Christopher Cross is a music icon. In 2011, the Oscar and five-time Grammy winning artist is back with an amazingly crafted new album, Doctor Faith. It’s his first album of new and original material in over 12 years.
Cross' 1980 self-titled debut album rocketed to the #2 spot. Breaking out as the biggest new star of that year, he virtually defined adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the #1 hit, "Sailing."
If the charts weren’t evidence enough, at the 1981 Grammy Awards Christopher walked off with an unprecedented and record-setting five Grammys, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Sailing."
The self-titled debut album, featuring lead single "Ride Like the Wind," and the massively successful second single "Sailing" made Cross a superstar.
In the wake of two more Top 20 hits, "Never Be the Same" and "Say You'll Be Mine,” he soon scored a second #1, as well as an Academy Award, with "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)," which he co-wrote with Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, and Pete. Allen for the smash Dudley Moore film Arthur.
He charted 8 songs into the Billboard Top-40 charts between 1980 and 1983. Four years, two albums, eight hit singles, several world tours, five Grammy's, and one Oscar marked Christopher's meteoric rise to the top.
At this writing, Christopher has released nine albums (not counting hits packages), a body of work revealing a steady, focused dedication to that oh-so-rare commodity of the latter-day popster – artistic growth. C
hristopher has remained a unique artist, replete with that confounding blend of sensitivity, determination and conviction of his own artistry.