Christopher Cross was far and away the biggest new star of , virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the chart-topping "Sailing"; seemingly as quickly as he shot to fame, however, his star descended, although he continued recording and touring for years to come. His self-titled debut LP appeared two years later, with the lead single "Ride Like the Wind" rocketing to the number two spot; the massive success of the second single, "Sailing," made Cross a superstar, and in the wake of two more Top 20 hits, "Never Be the Same" and "Say You'll Be Mine," he walked off with a record-setting five Grammys in , including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Sailing. Cross ' much-anticipated sophomore effort, Another Page , arrived in , but except for the Top Ten entry "Think of Laura" popularized through its constant presence on the daytime soap phenomenon General Hospital , the album failed to repeat the success of its predecessor, and somewhat amazingly, he never returned to the Top 40 again. Every Turn of the World appeared to little notice in , and when 's Back of My Mind failed to chart altogether, Cross was dropped by Warner. His next album, Rendezvous , did not appear until five years later on BMG. Window followed in , and in he signed to CMC International for Walking in Avalon , a two-disc effort split between new studio material and live recordings of his past hits. Cross returned in the spring of with The Red Room. Cross closed out the decade with a Christmas album in and an acoustic album called The Cafe Carlyle Sessions in
If you are using a screen reader and are having problems using this website, please call for assistance. Venues Ticketed by AXS. Get Tickets. Read More. Artist Information Christopher Cross was by far the biggest new star of , virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the 1 hit, "Sailing. Amazingly, he charted 8 songs into the Billboard Top charts between and 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 eight 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. Eight albums. Those who have followed Cross have reaped the rewards of set after set of intelligently written and performed melodic pop.
Cross won five Grammy Awards for his eponymous debut album released in Billboard Hot Cross first played with a San Antonio-based cover band named Flash not to be confused with the early s English band before signing a solo contract with Warner Bros. Cross released his self-titled debut album, Christopher Cross , in Hot , while "Sailing" topped the chart. Owing to the almost immediate success and popularity gained by the album, Cross was nominated for several Grammy Awards, garnering five. Cross was the first artist in Grammy history to win all four general field awards in a single ceremony, bringing home Record of the Year " Sailing " , Album of the Year Christopher Cross , Song of the Year " Sailing " , and Best New Artist at the 23rd Annual Grammy Awards in ; this was not replicated until Billie Eilish won all four awards at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in