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Lionel Richie

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. From 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. Richie made his solo debut in 1982 with the album Lionel Richie and number-one hit "Truly". Richie was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, the son of Alberta R. (Foster) and Lionel Brockman Richie. Richie grew up on the campus of Tuskegee Institute. His grandfather's house was across the street from the home of the president of the college. His family moved to Joliet, Illinois, where he graduated from Joliet Township High School, East Campus. A star tennis player in Joliet, he accepted a tennis scholarship to attend Tuskegee Institute, and graduated with a major in economics. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Tuskegee, Richie briefly attended graduate school at Auburn University. He is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. As a student in Tuskegee, Richie formed a succession of R&B groups in the mid-1960s. In 1968 he became a singer and saxophonist with the Commodores. They signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1968 for one record before

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Darius Rucker's new duet with Lionel Richie got one TMZer up and dancing (kinda sorta) ... but even bigger -- the bombshell DR dropped about some classic Hootie history!Check out TMZ on TV --… READ MORE >

Richie: Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For?

Richie:
Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For?

Lionel Richie returned home last night to find his street barricaded off by the Bev Hills PD -- someone went thievin' in his neighborhood?!Though his home was spared, cops responded to an armed… READ MORE >

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Lionel Richie:  Don't Derail My Ho Train!

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Richie to Dr. Jiffy: Say You, Say Me, Say Goodbye

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Stalker Stay Away From Me!!

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Baby Kaboom! Nicole and Christina Pop!

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Jonas Bro
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Nicole's Baby: Lionel Has No Idea

Nicole's Baby: Lionel Has No Idea

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Lionel's Train of Thought

Lionel's
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