Lionel Richie Bio

(Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record producer)

Relationship Statistics of Lionel Richie

What is Lionel Richie marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce): Divorce
How many children does Lionel Richie have ? (name): Three (Sofia Richie, Miles Brockman Richie, Nicole Richie)
Is Lionel Richie having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Lionel Richie gay ?: No

More about the relationship

Lionel Richie has been married and divorced twice in his life. His first wife was Brenda Harvey-Richie. They got married on 28 October 1975. The couple had a daughter named Nicole Richie.

They divorced on 9 August 1993. He got married for the second time on 21 December 1995, with Diana Alexander Richie.

The couple had two children named Sofia Richie and Miles Brockman Richie. They divorced in 2004. In 2009, he dated actress Bai Ling for a few months.

According to the records, he is possibly single at the present time.

Who is Lionel Richie?

Lionel Richie is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer.  He is a former member of the funk and soul band, Commodores.

He co-wrote the 1985 charity single “We Are the World” with Michael Jackson which sold over 20 million copies.

Richie has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

Lionel Richie: Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

Lionel was born on 20 June 1949, in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA. His birth name is Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. He is the son of Alberta R. Foster (mother) and Lionel Brockman Richie, Sr. (father).

He grew up on the campus of the Tuskegee Institute. Richie graduated from Joliet Township High School, East Campus. He played tennis while he was at college.

He accepted a tennis scholarship to attend Tuskegee Institute and dropped out of Tuskegee Institute after his sophomore year. Richie seriously considered studying divinity to become a priest with the Episcopal Church.

His nationality is American and he is of African-American, English, Scottish, and French-Canadian ethnicity.

Lionel Richie: Career, Salary, and Net Worth

Lionel Richie began his career as a member of R&B groups in the mid-1960s.  In 1968, he became a singer and saxophonist with the band Commodores.

They signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1968. By the late 1970s, Richie he began to accept songwriting commissions from other artists.

He released his debut solo album, Lionel Richie in 1982. The album hit #3 on the music charts and sold over 4 million copies. His second album Can’t Slow Down won two Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. Richie has sold over 100 million records worldwide.

He is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. He is also a five-time Grammy Award winner. In 2016, Richie received the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s highest honor, the Johnny Mercer Award.

He is currently judging one of the greatest shows the American Idol with Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.

Richie has helped to raise over $3.1 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

He has a net worth of 200 million dollars. His salary and other earnings are not disclosed.

Lionel Richie: Rumors and Controversy

Currently, there are no desperate rumors regarding his personal and professional life.

It seems he is doing the best job without harming others and has been a straight person in his life, for which he has not been in any controversy yet.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Lionel Richie has a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 77 kg. He has black hair color and dark brown eye color.

His shoe size 11 (US) and his dress size are unknown.

Social Media

Lionel is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. He has more than 3.8 million followers on Facebook account, has over 292k followers on the Twitter account, and over 488k followers on the Instagram account.


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