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As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable of highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping “Hold on to the Nights,” with “Don’t Mean Nothing” earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The follow-up, 1989’s 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 didn’t stop there, launching a second, very successful, incarnation as a songwriter and producer, with songs like “To Where You Are,” the first hit single from Josh Groban’s 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 Urban’s #1 smash “Long Hot Summer”) both as a performer and songwriter/producer, making him a true multi-talented threat 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.

Marx’s last album of all new material, My Own Best Enemy, was released in 2004 featuring hits “When You’re Gone” and “Ready to Fly.” In 2010, he released Stories To Tell, a greatest hits album which produced a Top 20 AC hit in “When You Loved Me.” In 2012 he released his first ever Christmas album, Christmas Spirit.

On July 8, 2014, he released his eighth album, Beautiful Goodbye, featuring all new material such as its first single and video, “Whatever We Started.” Fans may find Marx’s eighth studio album, a bit of a departure from his previous albums. According to the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, he set out to make a deliberately sexy album. “The songs on this record were influenced greatly by everyone from Sade to Bebel Gilberto to various EDM artists to even Chopin. I’m known for romantic music in the past, but this music I wrote is all more sensual and ethereal, and the lyrics are more adventurous than I’ve been willing to go in the past.”

Every track on the new album also incorporates an orchestral element, and the recording of the tracks was, according to Marx, “a thrill beyond anything I’ve done in the studio. And singing these songs brought out what I believe are the most effortless vocals of my recording career, so far.”

All the tracks on Beautiful Goodbye are written and produced by Marx except “Getaway,” co-written and produced with Walter Afanasieff; “Forgot To Remember” co-written with Vertical Horizon frontman and frequent Marx collaborator, Matt Scannell; “Turn Off The Night” co-written with multi-hit songwriter David Hodges, and the title track, co-written with Daisy Fuentes. A special edition of Beautiful Goodbye will also be available exclusively at Target and features two additional songs: “Moscow Calling,” a collaboration between Marx and well known EDM artist and DJ Morgan Page, and “Just Go.”

Richard has made a commitment to several different causes, from donating the royalties from his hit single, “Should’ve Known Better,” to build a room at the NYU Medical Center for pediatric cancer patients, to his recording of “Children of the Night,” which brought attention to the plight of homeless children on the streets, raising more than $500k for the Children of the Night Foundation. Marx has also performed benefit concerts over the years for the TJ Martell Foundation, Toys for Tots, Make a Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Best Buddies and the Special Olympics. Richard and his band entertained the U.S. troops stationed in Germany and, since 2008, he has hosted an annual event in Chicago for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, the first of which featured a concert by Richard and Kenny Rogers. Richard has also organized an annual all-star benefit concert for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, raising more than $4 million for research to cure the disease.

Words and picture from the official Richard Marx website.

Discography

Beautiful Goodbye

Zanzibar Records 2014

Tracks: Whatever We Started, Suddenly, Inside, Beautiful Goodbye, Forgot to Remember, Turn Off The Night, Have A Little Faith, Like The World Is Ending, To My Senses, Getaway, Eyes On Me, Just Go (Target bonus track) & Moscow Calling (Target bonus track).

Musicians on the Beautiful Goodbye album: Richard Marx and others.

Christmas Spirit

Zanzibar Records 2012

Tracks: The Christmas Song, Christmas Spirit, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, Let There Be Peace On Earth, O Come All Ye Faithful, Little Drummer Boy, O Holy Night, What Child It Is, Silent Night, Christmas Mornings, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, White Christmas & Alleluia.

Musicians on the Christmas Spirit album: Richard Marx, Kenny Loggins, Sara Watkins, Sara Niemietz and others.

A Night Out With Friends

Zanzibar Records 2012

Tracks: CD: Endless Summer Night, One Thing Left, Hazard, Through My Veins, When You Loved Me, This I Promise You, The Letter, Satisfied, Should´ve Known Better, Right Here Waiting, Over My Head & Wouldn´t Let Me Love You. DVD: Endless Summer Nights, Keep Coming Back, One Thing Left, Hazard, You´re A God, Hold On To The Nights/Now & Forever, Always On Your Mind, Save Me, Throught My Veins, Take This Heart, When You Loved Me, Better Life, This I Promise You, The Letter, To Where You Are, Angelia, Satisfied, Should´ve Known Better, The Way She Loves Me, Don´t Mean Nothing & Right Here Waiting.

Musicians on the A Night Out With Friends album: Richard Marx, JC Chasez, Hugh Jackman, Sara Niemietz, Matt Scannell and others.

Inside My Head

Frontiers Records 2012

Tracks: CD1: Had Enough, Wouldn´t Let Me Love You, Like Heaven, On The Inside, Through My Veins, Always On Your Mind, Loved, Come Running, All Over Me, Scars, Done To Me, Over My Head & Part Of Me. CD2: Don´t Mean Nothing, Should´ve Know Better, Endless Summer Nights, Keep Coming Back, Take This Heart, Hold On To The Nights, Angelia, Hazard, Too Late To Say Goodbye, Satisfied, Right Here Waiting & When You Loved Me.

Musicians on the Inside My Head album: Richard Marx and others.

Duo Live

Zanzibar Records 2011

Tracks: Endless Summer Nights, Good Evening, You´re A God, We´re Recording, Now and Forever, Freebird Intervention, Give You Back, Hazard, I´m Still Here, Don´t Mean Nothing, We Are, Should´ve Know Better, Everything You Want, I´m Not Running, Best I Ever Had & Right Here Waiting.

Musicians on the Duo Live album: Richard Marx & Matt Scannell.

Stories To Tell “Wallmart Edition”

Zanzibar Records 2011

Tracks: CD1: Endless Summer Nights, One Thing Left, Hazard, Over My Head, Angelia, Now And Forever, Keep Coming Back, This I Promise You, Loved, Should´ve Know Better, Right Here Waiting & When You Loved Me. DVD: Endless Summer Nights, Take This Heart, One Thing Left, When You´re Gone, Hazard, Through My Veins, Always On Your Mind, Angelia, Everybody, Should´ve Known Better, Don´t Mean Nothing & Right Here Waiting. CD2: Don´t Mean Nothing, Should´ve Known Better, Keep Coming Back, Take This Heart, Hold On To The Nights, Angelia, Hazard, Too Late To Say Goodbye, Satisfied, Right Here Waiting & When You Love Me.

Musicians on the Stories To Tell album: Richard Marx and others.

Hits & Ballads

Virgin Records 2010

Tracks: Disc 1: Right Here Waiting, Hazard, Should´ve Known Better, Endless Summer Night, Angelina, Children Of The Night, Now And Forever, Slipping Away, Don´t Mean Nothing, Can´t Help Falling In Love, Hold On To The Nights, Keep Coming Back, Heaven Only Knows, Take This Heart, Un´Til I Find You Again, Chains Around My Heart & Thanks To You. Disc 2: This I Promise You, Hazard (Acoustic), Endless Summer Nights (Acoustic), Now And Forever (Acoustic), To Where You Are (Acoustic), The Best Of Me (Acoustic) & Right Here Waiting (Acoustic). Bonus Videos: Hazard & Right Here Waiting.

Musicians on the Hits & Ballads album: Richard Marx and others.

Stories To Tell

Wrasse Records 2010

Tracks: Endless Summer Nights, One Thing Left, Hazard, Over My Head, Angelia, Now And Forever, This I Promise You, Loved, Should´ve Know Better, Right Here Waiting, This I Promise You, To Where You Are, Had Enough, On The Inside, Never Take Me Dancing, Everybody & The Best Of Me.

Musicians on the Stories To Tell album: Richard Marx and others.

Emotional Remains

Zanzibar Records 2009

Tracks: From The Inside, Better Or Worse, Part Of Me, Through My Veins, Save Me, Come Running, Flame In Your Fire, When November Falls, Take You Back, Over My Head & Done To Me.

Musicians on the Emotional Remains album: Richard Marx, Greg Bissonette, Sean Hurley, Michael Landau, Matt Scannell, Steve Brewster, Mark Hill, Tom Bukovac, Chip Matthews, Clif Colnot, Brandon Marx, Nate Morton, Teddy Landau, Michael Thompson, Jennifer Hanson, Jerry McPherson, Kenny Loggins, Glenn Word & J.T. Corenflos.

Duo

Zanzibar Records 2008

Tracks: Always On Your Mind, Sunshine, Endless Summer Nights, We Are, Hazard, Give You Back, Love Goes On, Echo, Your World & Everything You Want.

Musicians on the Duo album: Richard Marx & Matt Scannell.

Sundown

Emotional Remains 2008

Tracks: Have A Little Faith, First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Suddenly, To My Senses, Wild Horses, Loved, Can´t Stop Crying, And I Love Her, Always On Your Mind, In This All Alone, Everything I Want & Ordinary Love.

Musicians on the Sundown album: Richard Marx, Toni Braxton, Vince Gill, C.J. Vanston, Michael Thompson, Heitor Pereira, Bruce Gaitsch, Jessica Andrews, Steve Brewster, Jimmie Lee Sloas, Tom Bukovac, Dann Huff, Gregg Bissonette, Sean Hurley, Michael Landau, Mark Hill, Kevin Marks, Steve Hornbeak, Matt Scannell, Randy Pierce, J.T. Corenflos, Jonathan Yudkin & Clif Colnot.

Emotional Remains

Zanzibar Records 2008

Tracks: From The Inside, Better Or Worse, Part Of Me, Through My Veins, Save Me, Come Running, Flame In Your Fire, When November Falls, Take You Back, Over My Head & Done To Me.

Musicians on the Emotional Remains album: Richard Marx, Greg Bissonette, Sean Hurley, Michael Landau, Matt Scannell, Steve Brewster, Mark Hill, Tom Bukovac, Chip Matthews, Clif Colnot, Brandon Marx, Nate Morton, Teddy Landau, Michael Thompson, Jennifer Hanson, Jerry McPherson, Kenny Loggins, Glenn Word & J.T. Corenflos.

My Own Best Enemy

Manhattan Records 2004

Tracks: Nothing Left to Say, When You’re Gone, One Thing Left, Love Goes On, Ready to Fly, Again, Colder, Everything Good, The Other Side, Someone Special, Suspicion & Falling.

Musicians on the My Own Best Enemy album: Richard Marx and others.

Days In Avalon

Zomba Records 2002

Tracks: Days In Avalon, Shine, Someone Special. Almost Everything, Power Of You And Me, One More Time, Waiting On Your Love, More Than A Mystery, Boy Next Door, & Straight From My Heart, Until Come Back To You, High & I Can’t Help It.

Musicians on the Days In Avalon album: Richard Marx, Tim Akers, Eddie Bayers, Anne Bent, Shannon Brown, Joan Callaso, Constance Conway, J.T. Corenflos, Eric Darkin, Paul Franklin, Yvonne Gage, Bruce Gaitsch, George Hawkins, Peggy Hopkins, Randy “The Emperor” Jackson, Don Kirkpatrick, Alison Krauss, Michael Landau, Julie Lyons, Herman Mathews, Blue Miller, Duncan Mullins, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Rhodes, Robin Robinson, Matt Rollings, Gary Smith, Michael Thompson, C.J. Vancston, Fee Waybill & Chely Wright.

Days In Avalon

Signal 21 Records 2000

Tracks: Days In Avalon, Shine, Someone Special. Almost Everything, The Edge Of Forever, Power Of You And Me, One More Time, Waiting On Your Love, More Than A Mystery, Boy Next Door, Too Early To Be Over & Straight From My Heart.

Musicians on the Days In Avalon album: Richard Marx, Tim Akers, Eddie Bayers, Anne Bent, Shannon Brown, Joan Callaso, Constance Conway, J.T. Corenflos, Eric Darkin, Paul Franklin, Yvonne Gage, Bruce Gaitsch, George Hawkins, Peggy Hopkins, Randy “The Emperor” Jackson, Don Kirkpatrick, Alison Krauss, Michael Landau, Julie Lyons, Herman Mathews, Blue Miller, Duncan Mullins, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Rhodes, Robin Robinson, Matt Rollings, Gary Smith, Michael Thompson, C.J. Vancston, Fee Waybill & Chely Wright.

Greatest Hits

Capitol Records 1998

Tracks: Slipping Away, Thanks To You, Now And Forever, Endless Summer Nights, Don´t Mean Nothing, Angel´s Lullaby, Children Of The Night, Should´ve Known Better, Until I Find You Again, Hazard, The Way She Loves Me, Keep Coming Back, Angelia, Hold On To The Nights, Take This Heart & Right Here Waiting.

Musicians on the Greatest Hits album: Richard Marx and others.

Five Live

Capitol Records 1997

Tracks: Now And Forever, Hazard, Right Here Waiting, Endless Summer Nights & Don´t Mean Nothing.

Musicians on the Five Live album: Richard Marx and others.

Flesh And Bone

Capitol Records 1997

Tracks: Fools Game, You Never Take Me Dancing, Touch Of Heaven, Whats The Story, Cant Lie To My Heart, Until I find You Again, My Confession, Surrender To Me, Eternity, Whats Wrong With That, The Image, Too Shy To Say, Talk To You Later, Breathless & Miracle.

Musicians on the Flesh And Bone album: Richard Marx, Randy Jackson, Bruce Gaitsch, Israel Baker, Herman Matthews, Greg Philinganes, Maurice White, Cindy McWilliams, Paulette McWilliams, Michael Landau, Jonathan Moffett, Tom Keane, Cindy Mizelle, Luther Vandross, Kim Wilson, Chris Trujillo, Simon Franglen, Michael Thompson, Nita Whitaker, Bob Bowker, Lara Fabien, Jeff Morrow, Tony Ransom, Steve Grissette, Lee Thornberg, Steve Grove, Matt Rollings, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Charley Loper, Marc Russo, Fee Waybill, David Innis, John Pierce & Steve Lukather.

Greatest Hits

Capitol Records 1997

Tracks: Don’t Mean Nothing, Endless Summer Nights, Now And Forever, Should’ve Known Better, Angelia, Hold Onto The Nights, Angel’s Lullaby, Take This Heart, Satisfied, Until l Find You Again, Hazard, The Way She Loves Me, Keep Coming Back, Children Of The Night, Touch Of Heaven & Right Here Waiting (MPEG Sample).

Musicians on the Greatest Hits album: Richard Marx and others.

Ballads

Capitol Records 1994

Tracks: Now And Forever, Keep Coming Back, Hold On To The Nights, Silent Scream, Angelia, Right Here Waiting, Hazard, Children Of The Night, Endless Summer Nights, Now And Forever (live version), Chains Around My Heart & Heaven Only Knows.

Musicians on the Ballads album: Richard Marx and others.

Paid Vacation

Capitol Records 1993

Tracks: The Way She Loves Me, One More Try, Silent Scream, Nothing To Hide, Whole World To Save, Soul Motion,  Now And Forever, Goodbye Hollywood, Heaven’s Waiting, Nothing Left Behind Us, What You Want, One Man, Miami 2017 & Baby Blues.

Musicians on the Paid Vacation album: Richard Marx, Israel Baker, Tony Beard, Farhad Behroozi, Charlie Bisharat, Max Carl, Bill Champlin, Luis Conte, Henry Corbett, Gail Cruz, Pavel Farkas, Bruce Gaitsch, Ross Garfield, James Getzoff, Vince Gill, Jerry Goodman, Steve Grove, David Innis, Randy Jackson & Felix Krish.

Rush Street

Capitol Records 1991

Tracks: Playing With Fire, Love Unemotional, Keep Coming Back, Take This Heart, Hazard, Hands In Your Pocket, Calling You, Superstar, Street Of Pain, I Get No Sleep, Big Boy Now, Chains Around My Heart & Your World.

Musicians on the Rush Street album: Richard Marx, Terry Bozzio, Randy Jackson, Steve Lukather, Jon Clarke, Richard Page, Steve George, Paul Warren, Dalbello, Tamara Champlin, Mike Egizi, Jim Cliff, Fee Waybill, Brandy Rosenberg, Matt Westfield, Jonathan Moffett, Marcus Miller, Bruce Gaitsch, Lee Thornburg, Steve Grove, John Logan, Luther Vandross, Nathan East, Greg Phillingaines, Michael Landau, Chris Trujillo, Jeff Porcaro, Janet Gardner, Kim Bullard, Leland Sklar, Bill Champlin, Tommy Lee, Ruth Marx, Billy Joel, Cheryl Lynn & Mike Baird.

Repeat Offender

Capitol Records 1989

Tracks: Nothin’ You Can Do About It, Satisfied, Angelia, Too Late To Say Goodbye, Right Here Waiting, Heart On The Line, Real World, If You Don’t Want My Love, That Was Lulu, Wait For The Sunrise & Children Of The Night.

Musicians on the Repeat Offender album: Richard Marx, Mike Baird, Bill Champlin, Children of the Night, Jimmy Cliff, David Cole, Shelley Cole, Bob Coy, Kevin Cronin, Bill Cuomo, Paulinho Da Costa, Tommy Funderburk, Bruce Gaitsch, Larry Gatlin, Rudy Gatlin, Steve Gatlin, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Randy Jackson, John Keane, Bobby Kimball, Dave Koz, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Richard Marx, Ruth Marx, Gene Miller, Johnny “Dizzy” Moore, Michael Omartian, Bill Payne, John Pierce, Prairie Prince, Cynthia Rhodes, John “J.R.” Robinson, Marc Russo, Tom Scott, Don Shelton, Jeffrey C.J. Vanston, Jon Walmsley, Paul Warren, Fee Waybill, Larry Williams & Terry Williams.

Richard Marx

Capitol Records 1987

Track: Should’ve Known Better, Don’t Mean Nothing, Endless Summer Nights, Lonely Heart, Hold On The Nights, Have Mercy, Remember Manhattan, The Flame Of Love, Rhythm Of Life & Heaven Only Knows.

Musicians on the Richard Marx album: Richard Marx, Alex Acuña, Dave Boruff, DeWayne Brady, Joe Chemay, Susanne Christian, Brittney Cole: Vocals, Bobby Colomby, Paulinho Da Costa, Peter Doell, Susanne Edgren, Bruce Gaitsch, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Tris Imboden, John Keane, Tom Keane, Julie Landau, Michael Landau, Jim Lang, Rhett Lawrence, Dick Marx, Ruth Marx, Randy Meisner, Loretta Munoz, Patrick O’Hearn, Michael Omartian, John Pierce, Dean Pitchford, Prairie Prince, Bill Reichenbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Timothy B. Schmit, Anne Schwartz, Ross Schwartz, David Shelley, Joe Walsh, Fee Waybill, Karyn White, Larry Williams & Terry Williams.

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