Lionel Richie in Vancouver. at ALLIANCE lockhart, we wanted to share the news that Lionel Richie along with Mariah Carey and Tauren Wells will perform September 3, 2017 at the Rogers Arena.
He started out in 1968 as a member of the musical group called Commodores, who were signed to Motown Records.
Richie went on to make his solo debut album in 1982 called "Lionel Richie" with the number one hit on it called "Truly". During his career he has sold over 100 million records worldwide, which made him one of the best selling artists of all time.
His debut album that launched his career made number three on the music charts and sold over four million copies. His second album "Can't Slow Down" sold twice that number and won two Grammy Awards.
Several more Top 10 hits followed for Richie, including "Hello" in 1984, which included his R&B roots as well as being a sentimental love song.
In 2004 Richie appeared on Canadian Idol and performed on the stage. In 2006 Richie hosted the TV show "An Audience with Lionel Richie" and two months later he performed his song "Hello" on the 49th Grammy Awards show.
In 2012 he released his tenth studio album called "Tuskegee", which included 13 of his hit songs performed as duets with some country starts such as Jason Aldean, Willie Nelson and Rascal Flatts. The album got to the top of the Billboard 200 Chart, as well as making it his first number one album there for more than 25 years, it achieved platinum status within just 6 weeks of it being released.
In June 2013, Richie announced on NBC's 'The Today Show' that he was going to launch "All the Hits All Night Long", which was his first North American tour for over a decade. The tour ended in October in California.