24th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Song Of The Year
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
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Through the 64th GRAMMY Awards
"I've got some shelves in my bedroom, and I've got my Oscar, my GRAMMYs and pictures of my kids. The things I'm most proud of in my life."
- Born Christopher Charles Geppert May 3, 1951, in San Antonio, Texas.
- Christopher Cross scored big with his 1979 eponymous debut album, which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. The album featured four Top 20 hits: "Ride Like The Wind" (No. 2), "Never Be The Same" (No. 15), "Say You'll Be Mine" (No. 20), and "Sailing" (No. 1). In 1981 Cross won an Oscar for original song for the GRAMMY-nominated "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)," which he co-wrote with Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager.
- The Texan won five GRAMMYs at the 23rd GRAMMY Awards, including a sweep of the General Four categories (Album, Record and Song Of The Year and Best New Artist). That same year, he performed "Sailing" in his GRAMMY stage debut.
- Cross is the only artist in GRAMMY history to win all the General Four categories in one night.
- In 2011 Cross participated in an installment of the GRAMMY Museum's An Evening With series. He discussed his 2011 album, Doctor Faith, and performed a selection of songs acoustically.