Richard Marx Biography, Age, Net Worth, Albums And Songs.

Richard Marx Biography

Richard Marx is an American performer, songwriter and producer. He was born on September 16, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, as the only child of Ruth and Dick Marx.

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.

Richard Marx Age

He was born on September 16, 1963.

Richard Marx Wife – Richard Marx Sons

On January 8, 1989, Marx married the singer/dancer/actress Cynthia Rhodes. The couple has three sons — Brandon (born 1990), Lucas (born 1992), and Jesse (born 1994). In April 2014, the couple announced the dissolution of their 25-year marriage.

Richard Marx Wife Daisy Fuentes – Richard Marx Married

On December 23, 2015, Marx married Daisy Fuentes in Aspen, Colorado.

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Richard Marx Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $18 million.

Richard Marx Albums

  • Richard Marx – 1987
  • Repeat Offender – 1989
  • Rush Street – 1991
  • Paid Vacation – 1994
  • Flesh and Bone – 1997
  • Days in Avalon – 2000
  • My Own Best Enemy – 2004
  • Emotional Remains – 2008
  • Sundown – 2008
  • Christmas Spirit – 2012
  • Beautiful Goodbye – 2014

Richard Marx Songs – Richard Marx Music

  • Right Here Waiting
  • Now and Forever
  • Endless Summer Nights
  • Hazard
  • Hold on to the Nights
  • Angelia
  • Should’ve Known Better
  • Don’t Mean Nothing
  • This I Promise You
  • At the Beginning
  • Take This Heart
  • Whatever We Started
  • Keep Coming Back
  • Until I Find You Again
  • When You Loved Me
  • Children of the Night
  • Satisfied
  • Too Late to Say Goodbye
  • Chains Around My Heart
  • The Way She Loves Me
  • Straight From My Heart
  • Wouldn’t Let Me Love You
  • To Where You Are
  • Nothing Left Behind Us
  • Christmas Mornings
  • Nothin’ You Can Do About It
  • Last Thing I Wanted
  • Angel’s Lullaby
  • One More Time
  • The Best of Me
  • Ready to Fly
  • Turn Off the Night

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