Lionel Richie - An Amazing Talent

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Lionel Richie - An Amazing Talent

 

 

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Hello Friends, I hope you are doing fine. Today, I have come up with my another new blog with the title of Lionel Richie - An Amazing Talent.  Dear Friends, American Star, Lionel Richie is an international sensation and is renowned for his Singing, Songwriting, Acting and Record Production.  He has distinction in Soul Music, R&B Music, Pop Music and Country Music and have a reputation of being an outstanding performer.  Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. was born in Alabama, United States on June 20, 1949.  He showed interest in music during his studies and decided to be an artist.  Lionel Richie has been serving Show Business and Entertainment Industry for quite a long time since 1968.  He started his music career in the music band Commodores in 1970s before turning on to become a solo artist in 1980s.  He has rocked the Music World many times with his sheer talent and ability to produce great music. He has a sweet and melodious voice with high vocal quality and those distinctions have made him a renowned personality in the world of music.

 

 

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Lionel Richie has sold more than a colossal number of 90 Million records worldwide in the form of his albums and released singles that shows the place he has won in the Music Entertainment Industry. He is undoubtedly one of the Best-Selling Music Artists of all time.  He has now become a music sensation that no one will ever forget in the Music World any sooner. He got this place by showing extreme determination, hard-work and enthusiasm. New artists look upon him in the music industry and see him as a role model and dream to get closer to the accolades and international fame he has attained in his life so far. Throughout his music journey, he has acclaimed many mind-blowing awards and certifications such as Grammy AwardsGolden Globe AwardAmerican Music Awards, Academy Award, BET Award and many other numerous awards which prove that he has some real music talent with a beautiful voice that has popularity all over the world. In this Blog, I shall discuss his career, some of his popular studio albums which contributed immensely in achieving the stardom that he enjoys today.

 

 

♣     Studio Album - Lionel Richie
 

 

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After attaining quite a success being the leading member of the band Commodores and later in 1982 however, leaving the band because of some mutual tensions that arose in the band.  Lionel Richie decided to go solo and released his first international studio album with the title of Lionel Richie in October 1982 under the banner of Motown Records. This first studio album proved to be a great success and paved the way for Lionel Richie in his music career.  Lionel Richie's previous Commodores' era albums helped him a great deal and release of this album further cemented his recognition as a solo performer throughout the world. This album received favorable reviews from music critics and was liked by music fans all over the world. This album had 9 tracks and was based on R&B Music, Soul Music and Dance Pop Music Genres. For this album, Lionel Richie worked under the collaboration of experienced Music Producer and Director, the Grammy Winning James Anthony Carmichael.  The album was declared to be a Commercially Hit album as it debuted on high spot on the US Billboard 200 and managed to sell more than 5 Million copies worldwide. In order to promote this album, Lionel Richie went on to release three singles and all managed to reach within top 10 positions on the US Billboard Hot 100.   His first released single Truly managed to reach number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100.  Other released songs from this album were You Are and My Love which also managed to reach within top five spots on the Music Charts in the United States as well as showing good progress in many other countries on international level.  For this album, Lionel Richie received a lot of awards and certifications. Some of the highlights of Lionel Richie's awards, accreditations and acclaims for this album are as under: 

  

♦     Winner of American Music Awards in the categories of Favorite Pop / Rock Male Artist and Favorite Soul / R&B Male Artist.   

♦     Certified as four times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and by Music Canada.   

♦     Certified as Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).  

 

 

♣     Studio Album - Can't Slow Down

 

 

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Lionel Richie released his second international studio album with the title of Can't Slow Down in October 1983 under the banner of Motown Records. This album was released as a follow-up to his previous debut album with the title of Lionel Richie which was released in October 1982 and was also a success on the Music Charts.  This second album proved to be a Grammy Award winning album and was a big milestone in the career of Lionel Richie because it gave him worldwide fame and popularity on international level of music. This album received favorable reviews from music critics and was liked by music fans all over the world. This album had 8 tracks and was based on Pop Music, R&B Music and Dance Pop Music Genres. For this album, Lionel Richie again worked under the collaboration of experienced Music Producers and Directors such as James Anthony Carmichael and David Foster.  The album was declared to be a massive Commercially Hit album as it debuted on number one on the US Billboard 200 and managed to sell more than a colossal number of 20 Million copies worldwide. In order to promote this album, Lionel Richie went on to release five singles and all managed to reach within top 10 positions on the US Billboard Hot 100.  His two singles All Night Long (All Night) and Hello (video below) managed to reach number one spot apart from rocking the Music Charts in many other countries on international level.  His other singles Running with the Night, Stuck on You and Penny Lover also managed to get worldwide appreciation and love from music fans across the globe as well as reaching high spots on Music Charts in their respective countries.

 

 

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For this album, Lionel Richie received a lot of awards and certifications. Some of the highlights of Lionel Richie's awards, accreditations and acclaims for this album are as under: 
  

♦     Winner of Grammy Award in the category of Album of the Year at 27th Annual Grammy Awards held in February 1985.  

♦     Winner of American Music Award in the category of Favorite Pop / Rock Video.   

♦     Certified as Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and by Music Canada.   

♦     Certified as three times Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).  

 

 

♣     Studio Album - Dancing on the Ceiling

 

 

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Lionel Richie released his third solo studio album with the title of Dancing on the Ceiling in August 1986 under the banner of Motown Records.  Lionel Richie had received enormous popularity through his previous studio album Can't Slow Down that he had released in 1983. Therefore, this album also further solidified his image into the international music markets. For this album, Lionel Richie worked under many renowned Music Producers such as Grammy Award winning James Anthony Carmichael as well as other renowned Producer Narada Michael Walden. This album received favorable and positive reviews from music critics and was loved by music lovers all across the globe.  This album was also an international success as it debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 becoming Lionel Richie's another Number One Selling Album in the United States and in many other countries. This album also managed to reach within top ten spots on the Music Charts of many European and other countries. This album was declared as a Commercially Hit album and managed to sell more than 5 Million copies worldwide. This album was based on Pop Music and R&B Music genres and contained 9 tracks. This album received favorable and positive reviews from music critics and was generally liked by music lovers all over the world. Lionel Richie released five songs from this album and all of them managed to get attention of music fans all over the world and reached within top ten spots on the Music Charts in the United States and the United Kingdom.  Especially his singles Dancing on the Ceiling, Say You, Say MeLove Will Conquer All and Ballerina Girl managed to get worldwide attention and praise by music lovers. For this album as well, Lionel Richie received a lot of awards and certifications. Some of the highlights of Lionel Richie's awards, accreditations and acclaims for this album are as under:
   

♦     Winner of American Music Awards held in January 1987 in the categories of Favorite Pop / Rock Male Artist and Favorite Pop / Rock Video.   

♦     Winner of Academy Award held in March 1986 in the category of Best Original Song at 58th Academy Awards.

♦     Certified as four times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).     

♦     Certified as three times Platinum by the Music Canada.  

♦     Certified as double Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

 

 

♣     Studio Album - Tuskegee

 

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Lionel Richie released his 10th and the latest studio album with the title of Tuskegee in March 2012 under the banner of Mercury Records.  This album was based on Country Music, Pop Music and R&B Music genres and contained 13 songs. For this album, Lionel Richie worked under the collaboration of many Co-Stars and Music Producers such as Shania Twain, Dann Huff, Nathan ChapmananBuddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney.  This album was also declared as Commercially Hit album and was widely praised by music critics and music fans all around the world. This album became another addition into the Lionel Richie's albums which managed to reach number one spot on the US Billboard 200.  This album also showed good progress in other countries and managed to sell more than 1.5 Million copies worldwide.  In order to promote the album, Lionel Richie released six singles from this album with co-stars such as Rasmus Seebach, Willie NelsonBilly Currington and Darius Rucker.  All the released songs made good progress on the Music Charts and especially one single Endless Love (video below) managed to reach within top 20 spots on the US Billboard Music Charts.  Lionel Richie received a lot of acclaims, awards, certifications and accreditations besides Platinum and Gold Certifications in many countries such as the United States of America, Canada and in many European countries.  
  

 

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Some of the highlights of Lionel Richie's certifications and acclaims for this album are as under: 

 

♦     Nominations for American Music Award and Billboard Music Award in the categories of Favorite Country Album and Top Country Album respectively.  

♦     Certified as Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).     

♦     Certified as Platinum by the Music Canada for the album's high selling.  

♦     Certified as Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

 

 

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♣     Some Important Links
  

♦     www.lionelrichie.com 

♦     store.lionelrichie.com

♦     en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Richie

♦     twitter.com/lionelrichie

♦     www.instagram.com/lionelrichie

 

 

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♣     Conclusion

 

Friends, Lionel Richie is a world-renowned Singer, Musician, Record Producer, Actor, Performer and an active Philanthropist and Social Worker.  In a long music career, he has mesmerized his audience with his unique style of singing, appearance and a positive energy in his music as well as vocal quality.  Like many other new-comers, he also started with a modest beginning and then moved on to become a mega star by showing extreme determination and enthusiasm to reach the level of stardom that he cherishes today.  He has this amazing ability to attract listeners around the world by showing emotions and feelings in his songs which touches the hearts of his fans.  As an active Philanthropist and Social Worker, he is associated with many charity organizations and loves to contribute in fund raising for noble causes to serve humanity.  For instance, he has helped Breast Cancer Research Foundation to raise funds for research and for the help of patients suffering from this disease.  He has been supporting many other non-profit organizations on international level to benefit schools, health and food programs for the people in need who are facing hardships in their daily lives.  Lionel Richie is regarded as a role-model for many junior artists around the world who have love for music and humanity just like him.     

 

 

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