Craig David Biography
Craig David is a British singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer. He attended Bellemoor School and Southampton City College. He rose to fame in 1999, featuring on the single “Re-Rewind” by Artful Dodger.
Craig David career in music began when he worked on a B-side to British group Damage’s cover of “Wonderful Tonight”. He then started doing vocals for a few tracks with the English garage band Artful Dodger. In 1999 he appeared in the song “Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta)”, from the Artful Dodger album It’s All About the Stragglers,which hit number two on the UK charts.
He released his first single ‘Fill Me In’which topped the UK chart and was the first of a string of four top 10 singles from his debut album Born to Do It, which eventually sold more than 8 million copies worldwide, earning multi-platinum status in more than 20 countries.
He followed it up with another smash hit number one single, 7 Days, as well as Walking Away, which reached number three. All three tracks are from his debut album, Born To Do It, which also topped the charts. His second album, Slicker Than Your Average, reached number four and spawned hit single Rise & Fall and Spanish. Other hits include All The Way, Hot Stuff (Let’s Dance) which samples the hit David Bowie song, and 2015’s When The Bassline Drops.
Craig David Age
He was born as Craig Ashley David on 5th May 1981 in Southampton, United Kingdom.He is 37 years old as of 2018.
Craig David Parents| Family
He is the son to George David, a carpenter who also played bass in a reggae band called Ebony Rockers and his mother Tina Loftus was a retail assistant at Superdrug. His father is Afro-Grenadian and his mother an Anglo-Jewish who is related to the founders of the Accurist watch-making company, his maternal grandfather was an Orthodox Jew and his maternal grandmother a convert to Judaism. His parents separated when he was eight, he was brought up by his mother.
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Craig David Partner| Girlfriend
He first dated Colombian actress and model Sofia Vergara in 2003. Since then, he’s kept his partners out of the public eye. On 12th October 2017, he announced that he is heterosexual and is ready to settle, he did not mention his girlfriend’s name.
Craig David Height
- Height: 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
- Weight: 83 kg (183 lb)
- Shoe size: 10 US
Craig David Sexuality
Since the singer has been single for most of his music career or doesn’t put his relationship in the public domain there has been speculations that he might be gay to clear up the air he told ‘The Sun’, “I leave it
very open because at the end of the day it’s one of those things where I shouldn’t have to reinforce and state, ‘No, I’m a heterosexual’ — because that’s all nonsense.”
“I think it’s very evident in the way my songs are and how I speak about relationships so I wouldn’t even go into it. It’s like if that’s what you feel it’s what you feel,” he added. “The only person that it really matters is the relationship that I’m in and I know, I know.”
“I feel in the sense that if you’re heterosexual, if you’re bisexual, if you’re gay, if you’re a lesbian, if you’re transgender, whatever the vibe is, that’s what you represent. I’ve always found it quite strange that we
always like to try and define people and say this is how it is and this is how it should be.”
“That’s one of the things that the internet and social media have really opened up and allowed. People have got a voice now. We’ve got to stop the nonsense now and open it up.”
Craig David Activism
On 24 March 2010 (World Tuberculosis Day), the World Health Organization appointed Craig David as a Goodwill Ambassador against tuberculosis. His first activity in this role was to travel to South Africa to learn more about tuberculosis, where he met people suffering from the disease or having recovered from it, and scientists who have dedicated their lives to fighting tuberculosis. David stated that his mission is to help overcome the social stigma of TB in order to beat the disease
Craig David Awards
- 2004: Pop International, Goldene Kamera Awards
- 2001: Best Contemporary Song, “7 Days”, Ivor Novello Awards.
- 2001: Best Dance Single,”Woman Trouble”, Ivor Novello Awards.
- 2001: Songwriter of the Year, Ivor Novello Awards.
- 2000: Best UK Newcomer, MOBO Awards
- 2000: Best R&B Act, MOBO Awards
- 2000: Best UK Single of the Year, “Fill Me In”, MOBO Awards.
- 2001: Best UK Act, MOBO Awards
- 2016: Best Male Act, MOBO Awards
- 2001: Best R&B, MTV Europe Music Awards.
- 2001: Best UK & Ireland Act, MTV Europe Music Awards.
- 2001: Best Male Video, “What’s Your Flava?”, MTV Video Music Awards Japan.
Craig David Albums
- 2000: Born to Do It
- 2001: nRemixes and Live
- 2002: Slicker Than Your Averange.
- 2005: The Story Goes…
- 2007: Trust Me
- 2008: Greatest Hits
- 2010: Signed Sealed Delivered
- 2010: Rewind: Old Skool Classics
- 2016: Following My Intuition
- 2017: Rewind – The Collection
Craig David Songs
- Waking Away
- 7 Days
- Fill Me In
- Ain’t Giving Up
- What’s Your Flava
- Nothing Like This
- When the Bassline Drops
- One More Time
- Change My Love
- Bridge Over Troubled Water
- All We Needed
- Hidden Agenda
- Hot Stuff
- You Don’t Miss Your Water
- Officially Yours
- World Filled With Love
- All The Way
- One More Lie
- Where’s Your Love
- 6 of 1 Thing
- Time to Party
- Can’t Be Messing ‘Round
- This Is the Girl
- Booty Man
- What’s Changed
Craig David Net Worth
He has an estimated Net Worth of $15 Million.
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11/10/2018;TS5 – New York Terminal 5
Craig David Rewind
Craig David Rendezvous
Craig David Walking Away
Craig David Following My Intuition
Following My Intuition is his sixth studio album. The album was released on 30 September 2016 by Insanity Records and Sony Music and features the likes of Big Narstie, Blonde, Sigala, Hardwell and Kaytranada.
Release date: 30 September 2016
Label: Speakerbox/Insanity Records
Craig David Hairstyle
His short curly hairstyle is suitable for all climatic condition and perfectly complements his face, his buzz cut hairdo is always great. He sported a short hairstyle to add more volume to his face. He also added layers to his short hair and flaunted the hairdo on various public shows. He has also sported a sophisticated look where he made an angle cut on one side for adding shape to his face. He occasionally hides his hairdo with a knitted cap pulled down above his eyebrows.
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Craig David surprised to find fan playing his debut album at remote shop in Costa Rica
Updated: 21 May 2018
Craig David Popped into a remote, ramshackle convenience store to grab supplies in Costa Rica – and found the owner playing his debut CD.
The multi-platinum-selling and award-winning artist, 37, was walking along a trail on the way to film an acoustic set in a rainforest when he spotted the tiny shop. Eager to grab some water for the last leg of the trip the team wandered in only to discover the owner was a Craig David fan.
David revealed the bizarre moment as he was interviewed ahead of a surprise one-off gig for staff on a cruise ship.
He said: ‘’It was madness, the guy recognised me when I walked in.
‘’He was going ‘Noooooo – I can’t believe it’. He only had three CDs – and mine was one of them.
‘’It was a crazy moment. We were on our way to a rainforest. It was the last place on the planet I expected to hear my songs being played.’’
David, whose new single “Magic” is receiving critical acclaim, is enjoying a huge renaissance and has amassed an army of younger fans since he returned home from Miami two years ago.
In March, the singer surprised London commuters when he performed an acoustic version of his hit song “7 Days” along with the new single from top 10 album The Time Is Now.
He was filmed performing for passengers on a double-decker bus as it drove through London.
In the footage he can be seen waiting at a bus stop with his guitarist where he says to the camera: “What we’re going to do is we’re going to jump on the bus and give the passengers a little private performance -low-key – we’re just going to freestyle it.”