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MUSIC

MY FAVORITE MUSICIAN

CRAIG DAVID
Birth name : Craig Ashley David Born : May 5, 1981 Origin Southampton, Hampshire, England Genre(s) R&B Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter

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The Biographic

Craig David was born in Holyrood, Southampton, His Father is Grenadian and his mother is a Jewish-English. He attended Bellemoor School. His earliest exposure to recording came when he worked on a bside to British R&B group Damage's cover of the Eric Clapton song "Wonderful Tonight". He then started doing vocals for a few tracks with garage act Artful Dodger, of which the song "Rewind", released off the Artful Dodger album It's All About the Stragglers, hit #2 on the UK charts in 2000, thus paving the way for a solo career. His first single, "Fill Me In", made him the youngest solo male artist ever to reach #1 in the UK (he was 19 at the time). This was the first of a string of four Top 10 singles from his debut album, Born To Do It, which was released the same year and also hit #1, going on to sell 1.8 million copies.

The success of his debut, which was written almost entirely by David himself and Mark Hill of The Artful Dodger, led to the U.S. release of "Fill Me In" in May 2001. It proved a success, reaching #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Born to Do It was released in the U.S. on July 17, 2001, peaking at #11 on the Billboard 200 and sold over one million copies. The single "7 Days" hit the Top 10 in the U.S., although "Walking Away"which had reached #3 in the UK and #5 in Australiamissed the Top 40 in the U.S. and was the last of his singles to chart there. The follow-up album, Slicker Than Your Average, was released in 2002 and fared considerably less well than his debut. None of the six singles released from the album charted in the U.S. Although "What's Your Flava" and "Rise and Fall" (David's duet with Sting) received airplay on the Urban contemporary and Soft AC formats, they did not make the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Tracks chart or the Adult Contemporary chart. However, "What's Your Flava" made the Rhythmic Top 40 (#32), Top 40 Mainstream (#24) and the Top 40 Tracks (#37). The albums' first four singles continued his streak of Top 10 hits in the UK, bringing David a total of nine consecutive Top 10 hits until "World Filled With Love" peaked at #15 in 2003.

David signed on with Warner Music and put together his third album, The Story Goes..., released worldwide in August 2005 (excluding the U.S. where it was never released). The first single, "All the Way", returned him to the Top 3, and the second single, "Don't Love You No More (I'm Sorry)", tied with "7 Days" as his longest running single in the charts since "Rewind", spending 15 weeks inside the UK Top 75. The album's third single, "Unbelievable", debuted at #18 in March 2006. David has recently collaborated with UK rapper Kano on his upcoming album London Town, for the single "This is the Girl". The track was released on August 27, 2007 and debuted at #18 on the UK charts. Craig's new single, "Hot Stuff", was released on November 5, 2007 and is the first single from the upcoming album "Trust Me", which is available to buy on November 12, 2007. Hot Stuff samples David Bowie "Let's Dance".