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BIRTHDAY: May 5, 1981
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Fill Me In" (2001)
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BIGGEST LP: Born To Do It (2001)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

Craig Davidbutton.gif (123 bytes) Craig David was born May 5, 1981 in England. Craig grew up experimenting with music: writing songs, DJing, remixing, and focusing on his love for R&B and hip-hop music. When Craig was 15, he won a national songwriting competition for a tune called "I'm Ready." By the time he was 19, Craig had conquered the charts in the UK. Elton John said of Craig: "If there's a better singer than Craig David in Britain, then I'm Margaret Thatcher."

2000...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig topped the UK Singles chart with "Fill Me In" for a week.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig topped the UK Singles chart with "7 Days" for a week.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig's debut LP, Born To Do It, topped the UK LP chart for 2 weeks.

2001... # 27 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig was nominated for 6 Brit Awards including Best British Album, Best British Male, Best British Dance Act, Best British Newcomer, Best British Single and Best British Video ("7 Days"). The nominations were the most ever for an artist at the Brit Awards.

June
Craig David - Born To Do Itbutton.gif (123 bytes) Craig released his debut LP in the US - Born To Do It. The title of the LP comes from monologue in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig hit the US Top 40 for the first time with "
Fill Me In."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Born To Do It was certified gold.

September
Craig David - "Fill Me In" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Craig hit the Top 10 with "Fill Me In."
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig was nominated for a
MTV Video Music Award for the MTV2 Award ("Fill Me In").

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig won 2 MTV Europe Music Awards for Best R&B Act and Best UK/Ireland Act.

December
Craig David - "7 Days" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Craig hit the Top 40 with "7 Days."

2002... # 14 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Born To Do It was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig was nominated for 3 Brit Awards including Best British Male, Best British Dance Act, and Best British Album.

February
Craig David - "Walking Away" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Craig hit the Top 10 with "7 Days."
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("Fill Me In").

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig hit the Top 40 with "Walking Away."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig hit the
Top 10 with "Walking Away."

August
Craig David - Slicker Than Your Averagebutton.gif (123 bytes) Craig's video for "Walking Away" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig hit the Top 40 with "What's Your Flava?"
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig released his second LP,
Slicker Than Your Average, and includes a duet with Sting.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Slicker Than Your Average was certified gold.

2003... # 100 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig hit the Top 40 with "Hidden Agenda."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("7 Days").

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Craig performed at the Prince's Trust concert which raised money for disadvantaged children.

Craig David - The Story Goesbutton.gif (123 bytes) # 245 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

September
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2008...

May
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November
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2016...

  • October 13: Craig topped the UK LP chart with Following My Intuition.












LPs
Craig David - Born To Do It Born To Do It
Released: July, 2001
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 11
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Fill Me In" - "Can't Be Messing 'Round" - "Rendezvous" - "7 Days" - "Follow Me" - "Key To My Heart" - "Fill Me In (Part 2)" - "Last Night" - "Walking Away" - "Time To Party" - "Booty Man" - "Once In A Lifetime" - "You Know What" - "Rewind"
Craig David - Slicker Than Your Average Slicker Than Your Average
Released: November, 2002
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 32
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Slicker Than Your Average" - "What's Your Flava?" - "Fast Cars" - "Hidden Agenda" - "Eenie Meenie" - "You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til The Well Runs Dry)" - "Rise And Fall" (with Sting) - "Personal" - "Hands Up In The Air" - "2 Steps Back" - "What's Changed?" - "World Filled With Love"
Craig David - The Story Goes The Story Goes (import)
Released: September, 2005
Tracks: "All The Way" - "Don't Love You No More" - "Hypnotic" - "Separate Ways" - "Johnny" - "Do You Believe In Love" - "One Last Dance" - "Unbelievable" - "Just Chillin'" - "Thief In The Night" - "Take Em Off" - "My Love Don't Stop" - "Let Her Go"
Craig David - Trust Me Trust Me
Released: May, 2008
Tracks: "Hot Stuff (Let's Dance)" - 6 Of 1 Thing" - "Friday Night" - "Awkward" - "Just A Reminder" - "Officially Yours" - "Kinda Girl For Me" - "She's On Fire" - "Don't Play With Our Love" - "Top Of The Hill" - "This Is The Girl"
Craig David - 'Greatest Hits' Greatest Hits (import)
Released: November, 2008
Tracks: "Fill Me In" - "7 Days" - "Rise & Fall" (with Sting) - "Insomnia" - "What's Your Flava?" - "Walking Away" - "Where's Your Love" (featuring Tinchy Styder) - "You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til The Well Runs Dry)" - "All The Way" - "Just My Imagination" - "Don't Love You No More (I'm Sorry)" - "6 Of 1 Thing" - "Hidden Agenda" - "Rewind" - "Hot Stuff (Let's Dance)"
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