Lionel Richie Essentials
After a string of hits as co-frontman of Motown legends The Commodores, Lionel Richie embarked on a wildly successful solo career in 1982. With more than 100 million records sold worldwide, and hits exploring everything from funk and R&B, to pop, rock, and even gospel, Richie is one of the most popular recording artists of all time. Before taking a lengthy hiatus, the superstar released three consecutive chart-topping albums in the early- to mid-‘80s. Since returning, Richie has added to his legacy by trying out even more disparate styles, like the expansive, gorgeous country of 2012's Tuskegee.