Richard Marx Signs With BMG for First New Album in 5 Years

Deborah Anderson
Richard Marx

Pop-rock heavyweight Richard Marx has inked a global recordings and catalog deal with BMG, which will include his first new album in five years, due later this fall. 

But Marx fans won't have to wait that long for new offerings from the Chicago star -- the announcement comes along with a slate of releases. Today (April 26) marks the 30th anniversary of Marx's classic 1989 album Repeat Offender, and he and BMG are celebrating by releasing Repeat Offender Revisited, a collection including newly recorded studio, live and acoustic versions of songs from the original album.

Marx is also premiering a brand-new video for Repeat Offender hit "Right Here Waiting," featuring live footage of him performing the song from the past 30 years. 

Finally, BMG has digitally re-released several of Marx's titles including 2010 double album Stories to Tell, live album A Night Out With Friends (2012) featuring guests like JC Chasez and Hugh Jackman, holiday album Christmas Spirit (2012), his last proper studio album Beautiful Goodbye (2014) and love song compilation Now and Forever: The Ballads (2014).

“As one of the most versatile songwriters and performers in music, Richards’ multi-faceted career as a hitmaker is nothing short of extraordinary," said Thomas Scherer, BMG executive vp, repertoire and marketing, Los Angeles. "We are incredibly honored that he has entrusted us with his timeless music and chosen BMG as his new home. Richard Marx now and forever."

A successful producer and songwriter, Marx is also to thank for songs like Josh Groban's "To Where You Are," *NSYNC's "This I Promise You’" and Keith Urban's "Love Hot Summer." He took home a Grammy award for song of the year in 2004 for co-penning Luther Vandross’ "Dance with My Father."

Added Marx, who will release the first single from his upcoming LP this summer: “I’m really happy to be partnering with the folks at BMG for the next chapter of my career, and I can’t wait for people to hear all the new music I’ve been working on.”

Reminisce on some of Marx's best performances with the new "Right Here Waiting" clip, below.