Lionel Richie is one of the world’s best-selling artists and most prominent figures of the music industry. His professional debut came in the late-60 as a member of the funk and soul band called the Commodores. After his rise with the band, Lionel left the Commodores to pursue a solo career and released his self-titled debut studio album in 1982. “Lionel Richie” and its follow-up album “Can’t Slow Down”, both performed extremely well commercially and also earned acclaim from the music critics. Since then, he has continued to release great music from after regular intervals and now with over 90 million records sales, he is among the all-time best selling artists of the world. Now moving from his professional career to towards his family life, Lionel Richie remained married to his college sweetheart Brenda Harvey for about 18 years while his second marriage with Diane Alexander lasted from 1995 to 2003.
Lionel Richie Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Lionel Brockman Richie Junior
- Nicknames: Lionel Richie
- Date of Birth: June 20, 1949
- Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Singer, Actor, Record Producer
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Black
Lionel Richie Height Weight Shoe Size Body Measurements Facts
Lionel Richie Family Details:
- Father: Lionel Brockman Richie (Joliet Arsenal
- Mother: Alberta R. Foster (School Principal)
- Siblings: Deborah Richie (Younger Sister)
- Spouse Name: Diane Alexander (m. 1995–2004), Brenda Harvey-Richie (m. 1975–1993)
- Children Name: Nicole Richie and Sofia Richie (Daughters), Miles Brockman Richie (Son)
Lionel Richie Relationships History:
- Brenda Harvey (1974 – 1993)
- Diana Alexander (1986 – 2004)
- Bai Ling – Actress (2009)
Lionel Richie Career Highlights:
- Debut Album: Lionel Richie (1982)
- First Film: Scott Joplin (1977)
- First TV Show: Misery Bear (2012)
Lionel Richie Distinctive Features:
- Afro Hair
Lionel Richie Body Measurements:
Renowned singer Lionel Richie height, weight, shoe size, and other body measurements information is listed below.
- Height in Feet: 5’ 11”
- Height in Centimeters: 180 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 77 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 171 pounds
- Feet/ Shoe Size: 11 (US)
Lionel Richie Interesting Facts:
- Richie is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
- He holds a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Lionel is one of the all-time best selling artists in the world.
- Prior to pursuing a career in music, he thought about becoming an Episcopal priest.
- His early musical career began as a member of the funk and soul band called Commodores.