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Richard Marx

Dates: Now - February 17, 2017 @ 8 PM

Category: Live Music
Location: Raue Center For The Arts, 26 N. Williams Street | Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815-356-9212
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Richard Marx

As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marxs nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping Hold on to the Nights, with Dont Mean Nothing earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.

The follow-up, 1989s "Repeat Offender," was even more successful, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles in Satisfied and Right Here Waiting. When both "Rush Street"(with two #1 AC hits in Keep Coming Back and Hazard) 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.

For most artists, that would be impressive enough but Richard Marx didnt stop there, launching a second, very successful, incarnation as a songwriter and producer, with songs like To Where You Are, the first hit single from Josh Grobans 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.

Across all formats, Marx has scored an amazing total of 14 #1 singles (including Keith Urbans #1 smash Long Hot Summer) both as a performer and songwriter/producer, making him a true multi-talented threat who continues to challenge himself and his fans. He has also written with Jennifer Nettles, Sara Bareilles and Vince Gill. He holds the honor of being one of a handful of artists who have had a number one hit in each of the past four decades.

Marxs last album of all new material, "My Own Best Enemy," was released in 2004 featuring hits When Youre Gone and Ready to Fly. In 2010, he released "Stories To Tell," a greatest hits album which produced a Top 20 AC hit in When You Loved Me. In 2012 he released his first ever Christmas album, "Christmas Spirit."




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