American music legend and American Idol Judge Lionel Richie is a year older today. Join us in wishing him an awesome birthday!

 

The longest serving music icon and television personality celebrated his 72nd birthday on Sunday June 20, 2021 which also happened to be Father’s Day. 

 

Whiles celebrating his father, Lionel Richie Snr. on his social media pages, he received double of the admiration from family and loved ones as a birthday celebrant and Father’s Day salutations.

 

He spent quality time with his family and was also well celebrated by fans and lovers across the globe. The children of the singer and songwriter gave him remarkable reasons to smile and feel so special by appreciating and celebrating their father with a cake made in his likeness.

 

A picture of his children happily admiring the birthday cake was displayed on the Instagram page by his youngest daughter  Sofia, with a  Father’s Day message at the comment session. Also, several pictures from the birthday celebration was posted on the daughter’s timeline to honour the musician.

 

America’s famous morning show, Good Morning America (GMA) also compiled a video that featured couple of videos of the singer’s music which included his hit song ‘all night long’ in celebrating the superstar on his special day.

Born on June 20 1949, Lionel Richie grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama in the united states of America. He started developing his passion for music in his early years whiles he was in college.

He co-founded a renowned R&B band dubbed, the Commodores where he wrote a lot of hits songs for the band. Some of the songs include, “Easy”, “Three Times a Lady”, “Still” and others in 1968.

He then introduced himself as a solo artiste around 1982 releasing his first solo album, Lionel Richie comprising of his major hit single, “Truly.” He was the co-writer of Michael Jackson’s “We are the world”.

Lionel Richie is one of the music icons in America and has been relevant in the music industry since his recognition. He’s produced a lot of hits and received several awards for his innovative flairs. He’s got in his possession, a total of ten studio albums, four live albums, seven compilation albums, and 42 singles.

He has won several Grammies alongside with other prestigious honours for his amazing contribution in the world of entertainment. Currently he serves as a judge for the singing competition platform American Idol.

Join us in celebrating this Living icon!

 

Legendary R&B singer Lionel Richie is a year older today. Join African Celebs in wishing the ‘Hello, is it me your’re looking for’ multiple Grammy Awards singer  a very happy birthday!Lionel Richie..

Wishing Lionel Richie God’s richest blessings on his birthday and every day. Some of his hit songs includes: 

Easy Like Sunday Morning, Say You, Say Me, Hello, is it me your’re looking for, Endless Love, Forever….

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We love all his songs! What is your favourite Lionel Richie song/s?

Global News: From a humanitarian perspective, Prince supported Rebuild the Dream, ”a mobilization of hundreds of thousands of everyday people—from seniors to students, moms, dads, brothers and sisters—who come together to build strong vibrant communities and to fix our economy from the ground up.” Some of the causes he supported included   AIDS & HIV, Cancer, Hunger, Education, Children,Health…It is believed he donated millions of dollars to the need anonymously!

Even as the world  mourns and celebrate the life of Prince our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.  Rest In Peace Prince Rogers Nelson. June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016

The Superstar and Fashion Icon, popularly known as Prince passed away at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota at age 57. It is believed he was set to release a book about his life for next year. few weeks ago, Prince’ plane had to  make an emergency landing because he came down with flu, which he recovered from… Even though the Billboard Icon is dead his memory will forever live!

What’s your favourite Prince song and why? We love…Raspberry Beret, Purple Rain, Diamonds and Pearls, I Would Die 4 U, Controversy, Let’s Go Crazy and more…

Below are few messages from President Obama & Michelle Obama and other celebs

”Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer.

“A strong spirit transcends rules,” Prince once said — and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him.”The WhiteHouse  (FACEBOOK)

”He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I’m Devastated. This is Not A Love Song.” Madonna

”RIP to @prince…a true artist in every sense of the word. Gone way too soon.” Quincy Jones

”I can’t believe it, I’m in total shock. So many wonderful memories, I will miss him.” Lionel Richie

”Numb. Stunned. This can’t be real.” Justin Timberlake

During a press conference  on April 04, 2016,  Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson of  said that with regards to the cause of death of music icon Prince “We have no reason to believe at this point that this was a suicide,”

As big fans of Prince is heart breaking to find out that his great icon who made so many people happy and was loved so much by the world died all alone at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota.

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Photo credit: Prince.rogers.nelson Instagram