Craig Ashley David was born in 1981 in Southampton, England. Craig David's parents are Tina, a Jewish shop assistant at Superdrug, and George David, a black Grenadian carpenter. Craig was raised by his mother after his parents separated when he was eight years old.
Craig's music career began with collaboration with the British R&B group Damage on their b-side track "Wonderful Tonight," a cover of the Eric Clapton song. He then began working with the garage act Artful Dodger, where they recorded the song "Rewind" which reached #2 on the UK charts in 2000.
With the successful single with Artful Dodger, Craig David launched his solo career. He scored a huge success with his debut single "Fill Me In" which topped the charts in the UK and made Craig David the youngest male solo artist to do so. The album did well in the UK, scoring four Top 10 singles and sold seven million copies worldwide. The album's success led to a US release where the album went platinum. None of the album's singles matched their success in the UK, but several still did well. "Fill Me In" reached #15 on the Hot 100, "Walking Away" reached #44, and "7 Days" reached #10.
In 2002, Craig David returned with Slicker Than Your Average. The album fell short in the United States with none of the singles charting. Still, the album went gold in the United State,s and did very well in the UK. In the United Kingdom, "What's Your Flava," "Hidden Agenda," "Rise & Fall" and "Spanish" all reached the top 10. With these releases, Craig David was able to score nine consecutive Top 10 hits in the UK.
Craig David's third album, The Story Goes... was released by Warner Bros in 2005. However, the album never saw release in the United States. Despite that, it still did reasonably well in the UK where "All the Way" and "Don't Love You No More" both reached the Top 5 in the charts.
In 2007, Craig released his last album to date, Trust Me. The album is Craig David's lowest performing to date, with only one of its singles "Hot Stuff" reaching the Top 10 in the UK charts.