Last night we had a opportunity we just couldn't pass up! A chance to see Richard Marx LIVE. Zach & Nancy, some good friends we've meet here asked us last min. to join them. How could we pass a night up of great entertainment and fun with friends? Some of you might need a refresher on who this amazing artist and singer might be. He was a mullet wearing 80's hottie with some of the greatest hits. Come on I know the majority of you know the popular prom/dance song "Right here waiting" classic!
Just a few facts and interesting info:
- Over 30 million records sold
- Writer of Thirteen #1 songs
- Nineteen Top 20 Singles as an Artist, including SEVEN #1 HITS
- 2004 Grammy Song of the Year Winner, with Luther Vandross, for "Dance With My Father"
With his debut single "Don't Mean Nothing" and self-titled debut album, Richard Marx kicked off his career as a solo artist in 1987. Over the next three years, he became the first male solo artist to have his first 7 singles reach the top 5 on Billboard's singles chart, including the #1 hits "Hold On to the Nights," "Satisfied" and the worldwide classic, "Right Here Waiting." He remained a fixture on pop and adult contemporary radio for years, selling over 30 million records, even as he emerged as a top producer working with some of the biggest names in the music business. Among those artists, *NSYNC, Keith Urban, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Vince Gill, Leann Rimes, 98°, Luther Vandross, Kenny Rogers, Sarah Brightman, Lara Fabian, Sister Hazel, The Tubes and SHeDAISY. More recently, he has written and produced records for Emerson Drive, Natalie Cole, Paulina Rubio, Kenny Loggins, Chris Botti, Michael Bolton, Chely Wright, Meredith Edwards, Hugh Jackman and Sissel.
In February 2004, Richard won the Song of the Year Grammy for "Dance With My Father," which he wrote with Luther Vandross. It was a big night for several reasons. "It was the award itself," says Richard. "For me and more importantly for Luther. I was proud."
More recently was "Better Life," a song written by Richard and Keith Urban which was included in Keith's last CD, the triple platinum "Be Here" and was also the biggest hit single from the CD, spending 6 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart.
As Richard readies his next CD, the follow up to 2004's "My Own Best Enemy" which contained the hits "When You're Gone" and "Ready To Fly," he's also been back on the road. He just concluded a tour of Australia, his first time there in 8 years, and plans many more tour dates around the globe in '07.