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Lionel Richie was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a performer in 2022.

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie: Rock & Roll’s King Midas – everything he touches turns to gold

As a singer, songwriter, and producer, Lionel Richie was firmly on the pulse of popular music, crafting enduring love songs and joyous anthems that resonated deeply with listeners. More on 

Photocopy of Billboard's Top Single Picks for Lionel Richie's song "All Night Long," 1983.Color image of Lionel Richie from 1986 tour program.Set list from Lionel Richie show at the Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 22, 1986.1982 Grammy record album flat that includes the Lionel Richie song "Truly."

From (l to r) Michael Ochs Collection, Jane Scott Papers (program and set list), Sharon Petrowski Collection.


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Influence & Legacy

Lionel Richie was influenced by...

Richie inspired...

  • Babyface
  • Tim McGraw
  • Ne-Yo
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