The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Commodores frontman, solo artist and “American Idol” judge was awarded the Library of Congress’ 2022 Gershwin Popular Song Award earlier this year. Lionel Richie talks to reporter Kelefa Sanneh about growing up on the Tuskegee campus, and his 50-year career – from Michael Jackson to Jackson 5’s opening to his personal success, and what the lyrics to “All Night Long” really mean. (This story originally aired May 15, 2022.)
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