Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie


6/20/1949, Tuskegee, Alabama

Birth Name

Lionel Brockman Richie Jr.



Also Known As

Lionel Ritchie
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    • Lionel: (On being a father) Forget about 40 years in the music business. Just surviving 27 years of Nicole Richie has been a struggle-and-a-half; I stand here as a survivor.

    • Lionel: (on becoming a grandfather) While it may take me a moment to adjust to being called granddad, I am extremely happy and proud of Nicole and Joel. Harlow Winter Kate Madden, the newest and most beautiful addition to the Richie clan, is a lucky little girl. She was surrounded by a great deal of love at that hospital as she entered the world. Nicole and Joel are going to be wonderful parents.

    • Lionel: Nicole told me she wouldn't date anyone my age if I don't date anyone her age.

  • Great music

    He sings with a smile. I like to watch him perform.
  • Lionel Richie was best known for singing in the 1970's popular group The Commodores.

    Lionel was born Lionel Brockman Richie on June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama. He joined The Commodores when they first formed in 1967. On October 28, 1975, he wed Brenda Harvey, they adopted Nicole Richie when Nicole was nine years old. He divorced Brenda Harvey on August 9, 1993. He married his second wife Diana Alexander, they have two children: Myles and Sophia. They filed for divorce in 2006. On June 20, 2003, he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. he wrote some of singer Michael Jackson's songs, which Michael is also Nicole's godfather. Lionel's is 5'11(1.80m). I love Lionel's music, including when he sang with The Commodores.moreless