Interested in entertainment ideas for Corporate Events or Conventions? Book Lionel Richie! Lionel Richie is an award-winning American singer-songwriter known for creating numerous hits, both with the Commodores and as a solo artist. Born in 1949, singer-songwriter Lionel Richie grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama. He was a founding member of the Commodores, a top R&B act of the 1970's, before finding success as a solo artist. Recently, he was named a judge for the 2018 reboot of American Idol. Between the Commodores and solo records, Lionel Richie has sold millions of albums. To book Lionel Richie as your corporate event entertainment, call or email us today.