Lionel Richie

1949 - Today

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Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and television personality. He rose to fame in the 1970s as a songwriter and the co-lead singer of the Motown group Commodores; writing and recording the hit singles "Easy", "Sail On", "Three Times a Lady" and "Still" with the group before his departure. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lionel Richie has received more than 17,908,587 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Lionel Richie is the 116th most popular musician (up from 140th in 2019), the 649th most popular biography from United States (up from 816th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Musician.

Lionel Richie is most famous for being a singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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  • 18M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.11

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.45

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Lionel Richie ranks 116 out of 3,175Before him are Jascha Heifetz, Henryk Wieniawski, Joe Hisaishi, John Bonham, Barry Gibb, and Mariss Jansons. After him are Sid Vicious, Thomas Bangalter, Nick Mason, John Dowland, Neil Young, and Björk.

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Among people born in 1949, Lionel Richie ranks 41Before him are Linda Lovelace, Jarosław Kaczyński, John Belushi, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Robin Gibb, and Thaksin Shinawatra. After him are Fanny Ardant, Martin Amis, José Ramos-Horta, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and Bill Nighy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lionel Richie ranks 649 out of 20,380Before him are Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Jeff Goldblum (1952), D. B. Cooper (1931), George Beadle (1903), John Dillinger (1903), and Alec Baldwin (1958). After him are Stanford Moore (1913), Paul Berg (1926), George Minot (1885), Gary Becker (1930), Matthew C. Perry (1794), and John Glenn (1921).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Lionel Richie ranks 32Before him are Alice Cooper (1948), Chet Baker (1929), Quincy Jones (1933), John Coltrane (1926), Ice-T (1958), and Glenn Miller (1904). After him are Chris Isaak (1956), Cyndi Lauper (1953), Nat King Cole (1919), Buddy Holly (1936), Nikki Sixx (1958), and Bill Evans (1929).