Craig Ashley David (born 5 May 1981) is an English singer and songwriter.  He has released five studio albums: Born to Do It, Slicker Than Your Average, The Story Goes..., Trust Me, Signed Sealed Delivered and a Greatest Hits album. Craig David has sold over 13 million albums worldwide.
David was born in Holyrood, Southampton, Hampshire, the son of Tina (née Loftus), a retail assistant at Superdrug, and George David, a carpenter. David's father is Grenadian and David's mother is English and related to the founders of the Accurist watch-making company;  David's parents separated when he was eight and he was raised by his mother.He attended Bellemoor School and Southampton City College.
David's father played bass in a reggae band called Ebony Rockers. As a teen, David began accompanying his father to local dance clubs, where DJs let him take the microphone.