Lionel Richie Net Worth

Lionel Richie Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Lionel Richie net worth is
$200 Million

Lionel Richie Wiki Biography

Lionel Brockman Richie Jr., commonly known as Lionel Richie, is a well-known American musician, actor, singer and songwriter, as well as a record producer. To the public, Lionel Richie is known both as a member of a funk and soul band called “The Commodores”, and also as a successful solo artist. “The Commodores” was founded in 1968 by Lionel Richie, Thomas McClary and Milan Williams. The band achieved most of its success in the 1970s and 1980s, when they signed a record deal with “MoTown Records” and when Richie became the lead singer.

Lionel Richie Net Worth $200 Million

With Richie’s guidance, the group released several of its most famous singles, including “Three Times a Lady”, “Nightshift”, “Brick House” and “Lady (You Bring Me Up)”. Over the years, the band released fourteen studio albums, the last one being “No Tricks”, released in 1993 without the help of Richie or Thomas McClary, both of whom left the band in 1982. Inductees into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, “The Commodores” had a huge impact on Lionel Richie’s early career.

As a solo artist, Lionel Richie debuted with a self-titled album in 1982, shortly after leaving “The Commodores”. Richie’s solo work proved to be an immense commercial success, as several singles on the album, such as “Truly”, “My Love” and “You Are” all topped the Billboard 100 chart. Such a remarkable solo debut helped Richie establish himself in the music industry as one of the most prominent and best-selling artists.

A famous musician, how rich is Lionel Richie? According to sources, in 2013 Richie added a sum of $1.5 million towards his wealth for his appearance in a promotional campaign for “Tap King”. In regards to his wealth, Lionel Richie’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million. Undoubtedly, most of Lionel Richie’s income and wealth comes from his singing career.

Lionel Richie was born in 1949, in Tuskegee, Alabama, where he studied at the Tuskegee Institute, and later continued his studies at Auburn University. While still studying at Tuskegee Institute, Richie began forming various bands until he eventually settled down with “The Commodores”, with whom he stayed until 1982. After leaving the band and releasing a commercial and critical success under the name of “Lionel Richie”, Richie went on to focus on his solo career. Following the success of his solo works, Richie came out with “Dancing on the Ceiling”, which produced an Academy Award-winning single entitled “Say You, Say Me”. “Dancing on the Ceiling” is considered to be Richie’s last commercially successful album, as his later attempts at making music were never as popular as their predecessors. When he returned after a hiatus that lasted 10 years, Lionel Richie released two more studio albums, none of which did as well on the market.

Richie’s further career consisted of many more television appearances, as he started to be featured on such shows as “Canadian Idol” and “Australian Idol”. More recently, Richie went on an “All the Hits All Night Long” tour that started in 2013.

Full NameLionel Richie
Net Worth$200 Million
Date Of BirthJune 20, 1949
Place Of BirthTuskegee, Alabama, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.803 m)
Weight171 lbs
ProfessionRecord producer, Actor, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist
EducationJoliet Central High School, Tuskegee University, Auburn University, Hello, All Night Long, Endless Love, Baltimore, MD, United States, Newark, NJ, United States, Philadelphia, PA, United States
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseDiana Alexander Richie (m. 1995–2004), Brenda Harvey-Richie (m. 1975–1993)
ChildrenNicole Richie, Sofia Richie, Miles Brockman Richie
ParentsLionel Brockman Richie, Alberta R. Richie, Hello, All Night Long, Endless Love, Baltimore, MD, United States, Newark, NJ, United States, Philadelphia, PA, United States
SiblingsDeborah Richie
NicknamesLionel Brockman Richie, Jr. , Lionel Ritchie , Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. , Raioneru Ritchî , /m/016vqk
AwardsMusiCares Person of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Academy Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, American Music...
Music GroupsCommodores
NominationsGrammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, World Music Award for World’s Best Albu...
MoviesBaltimore, MD, United States, Newark, NJ, United States, Philadelphia, PA, United States, The Preacher's Wife, Lionel Richie: Live in Paris, Scott Joplin, Lionel Richie: Collection, Michael Jackson: The Life and Times of the King of Pop
TV ShowsThis Is...
1His distinctive, rich and smooth singing voice
1There are only twelve notes and if you're blessed enough to find 30 years in the business writing songs on twelve notes I'm the luckiest guy in the world.
2In America, you're only as hot as your last record. In Canada, when they pass it down from generation to generation, you're part of the fabric of the country, and that's the beauty of it.
3Every generation speaks. From the '70s and '80s on, I understood what was happening in my generation. Then came the MTV group, and that was considered off-the-chain, and some people didn't want to do it. And then comes [daughter] Nicole and her group, and there goes the neighborhood. Now we're in total reality. I call it 'overdose reality'. Everybody has a reality show now. With cellphones, everybody's a star.
4[on putting a show together ] Were threading the needle, 'Who got married on these songs? Who went to school on these songs? Where are the frat party songs?' You have to put it all in and see what falls off the ledge.
5[on meeting Nelson Mandela] Nothing else on this planet unglued me this way, right in front of everyone. For him to say, 'Your lyrics, your songs got me through so many days of captivity'. I just couldn't - he's talking to me, you know? It gave me a sense of real purpose: Why am I doing this?
6I want to let everybody know that I'm from there, and country is Tuskegee. Or should I say rather, my country is Tuskegee. I was born and raised there, it's not just someplace I passed through one day.
7It was very interesting in my world, because I grew up as a fan and I did not know that there was a thing called R&B, pop, country, classical - I just knew that I loved music.
8It's quite interesting that in my growing up I had several influences. We had gospel music on campus. R&B music was, of course, the community, and radio was country music. So I can kind of see where all the influences came from.
9Kids will keep it real. If I've ever had in my life a great anchor, it's them. They get in your head, 'don't get too famous.' If you think you're really famous and think you're really hip, go hang out with your kids for an afternoon. That's about as earthbound as it's going to get.
10Taking time to sit back and watch and think about what you've seen is important. Traveling did a great deal to me. I found that when I travel and just sit in the corner and watch, a million ideas come to me.
11The best compliment that has ever been given to me was, I was at the airport one day and a guy came in and said, 'Lionel, my wife loves you, the kids love you, my mother-in-law loves you, the family loves you.'
12When I came up with the idea for 'Tuskegee,' I didn't want to be confined by boundaries of age, genre or demographics. I am thrilled with how well this album has been received by people from all walks of life. It is truly living up to the vision we had when we created it.
13When I was growing up, music was music and there were no genres. We didn't look at it as country music. Popular music in Tuskegee was country music. So I didn't know it in categories. It was the radio.
14You cannot beat the feeling of sitting on top of the charts. I had almost forgotten what it feels like... It feels great! It is really a very exciting time and I am enjoying the ride.
15Your kids can say some cruel things to you at times. For example, Nicole, Miles and Sofie are standing there in the room and I'm dressed to kill in my own mind. They'll say to me, 'Dad, you're not going out there looking like that are you?' If that doesn't kill a star, I don't know what does!
16'Let the music play on' would be my legacy.
17My earliest memories of country music are the Grand Ole Opry.
18People have allowed me into their homes, through my words and my music.
19People, as critical as it looks, we're OK. We are in control, whether we feel it or not.
20Believe me, I love commerce as much as the rest of the readers of 'Businessweek.' But in art, you have to be true to yourself and your musical vision. People have known me well for a long time, so if I was chasing a trend and doing something that wasn't authentic to who I am, they would know it in just a few seconds.
21Country is bringing in a little rock element... a little '80s element. Melody is king now. But its just in the music, its not so much in the songwriting, which is still very basic to the storytelling aspect of it.
22Exactly when people are in turmoil is the time that the entertainment business has always been at its best. Because people don't want to be reminded every day that they are under siege, or that they're not having a great time of life.
23Growing up with country, R&B, gospel, and classical music from my grandmother and pop, Tuskegee was the perfect melting pot for my influences as a writer.
24I knew I was going to do a country album one day. But I was just trying to figure out for the life of me, what we were going to do to make it different, unique.
25I travel around the world, experiencing every language, every religion... some places where there's just no reason to smile, because their lives are so difficult.
26All artists are egotistical maniacs with inferiority complexes.
27Country music has always been about as close to R&B as you can possibly get. We're storytellers.
28Greatness comes from fear. Fear can either shut us down and we go home, or we fight through it.
29I always like to challenge myself. I never want to be put into a box.
30I am a country boy and proud of it.
31I find myself going out on the road to get my confidence back, because I lose it at home.
32I grew up with the Grand Ole Opry, Dottie West, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens... not realizing it was influencing me as much as it was.
33I just like people. I'll hold a conversation at a gas station. It's not about the fame and the fortune, I just like people.
34I'm a songwriter, and people will tell you the greatest stories about their lives, whether you want to hear it or not.
35Just when I think it couldn't get any bigger, 'Tuskegee' reaches a new level of success.
36By growing up in Alabama, I had a melting pot of the whole pie: R&B, gospel, country.
37I find the greatest songs in the world come out of pain, and I don't like it! Here's what it does: It strips away all of your facade. It makes you so honest. It's cleansing.
38I think the whole world is dying to hear someone say, 'I love you.' I think that if I can leave the legacy of love and passion in the world, then I think I've done my job in a world that's getting colder and colder by the day.
39So much of my career has been about saying things the way people say them, using melodies not that I can sing but that the people can sing.
40Lionel Richie, love song, OK, thank you very much, good-bye. And all of a sudden I realized that, in my career, what has made my career has always been the surprises.
1Counts Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye as major musical inspirations.
2Richie's grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in her eighties, but survived and went on to live to 103.
3Baseball player Leonys Martín was named after Richie, his mother's favorite musical artist.
4Inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame in 2015 (inaugural class) in the category Music & Arts.
5Phil Collins was inspired to call the demo of his 1990 single "Do You Remember?" "Lionel" because it reminded him of Richie's music.
6On who do you think you are? Lionel was able to trace one of his ancestors to a father and son Morgan w. and Dr. Morgan Brown one of whom in pregnant lionels slave ancestor. The browns descend threw a wife of another Morgan Brown to zacharie clothier and his wife who immigrated to Canada from France. Other descendants of zacharie cloutier include Madonna, lady ga ga, and Beyonce.
7Appeared on Canadian Idol (2003) on Aug 11th, 2004. His music was one of the weekly themes of the show, and seven young finalists worked with him individually to prepare for singing his songs in competition. [August 2004]
8He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
9Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994.
10A member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
11Michael Jackson was the godfather of his daughter Nicole Richie.
12Longtime friend of radio personality Tom Joyner.
13Graduated from Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.
14With Michael Jackson, co-wrote the song "We Are the World" and was one of its performers.
15Has a son, Myles Brockman Richie (born on May 27, 1994), and a daughter, Sofia Richie (born on August 26, 1998), with his second wife, Diana Alexander Richie.
16Adoptive father of Nicole Richie, with his then-wife, Brenda Harvey-Richie.
1720 June 2003: Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
18He has performed with the SAS (Spike Edney's All Stars) Band.
19Seriously considered becoming an Episcopalian Priest before turning to music.
20Performed at benefit dinner for Global Business Council on HIV/AIDS in front of former President Bill Clinton and UN Secy General Kofi Annan, 12 June 2002.
21He was one of the original members of The Commodores and left the group in 1982.


Yakapin mo akong muli1992writer: Endless Love
Tohuwabohu1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Adventures of Dr. BayerTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1987 - 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1987
Sea of Love1989writer: "Three Times a Lady" - uncredited
BeppieTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1989 writer - 2 episodes, 1989
Moonlighting1989TV Series music - 1 episode
Moonwalker1988writer: "We Are the World"
Growing Pains1988TV Series writer - 1 episode
Afuang1988performer: "Hello"
Designing Women1987TV Series 1 episode
Emu's Wide World1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heaven1987Documentary performer: "Endless Love" / writer: "Endless Love"
DTV 'Doggone' Valentine1987TV Movie writer: "Lady"
One More Saturday Night1986writer: "Brick House"
Huwag mo kaming isumpa1986performer: "Stuck on You"
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV Special performer: "Say You, Say Me" / writer: "Miss Celie's Blues Sister", "Say You, Say Me"
DTV Valentine1986TV Movie performer: "Hello" / writer: "Hello"
The Color Purple1985lyrics: "Miss Celie's Blues Sister"
White Nights1985performer: "Say You Say Me" / producer: "Say You Say Me" / writer: "Say You Say Me"
I Have Three Hands1985writer: "Maid in the Philippines"
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary writer: "We are the World"
FameTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1984 - 1985 lyrics - 1 episode, 1984 music - 1 episode, 1984
No Comments1985Documentary arranger: "All Night Long All Night" / lyrics: "All Night Long All Night" / writer: "All Night Long All Night"
The Sure Thing1985performer: "Penny Lover" / writer: "Penny Lover"
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary "We Are the World", uncredited / writer: "We Are the World" - uncredited
Miami Vice1984TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kidd VideoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1984 writer - 1 episode, 1984
The 54th Annual Academy Awards1982TV Special documentary performer: "Endless Love" / writer: "Endless Love"
Only Fools and Horses....1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
Endless Love1981performer: "Endless Love", "Dreaming Of You" / producer: "Endless Love", "Dreaming Of You" / writer: "Endless Love", "Dreaming Of You"
Plato's: The Movie1980writer: "Brick House" - uncredited
WKRP in Cincinnati1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
Thank God It's Friday1978writer: "Brickhouse", "Easy", "Too Hot ta Trot"
Trolls2016writer: "Hello"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 9 episodes, 2014 - 2016 performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 music - 1 episode, 2014
Sounds of the 80s2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows2016performer: "Hello" / writer: "Hello"
Land Van LubbersTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Modern Family2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Daddy's Home2015writer: "Easy"
El making of del disc de La Marató2015TV Movie documentary writer: "A prop de tu Stuck on You"
Divendres2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Els dies clau2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Lip Sync BattleTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015
Glastonbury 2015TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2015
As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 2, O Desolado2015performer: "Say You, Say Me" / producer: "Say You, Say Me" / writer: "Say You, Say Me"
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary writer - 4 episodes, 2012 - 2015 performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2015
The 10 Faces of Michael Jackson2015TV Movie documentary writer: "We Are the World" 1985
Paddington2014performer: "Hello" / writer: "Hello"
ScandalTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
New GirlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Strictly Come Dancing2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Amor & Sexo2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Tu cara me suena - ArgentinaTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 producer - 1 episode, 2014
While We're Young2014performer: "ALL NIGHT LONG ALL NIGHT" / writer: "ALL NIGHT LONG ALL NIGHT"
Chelsea LatelyTV Series music - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Ochéntame... otra vez2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Blended2014writer: "Endless Love"
Red River Bible & Prophecy Conference2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013writer: "Lady"
South ParkTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The BlockTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
The Hot Flashes2013writer: "Brick House"
One Night Stand2013TV Series short 1 episode
The Great Gatsby2013writer: "Still"
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
EastEndersTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2013
RevolutionTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The SimpsonsTV Series 2 episodes, 2007 - 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 1998 - 2013
In a World...2013writer: "Easy"
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013Documentary writer: "We Are the World" - uncredited
It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The X FactorTV Series writer - 7 episodes, 2004 - 2012 performer - 4 episodes, 2006 - 2008
The Footy ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
End of Watch2012writer: "Hey Ma"
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series writer - 5 episodes, 2010 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
The NewsroomTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Take Me Out2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Duets2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Avenida Brasil2012TV Series performer: "Endless Love" / writer: "Endless Love"
Champs-ElyséesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Parks and RecreationTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Dance Central 22011Video Game writer: "I Like It"
Dancing with the Stars2005-2011TV Series writer - 5 episodes
CommunityTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
What's Your Number?2011writer: "Three Times a Lady"
Zookeeper2011writer: "Easy"
Dancing with the Stars2010-2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Super 82011writer: "Easy"
Glee Encore2011Video writer: "Hello"
American IdolTV Series writer - 7 episodes, 2002 - 2011 performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011 lyrics - 1 episode, 2007
Rio2011courtesy: "Say You, Say Me" / performer: "Say You, Say Me" / writer: "Say You, Say Me"
Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years2011TV Movie performer: "Through The Years", "Lady"
Who Do You Think You Are?TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV Movie writer: "Lady"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sing Your Song2011Documentary writer: "We Are the World'
Rude Tube2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC SportTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
X Factor2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Getaway2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Shrek Forever After2010performer: "Hello" / writer: "Hello"
Glee2009-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Cleveland Show2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 5 episodes, 1981 - 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2006
Dancing on IceTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Celebrity Big Brother2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Phantom Menace Review2009Video writer: "Three Times a Lady" - uncredited
Couples Retreat2009writer: "STUCK ON YOU"
Michael Jackson Memorial2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Jesus is Love", "We Are The World"
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen2009writer: "Brick House"
Duplicity2009writer: "Brick House"
Pushing Daisies2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Witnessing Headlines2008Documentary writer: "We are the world"
Banda sonoraTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Tropic Thunder2008writer: "Brick House" 1977
Baby Mama2008performer: "Endless Love" / writer: "Endless Love"
The Yellow Handkerchief2008writer: "Easy" - as Lionel Ritchie
Idols!2003-2007TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Patinando por un sueñoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 producer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2002-2007TV Series writer - 10 episodes
Are We Done Yet?2007performer: "Hello" / writer: "Hello"
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol2007Video Game "Easy"
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Feet2006writer: "Hello"
The Simple LifeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Canadian IdolTV Series writer - 10 episodes, 2003 - 2006 performer - 1 episode, 2004
Scary Movie 42006writer: "Hello"
Phat Girlz2006writer: "Brick House"
Scrubs2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003-2006TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Everybody Hates Chris2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
The King of Queens2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2002-2005TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Idol2004-2005TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Karaoke Revolution Party2005Video Game "Brick House", "Endless Love"
Australian Idol2003-2005TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Roll Bounce2005writer: "Easy"
The 40-Year-Old Virgin2005performer: "Hello" 1984 / writer: "Hello" 1984
Rebound2005writer: "Brick House"
Herbie Fully Loaded2005performer: "Hello" / writer: "Hello"
Verführung für Anfänger2005TV Movie performer: "Just For You" / writer: "Just For You"
Rail Kings2005Video performer: "All Night Long" - as Lionel Ritchie
Gilmore Girls2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV Movie writer: "Three Times a Lady" - uncredited
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Singapore Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken2004TV Special writer: "Lady" - uncredited
Queer as Folk2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sopranos2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Malcolm in the Middle2000-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Garden State2004writer: "Three Times a Lady" 1978
Idol stjörnuleit2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Super Secret Movie RulesTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Honey2003writer: "Into You"
The Cat in the Hat2003writer: "Easy"
Juhamatti - Hitit2003Video writer: "Hurmaava neinen Thee Times A Lady"
I Love the '80s Strikes BackTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Idol2002-2003TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Plötzlich wieder 162003TV Movie performer: "Hello" / writer: "Hello"
Pop Idol2001-2003TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Bernie Mac Show2003TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Nouvelle Star2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
House of 1000 Corpses2003writer: "Brick House" - as Lionel B. Richie
Cradle 2 the Grave2003writer: "Won't Be Coming Back"
Freak Out2003writer: "Easy"
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Less Than Perfect2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game performer: "Running With The Night" / writer: "Running With The Night"
Scooby-Doo2002writer: "Lil' Romeo's B House"
Undercover Brother2002writer: "Brick House"
Ali G Indahouse2002"THREE TIMES A LADY"
Biggie and Tupac2002Documentary writer: "Miss U"
Dr. Dolittle 22001performer: "Truly" / writer: "Truly"
Monkeybone2001writer: "Brick House"
Down to Earth2001"Thug Music Play On"
Top of the PopsTV Series writer - 18 episodes, 1977 - 2000 performer - 7 episodes, 1981 - 2000
Night Fever2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Running Mates2000TV Movie writer: "All Night Long"
Gone in Sixty Seconds2000writer: "Brick House"
Ready to Rumble2000writer: "Brick House"
What Planet Are You From?2000performer: "All Night Long All Night" / writer: "All Night Long All Night"
The Best Man1999writer: "Brick House"
Muppets from Space1999writer: "Brick House"
Election1999writer: "Three Times a Lady"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy1998Video documentary writer: "Three Times a Lady" - uncredited
Home Fries1998writer: "Brick House"
Torre de Babel1998TV Series 1 episode
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
The School of Flesh1998performer: "Say You, Say Me"
Mystery Science Theater 30001992-1998TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The Wedding Singer1998performer: "All Night Long All Night" / writer: "All Night Long All Night"
SeinfeldTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1997 writer - 1 episode, 1997
The Fifth Element1997writer: "All Night Long"
My Fellow Americans1996writer: "Brick House"
The Associate1996writer: "Brick House"
Swingers1996writer: "Brick House" - as L. Richie
Happy Gilmore1996performer: "Endless Love" - as Lionel Ritchie / writer: "Endless Love" - as Lionel Ritchie
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar1995writer: "Brick House"
Soul Train1995TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Houseguest1995writer: "Brick House"
Trevor1994Short performer: "Endless Love" / writer: "Endless Love"
Stars in Their Eyes1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Super Bowl XXVII Halftime Show1993TV Movie writer: "We Are the World" - uncredited
The Ben Stiller Show1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bitter Moon1992writer: "Hello"
Hard Boiled1992writer: "Hello"


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesSculpture
Misery Bear2012TV Series shortBarman
To Love a Woman2009Video shortSinger
Pariah1998Lavender Mob
The Preacher's Wife1996Britsloe
Scott Joplin1977TV MovieThe Minstrel Singers (as The Commodores)


To Love a Woman2009Video short
Lionel Richie: Symphonica in Rosso2008Video


Miss World 20042004TV Special
America the Beautiful2001TV Special


To Love a Woman2009Video short

Music Department

Great Performances2007TV Series musician - 1 episode


The 13th Annual American Music Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
The 12th Annual American Music Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Host
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 6th Annual Black Achievement Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
Los Angeles 1984: Games of the XXIII Olympiad1984TV Series
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
The 11th Annual American Music Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1983TV SeriesHimself
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite New Song
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
The 10th Annual American Music Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1982TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Solid Gold1982TV SeriesHimself - Cameo
New American Bandstand 19651976-1982TV SeriesHimself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards1982TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer & Nominee: Best Original Song
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialHimself
The 7th Annual People's Choice Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Song
Kenny Rogers' America1980TV MovieHimself
Soul Train1977-1980TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Guest
Juke Box Saturday Night1979TV MovieHimself
The Midnight Special1979TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards1979TV SpecialHimself
The View2006-2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Teleshow2016TV SeriesHimself
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar2016TV SeriesHimself - Performer
BNow!2016TV SeriesHimself - Grammy Award Winner
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Performer and Winner
Entertainment Tonight2006-2016TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2016TV SeriesHimself
Oprah's Master Class: Belief Special2015TV MovieHimself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2015TV SeriesHimself
Glastonbury 20152015TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2009-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Best Hit USA2015TV SeriesHimself
The Voice2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Adviser / Himself - Mentor
The Brit Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself
Nathan East: For the Record2014DocumentaryHimself
Kenny Rogers, Cards on the Table2014DocumentaryHimself
Sunday Night at the Palladium2014TV SeriesHimself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2014TV SeriesHimself
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular2014TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
Oprah's Master Class2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Bonnaroo Music Festival2014TV MovieHimself
2014 CMT Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
IHeartRadio Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
CMT Artists of the Year2013TV MovieHimself
The Talk2012-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical guest
Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Backstory: Kenny Rogers2012TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Superbowl XXXIX Visitor
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Gottschalk Live2012TV SeriesHimself
On the Streets2012TV SeriesHimself
Lionel Richie and Friends2012TV MovieHimself
The One and Only Des O'Connor2012TV MovieHimself
47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
CMT Presents: Lionel Richie Tuskegee2012TV MovieHimself - Host
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
Aftenshowet2012TV SeriesHimself
Champs-Elysées1984-2012TV SeriesHimself
Skavlan2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Musical Guest
Loose Women2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Performer
The Jonathan Ross Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Inside Stargate2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
One on One2012TV SeriesHimself
American Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Countdown to the American Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 45th Annual CMA Awards2011TV Special
Why Not? With Shania Twain2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years2011TV MovieHimself
Who Do You Think You Are?2011TV Series documentaryHimself
National Memorial Day Concert2010TV Movie documentary
Wetten, dass..?2002-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHimself
TV Festival Du Cannes 20102010TV MovieHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004-2010TV SeriesHimself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie2010TV MovieHimself
The Best of the World Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Smap×Smap2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The 1st Annual Noble Awards2009TV MovieHimself - Presenter
One Life to Live2009TV SeriesHimself
'TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival'2009TV MovieHimself
Michael Jackson Forever2009TV MovieHimself
Michael Jackson Memorial2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Early Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2009TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2003-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Judge
Chris Moyles Quiz Night2009TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2009TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2002-2009TV SeriesHimself
Brit Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Tavis Smiley2004-2009TV SeriesHimself
Lionel Richie: Symphonica in Rosso2008VideoHimself
Dancing with the Stars2006-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Lionel Richie Live: His Greatest Hits and More2008Himself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
American Idol Rewind2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Australian Idol2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Most Annoying Pop Songs.... We Hate to Love2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Simpsons2007TV SeriesHimself
America's Got Talent2007TV SeriesHimself
Great Performances2007TV SeriesHead Vocals
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007TV SeriesHimself
Gomorron2007TV SeriesHimself
TV total2001-2007TV SeriesHimself - Segment 'Gäste-Marathon' / Himself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2006TV SpecialHimself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert2006TV MovieHimself
2006 American Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The Heaven and Earth Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Verstehen Sie Spaß?2006TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Experience2006TV SeriesHimself
The X Factor2006TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Xtra Factor2006TV SeriesHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Parkinson2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Symphonic Show2006TV SeriesHimself
20/202006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Simple Life2006TV SeriesHimself
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular2006TV SpecialHimself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
Albert II de Monaco, le prince méconnu2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones2005TV MovieHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Miss World 20042004TV SpecialHimself
All-Time Greatest Love Songs2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host / Performer
Canadian Idol2004TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Mentor
Simply the Best2004TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Grattis Victoria2004TV Special documentaryHimself
95.8 Capital FM's Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust 20042004TV MovieHimself - Performer
Top Gear2004TV SeriesHimself
Sport Relief 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Anke Late Night2004TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning Australia2004TV SeriesHimself
The Footy Show2004TV SeriesHimself
110% Tony Squires2004TV SeriesHimself
Mornings with Kerri-Anne2004TV SeriesHimself
Today2004TV SeriesHimself
Pulse2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Arena2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Motown 452004TV SpecialHost
Jeremy Vine Meets...2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside Edition2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Germany 12 Points2004TV MovieHimself - Special Guest
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
T42004TV SeriesHimself
Festival di Sanremo2004TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Meteor Ireland Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Brit Awards 20042004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Lionel Richie Collection2003Video documentaryHimself
Tussen de sterren2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest Videos2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Commentator
Tout le monde en parle2003TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Lionel Richie in Miami2002TV MovieHimself
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHimself
Felicity2001TV SeriesHimself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentary
America the Beautiful2001TV SpecialPerformer
Party in the Park 19982001Video documentaryHimself
Vivement dimanche2001TV SeriesHimself
I Love 1980's2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2001TV SeriesHimself
Victoires de la musique2001TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Des O'Connor2001TV SpecialHimself
100 Greatest Number One Singles2001TV Special documentaryHimself
80 Years: A Royal Celebration2001TV MovieHimself - Performer
NFL World Trade Center Tribute2001TV MovieHimself
Diane Warren: How Do I Live?2000TV SpecialHimself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2000Video documentaryHimself (as Lionel Ritchie)
Party in the Park 20002000TV SpecialPerformer
The Richard Blackwood Show2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest Appearance
José Carreras Gala2000TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1979-2000TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Member: The Commodores
The Royal Variety Performance 20002000TV Movie documentaryPerformer
Musikbutikken2000TV SeriesHimself
HermanSIC2000TV SeriesHimself
Sen kväll med Luuk2000TV SeriesHimself
Domino Day2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest Star
Mundo VIP2000TV SeriesHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1996-2000TV SeriesHimself
BingoLotto2000TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
A Song for Jill2000TV MovieHimself - Performer
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Steps Into Summer2000TV MovieHimself - Performer
On Tour with Tina2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top Ten2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Pavarotti & Friends 99 for Guatemala and Kosovo1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 1999 Malibu MOBO Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
A Piece of the Action: Behind the Scenes of 'Rush Hour'1999Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Vivement dimanche prochain1998TV SeriesHimself
Exclusive1998TV Series documentaryHimself - interviewee
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Friday Night's All Wright1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The 24th Annual American Music Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
The 1997 World Music Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Die Nacht der Stars1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Les enfants de la guerre1996TV MovieHimself
Lo + plus1996TV SeriesHimself
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
We Are the World: A 10th Anniversary Tribute1995TV Special
Lionel Richie: Back to Front1992VideoHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1992TV SeriesHimself
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieHimself
Madonna: Truth or Dare1991DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music1989TV MovieHimself
America's Top 101989TV SeriesHimself
20th NAACP Image Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1982-1987TV SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1983-1986TV SeriesHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special1986TV SeriesHimself
Nightlife1986TV SeriesHimself
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Lionel Richie: All Night Long1986Video shortHimself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Song

Archive Footage

Panorama2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Sounds of the 80s2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
That's So...2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Glastonbury 20152015TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Night2012TV SeriesHimself
DAS!2012TV SeriesHimself
The Talent Show Story2012TV Series documentaryHimself
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV MovieHimself
NeoMusic Portrait2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw2009TV SeriesHimself
Michael Jackson2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Video on Trial2009TV SeriesHimself - Accused
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
CNN Presents2007TV Series documentaryHimself
CMT Crossroads2006TV SeriesHimself
Pulse2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Simple Life2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHimself
Room 1012000TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Oscar's Greatest Moments1992Video documentaryHimself
¡Qué noche la de aquel año!1987TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1978-1985TV SeriesHimself - Member: The Commodores / Himself / Himself - The Commodores
Kidd Video1984TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2014BET AwardBET AwardsLifetime Achievement Award
2008Icon AwardTV Land Awards
2007Golden Camera for Lifetime AchievementGolden Camera, GermanyMusic International
2003Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on June 20, 2003 at 7018 Hollywood Blvd.
1991ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Feature Film StandardsEndless Love (1981)
1989Entertainer of the Year AwardImage Awards
1986OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongWhite Nights (1985)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureWhite Nights (1985)
1986GrammyGrammy AwardsSong of the Year
1985GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the Year

Nominated Awards

2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "I Call It Home."
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Coming Home."
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Dance RecordingFor the song "Angel."
1986OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongThe Color Purple (1985)
1982OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongEndless Love (1981)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureEndless Love (1981)
1982GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialThe Elephant Man (1980)

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