Lionel Cole

Music editor, Musical Artist

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Who is Lionel Cole?

Lionel Cole is a pianist, songwriter, composer, music editor, music supervisor and public speaker. He has served as a regularly touring member of Mariah Carey's live band. Cole also partnered with Malcolm-Jamal Warner, to create the jazz and funk band Miles Long. The first album, The Many Facets of Superman, featured En Vogue's Cindy Heron and soul icon Teena Marie.

Cole co-wrote with Mariah Carey the Billboard chart-topping single "Through the Rain", which appeared on Carey's ninth studio album Charmbracelet. The song peaked at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 and it hit number 1 on the U.S. sales and dance charts. Previously, Cole remixed the million selling cover single "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" by boy band AZ Yet. In 2010, Cole toured with 1980s star Rickie Lee Jones. From a storied musical family, he is the son of Freddy Cole, a Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist, the nephew of Nat King Cole, and the cousin of Natalie Cole.

Cole's music work extends into film and television, he composed for the Tim Reid film Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored and the Showtime series Linc's.

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