Richard Marx

Richard Marx made his public debut at the age of five singing one of his father Dick Marx's jingles on TV. When he was 17, one of his tapes was heard by Lionel Richie, who suggested Marx move from Chicago to Los Angeles to sing backing vocals on Richie's new album and Marx subsequently performed with him on one of biggest hits, 'All Night Long'. He went on to sing back-up with Luther Vandross, Madonna and Whitney Houston and also gained attention for his songwriting when Kenny Rogers recorded his songs 'Crazy' and 'What About Me', while his material was also covered by Chicago and Freddie Jackson. Marx finally released his own debut album in 1987 with the hit singles 'Should've Known Better' and 'Endless Summer Nights', while his second album 'Repeat Offender' (1989) topped the US Albums Chart, going on to sell over five million copies. His first seven singles all reached the US top five and ensuing albums 'Rush Street' (1991), 'Paid Vacation' (1994) and 'Flesh & Bone' (1997) continued his run of success, though his profile was much lower through the 2000s. His 2014 album 'Beautiful Goodbye' saw him enjoy some commercial success, with the album peaking at number 39 on the Billboard 200. In 2020 he returned with the album 'Limitless' which includes the singles 'Let Go', 'Another One Down' and 'Front Row Seat'.

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