Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting For You

Richard Marx - Greatest HitsRichard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois is an American adult comtemporary and pop/rock, singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.

He had a string of hit singles in the late 1980s and 1990s, including `Endless Summer Nights' `Right Here Waiting' Now and Forever' and `Hazard. Although most of his major hit songs were slow ballads, many of his songs had a classic rock style, such as ``Don't Mean Nothing'' "Should've Known Better," "Satisfied'' and "Too Late To Say Goodbye".

Marx placed himself in the record books by being the first solo artist to have his first seven singles hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart (3, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 4). His record sales worldwide exceed 30 million.This I Promise You by NSYNC and``Dance With My Father'' by  Luther Vandross. 

Richard MarxThe latter song won several Grammy Awards Aside from songs that he has sung himself, he has written, co-written, and produced successful tracks for other artists.

Marx is the only child of Ruth, a former singer, and Dick Marx, a jazz musician and founder of a successful jingle company in the early 1960s. He has three half-siblings from his father's previous marriage.

Marx began his career in music at the age of 5, singing commercial jingles written by his late father, Dick Marx's list of "commercial" hits includes Arm & Hammer and Nestle Crunch.

Marx was 17 and living in Highland Park, Illionois when a tape of his songs ended up in the hands of Lionel Richie. Richie said he thought Marx had the talent to make it big, saying "I can't promise you anything, but you should come to L.A." So after graduating from North Shore Country Day School ,Marx moved to Los Angeles and visited Richie. "He was recording his first solo album(Lionel Richie) and having trouble with the background vocal," Marx recalls. "He tells me, ‘Come try this part.’ It worked and I ended up singing on his album."

Rush StreetMarx contributed backing vocals to Richie’s hit You Are", as well as `Running with the Night" and ``All Night Long ( All Night) ",  both on Richie's follow-up album Cant Slow Down.
In those early years, Marx would find any excuse possible to labour in the recording industry. His enthusiasm and his presence in the studio landed him several jobs as a background singer for artists such as Madonna,Whitney Houston, and Luther Vandross, eventually, as a songwriter.

Marx also had a minor role in the movie Coach Of The Year, which starred Robert Conrad. He was singing for Kenny Rogers in 1984 when he overheard Rogers say he needed a new song. Within days, Marx gave him a demo of "Crazy." Rogers recorded it, along with another of Marx’s songs, ``What About Me", which also featured James Ingram and Kim Carners.

The trio recording hit #1 Adult comtempory and #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 (while just scraping onto the country and R&B charts) in late 1984 while "Crazy" hit #1 Country and #5 AC the following year. Soon after, Marx began working with producer David Foster  and writing songs for the group Chicago and R&B singer Freddie Jackson.

Right Here WaitingWhile working as a songwriter and doing background vocals, Marx continued to pursue a record deal of his own. His demo tape was rejected by every label in Hollywood until, finally, four years after moving to Los Angeles, the president of EMI/Manhattan Records, Bruce Lundvall, heard Marx's demo and knew he had a star on his hands. 

He gave Marx a record deal and the opportunity to write and record whatever he wanted. Marx contacted his good friend Fee Waybill  of The Tubes, and some very talented musicians, including Joe Walsh, and Randy Meisner of the Eagles, and created a ten-track album that led to a very successful career. Visit official Richard Marx website at :

Right Here Waiting For You


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Right Here Waiting For You,Hazard, One More Time

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