Posted on: May 3rd, 2018 12:09 pm
As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s 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 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 rivalled anyone 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.
On July 8, 2014, he released his eighth album, Beautiful Goodbye, featuring all new material such as the 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.”
All the tracks on Beautiful Goodbye are written and produced by Marx except “Getaway,” cowritten and produced with Walter Afanasieff; “Forgot To Remember” co written with Vertical Horizon frontman and frequent Marx collaborator, Matt Scannell; “Turn Off The Night” cowritten with multi-hit songwriter David Hodges, and the title track, co-written with Daisy Fuentes.
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