Craig David

English singer Craig David

Craig Ashley David is an English singer and songwriter who rose to fame in 1999 featuring on the single, "Re-Rewind", by Artful Dodger. David's debut album, Born to Do It, was released on 14 August 2000, and since then he has released five studio albums and worked with a variety of artists such as Sting, Rita Ora and Jay Sean. David is set to release his sixth studio album in late 2012.
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Craig David On His Unstoppable Rise As One Of Britain’s Biggest Black Music Stars
Huffington Post - 8 months
Craig David spoke his career into existence when he titled his debut album “Born To Do It.” The British-born singer came on the scene in 2000 with a soulful single titled “7 Days,” breaking into the booming R&B era of the early aughts with a song that carried the smooth melodies and sensual lyrics that defined the genre at the time. His second single, “Fill Me In,” which came with a faster tempo, dropped shortly after to much fanfare.   With the release of several other bangers like “Walking Away” and “Rendezvous,” David’s popularity rapidly grew. Although he was just 18 years old when his first album dropped, he proved that he had the appeal to quickly amass a legion of fans worldwide while selling millions of records. Within months of the album’s debut, David had become a superstar ― and over the years, he has effectively cemented his status as one of Britain’s biggest black music stars.  Arena shows so soon. Fired up & ready to go @lukedyson ...
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Craig David On His Unstoppable Rise As One Of Britain’s Biggest Black Music Stars
The Huffington Post - 8 months
Craig David spoke his career into existence when he titled his debut album “Born To Do It.” The British-born singer came on the scene in 2000 with a soulful single titled “7 Days,” breaking into the booming R&B era of the early aughts with a song that carried the smooth melodies and sensual lyrics that defined the genre at the time. His second single, “Fill Me In,” which came with a faster tempo, dropped shortly after to much fanfare.   More...
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Listen To This Star-Studded 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' Cover For Grenfell Tower
Huffington Post - 8 months
The record industry has banded together to release a gorgeous cover of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to raise money for those impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire. Simon Cowell organized the cover of the classic 1970 Simon and Garfunkel song, gathering more than 50 artists to take part in the project. Proceeds from the single, which is available on iTunes, will go toward The London Community Foundation.   The artists who you’ll hear on the track include: 5 After Midnight Angel Anne-Marie Bastille Brian May – Queen Carl Barât – The Libertines Craig David Deno Donae’o Dua Lipa Ella Eyre Ella Henderson Emeli Sandé Fleur East Gareth Malone & The Choir for Grenfell Geri Halliwell Gregory Porter James Arthur James Blunt Jessie J Jessie Ware John Newman Jon McClure – Reverend and the Makers Jorja Smith Kelly Jones – Stereophonics Labrinth Leona Lewis Liam Payne London Community Gospel Choir Louis Tomlinson Louisa Johnson Matt Goss Matt Terry Mr Eazi Nathan Sykes Ni...
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Craig David on how to throw a house party: 'Someone spills something? Clean it up'
LATimes - 10 months
Ahead of a show at the Fonda Theatre, the British R&B singer talks about his club night, TS5.
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What the heck happened to Craig David?
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
CRAIG David has posted what can only be described as a seriously shredded snap of himself on his Instagram page.     
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European stars to perform for Chechnya's leader
Fox News - over 5 years
European dance stars from the past decade are planning to perform at the birthday party of Chechnya's controversial leader. Kremlin-backed Ramzan Kadyrov, who turned 36 on Friday, is a warlord's son who has been accused of grave rights abuses. Rights organizations criticized international stars for performing at Kadyrov's birthday last year. Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank apologized for taking part in the gig. The line-up for Friday's show includes former U.K. dance star Craig David as well as one-hit wonders Steve Edwards and Ingrid. Respected human rights groups have documented disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Chechnya. A string of the Chechen leader's critics and political rivals have been brutally murdered in recent years. Kadyrov has denied involvement in any of the killings.
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Craig David shows up to fans' wedding
Monsters and Critics - over 5 years
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After Tour, Jacksons to Release Album; Dylan Among Presidential Medal Honorees
Voice of America - almost 6 years
After Tour, Jacksons to Release Album Following the recent announcement that the Jacksons are planning their first tour in almost 30 years, Jackie Jackson told that the group will also record a new album.   “That’s what we gotta do - right after the tour, we’re gonna go back into the studio and start recording some new music.  I can’t wait,”  he said.  Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon will launch their “Unity Tour” on June 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.  They plan to pay tribute to their late brother Michael with performances of his solo hits. Bob Dylan Among Presidential Medal Honorees <!--IMAGE-LEFT--> The White House recently announced the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients.  The list of 13 honorees includes legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, 1960s Assistant Attorney General John Doar, physician/epidemiologist William Foege, astronaut John Glenn, sociologist Gordon Hirabayashi, civil rights advocate...
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'Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil' Cancelled
Moviefone Blog - almost 6 years
Sadly, "Evil" shall not prevail. Canadian TV channel Space has confirmed that it won't be renewing cult hit "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil" for a third season. The news comes as quite a shock, given the show's accolades from critics and fans alike. It was recently picked up in foreign markets like Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Germany, where fans were heard crying out "ingen!""nei!"and "kien!" upon hearing that their new favourite show won't be back. The show's creator, Craig David Wallace, revealed the news last night at the Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards, where, ironically, he was being honoured for his work on "Todd." In a state of disbelief, we reached out to a Space rep who confirmed that yes, it is indeed true. Nooooo! Great writing, a plethora of zany shenanigans and an awesome cast (including Alex House, Chris Leavins and Jason Mewes) all helped the show attract a legion of devoted fans. In this time of loss, sharing memories can help. Our favourite "T...
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Adele Is England's Richest Young Singer
MTV News - almost 6 years
Daniel Radcliffe, Robert Pattinson and Florence Welch also on Sunday Times Rich List. By Gil Kaufman <P>He's the star of one of the biggest movie franchises in history and she's the best-selling musician of the past year. Together "Harry Potter" star <a href="">Daniel Radcliffe</a> and <a href="">Adele</a> top the <a href="" target="_blank"><I>Sunday Times</I> Rich List</a> of England's youngest stars.</P><P><embed src="" width="460" height="260" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullScreen="tr...
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Craig David set for Philippines concert
ABS CBN News - almost 6 years
Nasa Pilipinas na ang R&amp;B British singer na si <a class="fplink fp-53898" href="/Craig+David+1">Craig David</a>. Pero bago ang concert ngayong gabi, sumalang sa maiinit na tanong si Craig, gaya ng single o taken na ba siya. TV Patrol, Marso 23 2012, Biyernes
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Craig David leaves little to the imagination as he works up a sweat in Miami…
Mr Paparazzi - about 6 years
Christ on a bike, check out <a class="fplink fp-53898" href="/craig+david">Craig David</a>’s bulging muscles!!! We know he’s been ridiculously ripped for a quite while now and it should come as no real surprise, but WOW! The 30-year-old singer had just completed a rather gruelling workout with his personal trainer, which included lots of running and stretching with some weird elastic band things (clearly we need to get down the gym because we’ve never seen them before) on Miami Beach when we caught up with him over the weekend. Wow, seriously, we can’t stop staring.
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Craig David tweets about his obsessively healthy start to the year and works up a sweat on the beach
Daily Mail (UK) - about 6 years
The Rewind singer has posted messages on his Twitter page everyday of the year so far about his aspirations to kick start the new year in great shape.
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Alexa Chung for Madewell: the video is here! - Grazia
Google News - over 6 years
After drooling over images of Alexa&#39;s Madewell wares on Tuesday, Vero Moda announced her as their face on Wednesday, and for Friday, we heard she has a house like Ladurée (this is sounding rather like a Craig David song, isn&#39;t it?)
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Craig David
  • 2016
    He reiterated this stance on The Jonathan Ross Show in 2016 and explained that, contrary to popular belief, he had not fled the UK to escape negative attention brought about from the show.
    On 19 August 2016, Craig announced on social networks that his sixth studio album, Following My Intuition, would finally be released on 30 September 2016.
    In 2016, David appeared on Kaytranada's album 99.9%, on the track "Got It Good", which he also co-wrote.
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    On 19 March 2016, at the second day of the Ultra Music Festival 2016, during the set of the Dutch DJ and record producer Hardwell, he appeared for present their new track "No Holding Back".
    On 25 January 2016 it was announced that Craig David had signed a recording contract with Insanity Records (a joint venture between Sony Music UK and Insanity Management) and independent company Speakerbox Media.
  • 2015
    In a 2015 interview with the Daily Mirror, David stated that he had no hard feelings towards Francis, explaining how he had seen him at a wedding and given him a hug, assuring him they were "cool".
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    David made a surprise appearance on The X Factor on 13 December 2015, where he performed his breakthrough single "Re-Rewind" during a medley with Reggie 'n' Bollie and Fuse ODG. "When the Bassline Drops" debuted at number 50 in the UK and peaked at number 10 on 5 February 2016, becoming David's highest-charting single since 2007.
    It was later revealed that the Radio 1Xtra appearance led to a collaboration between David and Big Narstie who also featured on the show and the track they recorded titled "When the Bassline Drops" was played on MistaJam's BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra show on 7 November 2015, it was later revealed the track is to be released under SpeakerBox/JEM on 27 November 2015.
    The following week, on 10 September 2015, David appeared on Kurupt FM's 'Sixty Minute Takeover' on BBC Radio 1Xtra with MistaJam.
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    On 5 September 2015, David featured on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge with Sigala where they covered Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" mixed with the Little Mix track "Black Magic".
  • 2014
    On 2 July 2014 David previewed a teaser track titled "Cold" on his official SoundCloud page.
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  • 2013
    In September 2013, Capital FM announced that David's DJ show 'TS5' would be moving to Capital Xtra every Friday evening from 10:00 PM.
    Starting in March 2013, David embarked on a world tour starting with three shows across Australia, followed by four in Europe (France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands) and finally finishing in May with four shows in England (Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton and London).
    In January 2013 David announced on Twitter that he had signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).
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  • 2012
    Off the back of this he has teamed up with Kiss FM UK to broadcast the live DJ sets every Sunday at 11:00 PM, starting 11 November 2012.
    David announced on Twitter in late July 2012 that he will be releasing his new album accompanied by a world tour in 2013.
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    In July 2012, it was revealed David is writing with Backstreet Boys on their 20th anniversary album, the follow-up to their 2009 album "This Is Us" and the first they will have released since the return of Kevin Richardson who departed from the band in 2005.
    In 2012, David has featured on a number of tracks whilst recording his own album, including releases with Stereo Palma titled "Our Love" and a collaboration with Mohombi and DJ Asaad titled "Addicted".
    Details of David's upcoming album are still unknown, however he has hinted on Twitter that it would be released in 2012.
    In December, he featured on the Blackout Mode dance track "Freak on the Dancefloor" that appeared on the compilation album R&B Collection 2012.
  • 2011
    David performed at the Michael Jackson tribute concert, held in Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium on 8 October 2011.
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    Released on 1 August 2011, David features on Erick Morillo's new mix CD Subliminal Invasion on a track titled "Fly Away".
    In May 2011, David made a guest appearance on NRJ12's French reality TV show Les Anges 2 where he offered advice to contestants trying to make a life in Miami.
    In February 2011, David agreed to do a desert trek for Comic Relief as part of Red Nose Day 2011.
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  • 2010
    The 2010 Sunday Times Rich List indicated that Craig David is worth £8 million.
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    David was nominated for 'Best Video' at the 2010 Urban Music Awards for the song "One More Lie (Standing in the Shadows)".
    On 27 August 2010, Swiss DJ Remady is releasing an album titled No Superstar on which David features on the track "Do It On My Own".
    On 20 May 2010, David appeared as a co-host on The Morning Show in Australia alongside Kylie Gillies, whilst regular male presenter Larry Emdur was on holiday.
    On 17 March 2010, David released a UK garage compilation album titled Rewind Old Skool Classics mixed with DJ Spoony featuring some of their favourite UK garage hits from the last ten years.
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    The first single from David's fifth studio album Signed Sealed Delivered was "One More Lie (Standing in the Shadows)" and it was released in the UK on 22 March 2010 where it made number 76 with the album following one week later on 29 March 2010, which entered the UK chart at number 13.
    David performed a bold new cover of "I Wan'na Be like You (The Monkey Song)" from Walt Disney's 1967 film The Jungle Book on the ITV programme Ultimate Movie Toons, broadcast 28 March 2010.
  • 2009
    The UK edition of Jay Sean's new album All or Nothing which was released on 30 November 2009, features David on a track entitled "Stuck in the Middle".
    On 2 October 2009, David revealed to his fans via Twitter and his website that he had signed a new record deal with Universal.
    On Friday 18 September 2009, fans got the first taste of the new album with an exclusive demo posted on his official website, a thirty-second snippet covering Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours".
    On 26 July 2009, David participated in the Sir Bobby Robson Trophy match at St James' Park, playing alongside boyhood hero Alan Shearer.
    On 14 May 2009, David participated in the Hillsborough Memorial football match at Anfield.
    From February to April 2009, David toured Russia, the Far East and performed one show in Los Angeles as part of a Greatest Hits tour.
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  • 2008
    In support of the release, David released two singles to promote the album. "Where's Your Love" featuring Tinchy Stryder and Rita Ora, a homage to his UK garage days, was digitally released on 10 November 2008.
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    David released his first Greatest Hits album on 24 November 2008.
    On 7 November 2008, David was recognised for his contribution to the music industry by receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Music, from Southampton Solent University at a graduation ceremony held at Southampton Guildhall.
    David received two 2008 UK Urban Music Award nominations for Best Album with Trust Me and Best R&B Act.
    David took part in Soccer Aid 2008 at Wembley Stadium on 7 September 2008.
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    On 17 August 2008, David performed at a birthday tribute concert for songwriter Don Black at the London Palladium.
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    "Officially Yours" was released on 23 June 2008 and peaked at number 158 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming his lowest-charting single to date and was the final single from Trust Me.
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  • 2007
    Speaking to The Sunday Times in 2007, David confessed that "The whole Bo' Selecta! thing was killing me for a while because this idiot had a cult following and I was the main caricature....
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    The first single from his album Trust Me, "Hot Stuff (Let's Dance)", was released on 5 November 2007.
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    In 2007, David collaborated with British rapper Kano on his album London Town, for the single "This Is the Girl". The track was released on 27 August 2007 and debuted at number 18 on the UK charts.
  • 2006
    The album's third single, "Unbelievable", debuted at number 18 in March 2006.
  • 2005
    David later signed on with Warner Music and put together his third album, The Story Goes, which was released worldwide in August 2005 (excluding the U.S. where it was never released).
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  • 2003
    The album's first four singles continued David's streak of top 10 hits in the UK, bringing a total of nine consecutive top 10 hits until "World Filled with Love" peaked at number 15 in 2003.
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  • 2001
    The success of David's debut, which was written almost entirely by David and Mark Hill of Artful Dodger, led to the United States release of "Fill Me In" in May 2001.
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  • 2000
    David's debut studio album, Born to Do It, was released in 2000, after which he has released a further five studio albums and worked with a variety of artists such as Tinchy Stryder, Kano, Jay Sean, Rita Ora and Sting.
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  • 1981
    Born on May 5, 1981.
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