One of the most successful male solo artists of all time, with 9 number one singles in 9 years - a feat only before achieved by Irving Berlin - Lionel Richie needs no introduction. The Alabama-born singer first joined Motown group The Commodores in the early 1970s, and went on to pen some of their most memorable hits like Three Times a Lady. In the early 1980s, the group's popularity faded, and Richie embarked on a solo career. The years that followed saw the artist score hit after hit with classics like All Night Long, Hello, and Dancing on the Ceiling, and the charity single We Are the World, co-written with Michael Jackson. After a decade long hiatus, Richie came back to music in 1996 and has kept active since. In 2007, he released the popular CD Live in Paris. Just Go came out in 2009.