Four million sales in the US alone for his self-titled debut sent a very clear message that his fans wanted Lionel solo.
On 23 September 1978, the Mercury single replaced the Commodores' 'Three Times A Lady' at No. 1 in the UK.
The best Lionel Richie songs cast a long shadow across 70s funk and 80s ballads, and include one of the most perfect duets in music history…
'Hot On The Tracks' became the group's first No. 1 soul LP and included 'Just To Be Close To You.'
The celebrated soul stars were recognised both in Montgomery and in Tuskegee, where they were formed.
The Commodores moved things up a notch, in commercial terms, as their self-titled fifth album made its chart debut on 2 April 1977.
Tickets for singer’s upcoming Hello Tour to be bundled with copies of the his new live album.
Motown’s secret weapon, Marc Bolan’s widow, and a Northern soul icon, you’ve heard Gloria Jones, even if you’ve never heard of her…
Everyone was saying 'Hello' to Commodore Lionel in 1983.
The lyrics of 'Nightshift' united Gaye with another soul giant, Jackie Wilson, who had died just three months earlier in 1984.
On 8 February 1975, the group proved that there was life after Norman Whitfield, climbed to No. 1 with ‘Happy People,’ co-written by Commodore Richie.
Luke Bryan is set to perform two songs live on US TV in tribute to Kennedy Center Honoree Lionel Richie in Washington DC on 26 December
Three landmark albums in the early solo career of one of R&B-pop crossover superstar Lionel Richie will be released on vinyl on 8 December 2017.
The self-titled fifth album by the Commodores will be released as a vinyl LP and in a special blue vinyl collectors' edition by UMe on 16 June 2017.
'Truly' was the crossover soul star's chart-topping, Grammy-winning follow-up to his No. 1 duet with Diana Ross, 'Endless Love.'