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4/19/19-Lionel Richie to wed?

Lionel Richie is refusing to rule out a future proposal to his longtime girlfriend Lisa Parigi, because he's always been a "hopeless romantic". The hit maker, 69, was first linked to the model and entrepreneur in 2014, and the couple has been a staple at red carpet events, with Lisa joining her man and his family at the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in 2017, when the music icon was among […]

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6/9/17-Lionel Richie's knee

Lionel Richie had convinced himself he could carry on performing with an injured knee until his team forced him to stop. The singer underwent laparoscopic (keyhole) knee surgery, to treat a torn meniscus, a cartilage, in January and he subsequently postponed his tour with Mariah Carey, which was scheduled to start in March. The 67-year-old has now revealed that throughout his lengthy career he has been programmed to push his […]

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4/11/16-Lionel Richie's latest honor

Lionel Richie is set to receive the Songwriters Hall of Fame's most prestigious honour in June. The "Dancing on the Ceiling" singer will follow in the footsteps of songwriters including Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Stephen Sondheim when he receives the Johnny Mercer Award, the Hall of Fame's highest honor - reserved for artists whose work "upholds the gold standard" set by the late Mercer. "Lionel's songs made […]

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9/17/15-Lionel Richie in Vegas

Lionel Richie is the latest to sign on for a multi-month string of shows with an April start for his residency at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Richie said of his new show 'I'm so excited to begin my residency at Planet Hollywood. I can't wait to share 'All the Hits, All Night Long' with all of my fans ' it's a high energy show that is […]

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11/16/14-Lionel Richie & Sinatra

Billboard caught up with 2014 Touring Awards' Legend of Live honoree Lionel Richie, who shed light on some of the most memorable moments of his legendary career, like acquainting with Michael Jackson's pet snake while writing 'We Are the World' and his "unlikely" friendship with Frank Sinatra. Nodding to legends in other genres, in response to the question 'What's the loudest, most raucous music you enjoy?' Richie answered "Metallica. They […]

todayNovember 16, 2014 4

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9/25/14-Lionel Richie: New Knee

Lionel Richie has revealed he's had a secret hip replacement. The 65-year-old singer rose to fame as the frontman of 1970s funk/soul band the Commodores. But he admits decades of performing in platform boots did his body a major disservice. Speaking about it for the first time, the singer says he was saddled with arthritis before quietly undergoing surgery years ago. "I have had a little knee problem, a little […]

todaySeptember 25, 2014

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8/28/14-Commodores Lawsuit

It's a ploy that has been used for ages by former band members. Perform under the name of their former group and add their name so there is no confusion. Except, for the general public, there usually is. That's what former Commodores member Thomas McClary has been doing as he performs under the name "The Commodores Featuring Thomas McClary" and the original group is not happy. They have filed a […]

todayAugust 28, 2014 1

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10/29/11 – Lionel Richie Goes Country!

Lionel Richie is going country. The smooth R&B singer will perform country duets on his upcoming album "Tuskegee" -- named after his Alabama birthplace. Richie, 62, best known for romantic ballads like "Three Times a Lady" and "Endless Love", will sing a country version of his hit song "Dancing on the Ceiling" with Rascal Flatts on "The "Tuskegee" album, due out in March 2012; which will feature 13 duets of […]

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