Lionel Richie Clocks 74 Today.
Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on June 20, 1949, Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. began his remarkable career in 1968 as the singer and saxophone for the well-known R&B group Commodores.
He rose to fame as one of music’s most well-known voices throughout the 1970s, writing and recording classics. For the Commodores like “Easy” and “Three Times a Lady” as well as scoring hits for them.
His solo career journey was launched by his songwriting talent.
In 1980, he wrote the No. 1-charting song “Lady” for Kenny Rogers, and by 1982, Lionel Richie was beginning a successful solo career.
During the 1980s, he achieved numerous international hits, including the Top 10 singles “Stuck on You,” “Say You, Say Me.” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” “Ballerina Girl,” and “Hello.”
The charity track “We Are the World” by USA for Africa, another number-one success in which he also sings. Was co-written by him and Michael Jackson.
Richie has remained one of the most well-liked artists despite his record sales throughout the 1990s not reaching those of the 1970s and 1980s.
His popularity continues to be unmatched among musicians and artists around the world, despite receiving numerous awards over his career. On this day, Lionel Richie turns 74.