Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

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Original lead vocalist with The Commodores and now one of the world's best selling solo artists..

Lionel Richie spent more than a decade as a saxophonist and lead singer with The Commodores, a funk-pop group formed in 1968.

Lionel Richie grew to become the band's most famous face, a silky crooner and ladies' man who penned ripe ballads like Easy," "Sail On" and "Three Times a Lady."

Lionel left the band in 1982 and became an even greater success as a solo act, hitting #1 on the pop charts with singles like "Hello" and "All Night Long," and "Say You, Say Me."

Lionel Richie also co-wrote, with Michael Jackson, the USA for Africa benefit tune "We Are the World," which was recorded by an all-star cast of popular singers and became a giant hit.

Lionel Richie's albums include Lionel Richie (1982), Can't Slow Down (1983), Dancing on the Ceiling (1985), Louder Than Words (1996), Just For You (2004), Coming Home (2006), Just Go (2009) and Tuskeege (2012).

In 2015, Lionel headlined the esteemed Glastonbury festival, bringing it to an epic close.

In May 2017, Lionel Richie was honored at Berklee College of Music during the 2017 Commencement Concert where graduating students performed a medley of his discography. Richie was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music. 

In December 2017, Richie earned recognition for his standout career as one of the year's Kennedy Center honorees, along with Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J, Norman Lear and Carmen de Lavallade.

Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

As the UK’s No 1 booker of celebrity artists we deal with everything for you and work constantly with management companies throughout the world, where we have built up great relationships and have the latest information about who is available and who would work best for your event.

Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal requests and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.

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