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The Best Lionel Richie Albums of All Time

Updated June 26, 2018 262 votes 96 voters 6.4k views10 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

One of the true legends of R&B, Lionel Richie is one of the great soul singers of all time. Here, you can check out a complete list of the best Lionel Richie albums, including every studio release along with pictures of the album covers. This Lionel Richie discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Lionel Richie albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Lionel Richie singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Lionel Richie album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Lionel Richie album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Lionel Richie album of all time?" or "What are the top Lionel Richie albums?" then this list will answer your questions. As one of the top R&B singers and songwriters, Lionel Richie has had a long and prolific career, releasing a range of hit albums. In fact, nearly every album of his has been certified gold, with several going multi platinum. Some of these notable albums include Can't Slow Down and Renaissance.

This list of popular Lionel Richie albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can help rank each album by voting up your favorites, or those you think are best, while voting down any albums you don't find as good as the next.

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  • Can't Slow Down
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    1. Can't Slow Down
    2. All Night Long (All Night)
    3. Penny Lover
    4. Stuck on You
    5. Love Will Find a Way
    6. The Only One
    7. Running with the Night
    8. Hello
    9. All Night Long (All Night)
    10. Penny Lover
    11. All Night Long (All Night)
    12. Running with the Night

    • Release Date: 1983
    • Artist: Lionel Richie
    • Tracks: The Only One, Can't Slow Down, All Night Long (All Night)
    • Length (mins): 00:40:54
    • Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Adult contemporary music, Soul music, World music
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    1. Serves You Right
    2. Wandering Stranger
    3. Tell Me
    4. My Love
    5. Round and Round
    6. Truly
    7. You Are
    8. You Mean More to Me
    9. Just Put Some Love in Your Heart

    • Release Date: 1982
    • Artist: Lionel Richie
    • Tracks: Serves You Right, Truly, Wandering Stranger
    • Length (mins): 00:38:37
    • Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues
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  • 1. Dancing on the Ceiling
    2. Se La
    3. Ballerina Girl
    4. Don't Stop
    5. Deep River Woman
    6.  Love Will Conquer All
    7. Tonight Will Be Alright
    8. Say You, Say Me
    9. Night Train (Smooth Alligator)

    • Release Date: 1986
    • Artist: Lionel Richie
    • Tracks: Tonight Will Be Alright, Love Will Conquer All, Don't Stop
    • Genres (Music): Pop music
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  • Renaissance
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    1. Angel
    2. Cinderella
    3. Tender Heart
    4. Dance the Night Away
    5. Tonight
    6. How Long
    7. Don't You Ever Go Away
    8. Wasted Time
    9. Piece of My Heart
    10. It May Be the Water
    11. Here Is My Heart
    12. Don't Stop the Music

    • Release Date: 2000
    • Artist: Lionel Richie
    • Producer: Walter Afanasieff, Mark Taylor, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins
    • Tracks: Tender Heart, It May Be the Water, Don't Stop the Music
    • Length (mins): 00:58:51
    • Genres (Music): Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance-pop
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