Originally from Chicago, chart-topping and Grammy-winning artist Richard Marx started singing in the late 1960s, at the age of five. He then started writing his own material in his teens and his songs found their way to Lionel Richie, who enlisted him as a vocalist. Other great artists have utilised Marx’s vocal talents, to name a couple: Whitney Huston and Julio Iglesias. Richard eventually went from writing songs for others to obtaining a solo contract. His debut, released in 1987, catapulted the artist to the top of the Billboard charts. Since his last solo album, Beautiful Goodbye (2014), the artist has not created new music with a specific set of goals. Instead, he has found himself reconnecting with that innate love of songwriting that drove him to a successful career over 30 years ago.