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Craig David

Biography

During a amount of 3 years, Craig David transitioned from aspiring songwriter and DJ to main U.K. pop celebrity. When his meringue-smooth, garage-tinged R&B solitary “Fill up Me In” reached the very best from the U.K. graph during the summer time of 2000, the vocalist, only 19 yrs . old at that time, became the youngest English male solo designer to attain the feat. Not just that, but he also accomplished mainstream U.S. approval and platinum product sales in 18 extra countries. Though he didn’t sustain that popularity, David released solid contemporary R&B albums every couple of years. Through 2015, he previously racked up a complete of 14 TOP U.K. pop strikes. Ahead of his discovery, David, a indigenous of Southampton, was an area radio jock and later on found himself rotating records at night clubs, which allowed him to mix paths with a few of England’s up-and-coming suppliers. It was during this time period that he installed with Artful Dodger’s Tag Hill, but his first proper break arrived when he received a songwriting competition held from the group Harm, who documented “I’m Prepared,” the monitor he posted, and released it like a B-side with their 1997 solitary “Fantastic Tonight.” 2 yrs later on, Artful Dodger created and published the mellow however rhythmically difficult “Rewind,” that David offered the lead vocal — the discharge was billed as Artful Dodger Presents Craig David — as well as the song visited number two around the U.K. pop graph. The discharge of David’s first genuine solo solitary, “Fill up Me In,” arrived in Apr 2000. A cooperation with Hill, the tune went to number 1 and propelled product sales of Born to accomplish It, the debut record issued four a few months later. A following stateside cope with Atlantic also fostered world-wide sales of more than three million and helped consider U.K. garage area beyond a nationwide phenomenon (if like a refined, smoothed-out product in accordance with the style’s origins). U.S. superstars Missy Elliott, Beyoncé, and Usher known as themselves fans, which year David received three MOBO (Music of Dark Origin) honours, though he was snubbed in each one of the six Brit Honor categories that he was nominated. He gathered another MOBO in 2001 for Greatest U.K. Take action, and in addition received three Ivor Novello honours, further recognition of the crimson patch of songwriting. Slicker Than Your Typical, ironically a somewhat grittier recording, was released as David’s second recording in November 2002. It could have been extremely difficult to trump the recognition of Born to accomplish It, however the album’s 1st four singles all reached the U.K. TOP. The U.S. was still attending to; the recording reached gold product sales there. Nearly 3 years passed before release from the Story Moves…, a collection for Warner filled up with polite, adult-leaning modern R&B. It presented a high Five U.K. solitary in “Completely,” however the album had not been released in the us. The bolder, even more upbeat BELIEVE ME, led by the very best Ten, David Bowie-sampling “Warm Stuff (Allow’s Dance)” as well as the Kano cooperation “This is actually the Lady,” premiered in 2007. The next year David’s accomplishments to date had been underlined not merely by a Ideal Hits compilation but additionally by an honorary doctorate honored by Southampton Solent School. Acknowledging the impact of Motown performers on his function, David released the covers record Signed, Covered, Delivered this year 2010. Next, carrying out a operate of worldwide tour schedules and several charity initiatives, he begun to focus on brand-new material once more in the studio room, issuing collaborations with Subliminal Information owner Erick Morillo and the home duo Stereo system Palma. In 2013, David pass on his wings additional by appearing in the judging -panel for, in addition to performing on, it present South African Idol. By this time around, he previously also started to host distinctive celebrations at his house in Miami as well as the DJ pieces that he performed on these evenings soon progressed into a every week residency on radio place Capital Xtra. This era also featured a thorough world tour in addition to sessions for the prospective sixth studio room album. The very first singles from that established were released in past due 2015 and early 2016. “Once the Bassline Drops,” offering Big Narstie, reached amount ten within the U.K. graph, and “NOTHING BEATS This,” made by Blonde, proceeded to go Best 20. Around once, David was presented on songs by Katy B (“Who Am I”) and Kaytranada (“FIRST GOT IT Good”). Pursuing My Intuition found its way to September 2016.

Quick Facts


Full Name Craig David
Height 1.85 m
Profession Master of Ceremonies, Music Producer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter
Education Upper Shirley High School, Southampton City College
Nationality British
Parents George David, Tina Loftus
Awards MTV Europe Music Award for Best R&B, MTV Europe Music Award for Best UK & Ireland Act, Eska Special Award
Music Songs Waking Away, 7 Days, Fill Me In, Rise & Fall, Ain't Giving Up, When the Bassline Drops, Don't Love You No More, Nothing Like This, What's Your Flava, Unbelievable, Insomnia, One More Time, Rendez-vous, Change My Love, All We Needed, Hidden Agenda, Officially Yours, Hot Stuff, You Don't Miss Your Water, World Filled With Love, All The Way, Time to Party, Come Together, One More Lie, 6 of 1 Thing, Where's Your Love, Can't Be Messin' Around, This Is the Girl, Spanish, Booty Man, What's Changed, Key to My Heart
Albums Born to Do It, Remixes & Live, Slicker Than Your Average, The Story Goes..., Trust Me, Greatest Hits, Signed Sealed Delivered, Rewind: Old Skool Classics, Following My Intuition, Garage Anthems: The Very Best of Garage 2000, Introducing... Craig David
Nominations Brit Award for British Single, Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist, Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Male, Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Brit Award for British Video, MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, Brit Award for Best British Dance Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, BET Award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, NME Award for Best R&B/Soul Act, MTV Video Music Award – MTV2 Award, Brit Award for British Urban Act, NRJ Music Award for International Male Artist of the Year, BET Award for Best New Artist, Echo Award for Best International Newcomer, NRJ Music Award for International Duo/Group of the Year, Danish Music Award for International Album of the Year, BBC Music Awards for Live Lounge Performance of the Year, Danish Music Award for Foreign Newcomer of the Year, BET Award for Best International Act: Europe
Movies Craig David: Live in Costa Rica: Music in High Places, Jools Holland: Later ... Hip Hop Soul, Live 8: Paris


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#Fact
1 His debut album "Born to do it" sold over 7 million worldwide.
2 "Fill me in" made him the youngest solo artist in UK to reach no. 1. He was 19 at the time.
3 Has a half-sister named Amber.
4 Owns a small blue cap which he thinks brings him luck.
5 He is a big fan of Southampton Football Club, who are in the English Premiership and can sometimes be spotted wearing the clubs jersey during gigs.
6 Grew up on one of the toughest neighbourhoods in Southampton, The Holyrood estate.
7 Voted the 98th worst Briton in Channel 4's poll of the 100 Worst Britons. [May 2003]
8 British R&B singer. Sir Elton John has called him England's best singer.
9 Both parents are from the Caribbean. Father is from Grenada and his mother is from Jamaica.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X Factor 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Children in Need TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Match of the Day FA Cup 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lorraine 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Who's Doing the Dishes? TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Coronation Street TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016 writer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016
About Time 2013/I performer: "What's Your Flava?" / writer: "What's Your Flava?"
Sir John Dankworth at the BBC 2010 TV Movie performer: "What's Your Flava'" 2003 / writer: "What's Your Flava'" 2003
¡Mira quién baila! 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Fama ¡a bailar! 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008 performer: "Friday Night" / writer: "Friday Night"
Sex and the City 2008 performer: "My First Love" / writer: "My First Love"
Idols 2005-2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2003-2006 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Later... With Jools Holland 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Malaysian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols! 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
SuperStar KZ 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEnders TV Series performer - 19 episodes, 2000 - 2003 writer - 6 episodes, 2000 - 2003
What a Girl Wants 2003 performer: "What's Your Flava?" / writer: "What's Your Flava?"
2002 Top of the Pops Awards 2002 TV Special performer: "Eenie Meenie"
Daria in 'Is It College Yet?' 2002 TV Movie performer: "Fill Me In"
Osmosis Jones 2001 performer: "Fill Me In" Part 2, "Key to My Heart", "Fill Me In" / writer: "Fill Me In" Part 2, "Key to My Heart" - as C. David
Goodbye Charlie Bright 2001 performer: "Rendezvous", "Booty Man" / writer: "Rendezvous", "Booty Man"
Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 writer: "Woman Trouble" - as David
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 6 episodes, 2000 - 2001 writer - 5 episodes, 2000 - 2001
Playing the Field TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bo' Selecta! 2003 TV Series Craig David

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talking Points 2014 Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Godt nytår, Danmark 2002 TV Special Himself - Performer
95.8 Capital FM Christmas Live 2002 TV Movie documentary Performer / Himself
2002 Top of the Pops Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Performer
Top of the Pops 2 2002 TV Series Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 2000-2002 TV Series Himself
Söndagsöppet 2002 TV Series Himself
MOBO Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Himself
Summer Music Mania 2002 2002 TV Movie Himself - Performer
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2002 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002 TV Series Himself
2001 Lady of Soul Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Royal Variety Performance 2001 2001 TV Special documentary Performer
The Ray Martin Show 2001 TV Series Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2001 2001 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2001 TV Series Himself
Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Party in the Park 2001 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
Al salir de clase 2001 TV Series Himself
The Panel 2001 TV Series Himself
Brit Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Performer
Victoires de la musique 2001 TV Series Himself
Party in the Park 2000 2000 TV Special Performer
TFI Friday 2000 TV Series Himself
TV Hits Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Himself
MOBO Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Performer
Flava 2000 TV Series Himself
The Richard Blackwood Show 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest Appearance
The X Factor 2016 TV Series Himself - Performer
Children in Need 2005-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Performer
Lorraine 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2016 TV Series Himself - Performer / Himself
CNN Newsroom 2014 TV Series Himself - Unicef Imagine Campaign
Premiya Muz-TV 2014 2014 TV Special Himself - Special Guest Performer (as Kreyg Devid)
Evening Urgant 2014 TV Series Himself
MOBO Awards 18 2013 TV Special Himself
Premiya Muz-TV 2013 2013 TV Special Himself - Special Guest Presenter (as Kreyg Devid)
Premiya Muz-TV 2011 2011 TV Special Himself - Special Guest Performer (as Kreyg Devid)
Les Anges de la Téléréalité 2 (Miami Dreams) 2011 TV Series Himself
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Himself
The Big Red Nose Desert Trek 2011 TV Movie Himself
360 Sessions 2010 TV Series Himself
The Big Performance 2010 TV Series Himself
Fearne and... 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Best Hit USA 2005-2010 TV Series Himself
Hollyoaks Music Show 2010 TV Series Himself
The Wright Stuff 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Breakfast 2008-2010 TV Series Himself - Singer / Himself
Loose Women 2007-2010 TV Series Himself - Performer / Himself
Britain's Got More Talent 2010 TV Series Himself - Performer
50 Greatest Pop Videos 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
El hormiguero 2010 TV Series Himself
¡Mira quién baila! 2010 TV Series Himself
The Gadget Show 2010 TV Series Himself
This Week 2010 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Star Academy 2008 TV Series Himself
Premios Principales 2008 2008 TV Movie Himself
Fama ¡a bailar! 2008 TV Series Himself
La méthode Cauet 2008 TV Series Himself
Quelli che... il calcio 2007-2008 TV Series Himself - Performer
The Xtra Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself - Presenter
MOBO Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2005-2008 TV Series Himself
Operación triunfo 2005-2008 TV Series Himself
No disparen al pianista 2008 TV Series Himself
Génération duo 2008 TV Movie Himself
Guilty Pleasures 2008 TV Movie Himself
Tvist 2008 TV Series Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Shownieuws 2007 TV Series Himself
MOBO Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Loops! 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Live from Abbey Road 2007 TV Series Performer
MTV Presents: Replay 25th Anniversary 2006 TV Movie Himself
Pop the Question 2006 TV Series
The Album Chart Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops: Reloaded 2006 TV Series Himself
Orange Playlist 2006 TV Series Himself
GMTV 2003-2006 TV Series Himself / Musical Guest
Brit Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself
Top of the Pops 1999-2006 TV Series Himself
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 2005 2005 TV Movie Himself
Zulu Awards '05 2005 TV Special Himself - Performer
UK Music Hall of Fame: Biggest Selling Artists of the 21st Century 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
On a tout essayé 2005 TV Series Himself
Buenafuente 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest Musician
Popworld 2005 TV Series Himself
Dancing with the Stars 2005 TV Series Himself
Rove Live 2005 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2005 TV Series Himself
CD:UK 2002-2005 TV Series Himself
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Paris
Cribs 2005 TV Series Himself
Happy Birthday BBC Two 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Astounding Celebrities 2003 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops Saturday 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Today with Des and Mel 2003 TV Series Himself
RI:SE 2003 TV Series Himself
Bo' Selecta! 2003 TV Series Himself
Micallef Tonight 2003 TV Series Himself
95.8 Capital FM's Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust 2003 2003 TV Special Himself - Performer
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2003 TV Series Himself
The National Lottery Wright Ticket 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003 TV Series Himself
Wetten, dass..? 2003 TV Series Himself
Patrick Kielty... Almost Live! 2003 TV Series Himself
Música sí 2000-2003 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breakfast 2016 TV Series Himself
Almost Famous II 2009 TV Movie documentary
Later... With Jools Holland 2004 TV Series Himself
Room 101 2003 TV Series Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
Top of the Pops 2000 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

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2004 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Best Music International


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