“Sofia is so happy that Lionel is completely OK with how things are going,” a source tells Hollywood EXCLUSIVELY.

Issued as a single, the song topped the Canada, Brazil, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and US pop music charts, and became one of Motown's biggest hits (in the US it sold 2 million copies and became a platinum single record). By 1987, Richie was exhausted from his work schedule and took time away from his career to take care of his father in Alabama. Richie made his return to recording and performing following the release of his first greatest-hits collection, Back to Front, in 1992.

Richie's 1982 debut solo album, Lionel Richie, contained three hit singles: the U. #1 song "Truly", which continued the style of his ballads with the Commodores and launched his career as one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s, and the top five hits "You Are" and "My Love". Since then, his ever-more-relaxed schedule has kept his recording and live work to a minimum.

They signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1968 for one record before moving on to Motown Records initially as a support act to The Jackson 5.

The Commodores then became established as a popular soul group.

WENDY WILLIAMS tells Lionel Ritchie having a baby at 67 is ‘unfair on the child’ CREDIT REX " data-medium-file="https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/ad_212370652.jpg?

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