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 Motion Group Commodores. The group recorded such hit singles as “Easy”, “Sail on”, “Three times a lady”, and “Still” before he left the group.
In 1980, he wrote and produced the US Billboard Hot 100 Number One single; “Lady”, for Kenny Roger.
The Legendary singer, songwriter and record producer has an illustrious career spanning 55 years.
He is known for his rich vocals and equally smooth dance moves.
In 1985 Richie wrote “We are the world” with pop icon Michael Jackson to raise money for African famine relief, the song generated over $60million, which was distributed to Ethiopia, Sudan and other impoverished countries.
Last Tuesday, he spent his special day in Amsterdam enjoying the beautiful views.
The “American Idol Programme” judge shared several photos of himself enjoying his views from a boat, captioning his post “Exploring Amsterdam cruising through their iconic canals”.