"Truly" is the title of the debut solo single by R&B singer-songwriter Lionel Richie in 1982 (see 1982 in music). Richie wrote the song and co-produced it with James Anthony Carmichael.
Released as the first single from his self-titled debut album in 1982, "Truly" went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks near the end of 1982. It also spent four weeks at #1 on the adult contemporary chart and logged nine weeks at #2 on the R&B chart. In addition, "Truly" made the Top 10 in England, where the song peaked at #6. The song won a Grammy Award for Richie in the category Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Steven Houghton released the same single in March 1998 as it reached number 23 on the UK Charts. Lionel Brockman Richie; Jr. (born June 20; 1949) is an Academy Award and Grammy award-winning American singer; songwriter; record producer; and occasional actor; who has sold more than 100.
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