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The Drop: Richard Marx

The GRAMMY Museum will welcome GRAMMY-winner Richard Marx for an intimate conversation moderated by Scott Goldman, followed by a performance. Richard Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut, which went to No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album spawned four Top 5 singles, including “Hold on to the Nights” and “Don’t Mean Nothing,” which earned him a GRAMMY nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. His follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting No. 1 and going quadruple-platinum with two No. 1 singles, “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” He has since made history as the only male artist whose first seven singles reached the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.


Richard has also written on a No. 1 single in each of the last four decades, an accolade previously only reached by Michael Jackson. He has written with numerous artists, including “To Where You Are,” the first hit single from Josh Groban’s debut album, and 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.” Overall, he has scored 14 No. 1 singles (including Keith Urban’s No. 1 smash “Long Hot Summer”), both as a performer and as a songwriter/producer, revealing him a true multi-talented performer who continues to challenge himself and his fans.

 

His new album, Limitless, out Feb. 7 on BMG, is Richard’s first album of original songs in six years. Produced in part by Richard and featuring co-writes with Sara Bareilles, Richard’s son Lucas Marx, and his wife Daisy Fuentes, Limitless has an underlying sense of fun that threads through the songs, particularly on Richard’s collaborations with other musicians and producers.