Lionel Richie formed several R&B groups during the 60's. He became the lead singer and saxophonist for the Commodores. The band signed for Atlantic for a one-record deal before moving over to Motown where they acted as a support band for the Jackson Five. The Commodores became the most popular soul group of the 70's and Richie wrote and sang many of their hits.
He developed his writing and production talents working with Kenny Rogers, and dueted with Diana Ross on the theme song for Endless Love that topped the charts in the US and UK.
These successes enabled him to launch a solo career and in 1982 he had a hit with Truly.
Richie followed up with 15-million seller Can't Slow Down, which won him a Grammy and turned him into an international star.
Three Times a Lady
All Night Long
Dancing on the Ceiling
Endless Love and many, many more.