Although born in New Zealand, Daniel moved to South London when he was three months old and grew up in Lewisham. He discovered his rapping and beatboxing skills whilst at school and, along with his sister Natasha and Nikola, he started a group.
It was with his debut solo outing ‘Gotta Get Thru This’, famously recorded in his bedroom, that he became a chart-breaking, number one sensation.
The album of the same name was also mostly recorded in his bedroom and proved a huge worldwide hit. The singles ‘James Dean (I Wanna Know)', ‘If You’re Not the One’ and ‘Never Gonna Leave Your Side’ all helped to secure his place as one of the leading musical talents of 2003.
In 2004, while holidaying in New Zealand, he crashed his jeep and had to be cut from the wreck. Unable to travel due to neck injuries, he accepted his BRIT award for British Male Artist via satellite.
Fully recovered, he returned to the studio to work on his 2004 release, ‘Second First Impression’, and teamed up with his sister for a memorable performance at the 2005 BRIT Awards show.
With two hugely successful albums under his belt and an award winning sister, the future looks very bright for the Bedingfield family. In 2012, Daniel appeared as a judge on 'The X Factor' in New Zealand.