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Richard Marx Biography

Born on September 16, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois USA, Richard Marx began working in the music business singing commercial jingles, he emerged in 1987 with the eponymous debut album that burnt the American charts, in fact it peaked at #8 on The Billboard Top 200 and generated an endless string of hit singles including "Hold On To The Nights" which peaked at #1 on The Billboard Hot 100, "Don't Mean Nothing", "Should've Known Better" and "Endless Summer Nights" ranked in the top 3 in the same chart, "Don't Mean Nothing" also topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and the album eventually was certified triple-platinum. Two years later, Marx, returned with "Repeat Offender" which quickly climbed to the top of The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, with nearly three million copies sold in a few weeks, the record included "Satisfied" and the magnificent ballad "Right Here Waiting", both reached #1 on Hot 100 chart, the subsequent single "Angelia" hit the #4 in the same list and completed an impressive string of seven consecutive Top 5 singles. The third effort, "Rush Street", was issued in late 1991, the album saw a marked drops in sales, it reached the #35 on The Billboard 200 chart, but the singles "Keep Coming Back", "Take This Heart" and "Hazard" achieved massive airplay on adult-contemporary stations, "Hazard" also entered the top 10 of The Billboard Hot 100. In January 1994 Richard Marx resurfaced with "Paid Vacation" and replicated the chart status of its predecessor, it contained the emotional ballad, "Now And Forever", which peaked at #7 in U.S. Hot 100 and another top 20 hit single: "The Way She Loves Me". 1997's "Flesh & Bone" didn't rise higher than #70 on Top 200 Albums chart and the subsequent "Days In Avalon" missed the charts entirely.


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