Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. Richie's style of ballads with the Commodores and in his solo career launched him as one of the most successful balladeers of the s. Beginning in , Richie was a member of the funk and soul band the Commodores. The Commodores became established as a popular soul group; their first several albums had a danceable, funky sound, as in such tracks as " Machine Gun " and " Brick House.
Jennifer Lopez has a thing about sheets. Barbra Streisand is known as Ms Strident. And now Mariah Carey has topped even her own ludicrous demands. In London this week to promote her new album The Emancipation of Mimi , the year-old Canadian demanded that the Knightsbridge hotel where she was staying put out a red carpet lined with 2ft-high white candles. Nothing wrong with that, except it was 2.
Lil' Kim rocked a purple jumpsuit, matching wig and shell-shaped nipple pasty first in Kim wowed in an iconic purple jumpsuit that left one of her breasts exposed - covered only by a shell-shaped pasty. The Black Ink Crew star covered her nipple with a silver jeweled nipple pasty in memory of Lil' Kim's iconic look.
Since their debut, the Video Music Awards have thrived on being the unpredictable younger sibling of America's awards-show family — and their penchant for causing headlines and shaking up the pop music world hasn't diminished. Here are 32 moments from VMAs past that have caused tongues to wag and eyebrows to raise. Manson wore prosthetic breasts, rail-thin actor and polio survivor Goddess Bunny cut a striking figure in drag and a phalanx of male cop dancers start making out with each other. Sharing the podium with anxious-looking A Different World actress Jasmine Guy, Weird Al didn't let fluffed-up audience praise careen past while presenting the Best Video of a Song from a Motion Picture at the ceremony.