Craig David is one of the biggest British artists of all time - and it's no wonder, with hits like '7 Days', 'Walking Away' and 'Rewind'!
Although he's well-known for his brilliant songs, incredible writing skills and stunning vocals, Craig is also a hugely talented DJ - having performed his TS5 set all over the world.
How did Craig David become famous?
After Craig worked on a cover of 'Wonderful Tonight' by Damage, he began working with Artful Dodger, appearing as a vocalist on their tracks 'Something' and 'What Ya Gonna Do'. He started writing and recording his own music, like 'Walking Away' and '7 Days', and then featured on 'Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta)' by Artful Dodger which went to Number 2 and made him a household name.
Craig released his debut album 'Born to Do It' in August 2000, hitting the top spot in the UK charts and being certified 6x Platinum here too.
Did Craig David take time out from music?
He didn't go on an official hiatus, but resented the caricature of himself on Leigh Francis' TV show Bo' Selecta!, in which he was frequently parodied. Craig told The Sunday Times in 2007, "The whole Bo' Selecta! thing was killing me for a while because this idiot had a cult following and I was the main caricature. It was hurtful beyond belief. There were times when I thought I just want to knock this guy out."
Has Craig David won any awards?
He sure has! As well as 14 BRIT Award nominations and two GRAMMY Award nominations, Craig has also won three Ivor Novello Awards, all in 2001: Best Contemporary Song for '7 Days', Best Dance Single for 'Woman Trouble' with Robbie Craig and Artful Dodger and Songwriter of the Year.
Craig has also bagged five MOBO Awards: in 2000, he won Best UK Newcomer, Best R&B Act and Best UK Single of the Year for 'Fill Me In', in 2001 he won Best UK Act and in 2016 he took home Best Male Act.
What is Craig David's TS5?
TS5 is the name of Craig David's DJ set, something he has performed at venues all over the world including music festivals. It's named after his apartment in Miami where he hosted house parties, which then encouraged him to start DJ-ing.
Is Craig David married?
No he's not! Craig has always stayed very private about his personal life and romantic relationships.
How many albums has Craig David brought out?
Seven! Craig has brought out a whopping seven albums in his 23-year career: 'Born to Do It' in 2000, 'Slicker Than Your Average' in 2002, 'The Story Goes...' in 2005, 'Trust Me' in 2007, 'Signed Sealed Delivered' in 2010, 'Following My Intuition' in 2016 and 'The Time Is Now' in 2018.
On 31st May 2019, David released a new single "When You Know What Love Is" from his upcoming eighth album and he even made an appearance on Love Island, performing the single as a DJ at a Ministry of Sound pool party.
On 30th December 2020, he was announced on the Queen’s New Year Honours List to receive an MBE in recognition of his services to music.
On 29th April 2022, Craig shared a video message with his fans confirming that his next album would be released in 22 weeks. His eighth studio will be called '22' and in the video, Craig said: "Hey guys, I just wanted to jump on here to give you all an update on my new album '22'. It's been an amazing journey to get it to sound exactly how I wanted it..."
Did Craig David perform at the Platinum Party at the Palace?
Craig David was announced as one of the amazing artists due to perform at Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Concert in May.