"I think the whole world is dying to hear someone say, 'I love you.' I think that if I can leave the legacy of love and passion in the world, then I think I've done my job in a world that's getting colder and colder by the day."

  • Born Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. June 20, 1949, in Tuskegee, Alabama.
  • "All Night Long (All Night)," one of Lionel Richie's best-known songs, went to No. 1 and was nominated for Song Of The Year in 1984. That same year, his album Can't Slow Down spent 59 weeks in the Billboard Top 10 and eventually sold more than 10 million copies.
  • Richie earned his first career GRAMMY for 1982 for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for "Truly." Can't Slow Down won Album Of The Year in 1984, and "We Are The World," a charity single he wrote with Michael Jackson, won Song Of The Year for 1985. He also earned the Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical) GRAMMY for 1984. Richie made his GRAMMY stage debut at the 23rd GRAMMY Awards in 1981, where he performed "Lady" as part of a Song Of The Year medley.
  • Richie is an avid gardener, and has said that if he weren't a musician, he would be a landscape architect or interior designer.
  • Richie was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year in 2016. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
  • In addition to his work on "We Are The World," which raised more than $63 million for famine relief in Africa, Richie has raised more than $3.1 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 

Lionel Richie

"I think the whole world is dying to hear someone say, 'I love you.' I think that if I can leave the legacy of love and passion in the world, then I think I've done my job in a world that's getting colder and colder by the day."

  • Born Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. June 20, 1949, in Tuskegee, Alabama.
  • "All Night Long (All Night)," one of Lionel Richie's best-known songs, went to No. 1 and was nominated for Song Of The Year in 1984. That same year, his album Can't Slow Down spent 59 weeks in the Billboard Top 10 and eventually sold more than 10 million copies.
  • Richie earned his first career GRAMMY for 1982 for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for "Truly." Can't Slow Down won Album Of The Year in 1984, and "We Are The World," a charity single he wrote with Michael Jackson, won Song Of The Year for 1985. He also earned the Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical) GRAMMY for 1984. Richie made his GRAMMY stage debut at the 23rd GRAMMY Awards in 1981, where he performed "Lady" as part of a Song Of The Year medley.
  • Richie is an avid gardener, and has said that if he weren't a musician, he would be a landscape architect or interior designer.
  • Richie was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year in 2016. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
  • In addition to his work on "We Are The World," which raised more than $63 million for famine relief in Africa, Richie has raised more than $3.1 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Lionel Richie

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Nominations
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
I Call It Love
Best R&B Album
Coming Home
 
Nominations
Best Dance Recording
Angel
 
Wins
Song Of The Year
We Are The World
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
Can't Slow Down
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Nominations
Song Of The Year
Hello (Single)
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Hello (Single)
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
All Night Long (All Night) (Single)
Song Of The Year
All Night Long (All Night) (Single)
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
All Night Long (All Night) (Single)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
All Night Long (All Night) (Single)
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Producer Of The Year
 
Wins
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Truly
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Endless Love (Single)
Song Of The Year
Endless Love (Single)
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Endless Love (Single)
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Lady (You Bring Me Up) (Single)
Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Endless Love (Album)
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Producer Of The Year
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Lady (Single)
Song Of The Year
Lady (Single)
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Heroes (Album)
Best Inspirational Performance
Jesus Is Love (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
Sail On (Track)
Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
Midnight Magic (Album)
 
Nominations
Song Of The Year
Three Times A Lady (Single)
Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
Three Times A Lady (Single)
Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
Natural High
 
Nominations
Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
Easy (Single)
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
Brick House
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
Easy (Single)

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