Craig David has a net worth of $18 million as an English singer-songwriter. After the publication of his first album, “Born To Do It,” in 2000, Craig David became an immediate sensation. Since then, he’s recorded many more popular albums and received countless accolades.
In a survey held by MTV UK in 2009, his first album was voted the second-greatest album of all time, behind only Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
David has seven studio albums to his credit, as well as two Grammy and 12 Brit Award nominations. “7 Days,” “Walking Away,” “What’s Your Flava?” “Hidden Agenda,” and “Rise & Fall” are among his other successes.
His father, George David, was a carpenter who also played bass in the Ebony Rockers, a reggae band. When David and his father went dancing clubs, the DJs would let him use the microphone.
When David’s parents divorced when he was eight years old, he was raised by his mother. David went to Southampton City College and Bellemoor School.
David signed with Wildstar Records and had his first solo hit, “Fill Me In,” from his first album Born to Do It, which he released in 2000. The album has gone multi-Platinum in over 20 countries and has sold 8 million copies worldwide.
The album’s first top 10 song, “Fill Me In,” was the first of four top ten singles. In the United States, the album was published in 2001 and reached #11 on the Billboard 200, selling over 1 million copies. Born to Do It was chosen the #2 Greatest Album of All-Time by MTV voters in 2009.
The animated film “Osmosis Jones” used the song “Key to My Heart.” The song “7 Days” also charted in the top 10 in the US, but “Walking Away,” which was a huge hit in the UK and Australia, failed to crack the top 40 in the US.
In 2002, David released his second album, “Sticker Than Average.” The album’s first four tracks extended David’s run of top 10 UK successes. None of the singles, however, charted in the United States.
David has said that the album’s title may be interpreted in two ways: “On the one hand, it seems that I am arrogant. On the other side, it’s implying that on the record, I’m a lot more composed.” Before its formal release, the album was unofficially leaked on the internet.
David released his first greatest hits album in November 2008, along with two tracks to promote it: “Where’s Your Love” and “Insomnia.” For the album, he re-recorded “Walking Away” with four other performers.
The first single from David’s fifth album “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” titled “One More Lie: Standing in the Shadows,” was released in 2010.
It peaked at No. 76 on the charts, while the album, which was released on March 29, 2010, debuted at No. 13 in the UK. “All Alone Tonight Stop, Look, Listen” is another important track from the album.
In January 2013, David revealed on Twitter that he had struck a publishing contract with Universal Music Publishing Group.
He started on a globe tour via Australia, Europe, and England in March of that year. In 2014, David released two teaser songs: “Cold” and “Seduction.”
He signed with Insanity Records in 2016 and played at the Ultra Music Festival the following year. In September of that year, he released “Following My Intuition,” his sixth studio album, which debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart, marking his first number one since his debut in 2000.
In September 2017, David announced the release of his seventh album, “The Time Is Now.” The first song “Heartline” and the second single “I Know You,” both featuring Bastille, were released in January 2018.
His highest-charting song since 2005’s “Don’t Love You No More” was “Don’t Love You No More,” which reached No. 5.
On the UK Albums Chart, the album debuted at No. 2. In May 2019, David released a new track called “When You Know What Love Is,” and later that summer, he appeared on the reality program Love Island.
David’s manager, Colin Lester, was honored with an OBE for his contributions to charity and the music business. Craig’s next film, “22,” is scheduled to be released in 2022.
Personal Life and Activism
He was named a Goodwill Ambassador against TB by the World Health Organization in 2010.
In this capacity, he flew to South Africa to learn more about the illness and met TB survivors as well as experts dedicated to battling the disease.
Craig David is a fan of his local football club, Southampton F.C., in his spare time.
In 2003, he was romantically connected to actress Sofia Vergara, although he has apparently stayed single for most of his career, focusing on his music.