Blue Note Hawaii ~ Richard Marx
Richard has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album spawned four Top 5 singles, including “Hold on to the Nights” and “Don’t Mean Nothing,” which earned him a GRAMMY nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. His follow-up, 1989’s “Repeat Offender,” was even more successful, hitting No. 1 and going quadruple-platinum with two No. 1 singles, “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” He has since made history as the only male artist whose first seven singles reached the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.
Richard Marx’s soon-to-be-released memoir, “Stories To Tell,” begins a few months before the coronavirus pandemic; then transports us back to 1968 when he was five years old; takes us on an exciting, insightful, heartbreaking and hilarious journey through his life and career, and culminates a few months after the pandemic lockdown of 2020 with him battling a mysterious illness. Richard’s Simon and Schuster-published literary debut is just the latest chapter in a nearly 40 year career that’s seen the Chicago native score an astounding fourteen #1 songs as a songwriter for both himself and other artists, and the distinction of having written a number one song in four different decades.