For over 20 years, Richard Marx has consistently and powerfully made his mark on the music industry. His debut single “Don’t Mean Nothing” and self-titled debut album kicked off his career as a solo artist in 1987 and went on to sell 3 million copies. His 1989 follow-up CD, “Repeat Offender,” became even more successful, selling over 7 million copies worldwide. From 1987 to 1990, he became the first male solo artist in history to have his first 7 singles reach the top 5 on Billboard’s singles chart, including the 1 hits “Hold On to the Nights,” “Satisfied” and the worldwide classic, “Right Here Waiting.” This feat remains unchallenged.
He was nominated for Grammy awards 3 times and received an American Music Award nomination for favourite male singer. In 1992, he was awarded Best Selling Adult Contemporary Artist at the Billboard Music awards, and received the International Song of the Year Award at the Australian Music awards for his song, “Hazard,” from his double platinum CD, “Rush Street.” 1994's “Paid Vacation” CD also went platinum and featured the single, “Now and Forever” which not only went top 10 on the Billboard Pop Chart, but spent a nearly record breaking 13 weeks at #1 on the Billboard AC Chart.
In addition to selling over 30 million records, and writing thirteen US #1 songs, he remained a fixture on pop and adult contemporary radio for years, even as he emerged as a top producer working with some of the biggest names in the music business. Among those artists, *NSYNC, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Vince Gill, 98°, Luther Vandross, Kenny Rogers, Sarah Brightman, Lara Fabian, Sister Hazel, The Tubes and SHeDAISY. More recently, he has written and produced records for Daughtry, Leann Rimes, Katherine Jenkins, Travis Tritt, Emerson Drive, Natalie Cole, Keith Urban, Paulina Rubio, Kenny Loggins, Chris Botti, Michael Bolton, and actor Hugh Jackman.
In the summer of 2006, Richard was asked to join “Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band” for a North American tour of 22 cities. Richard played guitar in the band supporting Ringo and others, including Billy Squier, and performed his own hits at each show. Ringo and Richard recently co-wrote a song for Ringo’s upcoming CD in 2010.
“Inside My Head” is Richard Marx newest cd which includes a number of rare tracks featured on his latest US only releases “Emotional Remains”, “Duo” and “Stories to Tell”. Along with these songs, four brand new tracks were added to create a proper new album which could bring up to speed with the most relevant Richard Marx solo production the European fans. They are now able to enjoy the fruits of Richard’s songwriting sessions with Chris Daughtry (“Had Enough” and “On The Inside”), Chad Kroeger of Nickleback (who also co-wrote “On The Inside”), Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon (which played and co-wrote “Always on Your Mind”), Jason Wade of Lifehouse (who co-wrote “Had Enough), Fee Waybill of The Tubes (“Come Running”) and many others.
In addition to this, “Inside My Head” includes a bonus CD of Greatest Hits from Richard Marx, featuring amazing new versions of 12 classic songs such including “Right Here Waiting”, “Angelia”, “Don’t Mean Nothing” and “Keep Coming Back”.
All in all a superb release including over 2 hours of great Melodic Rock Music written and performed by one of the most talented singer / songwriter of today’s music industry.
The European release date for the digital single WOULDN'T LET ME LOVE YOU was moved to May 21.