“Truly” is the debut solo single by singer-songwriter Lionel Richie. Resuming where he left off with D-flat major tunes “Sail On” and particularly “Still” when he was lead for the Commodores, Richie wrote the song and co-produced it with James Anthony Carmichael.
Released as the first single from his self-titled debut album in 1982, “Truly” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on 9 October 1982 and climbed to No. 1 on 27 November – 4 December 1982. It also spent four weeks at No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart, and logged nine weeks at No. 2 on the R&B chart, behind Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing”. In addition, “Truly” made the top 10 in United Kingdom, where the song peaked at No. 6. The song won a Grammy Award for Richie in the category Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Lionel Richie is the eponymous debut solo studio album by Lionel Richie. It was recorded and released while Richie was still a member of the Commodores. He would leave the group shortly after. It was released on October 6, 1982 on Motown Records. The first single, “Truly”, topped the Billboard Hot 100. Follow-up single “You […]
|Guitar||Paul Jackson Jr|
|Acoustic Guitar||Tim May|
|Fender Rhodes||Bill Payne|
|Flute||Louise Di Tullio|
James Anthony Carmichael