Richard Marx
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"Richard Noel Marx" is an American adult contemporary music/adult contemporary and pop rock/pop/rock singer, songwriter, musician and record producer who sold over 30 million records. He had a stream of hit singles in the late 1980s and 1990s, including "Endless Summer Nights", "Right Here Waiting", "Now and Forever (Richard Marx song)/Now and Forever", and "Hazard (song)/Hazard". Although some of his major hit songs were ballads, many of his songs had a classic rock style, such as "Don't Mean Nothing", "Should've Known Better (Richard Marx song)/Should've Known Better", "Satisfied (Richard Marx song)/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. Aside from songs that he's written and recorded for himself, he has written, co-written, and produced successful tracks for other artists such as "This I Promise You" by NSYNC and "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross. The latter song won several Grammy Awards. His 14th and latest chart topper, "Long Hot Summer," performed by Keith Urban, gave Marx the distinction of having a song he wrote or co-wrote top the charts in four different decades.

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One time Robert Plant was set to check into the same room after I checked out, so I removed every light bulb and ordered up a bunch of stinky cheese and put it under the mattress.

I love when people get songs wrong. I love when people take something from a song that's totally not what I intended!

In the past, there has always been so much pressure about carrying a show and promoting a record.

Creatively speaking, the past five or six years have been the most fun of my career.

When things are too easy I lose interest in them so I find ways to complicate them to get myself interested.

Ultimately it seems to do well for me, I seem to do better so instead of me being my own worst enemy, I'm my own best enemy I guess.

And to any new fans we made along the way, I say... welcome to our party. It's just starting to get going.

Doing my own album provided me the opportunity to say whatever I wanted.

It's funny; Luther and I have written many songs together, but we've never written songs in the same room.