Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, lead singer of Commodores, solo artist, and “American Idol” judge received the 2022 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song earlier this year. Lionel Richie talks with reporter Keliva Sanneh about growing up on the Tuskegee campus, as well as his 50-year career—from opening for Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5, to his solo success, and what the lyrics to “All Night Long” really mean. This story was originally posted on May 15, 2022.)
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