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Air Supply Biography

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Birth Place: Melbourne, Australia
Years Active: 1975–present
Genres: Soft Rock

Air Supply are a soft rock duo who had a succession of hits worldwide through the late 1970s and early 1980s. It consists of British guitarist and vocalist Graham Russell (born Graham Cyril Russell, 11 June 1950, Sherwood, Nottingham, England) and Australian lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock (born Russell Charles Hitchcock, 15 June 1949, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), plus various accompanying musicians and singers they hire from time-to-time to augment their sounds.

They had a succession of hits worldwide, including eight Top Ten hits in the United States, in the early 1980s. "All Out of Love,” released in 1980 on the album “Lost in Love,” reached number 2 in the US and number 11 in the UK. 1981’s "The One That You Love" from the album of the same name, reached number one in the United States in 1981. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart on July 25, 1981, and remained there for one week. "Here I Am" from the same album was released as a single in the fall of 1981, "Here I Am" peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in November of that year, remaining in the Top 40 for 15 weeks. The song also spent three weeks atop the Billboard adult contemporary chart.

"Even the Nights Are Better" was included on Air Supply's 1982 album “Now and Forever.” Released as a single in mid-1982, "Even the Nights Are Better" first charted in the United States on the Billboard adult contemporary chart, where it spent four weeks at #1 in July and August. This was Air Supply's third song to reach the summit on this chart. In September 1982, the song reached its peak position of #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's seventh consecutive Top 5 hit on the U.S. pop chart.

The band released "Mumbo Jumbo" on May 4, 2010, featuring the single "Dance With Me" which reached #28 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.