Happy Birthday Lionel Richie!

ABOUT
Legendary R&B singer who recorded “Truly,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” “Easy Like Sunday Morning,” and many other top ten hits. He has won multiple Grammy Awards, like Song of the Year.

BEFORE FAME
He founded several R&B groups and played tennis on scholarship at the Tuskegee Institute.

TRIVIA FACT
He and Michael Jackson co-wrote the #1 hit single “We Are the World,” which raised funds for people in Africa.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Brenda Harvey-Richie on October 28, 1975 and, after their divorce on August 9, 1993, he married Diana Alexander Richie on December 21, 1995.

ASSOCIATED WITH
He adopted Simple Life star Nicole Richie when she was nine years old.