As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marxs nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping Hold on to the Nights, and Dont Mean Nothing which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The follow-up, 1989s Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles in Satisfied and Right Here Waiting. When both Rush Street (with two #1 AC hits in Keep Coming Back and Hazard) and Paid Vacation (with its #1 AC hit, Now and Forever) went platinum, Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.
For most artists, that would be impressive enough but Richard Marx didnt stop there. He launched a second, very successful, incarnation as a songwriter and producer, with songs like To Where You Are, the first hit single from Josh Grobans debut album, as well as the NSYNC smash, This I Promise You. He went on to earn a 2004 Song of the Year Grammy for co-authoring Luther Vandross Dance with My Father. Across all formats, Marx has scored an amazing total of 14 #1 singles (including Keith Urbans #1 smash Long Hot Summer) both as a performer and songwriter/producer, making him a true multi-talented performer who continues to challenge himself and his fans. He has also written with Jennifer Nettles, Sara Bareilles and Vince Gill. He holds the honor of being one of a handful of artists who have had a number one hit in each of the past four decades.