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Also Known As: Richard H. Marx Died:
Born: September 16, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession:

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Before becoming one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 1990s and beyond, the famously mullet-sporting Richard Marx was a backing vocalist for Lionel Richie and Madonna, among others, as well as the author of 1980-era hits for Kenny Rogers and Chicago. His talent for radio-friendly romantic ballads and upbeat pop tunes paved the way for his own solo career, which launched in spectacular fashion with four Top 5 singles from his self-titled 1988 debut record, including the chart-topping "Hold On to the Night." He would score two more No. 1 songs before changing musical tastes capsized his brand of pop-rock. Marx then returned to songwriting, where he found equal, if not greater success by penning such hits as "This I Promise You" for 'N Sync, "Dance with My Father" for Luther Vandross, and Keith Urban's "Long Hot Summer." Though critics frequently decried Marx's work as both a singer and songwriter as pabulum, he was also the only solo artist to send his first seven singles into the Top 5 on the Billboard singles chart, as well as a songwriter with No. 1 songs in four consecutive decades - a pair of accolades that few, if any, more respected musicians could claim as their own. ...

Before becoming one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 1990s and beyond, the famously mullet-sporting Richard Marx was a backing vocalist for Lionel Richie and Madonna, among others, as well as the author of 1980-era hits for Kenny Rogers and Chicago. His talent for radio-friendly romantic ballads and upbeat pop tunes paved the way for his own solo career, which launched in spectacular fashion with four Top 5 singles from his self-titled 1988 debut record, including the chart-topping "Hold On to the Night." He would score two more No. 1 songs before changing musical tastes capsized his brand of pop-rock. Marx then returned to songwriting, where he found equal, if not greater success by penning such hits as "This I Promise You" for 'N Sync, "Dance with My Father" for Luther Vandross, and Keith Urban's "Long Hot Summer." Though critics frequently decried Marx's work as both a singer and songwriter as pabulum, he was also the only solo artist to send his first seven singles into the Top 5 on the Billboard singles chart, as well as a songwriter with No. 1 songs in four consecutive decades - a pair of accolades that few, if any, more respected musicians could claim as their own.

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 46th Annual Grammy Awards, The (2004) Presenter
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 Halloween Jam VI (1997)
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 1994 American Music Awards (1994) Presenter
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 American Music Awards, The (1993) Presenter
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