David's Shock At Poll Result
British singer CRAIG DAVID was stunned his album BORN TO DO IT came second to MICHAEL JACKSON's THRILLER in a poll of the greatest ever records - but admits he is "flattered" by the honour.
The soul star's debut disc, released in the U.K. in 2000 and the following year in the U.S., came runner-up in MTV's Greatest Album Ever survey.
The shock result saw the 7 Days hitmaker triumph over best-selling classics such as Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses, Radiohead's OK Computer, and Nirvana's Nevermind.
And he admits he was surprised when he heard music fans had voted Born To Do It second to Thriller.
David tells MTV, "To come just behind the king of pop is incredibly flattering, because you know what - I grew up listening to that guy's music. To know that it was a vote across the board as opposed to people who just listen to R'n'B or hip-hop music is wicked. Joshua Tree by U2 is in there - I mean there are some massive albums in there."
And David insists the result is due to the cultural impact his debut record had at the time of its release: "I guess looking back in hindsight it was a real movement at that period of time... It was just an absolute phenomenon.
"It's incredibly flattering - I'm very honoured to have the record in that place, it's wicked."