Live from The GRAMMY Museum: Richard Marxamex
As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had plenty of highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums, starting with his self-titled debut, which went to #8 and spawned four Top 5 singles, earning him a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance-Male. 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 (also a Grammy nominated Vocal).” When both Rush Street (with two #1 AC hits) 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. Richard Marx also launched 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.” He has penned songs for the likes of Barbra Streisand, Vince Gill, LeAnn Rimes, Natalie Cole, Daughtry, Lifehouse and actor Hugh Jackman, among many others. Just last year, Richard scored a #1 Country single in Keith Urban’s “Long Hot Summer,” his second with the Australian singer-songwriter . That gave Marx the rare feat of having songs he either wrote or co-wrote go #1 in four separate decades. Richard has recently participated in writing sessions with everyone from Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Sara Bareilles to Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, showing his remarkable stylistic range.Across all formats, Marx has scored an amazing total of 14 #1 singles, both as a performer and songwriter/producer, making him a true multi-talented threat. Please join us as we welcome Marx to the Clive Davis Theater for a candid interview, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, and performance. An Evening With Richard Marx will be broadcasted live on AXS TV, the premier television destination for live events, breaking news and as-they-are-happening trends in the worlds of pop culture, music, fashion, and entertainment.