Born on June 20, 1949, Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor, and television judge. His recordings with the funk and soul band Commodores but it was his solo career that made him one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s.
Lionel Richie Net Worth
Celebrity Net Worth reports Lionel Richie’s net worth at $200 million. Lionel Richie has been in the music business since the 1960s, most famously as part of the Commodores and with a successful solo career in the 1980s.
Lionel Richie has sold over 90 million records throughout his career and has toured into the new millennium. That includes popular performances in countries like Morocco and Egypt. He reportedly makes a salary of $10 million on American Idol.
The Singer’s awards and accomplishments
Richie has won four Grammy Awards including Song of the Year in 1985 for “We Are the World” which he co-wrote with Michael Jackson, Album of the Year in 1984 for Can’t Slow Down, Producer of the Year in 1984, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Truly in 1982.
Richie was the first person to receive an RIAA Diamond album award. Richie has been nominated for two Golden Globe awards and won one. In 1982 he was nominated for Best Original Song for the film Endless Love.
In 1986 he was nominated and won the award for Best Original Song for the song “Say You, Say Me”, featured in the film White Nights. This song also won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Lionel Richie is coming back with a Concert
Richie announced an extensive UK tour of outdoor venues for summer 2021, beginning in Wrexham in June and winding up in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens in August. In June 2020, a further date in Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment in June 2021 was announced.
Lionel Richie was due to appear at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham on June 4 as part of his Hello tour but, due to the ongoing global pandemic, the decision was made to cancel all of his appearances.
In a statement, Lionel Richie tweeted:
“Out of respect for the safety and well-being of the fans, ban,d, crew and event organizers and due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is confirmed that my European tour will no longer take place in 2020.
“Efforts are being made to reschedule these dates to take place in the summer of 2021 and a full list of the new dates will be shared shortly, but in the meantime please visit the individual festival/event websites for further information.”
Lionel Richie concludes the tweet by asking his fans to stay safe and that he will meet them in 2021.
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