Lionel Richie
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"Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr." is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown/Motown Records. Richie made his solo debut in 1982 with the album Lionel Richie (album)/Lionel Richie and number-one hit "Truly (song)/Truly". He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the List of best-selling music artists/best-selling artists of all time.

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So much of my career has been about saying things the way people say them, using melodies not that I can sing but that the people can sing.

Lionel Richie, love song, OK, thank you very much, good-bye. And all of a sudden I realized that, in my career, what has made my career has always been the surprises.

Hana would be happy tonight.

I find the greatest songs in the world come out of pain, and I don't like it! Here's what it does: It strips away all of your facade. It makes you so honest. It's cleansing.

In life you must be able to discern between who and what is genuine and artificial. I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I realize that you can't please everybody all of the time and that sometimes you have to just go for what you know.

Simplicity is the key to what I do.

People, as critical as it looks, we're OK. We are in control, whether we feel it or not.

The music business was not safe, but it was FUN. It was like falling in love with a woman you know is bad for you, but you love every minute with her, anyway.

'Father' meant to me provider... and I was working myself to death... but I wasn't physically home; I wasn't there every day.