From the shy, overweight child from Southampton to Brit awards controversy, gay rumours, cracking America and Bo Selecta's large-chinned imitation. Can I get a rewind?
A multi-platinum star just out of his teens, Craig David plunged into the music business after his mother pushed him into a national song-writing contest, which he won in 1996.
MC-ing on his local pirate radio station at 14, as well as at the clubs around his hometown of Southampton, David met Mark Hill, the Artful Dodger producer, and together they released 'Re-Rewind'. This smash club anthem led to a signing with Wildstar/Atlantic and the release of David’s 2000 debut album 'Born To Do It'. A fluid mix of R&B, pop, hip-hop and garage, it sold over seven million copies.
The follow up single, 'Fill Me In', went straight to number one. David became the youngest British male artist to get a number one hit in the UK.
Craig's influences include Terence Trent D'arby, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, but he is most certainly an R&B man, with an ear for the popular mood of the youth.
In 2002, David released 'Slicker Than Your Average', an album that explores his inventive and unique sound. It includes a collaboration with Sting on 'Rise and Fall', a song built around the melody of Sting’s 1993 hit, 'Shape of My Heart.
Craig released three further albums, 'The Story Goes...' (2005), 'Trust Me' (2007) and 'Signed Sealed Delivered' (2010). His latest album, 'Following My Intuition' is set for realease in 2014.
Craig has also attracted much interest in the US, and continues to divide his time between America and the UK.