16 - 14 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 11 - 17 - 22 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 37
3 14 1984 Lionel Richie - "Running With The Night" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
10 My Love

from the LP
Lionel Richie
ARC chart run: 36 - 28 - 22 - 16 - 12 - 8 - 8 - 7 - 5 - 5 - 29 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 64
Billboard # 1: Adult Contemporary
5 12 1983 Lionel Richie - "My Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
11 Penny Lover

from the LP
Can't Slow Down
ARC chart run: 35 - 27 - 21 - 17 - 11 - 9 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 17 - 32 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 69
Billboard # 1: Adult Contemporary
5 12 1984 Lionel Richie - "Penny Lover" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
12 Love Will Conquer All

from the LP
Dancing On The Ceiling
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 20 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 14 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 99
Billboard # 1: Adult Contemporary
6 10 1986 Lionel Richie - "Love Will Conquer All" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
13 Ballerina Girl

from the LP
Dancing On The Ceiling
ARC chart run: 37 - 32 - 27 - 20 - 15 - 11 - 9 - 6 - 11 - 22 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 95
Billboard # 1: Adult Contemporary
6 11 1987 Lionel Richie - "Ballerina Girl" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
14 Do It To Me

from the LP
Back To Front
ARC chart run: 33 - 29 - 24 - 23 - 21 - 19 - 31 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 118
Billboard # 1: R&B Singles
19 8 1992 Lionel Richie - "Do It To Me" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
15 Se La

from the LP
Dancing On The Ceiling
ARC chart run: 35 - 29 - 24 - 20 - 17 - 15 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 164
15 7 1987 Lionel Richie - "Se La" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
16 Don't Wanna Lose You

from the LP
Louder Than Words
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 22 - 21 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 158
21 4 1996 Lionel Richie - "Don't Wanna Lose You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
17 Angel

from the LP
Renaissance
ARC chart run: 36 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 169
Grammy Nominee: Best Dance Recording
34 2 2001 Lionel Richie - "Angel" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
  My Destiny

from the LP
Back To Front
** ** 1992 Lionel Richie - "My Destiny" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Ordinary Girl

from the LP
Louder Than Words
** ** 1996 Lionel Richie - "Ordinary Girl" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Don't Stop The Music

from the LP
Renaissance
** ** 2000 Lionel Richie - "Don't Stop The Music" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Cinderella

from the LP
Renaissance
** ** 2001 Lionel Richie - "Cinderella" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  To Love A Woman
[Lionel Richie with Enrique Iglesias]

from the LP
Encore
** ** 2003 Lionel Richie featuring Enrique Iglesias - "To Love A Woman" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Just For You

from the LP
Just For You
** ** 2006 Lionel Richie - "Just For You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  I Call It Love

from the LP
Coming Home
Grammy Nominee: Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male
** ** 2006 Lionel Richie - "I Call It Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Just Go

from the LP
Just Go
** ** 2009 Lionel Richie - "Just Go" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Endless Love
[Lionel Richie & Shania Twain]

from the LP
Tuskegee
Billboard # 1: Singles Sales
** ** 2012 Lionel Richie & Shania Twain - "Endless Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's ARC Weekly Top 40 chart run, LP links take you to Amazon.com for that LP's info (often including track listings and track samples), and single cover art takes you to Amazon.com for that CD single (if available). Songs charting prior to 1980 have information from Billboard magazine.
 


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