Richard Marx begins a limited engagement, “Satisfied: Only the Hits,” at Flamingo Las Vegas. It runs August 15 through September 2, 2017.
Mike and Carla sat down with him and found out what team the Chicago native supports, and that he has a lot of really cool friends!
As a performer, songwriter and producer, he’s sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. His self-titled debut which went to #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping “Hold on to the Nights,” and “Don’t Mean Nothing” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The follow-up, Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles in “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” Rush Street (with two #1 AC hits in “Keep Coming Back” and “Hazard”) and Paid Vacation (with its #1 AC hit, “Now and Forever”) also went platinum. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.
He’s also had a second, very successful career as a songwriter and producer, with songs like “To Where You Are,” the first hit single from Josh Groban’s debut album, as well as the NSYNC smash, “This I Promise You.” He earned a 2004 Song of the Year Grammy for co-authoring Luther Vandross’ “Dance with My Father.” He’s had an amazing total of 14 #1 singles, including Keith Urban’s #1 smash “Long Hot Summer.” He’s amulti-talented performer who continues to challenge himself and his fans. He has also written with Sara Bareilles Jennifer Nettles, and Vince Gill.
Check out his show at the Flamingo Las Vegas, beginning August 15!
Thank you to Alley Zoom Productions for getting up early and capturing the fun!