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Lionel Richie

Body measurements

Height

180.3 cm (5 ft 11 in)

Weight

82 kg (181 lb)

Shoe size

11.5 US

Info

Date of birth

June 20, 1949

Age

70

Zodiac sign

Gemini

Nationality

USA

Occupation

Singer

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Religion

Christianity

Eyes color

Brown

Hair color

Black
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Who is Lionel Richie?

Lionel Richie has grabbed headlines across the world for his entertainment value. He is a Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, actor and music producer.

Early Accomplishments

Impressing as a tennis star in high school, he received a scholarship for collegiate tennis and graduated with an economics degree.

He joined the Commodores as a vocalist and saxophone player in 1968 initially as a Jackson 5 back-up but became known for songs like Brick House and Machine Gun.

Best Known For

He has made almost 100 million in global record sales. His 1983 double Grammy award-winning album, Can’t Slow Down features 2 evergreen hit songs, Hello and All Night Long.

He also won an Oscar for Say You, Say Me, the soundtrack of 1985 film, White Nights. Other famous hits of his include Dancing on the Ceiling, Se La and Stuck on You.

Sexual Orientation

Lionel is straight and has been married twice. His first was with his college girlfriend, Brenda Harvey in 1975. He began an affair with Diane Alexander in 1986 which eventually led to his 1993 divorce from Brenda. He married Diane in 1995 but split in 2003. In 2009, he was reportedly dating Bai Ling.

Family

He and his sister Deborah are children of Lionel Richie Sr. and Alberta Foster. He and Brenda adopted 2-year old Nicole Richie in 1983 and he also fathers Miles (born 1994) and Sofia (born 1998) with ex-wife, Diane.

Religion

From a kid until now, Lionel lives as Episcopalian. Before turning to music, he sincerely mulled over joining the Episcopal Church priesthood.

Worth To Know

He was great friends with Michael Jackson who is Nicole’s godfather and with whom he wrote the song, We Are the World. He is also friends with Quincy Jones and Diana Ross.




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