Lionel Richie was born in 1949 to Lionel Brockman Richie Sr. and Alberta R. Richie. At the time when he was born, the family lived in Tuskegee, Alabama.
- Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer.
- He is also a songwriter, record producer, and television judge.
He made his name in the 1970s, as co-lead vocalist and composer of the funk group Commodores and, along with them, he co-wrote and recorded the hit hits “Easy,” “Sail On,” “Three Times a Lady,” along with “Still” before leaving the band.
In the year 1980, he composed and recorded Kenny Rogers’ hit song “Lady,” which peaked at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
Meet Alberta R. Richie And Lionel Brockman Richie
Richie Sr. died in 1990 and was battling with an illness for some time. Lionel Richie’s father served in the United States Army as a systems analyst, while his mother worked as a teacher before becoming a school principal.
His mother Alberta worked as a teacher.