Hot on the heels of his song of the year Grammy win earlier this month, singer/songwriter Richard Marx has signed with EMI/Manhattan Records.
Marx picked up the Grammy for “Dance With My Father,” which he co-wrote with the tune’s singer, Luther Vandross.
Marx, famed for late ’80s hits such as “Hold on to the Nights” and “Right Here Waiting,” is putting the finishing touches on an album slated for a summer release. Over the past few years, he has been writing songs and producing records for such top acts as ‘N Sync, Josh Groban and Vandross.
This marks a reunion for Marx and EMI/Manhattan Records president Bruce Lundvall as Lundvall first signed Marx to Capitol Records in 1987.
“I asked him if he wanted to make a record, and his first response was, ‘For whom?”‘ Lundvall said. “There is no question that Richard is a first-rate songwriter and performer with an inimitable voice.”
Marx, who in the course of his career has sold about 30 million albums, landed on the music scene in 1987 with his self-titled debut. He released his most recent studio album, “Days in Avalon,” independently in 2000.