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Lionel Richie discography

Lionel Richie discography
Richie performing at the Chumash Xasuno Resort in Santa Ynes, California on July 6, 2006.
Studio albums 10
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 7
Singles 42

Lionel Richie is an American R&B and pop singer-songwriter, who has released ten studio albums, three live albums, and seven compilation albums. Formerly the lead vocalist of The Commodores, Richie began a solo career in the early 1980s and has released over 40 singles, five of which became number-one hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Richie's first three studio albums have all been certified "Multi-Platinum" by the Recording Industry Association of America. His second album, Can't Slow Down, is his most successful, being certified 10× Platinum (i.e. Diamond) in the US. The album spent 59 consecutive weeks inside the Billboard Top 10 (including the entire year of 1984) and a total of 160 weeks (over three years) on the Billboard 200 chart. It became the third best-selling album of 1984, and eventually sold over 20 million copies worldwide.[1]

In addition to multiple pop, R&B, and adult contemporary hit singles, two of his singles reached the Top 30 of the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart (now Hot Country Songs). "Deep River Woman", which features country music group Alabama, was a Top 10 hit on the country music charts in 1987.

Richie's tenth studio album, Tuskegee, was released in 2012 and peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, making it his third number one album on the chart.

Contents

  • Albums 1
    • Studio albums 1.1
    • Live albums 1.2
    • Compilation albums 1.3
  • Singles 2
    • Other charted songs 2.1
  • Notes 3
  • References 4

Albums

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions, and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
US R&B
[3]
AUS
[4]
CAN
[5]
GER
[6]
ITA
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
Lionel Richie 3 1 18 5 21 3 41 9
  • US: 4× Platinum[14]
  • CAN: 4× Platinum[15]
  • UK: Platinum[16]
Can't Slow Down[A]
  • Released: October 11, 1983
  • Label: Motown
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD
1 1 1 1 2 9 1 1 3 2 3 1
  • US: Diamond (10× Platinum)[14]
  • CAN: Diamond (10× Platinum)[17]
  • FRA: Gold[18]
  • GER: Gold[19]
  • UK: 3× Platinum[16]
Dancing on the Ceiling
  • Released: July 15, 1986
  • Label: Motown
  • Format: LP, Cassette, CD
1 4 2 3 5 5 2 3 1 2 2 2
  • US: 4× Platinum[14]
  • CAN: 3× Platinum[20]
  • FRA: 2× Gold[18]
  • UK: 2× Platinum[16]
Louder Than Words
  • Released: April 16, 1996
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: CD, Cassette
28 15 32 25 26 12 6 31 29 21 10 11
  • US: Gold[14]
  • FRA: Gold[21]
  • UK: Silver[16]
Time
  • Released: June 23, 1998
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: CD, Cassette
152 77 15 30 71 9 31
Renaissance
  • Released: October 16, 2000
  • Label: Island
  • Format: CD
62 54 3 32 10 24 45 6 6
  • GER: Platinum[19]
  • SWI: Gold[22]
  • UK: Platinum[16]
Just for You
  • Released: May 4, 2004
  • Label: Island
  • Format: CD
47 22 44 10 21 8 5
  • UK: Gold[16]
Coming Home
  • Released: September 12, 2006
  • Label: Island
  • Format: CD
6 3 8 26 20 9 15
  • US: Gold[14]
Just Go
  • Released: February 17, 2009
  • Label: Island
  • Format: CD
24 9 9 74 22 28 10
Tuskegee[B] 1 2 1 7 52 7 6 26 10 31 7
  • US: Platinum[14]
  • AUS: Gold[24]
  • CAN: Platinum[25]
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Live albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions, and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
US R&B
[3]
CAN
[5]
GER
[6]
NLD
[8]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
Encore
  • Released: November 26, 2002
  • Label: Island
  • Format: CD
23 28 16 10 8
  • SWI: Gold[22]
  • UK: Gold[16]
Live in Paris /
Live - His Greatest Hits and More
  • Released: September 24, 2007
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: CD
54 39 91
Symphonica in Rosso 1
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Compilation albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions, and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
US R&B
[3]
AUS
[4]
CAN
[5]
GER
[6]
ITA
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
Back to Front
  • Released: May 5, 1992
  • Label: Motown
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
19 7 1 13 2 3 1 1 2 22 3 1
  • US: Platinum[14]
  • FRA: 3× Platinum[26]
  • GER: Platinum[19]
  • SWI: 2× Platinum[22]
  • UK: 4× Platinum[16]
Truly: The Love Songs
  • Released: November 25, 1997
  • Label: Motown
  • Format: CD
74 73 22 35 8 34 5
  • US: Gold[14]
  • FRA: Gold[27]
  • UK: Platinum[16]
The Definitive Collection 19 31 16 40 23 7 4 31 45 1
  • US: Platinum[14]
  • AUS: Gold[28]
  • UK: 2x Platinum[16]
20th Century Masters -
The Millennium Collection:
The Best of Lionel Richie
  • Released: October 7, 2003
  • Label: Motown
  • Format: CD
63 30
Gold
  • Released: January 10, 2006
  • Label: Hip-O/Motown
  • Format: CD
147
Soul Legends
  • Released: July 25, 2006
  • Label: Motown
  • Format: CD
Sounds of the Season
  • Released: December 4, 2006
  • Label: Island
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US
[29]
US
R&B

[30]
US AC
[31]
US Dance
[32]
US Country
[33]
AUS
[4]
GER
[34]
JAP
[35]
NL
[36]
UK
[13]
1981 "Endless Love" (with Diana Ross) 1 1 1 1 10 7
  • US: Platinum[37]
  • CAN: Platinum[38]
Endless Love (soundtrack)
1982 "Truly" 1 2 1 7 6
  • US: Gold[39]
  • CAN: Platinum[40]
  • UK: Silver[16]
Lionel Richie
1983 "You Are" 4 2 1 17 29 43
"My Love" 5 6 1 88 70
"All Night Long (All Night)" 1 1 1 5 1 2 1 2
  • US: Gold[39]
  • CAN: Platinum[41]
Can't Slow Down
"Running with the Night" 7 6 6 24 33 8 9
1984 "Hello" 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
  • US: Gold[39]
  • UK: Gold[16]
"Stuck on You" 3 8 1 24 24 45 18 12
"Penny Lover" 8 8 1 73 37 14 18
1985 "Say You, Say Me" 1 1 1 3 12 25 1 8
  • US: Gold[39]
  • CAN: Platinum[42]
Dancing On the Ceiling
1986 "Dancing on the Ceiling" 2 6 3 2 13 8 7
  • CAN: Gold[43]
"Love Will Conquer All" 9 2 1 71 24 45
"Ballerina Girl" / 7 5 1 43 66 39 17
1987 "Deep River Woman" (with Alabama) 71 28 10
"Se La" 20 12 5 41 12 43
1992 "Do It to Me" 21 1 3 45 26 12 33 Back to Front
"My Destiny" 56 7 23 1 7
"Love, Oh Love" 71 15 52
1996 "Don't Wanna Lose You" 39 17 5 53 66 28 17 Louder Than Words
"Ordinary Girl"[C] 101 76 9 147
"Still in Love" 10 66
"Climbing" 45
1998 "Time" 7 Time
"I Hear Your Voice" 15
"Closest Thing to Heaven" 99 98 26
2000 "Angel" 70 4 32 9 6 18 Renaissance
"Don't Stop the Music" 68 73 34
2001 "Tender Heart" 29
"I Forgot" 34
"Cinderella" 74 82
"The One" (with Juliette) Non-album single
2003 "To Love a Woman" (with Enrique Iglesias) 52 19 Encore
2004 "Just for You" 92 6 14 24 47 20 Just for You
"Long Long Way to Go" 20 54 93
"I Still Believe"
2006 "I Call It Love" 62 19 9 10 29 93 45 Coming Home
"What You Are" 57
"Why" 143
2007 "Reason to Believe" 76
"All Around the World" 6
2008 "Face in the Crowd" (with Trijntje Oosterhuis) 3 Just Go
"Good Morning" 67
2009 "Just Go" 11 18 97 52
"I'm Not Okay"
2011 "All Night Long 2011" (featuring Guy Sebastian) 26 Non-album single
2012 "Endless Love" (with Shania Twain)[C] 116 12 Tuskegee
"Say You, Say Me" (with Rasmus Seebach)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released to that country

Other charted songs

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2012 "Deep River Woman" (with Little Big Town) 60 Tuskegee

Notes

  • A ^ Can't Slow Down also reached number 55 on the Billboard Top Country Albums.[44]
  • B ^ Tuskegee also reached number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums.[45]
  • C ^ Did not enter the Hot 100 but charted on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.[46]

References

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  2. ^ a b c Lionel Richie Chart History > Billboard 200
    • Billboard 200 chart entries 1981-1985
    • Billboard 200 chart entries 1985-2012
  3. ^ a b c Lionel Richie Chart History > Billboard R&B Albums
    • Billboard R&B Albums chart entries 1981-1985
    • Billboard R&B Albums chart entries 1985-2012
  4. ^ a b c Lionel Richie in Australian Charts
  5. ^ a b c Canadian Albums Chart positions
    • The RPM-era
    • Lionel Richie
    • Can't Slow Down
    • Dancing on the Ceiling
    • Louder Than Words
    • Back to Front
    • Billboard Canadian Albums-era
  6. ^ a b c
  7. ^ a b Italian Albums Chart positions
    • Can't Slow Down
    • Dancing on the Ceiling
    • Louder Than Words
    • Time
    • Renaissance
    • Coming Home
    • Just Go
    • Tuskegee
    • Back to Front
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  13. ^ a b c d Lionel Richie Chart History - United Kingdom
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
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  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Enter Lionel Richie in the field Search. Select Artist in the field Search by. Click Search
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  18. ^ a b Select LIONEL RICHIE and click OK
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  37. ^ If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
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  39. ^ a b c d If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
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  46. ^ Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart positions:
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