Lionel Richie Tickets

Lionel Richie Tickets 2014

Lionel Richie is one of the music industry's best-selling artists of all time. As both a solo artist and a member of The Commodores, Richie's talent has helped sell over 100 million records worldwide since the start of his career in 1968. Richie got his start during the Motown era, when soul and R&B music was gaining popularity across the country.

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As a member of The Commodores during his youth, Richie was a singer and saxophonist. The group produced a number of popular hits through the years covering different genres. Early tracks from some of the group's original albums, such as "Machine Gun" and "Brick House," had a funky sound and provided a good dancing beat. As a songwriter, Richie eventually took the group's sound in a different direction.

Classic hits like "Easy" and "Three Times a Lady" became synonymous with the group and cemented Richie's legacy as a soulful singer with romantic, easy-listening tunes. The popularity of Lionel Richie tickets took off in 1982 when he parted ways with The Commodores to start a solo career. His self-titled debut album came out that same year and produced three hit singles. "Truly" became the #1 song in the US that year. "You Are" and "My Love" both reached the Top 5 on US charts.

Richie's solo career peaked during the 1980s. He would go on to release Can't Slow Down in 1983, which sold over eight million copies and garnered two Grammy Awards for Richie. In 1986 he released Dancing on the Ceiling. This album proved to be the last widely popular album. Four tracks off that album reached the Top 20 in the US charts. Two of those tracks reached the top of US music charts as "Say You, Say Me" and "Dancing on the Ceiling" climbed to #1 and #2, respectively.  

Even though his solo career declined in terms of successful album sales, Lionel Richie tickets remain a popular item around the globe. His soulful singing and talent as a songwriter have led him into a number of duets with other popular singers, as well as fed the desire for concert tours around the globe. In recent years, Richie's popularity has been on the rise in a number of nations in the Middle East. Lionel Richie tickets have been sold in the 21st  century for concert events in Morocco, Dubai, Qatar, and Libya.

Richie has taken time from his life as a performer, producer, and songwriter to lend his name and abilities to a number of charities. No charity has proven closer to his heart than the battle against breast cancer. Through the sale of Lionel Richie tickets for special performances and events, he has helped raise $3.1 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Richie's grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 80s, but according to the singer she was able to beat the cancer and live to the age of 103.

Today, Richie remains an active songwriter and performer. His Summer 2014 Tour will take him across the United States and Canada for a number of appearances between June and August. Lionel Richie tickets remain on sale for a number of events scheduled across the country.

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