20th July 2013 21:00saturday
Main stageHoly Trinity Square
From a UK Garage pioneer to a mainstream multi-million seller, Craig David is so much more than your average artist. From Ivor Novello awards to sales of over 13 million, 2 No.1’s, 13 Top 10 hits, huge success in America and sold out shows across the world, Craig is one of the UK music scene’s most successful male solo exports. As well as awards, acclaim, platinum sales and sold-out tours, the singer/songwriter is one of a handful of artists able to balance incredible commercial success with can’t-pay-for-it credibility.
In addition to albums sold and awards won, Craig has helped redefine British pop music. Years before Tinchy, Chipmunk or N-Dubz arrived on Radio 1, Craig brought everything from UK garage, to stripped back acoustics and electro-edged R&B to the UK charts. His 13 top 10 singles, including Fill Me In, 7 Days, Walking Away, What’s Your Flava, Hot Stuff (‘Let’s Dance’), and the incredible duet with Sting, Rise And Fall, established Craig as an indisputable commercial success, and proved that British urban music had the power to go pop.
Both the record industry and music fans acknowledged Craig’s contributions with three Ivor Novellos, (including the two highly prestigious awards for Songwriter Of The Year and Best Contemporary Song), four MOBOs, two MTV EMA awards and three sold-out shows at Wembley Arena, plus multiple Brit and Grammy award nominations. Proving his popularity has far from faded, MTV viewers voted Craig’s Born To Do It the second Greatest Album Ever in MTV history, just behind Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
In February 2013, Craig announced a world tour, taking the international superstar to Indonesia, Australia, Europe and the UK throughout 2013. He is also currently working on his next, highly anticipated studio album set for release later this year.