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About the Song
"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.    Download this sheet!
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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 million records.Back as a student in Tuskegee; he formed a succession of R&B groups in the mid-1960-s. In 1968 he became the lead singer and saxophonist with the Commodores. They signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1968 for one record before moving on to Motown Records; being schooled as support act to the Jackson Five. The Commodores became established as a popular soul group. Their first several albums had a danceable; funky sound (with such tracks as -Machine Gun- and -Brick House-). "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,.
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