Christopher Cross is a music icon. In 2011, the Oscar and five-time Grammy winning artist was 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 Peter Allen for the smash Dudley Moore film Arthur.