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Also in 1981 Richie sang the theme song for the film Endless Love, a duet with Diana Ross.
By the late 1970s, Richie had begun to accept songwriting commissions from other artists. 1 in 1980, and produced Rogers's album Share Your Love the following year.The album contained the number-one hit "All Night Long" a Caribbean-flavored dance number that was promoted by a colorful music video produced by former Monkee Michael Nesmith. Richie's albums in the 1990s such as Louder Than Words and Time failed to match the commercial success of his earlier work.In 1984, Richie performed "All Night Long" at the closing ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Some of his recent albums, such as Renaissance, have returned to his older style and achieved success in Europe but only modest notice in the United States.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.As a student in Tuskegee, Richie formed a succession of R&B groups in the mid-1960s.
In 1968, he became a singer and saxophonist with the Commodores.
Richie and Rogers maintained a strong friendship in later years.
Latin jazz composer and salsa romantica pioneer La Palabra enjoyed international success with his cover of "Lady," which was played at Latin dance clubs.
Several more Top 10 hits followed, the most successful of which was the ballad "Hello" (1984), a sentimental love song that showed how far Richie had moved from his R&B roots. Since 2004, he has produced a total of six Top 40 singles in the UK.
Richie had three more top ten hits in 1984, "Stuck on You" (#3), "Running with the Night" (#7) and "Penny Lover" (#8), as well as writing & producing "Missing You" for former labelmate and duet partner Diana Ross (#10 Pop, #1 R&B). Richie was the headliner at a 2000 Fourth of July tribute concert with Fantasia Barrino at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
In accepting the award, Richie said: "Forget about surviving 30 some odd years in the music business, Lionel Richie survived 27 years of Nicole Richie." On December 31, 2008, Richie performed in Times Square for the New Year's Eve celebration and ball drop.