Craig Ashley David, 5 May 1981, Southampton, Hampshire, England. R&B singer-songwriter Craig David emerged in late 1999 and early 2000 as a major figure on the international pop market. His first success was as the smooth, soulful voice on UK garage act Artful Dodgers Re-rewind When The Crowd Say Bo Selecta that reached number 2 in the UK Top 40 and spent a total of 13 weeks on the chart. At the age of 14, David was MCing on a local pirate radio station as well as at nearby clubs before moving into DJing, playing mainly garage. It was while involved in this scene that he met Mark Hill of Artful Dodger, also from Southampton. Davids career was boosted when he won a national songwriting competition. The prize was to co-compose the b-side of Wonderful Tonight, a UK number 3 hit in 1997 for R&B stars Damage. Given only the music, he put the finishing touches to Im Ready. Now travelling to London at the...
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