Limited vinyl LP repressing. Lionel Richie is the eponymous debut solo studio album by pop/soul singer/songwriter Lionel Richie, released on October 6, 1982 on Motown Records. It was recorded and released while Richie was still a member of the Commodores; he would leave the group shortly after the album's release. The first single from the album, "Truly", topped the Billboard Hot 100. Follow-up single "You Are" reached #4, and "My Love" reached #5. The album was also a hit, reaching #1 on the Cashbox albums chart on December 11, 1982. As well as featuring English musician Thomas Dolby on synthesizers, Joe Walsh provided the guitar solo for the song "Wandering Stranger".