In celebration of Richard Marx’s first tour of Australia in over ten years, Universal Music Australia is proud to announce a new, Australian Exclusive ‘Ultimate Collection’. Sequenced and curated to reflect Richard Marx’s biggest hits in Australia – the collection also includes a brand new track ‘Last Thing I Wanted’.
As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Boasting an enduring and loyal following in Australia, alongside enviable commercial success, RICHARD MARX carries with him one of the most consistently successful careers in Australian chart history. Australia was an important part of Richard Marx’s early career – his 1987 debut album reached its highest chart position anywhere in the world, in Australia.
Richard Marx has enjoyed nine Top 40 hits in Australia, including 2 ARIA #1’singles - ‘Right Here Waiting’ for five weeks in 1989 and ‘Hazard’ for three weeks in 1992. Australia was the only territory in the world to achieve a #1 single for ‘Hazard’. Richard Marx has had four Top 10 albums in Australia, including seven weeks at #1 for ‘Repeat Offender’ in September/October 1989 – the longest consecutive stretch at #1 that year.
In the U.S., Repeat Offender was even more successful, also hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two US #1 singles in “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” When both Rush Street (with two #1 AC hits in “Keep Coming Back” and “Hazard”) and Paid Vacation (with its #1 AC hit, “Now and Forever”) went platinum, Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivalled any in pop-rock music history. 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.
Title: Ultimate Collection (Australian Exclusive)
Release Date: 29 Apr 2016
Artist: Richard Marx
Catalogue No: 5369879
Disc Count: 1
Transfer Format: Compact Disc
Video Format: Rock
Primary Audio: 5369879
Subtitles: Universal Music