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Craig David (born 5.5.1981)
Craig David is a British R&B songwriter and singer. He rose to fame when his track 'Rewind' with Artful Dodger hit number two on the UK singles chart.

Childhood: Craig David was born and raised in Southampton, England. His mother, Tina Loftus, was a shop assistant and his father, George David, was a carpenter. George also played bass guitar in a local reggae band, Ebony Rockers. Craig's parents separated when he was eight and he was raised by his mother.

Musical Career: Craig David's first professional work was with the British R&B group Damage, on a cover of Eric Clapton's 'Wonderful Tonight.' Following this, he began working with Artful Dodger, a garage music act. The track 'Rewind', from their album It's All About the Stragglers, reached number two in 2000 and provided Craig the opportunities to begin a solo career.

Craig David's debut single 'Fill Me In' went straight to number one. He was 19 at the time, making him the youngest solo male to reach the top spot in the UK charts. His next three singles all hit the Top 10 and his first album, Born To Do It sold over seven million albums across the globe. The album's success led to a US release, where 'Fill Me In' reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album reached number 11 and 'Seven Days' was a top 10 hit.

Craig's second album Slicker Than Your Average was released in 2002 but was less successful than its predecessor, with all the singles failing to chart in the US. 'Rise & Fall', a duet with Sting received a fair amount of airplay but failed to make a mark on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. The releases fared better in the UK, with another four top ten hits, including 'What's Your Flava?'

In 2005, Craig David released his third album on Warner Music. The Story Goes. was released around the world, except the US. 'All The Way' was the first single from the album and reached number three in the UK and 'Don't Love You No More (I'm Sorry)' spent 15 weeks in the Top 75.

In 2007, Craig worked with Kano on the track 'This Is the Girl', which went to number 18 in the singles chart. Later that year, Craig released the first single from his new album Trust Me. 'Hot Stuff' was a top 10 hit and the album reached number 18. '6 of 1 Thing', the second release from the album proved to be Craig's lowest charting single to date, at number 39.



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Craig David performed a number of his hit singles at Key 103 Live held at Manchester Arena, United Kingdom - Saturday 16th July 2016

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Craig David - Craig David seen leaving BBC Breakfast studio's in Manchester this morning at Media City - Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 20th June 2016

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Craig David - Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone.at Wembley Stadium, London at Wembley Stadium - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 11th June 2016

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Craig David - Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Berkeley Square Gardens, London at Berkeley Square Gardens - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Craig David - Celebrities leaving Glamour Women Of The Year Awards held at Berkeley Square Gardens at Berkeley Square Gardens - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th June 2016

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We Are Fstvl 2016 - Live Review


There can be no better way to spend your bank holiday weekend than being at a music festival. We Are Fstvl took place on 28 and 29 May 2016 at Upminster, London bringing a glimpse of British summertime to the Airfield of Dreams.

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On a day filled with acts and artists from upcoming to acts to those who have been DJing for decades, the day was predominantly owned by the legendary DJ that is Fatboy Slim. The successful dance producer's career spanning set included reworked tracks such as Praise You. Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim's stage presence kept the audience alive the addition of fire machines, a confetti blaster and smiley face blow up balls all added to the atmosphere.

Track Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat saw the volume turned up playing Calvin Harris' remix of the song whilst 1997 release Renegade Master brought the old school dance to the We are Fstvl attendees. Fatboy Slim's DJ sets leave no song unturned with The Sugarhill Gang's Apache (Jump On It) just one of the many additions.  The set marked the end of day one and left the audience with high expectations set for the Sunday.

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Craig David Wants To Write A "Garage Song" For Cheryl Fernandez-Versini


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In one of the more unlikely possible musical pairings of recent years, British R&B singer Craig David has revealed his desire to work with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on a new “garage song”.

The pair struck up a friendship during ‘The X Factor’ last year, when he worked alongside her training up her act Reggie N Bollie, who finished as runners-up in the 2015 series. Furthermore, recent rumours have suggested that the two have become romantically involved in the wake of Cheryl’s recent split from estranged husband Jean-Bernard.

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Is Craig David Helping Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Following Marriage Woes?


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They may seem like an unlikely pairing, but Craig David and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are said to have grown close in recent months, after meeting on ‘The X-Factor’ in December. The news comes after Cheryl’s marriage to French husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini has been under scrutiny in recent months, with the couple rumoured to be heading for a divorce.

Cheryl Fernandez-VersiniCheryl Cole is said to have struck up a friendship with Craig David.

The Sun reports that the two struck up a close friendship after Craig appeared on ‘The X-Factor’ to perform with Cheryl’s act Reggie N Bollie during the December final. A source told the newspaper, “The atmosphere was electric when they met on the X Factor set.”

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Craig David

Date of birth

5th May, 1981

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.85




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