Multi-platinum and Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, producer Richard Marx, returns with a brand new single, “Last Thing I Wanted.” Richard has already been previewing the new single, which was released on Friday, during his recent performances and both fans and critics have fallen in love. The singer traveled to Nashville to record and not only did he co-produce the song with Ross Copperman, but the pair wrote the track along with Ashley Gorley. With plans to tour throughout the remainder of the year and a DirecTV concert special airing on May 20, 2016, Marx has no plans on slowing down anytime soon.
The inspiration for “Last Thing I Wanted” may not come as a shock to many. The living icon married TV Host Daisy Fuentes in an intimate, family-only wedding on December 23, 2015 in Aspen, Colorado.
With a successful career spanning over 30 years in music and over 30 million records sold, Richard Marx has released eight critically acclaimed albums with his self-titled, debut album featuring four Top 5 singles, including “Hold on to the Nights,” and “Don’t Mean Nothing,” earning him his first Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles, “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” 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. Aside from songs that he has written, composed, and recorded for himself, he has also written, produced, and/or collaborated with artists such as NSYNC for their hit “This I Promise You” and Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father”, which won several Grammy Awards. His 14th hit and latest chart-topper, “Long Hot Summer,” by Keith Urban, gave Marx the distinction of having a song he wrote or co-wrote hit #1 in all of the past four decades.