R&B The Best Lionel Richie Albums of All Time  

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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.

Can't Slow Down is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lionel Richie Albums of All Time
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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), Penny Lover, Running With the Night, Love Will Find a Way, Hello, Stuck on You

Length (mins): 00:40:54

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Adult contemporary music, Soul music, World music, + more

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Dancing on the Ceiling is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lionel Richie Albums of All Time
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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, Ballerina Girl, Say You, Say Me, Deep River Woman, Se La, Dancing on the Ceiling

Genres (Music): Pop music

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Renaissance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lionel Richie Albums of All Time
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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, Angel (Metro mix album version), Don't You Ever Go Away, Don't You Ever Go Away, Dance the Night Away, Tender Heart, Wasted Time, Don't Stop the Music, Angel (Boogieman remix-extended), Angel (Metro mix album version), Dance the Night Away, Cinderella, Cinderella, Just Can't Say Goodbye, Tonight, Here Is My Heart, Here Is My Heart, How Long, Piece of My Heart

Length (mins): 00:58:51

Genres (Music): Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance-pop

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Tuskegee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lionel Richie Albums of All Time
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1. You Are    
2. Say You, Say Me
3. Stuck on You
4. Deep River Woman
5. My Love    
6. Dancing on the Ceiling  
7. Hello
8. Sail On     
9. Endless Love
10. Just for You    
11. Lady  
12. Easy     
13. All Night Long

Release Date: 2012

Artist: Lionel Richie

Tracks: Angel, Say You, Say Me, My Love, Easy, Endless Love, Dancing on the Ceiling, Lady, All Night Long, Deep River Woman, Just for You, Sail On, You Are, Hello, Stuck on You

Length (mins): 00:59:03

Label: Mercury Nashville Records

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Country, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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