Album artist 81 - Lionel Richie

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Lionel Richie Chart Profile

This page lists the album chart runs of Lionel Richie. A list of songs by Lionel Richie can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down 1983 UK 1 - Oct 1983 (154 weeks), Billboard 1 - Nov 1983 (145 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (58 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1984, US num 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1983, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1983, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1984, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1984 (peak 1), New Zealand 1 for 1 - May 1984, Grammy in 1984, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1985), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1985), Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 1984), US BB 2 of 1983, Germany 2 - Dec 1983 (36 weeks), Sweden 2 - Nov 1983 (44 weeks), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1985), US 3 of 1984, Switzerland 3 - Dec 1983 (34 weeks), Norway 3 - Dec 1983 (30 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 3 of 1984 (peak 12, 52 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1984), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Austria 19 - Jan 1984 (1 month), Internet 38 - 22 M claimed (1983), Italy 40 of 1984, Global 41 - 19 M claimed, Billboard200 48, Guiness 60, Worldwide 61 - 14 M, US Longest Running Album 87 1983 (160 weeks), Defin200 135 (1983), Acclaimed 1811 (1983), Xgau rating B+ (1983)
2 Lionel Richie Dancing On The Ceiling 1986 Billboard 1 - Aug 1986 (58 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (20 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1986, Norway 1 - Aug 1986 (10 weeks), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1987), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1987), UK 2 - Aug 1986 (53 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Aug 1986 (11 weeks), Sweden 2 - Aug 1986 (14 weeks), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1988), Germany 5 - Sep 1986 (8 weeks), US BB 6 of 1986, Austria 10 - Sep 1986 (4 months), France (InfoDisc) 15 of 1986 (peak 7, 24 weeks), Australia (Kent) 24 of 1986 (peak 2), US CashBox 42 of 1986, Italy 44 of 1986, Global 131 - 8 M claimed, Xgau rating B+ (1986)
3 Lionel Richie Back To Front 1992 UK 1 - Jun 1992 (84 weeks), Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1992, Australia num 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1992, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Jun 1992, UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1992), France 3 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Apr 1994), Germany 2 - Jun 1992 (21 weeks), Norway 2 - May 1992 (16 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1992), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1992), Switzerland 3 - May 1992 (23 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 6 of 1992, Italy 13 of 1992, Austria 16 - Jun 1992 (5 months), Billboard 19 - May 1992 (29 weeks), Sweden 22 - May 1992 (18 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 26 of 1992 (peak 1, 30 weeks)
4 Lionel Richie Tuskegee 2012 Billboard 1 - Apr 2012 (31 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (10 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 2012, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2012, Germany 7 - May 2012 (2 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 77 of 2013
5 Lionel Richie Lionel Richie 1982 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1984), US BB 2 of 1982, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1984), Billboard 3 - Oct 1982 (139 weeks) (21 weeks in top 10), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1984), US CashBox 8 of 1983, UK 9 - Nov 1982 (86 weeks), Xgau rating C+ (1982)
6 Lionel Richie Louder Than Words 1996 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1996), France Gold (certified by SNEP Apr 1996), Switzerland 10 - Apr 1996 (8 weeks), UK 11 - Apr 1996 (5 weeks), Austria 12 - May 1996 (2 months), Sweden 21 - Apr 1996 (3 weeks), Billboard 28 - May 1996 (14 weeks), Norway 29 - Apr 1996 (3 weeks), Italy 73 of 1996, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1996)
7 Lionel Richie Renaissance 2000 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 2001), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2001), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2001), Germany 3 - Oct 2000 (5 weeks), UK 6 - Oct 2000 (22 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Oct 2000 (19 weeks), Austria 10 - Nov 2000 (4 months), Norway 24 - Feb 2001 (4 weeks), Billboard 62 - Apr 2001 (15 weeks), Italy 79 of 2001
8 Lionel Richie Coming Home 2006 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 2007), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 2006), Billboard 6 - Sep 2006 (24 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Germany 8 - Sep 2006 (3 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Sep 2006 (10 weeks), UK 15 - Sep 2006 (10 weeks), Austria 35 - Oct 2006 (1 month), US BB 141 of 2006
9 Lionel Richie Truly - The Love Songs 1998 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1998), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2002), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 2002), France Gold (certified by SNEP Feb 1998), UK 5 - Jan 1998 (21 weeks), Sweden 8 - Apr 1998 (9 weeks), Switzerland 34 - Jan 1998 (1 week)
10 Lionel Richie Just For You 2004 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 2004), UK 5 - Mar 2004 (8 weeks), Austria 7 - Mar 2004 (2 months), Switzerland 8 - Mar 2004 (9 weeks), Germany 10 - Mar 2004 (7 weeks), Billboard 47 - May 2004 (9 weeks)
11 Lionel Richie Just Go 2009 Germany 9 - Apr 2009 (1 week), UK 10 - Mar 2009 (5 weeks), Billboard 24 - Jun 2009 (8 weeks), Austria 26 - Apr 2009 (1 month), Switzerland 28 - Mar 2009 (9 weeks)
12 Lionel Richie Encore 2002 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 2002), UK 8 - Dec 2002 (2 weeks), Switzerland 10 - Dec 2002 (12 weeks), Austria 15 - Jan 2003 (2 months), Sweden 16 - Jan 2003 (8 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 100 of 2002 (peak 14, 24 weeks)
13 Lionel Richie Time 1998 Switzerland 9 - Jul 1998 (13 weeks), Germany 15 - Jul 1998 (1 week), Austria 30 - Jul 1998 (1 month), UK 31 - Jul 1998 (3 weeks), Billboard 152 - Jul 1998 (3 weeks)
14 Lionel Richie The Best Of Lionel Richie: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection 2011 Billboard 63 - Feb 2011 (54 weeks)
15 Lionel Richie Live - His Greatest Hits & More 2007 UK 91 - Oct 2007 (1 week)

In addition to the above listed albums Lionel Richie also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Endless Love 1981 Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1983), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1981), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1995), Billboard 9 - Aug 1981 (20 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), UK 26 - Oct 1982 (8 weeks), US CashBox 38 of 1981, US BB 49 of 1981
2 Lionel Richie & The Commodores The Definitive Collection 2003 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2005), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 2004), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2007), Norway 4 - Jul 2005 (13 weeks), UK 10 - Nov 2003 (44 weeks), Billboard 19 - Feb 2003 (66 weeks), Sweden 31 - Sep 2004 (2 weeks)

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22 Sep 2016

(1) Double Listing...Plus

#15 & #2 (under Duets w/The Commodores - The Definitive Collection) are the same. Also #1 (under Duets w/Diana Ross - Endless Love) made the Billboard Charts (#9 - 20 weeks). Probably listed under 'Original Soundtrack'.

Data fixed, thanks