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