Lionel Richie Similar Artists

Luther Vandross - 40% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Luther Ronzoni Vandross, 20 April 1951, New York City, New York, USA, d. 1 July 2005, Edison, New Jersey, USA. Born into a family immersed in gospel and soul singing, Vandross had already formed his own group while still at school and later worked with the musical theatre workshop, Listen My Brother. This enabled him to perform at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. After a brief Read more

Michael Bolton - 38% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Classical Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michael Bolotin, 26 February 1953, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Bolton became one of the most successful rock balladeers of the late 80s and 90s, selling over 50 million records and winning two Grammys and six American Music Awards.The young Michael Bolotin grew up listening to soul artists such as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye before rec Read more

James Ingram - 36% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 February 1956, Akron, Ohio, USA. A singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Ingram moved to Los Angeles in the early 70s where he played keyboards for Leon Haywood, and formed his own group, Revelation Funk. He also served as demo singer for various publishing companies, an occupation that led to his meeting and working with Quincy Jones. Ingram’s vocals were feat Read more

Billy Ocean - 35% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950, Trinidad, West Indies. Raised in England, Ocean worked as a session singer simultaneously with his employment at the Dagenham Ford Motor Company plant, before being signed by the GTO label as a solo artist. His early UK hits included the number 2 singles ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’ (1976) and ‘Red Light Spells Dan Read more

Peter Cetera - 33% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 September 1944, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Peter Cetera was the last musician to join the original line-up of Chicago, and he remained with that highly successful outfit through its first 17 albums as lead singer and bass player. In 1981, Cetera recorded a self-titled solo album on Full Moon Records, which only reached number 143 on the US album chart. He left the group in 1 Read more

Paul Young - 29% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Anthony Young, 17 January 1956, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Prior to his major success as a solo artist, Young was a former member of Streetband, who made the UK charts in 1978 with the novelty record ‘Toast’. He was then part of the much-loved Q-Tips, a band that did much to preserve an interest in 60s soul and R&B. As the Q-Tips collapsed from exhausti Read more

Peabo Bryson - 29% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Peabo Bryson, 13 April 1951, Greenville, South Carolina, USA. This talented soul singer and producer is a former member of Moses Dillard And The Tex-Town Display and Michael Zager’s Moon Band. Between 1976 and 1978, Bryson had hits with this latter group, with ‘Reaching For The Sky’ and ‘I’m So Into You’. His numerous appearances in Billb Read more

Randy Crawford - 29% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Veronica Crawford, 18 February 1952, Macon, Georgia, USA. Raised in Cincinnati, from the age of 15 Crawford was a regular performer at the city’s nightclubs. She later moved to New York and began singing with several jazz musicians including George Benson and Cannonball Adderley. Crawford was subsequently signed to Warner Brothers Records as a solo act, but achieved fam Read more

Barry Manilow - 27% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barry Alan Pincus, 17 June 1943, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. An immensely popular singer, pianist and composer from the mid-70s onwards, Manilow studied music at the Juilliard School and worked as an arranger for CBS-TV. During the 60s, he also became a skilled composer of advertising jingles. In 1972 he served as accompanist to Bette Midler, then a cult performe Read more

Christopher Cross - 25% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Christopher Geppert, 3 May 1951, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Formerly a member of Texas heavy rock band Flash, Cross was signed to Warner Brothers Records on the strength of his songwriting talents. His 1980 debut, full of smooth AOR songs ideal for radio-play, spawned hits in ‘Ride Like The Wind’ (US number 2 - featuring Michael McDonald), ‘Sailing (US number 1) Read more

Jeffrey Osborne - 25% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1948, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The son of a jazz trumpeter, Osborne sang with L.T.D (Love, Togetherness And Devotion) from 1970 until its disbandment 12 years later. However, he remained subject to the L.T.D. contract with A&M Records for whom he recorded five albums as a solo artist. Under George Duke’s supervision, his 1982 self-titled debut album co Read more

Michael McDonald - 24% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 February 1952, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. McDonald has one of the most effortless and powerful voices in modern soul and rock. For a period in the 80s he also became a major, although not always completely consistent, hit songwriter.McDonald recorded an abortive solo session for Bell Records in the early 70s, but found greater fame as a guest vocali Read more

Richard Marx - 23% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 September 1963, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This singer-songwriter began his career at the age of five, singing on US advertising jingles written by his father. This became his professional vocation until he moved to Los Angeles and worked as a session vocalist in the studio for Lionel Richie, Madonna and Whitney Houston. He also established himself as a songwriter, co-writin Read more

Wet Wet Wet - 23% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Scottish pop band was formed in 1982 by Marti Pellow (Mark McLachlan, 23 March 1965, Clydebank, Scotland; vocals), Graeme Clark (b. 15 April 1966, Glasgow, Scotland; bass/vocals), Neil Mitchell (b. 8 June 1965, Helensburgh, Scotland; keyboards), and Tommy Cunningham (b. 22 June 1964, Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland; drums). The quartet took their name from a line in the S Read more

Phil Collins - 22% match to Lionel Richie

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 January 1951, Chiswick, London, England. During the 80s and early 90s, this former child actor established himself as the world’s premier singing drummer. His broad public appeal was not unlike that bestowed upon the Beatles in their heyday, and Collins also earned the respect of his fellow musicians as a technically brilliant drummer.The appe Read more


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