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Singer-Songwriter Richard Marx turns 54 today

The “Right Here Waiting” singer was born on this day in 1963

Singer-Songwriter Richard Marx turns 54 today

Richard Marx was born Richard Noel Marx on September 16, 1963 in Chicago. He rose to fame during the late 1980’s with his second album “Repeat Offender” in 1989 that featured the smash hit ballad “Right Here Waiting”. His own composition and signature song, “Right Here Waiting” entered the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at number 44 in the week of July 8, 1989, and became Marx’s third consecutive number one single on August 12, 1989.Certified Gold on August 21, the record spent three consecutive weeks at number one, replaced by Paula Abdul’s “Cold Hearted” in the week of September 2, 1989. The song was Marx’s first of several to go to number one on the Hot Adult Contemporary Chart. “Right Here Waiting” is Marx’s best selling single. It is also his most enduring, charting in the top 15 of Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary Recurrent chart for four years running, from 2000 to 2003, more than ten years after its release. Marx also scored other hits on the same album such as “Satisfied”, Nothin’ You Can Do About It” and “Angelia”. In 1991 he scored some minor hits with “Keep Coming Back” and “Hazard”. During the rest of the 90’s decade Marx released several other studio and live albums, however he never reached again the same level of success as with the 1989 “Right Here Waiting”. The singer-songwriter remains an active artist to this day, however far from the spotlight of the late 80’s and early 90’s.

Watch the 1989 video for “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx

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