AS the only artist male artist in history to have his first seven single hit the coveted Top 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100, this man probably never had to worry about his career after his first two albums were out.
Can you imagine how much Richard Marx generates in royalties? Tracks like “Right Here Waiting” and “Now And Forever” have grown to become Adult/Contemporary radio staples worldwide up till today, while songs he pens for other artists (e.g. N’Sync‘s “This I Promise You”) occasionally end up with the same fate.
Although he hasn’t scored a proper hit single or album since 1994’s Paid Vacation, Marx continues to be a huge name globally for his ever-popular odes to romance, which often garner adjectives like evergreen and timeless, oft-used by Generation X.
In any case, great news parents — Richard Marx drops by Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in March for his solo tour! He’ll be in town for one night only on 9 March 2016 to promote his recent release Beautiful Goodbye, Marx’s “deliberate” attempt at making a “sexy album”.
“The songs on this record were influenced greatly by everyone from Sade to Bebel Gilberto to various EDM artists to even Chopin,” stated Marx regarding Beautiful Goodbye.
“I’m known for romantic music in the past, but this music I wrote is all more sensual and ethereal, and the lyrics are more adventurous than I’ve been willing to go in the past.”
Beautiful Goodbye is Marx’s 11th original studio album, released in 2014. It also marks the 52-year old’s impressive return to the Top 40 of the US Billboard 200, his first since Paid Vacation.
Tell all the makciks, pakciks, aunties and uncles because Richard Marx hasn’t been here since shortly before GE13 — the crooner last dropped by in 2013 and 2011!
Catch Richard Marx at Plenary Hall, KLCC. Tickets (priced at RM528, RM428, RM328, RM228 and RM128) can be obtained via Ticketpro or by calling +603 7880 7999. Visit the official website for more details!