Has written nine (9) #1 hits
Had 16 top 40 solo hits, including five #1 hits
His group the Commodores has eighteen (18) top 40 hits, including two (2) #1hits
Has received 3 lifetime achievement awards. Most nominees don't have one!
Included in the nine #1hits written was 'We are the World' a monster hit for Africa famine relief
Has had three #1 albums being done thirty years apart.
Was the performer chosen for the closing ceremonies for the 1984 Olympics.
Has multiple Grammy award nominations, including a win for his album 'Can't slow Down'.
Has multiple other misc. Awards
Wrote the biggest hit of Kenny Rogers career, a song 'Lady' which spent six weeks at #1.
Yes I do think that Lionel Richie and the Commodores should be elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. LR and the Commodores are a classic and had a great impact on the history of music. Current music trends are derived from the roots of music past; LR and the commodores have greatly contributed to that.
In my opinion Lionel Richie and the Commodores should be elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, because they deserve it. The contribution they made to music will forever impact the genre. The followers of Lionel Richie and the Commodores will be happy to see that their work is appreciated.
I think that Lionel Richie and even the Commodores should be elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It seems like for decades now they have had numerous hit songs. Their music has found a place in pop culture and many of these songs continue to be played to this day.
Lionel Richie and the Commodores deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of their contribution to the genre and the legacy that their music has left on history. The appreciation of their music remains, to this day, a compelling force, and demonstrates their impact on the genre.