Craig David signs major record deal months after re-launching music career

'SO HAPPY': Craig David

‘SO HAPPY’: Craig David

CRAIG DAVID has signed a record deal with a subdivision of Sony Music.

The 34-year-old singer, who has had 18 UK Top 20 singles, and six UK Top 20 albums, selling over 13 million records since the release of his debut album Born To Do It in 2000, announced the news today (Jan 25).

“I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have supported me from day one and to everyone who’s just joining me on my musical journey! I’m so happy to announce I’ve signed to @speakerbox_ / @insanityrecords through @sonymusicuk,” he posted with a picture of him signing his contract.

“I’m so excited for this next chapter in my life.”

The news comes just months after Craig released When The Bassline Drops – a collaboration with grim star Big Narstie – and his first single in six years.

The reached No.15 in the UK charts, Craig’s first Top 20 hit since Hot Stuff (Let’s Dance) in 2007.

SIGNING ON THE DOTTED LINE: Craig posted this picture on his Instagram page earlier today (jan 25)

SIGNING ON THE DOTTED LINE: Craig posted this picture on his Instagram page earlier today (jan 25)

During his career, the Southampton-born singer has been nominated for twelve Brit Awards: three times for Best British Male, and twice received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Born To Do It, which celebrated its 15th anniversary last year, sold over eight million copies worldwide, making it one of the biggest albums by a UK R&B artist.

The album, released in 2000, when Craig was just 19, debuted at No.1 in the UK Albums Chart becoming the fastest-selling debut album ever by a British male solo act, and eventually being certified sex-times platinum in the region.

Born To Do It spawned four singles, including the UK No.1s Fill Me In and 7 Days and the successful Walking Away and Rendezvous.



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