Craig David (born May 5, 1981 in Southampton) is a British pop singer. He rose to fame as the singer on the Artful Dodger's Rewind which reached number two in the UK in late 1999.
In 2000 he had a number one hit with Fill Me In. He then got another top 10 hit, being featured on another Artful Dodger song, also featuring Robbie Craig, called Woman Trouble (reaching #6). Then another solo number one hit came, named 7 Days. At the end of that year he was named best UK newcomer and best R&B act at the MOBO awards. His album Born To Do It was released in 2000, and 2 more top 10 hits from it came (Walking Away reaching #3, and Rendezvous reaching #8). The album and its singles also had massive success overseas, in countries like Australia, Canada and the United States.
Slicker Than Your Average was the follow-up album and was released in 2002, and 6 singles were released from it. These were: What's Your Flava? (#8 in 2002), Hidden Agenda (#10 in 2003), Rise & Fall (featuring Sting, #2 in 2003), Spanish (#8 in 2003), World Filled With Love (#15 in 2003), and You Don't Miss Your Water (#42 in 2003).
David's label, Telstar Records, ultimately went bankrupt; the blame was placed on them concentrating too much on marketing Victoria Beckham's musical output, which failed to achieve the success they had expected. This biography is published under the GNU Licence