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How Lionel Richie Made Music History And Stacked A $200 Million Net Worth

Lionel Richie is arguably one of the most iconic voices, faces, and mustaches in all of music history. The singer-songwriter rose to prominence in the 1970s as a leader of the Motown movement and fronted the platinum-selling funk soul group Commodores before eventually going solo. He has written numerous hit records for himself and other artists, including instantly recognizable tracks such as “Hello,” “All Night Long,” and “Endless Love.” Richie has taken home Grammy Awards , Golden Globes, and even the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress. In 2022, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, due to his unmatchable achievements in music and culture. Richie has developed a reputation as one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s, and sold hundreds of millions of records across the Earth over the course of more than 5 decades. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that Lionel Richie touts a massive net worth of over $200 million,...

TeeJay Small

May 2, 2024

Harlem Native, Just Sam, Becomes the First Singer to Win 'American Idol' From Home

Coronavirus hit the entertainment world hard with mass shutdowns on production. However, the singing competition, “America Idol” was able to pivot to virtual episodes to conclude the rest of the season. On Sunday, the show aired its season finale and crowned contestant Samantha Diaz, better known as “Just Sam” — a Harlem native — as their first-ever “at-home” winner for their third ABC season. The 21-year-old singer rejoiced in her historic moment telling host Ryan Seacrest, “My dreams have come true — Thank you America — I would have never, ever, ever expected this.” From a subway singer to a nationally-known star, Just Sam has become a fan favorite on the show this season. She wowed judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan during her initial audition in New York. Growing up in New York City Housing Authority, Just Sam came from humble beginnings. 1010 Wins News reported that she was accustomed to living in poverty. “We never got...

Njera Perkins

May 18, 2020