Christopher Cross (born Christopher Geppert on May 3, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American singer and songwriter. Christopher has written all his own songs, other than "Nature's Way" that appears on his Window album. He is best known for composing "Arthur's Theme" from the Dudley Moore film Arthur which won the Academy Award for best song in 1981 (with co-composers Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Peter Allen.)
Cross released his self-titled debut album Christopher Cross in 1979 which garnered him 5 Grammy Awards. He and Norah Jones are the only two artists in history to receive all of the "Big Four" Grammy Awards (Best Record, Song, Album, and New Artist) in the same year. Hits from this album included "Sailing", "Ride Like the Wind" and "Never Be the Same". His second album, Another Page, which came out in 1982, included the hit songs "Think Of Laura" and "All Right".
Many people associate "Think of Laura" with the "Luke and Laura" plotline of the soap opera General Hospital, which was very popular at the time, but it was actually written about a friend of Christopher's (named Laura) who had recently been killed by a stray bullet while riding in the back of a car.
The Family Guy character Chris Griffin is thought to be named after Cross, with his full name being "Christopher Cross Griffin".
Also, Christopher Cross performed "Sailing" with the band NSync at the 2000 Blockbuster Awards.