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Lionel Richie

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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 16,932,561 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Lionel Richie is the 139th most popular musician (up from 178th in 2019), the 816th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,031st in 2019) and the 39th 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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  • 17M

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  • 63.53

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  • 60

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  • 4.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Lionel Richie ranks 139 out of 2,662Before him are James Last, Compay Segundo, Cliff Richard, Ice-T, David Guetta, and Itzhak Perlman. After him are Dizzy Gillespie, Ike Turner, Ian Stewart, Ritchie Valens, Hans von Bülow, and James Hetfield.

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Among people born in 1949, Lionel Richie ranks 45Before him are Amin Maalouf, Philippe Petit, Jarosław Kaczyński, George Foreman, Ottmar Hitzfeld, and John Belushi. After him are Bill Nighy, Joachim Sauer, Tom Waits, Billy Joel, Issei Sagawa, and Thaksin Shinawatra.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lionel Richie ranks 816 out of 18,182Before him are Christopher Lambert (1957), Bugsy Siegel (1906), Nancy Pelosi (1940), Gene Tierney (1920), John Carpenter (1948), and Minoru Yamasaki (1912). After him are Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Dorothea Lange (1895), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), Michael Mann (1943), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), and George F. Kennan (1904).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Lionel Richie ranks 39Before him are Benny Goodman (1909), Chick Corea (1941), Alice Cooper (1948), Quincy Jones (1933), Ray Manzarek (1939), and Ice-T (1958). After him are Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Ike Turner (1931), Ritchie Valens (1941), James Hetfield (1963), Thelonious Monk (1917), and Stan Getz (1927).

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