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Born To Do It

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Album: Born To Do It
# Song Title   Time
1)    Fill Me In
2)    Can't Be Messing 'Round
3)    Rendezvous
4)    7 Days
5)    Follow Me
6)    Last Night
7)    Walking Away
8)    Time to Party
9)    Bootyman
10)    Once in a Lifetime
11)    You Know What
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel includes: Craig David (vocals); Rickaardo Reid (keyboards, programming); Wayne Lawes (programming); Mark Hill, V. Hallett, F. Zargaroli (background vocals).
  • "Fill Me In" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
  • "7 Days" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
  • Audio Mixer: Mark Hill .
  • Recording information: Battery Studios; STrongroom; The Wharf.
  • The Southampton, England-born singer's US debut is a sultry foray into contemporary R&B, spanning the uptempo album-opening "Fill Me In," the sensuous "Rendezvous," and the pleading "Key to My Heart." Craig David has the sense to combine his pop leanings with his R&B roots, and the result is an irresistible mix of the sensual, the danceable, and the just plain catchy that recalls a millennial version of '80s UK R&B pretender Terence Trent Darby.
  • David's background as a London radio DJ serves him well--the mix of songs is seamless, gliding by as smoothly as a summer boat ride down the River Thames, and his vocal gymnastics are similarly aurally pleasing. Craig David is arguably the latest in a long line of British R&B performers who interpret the form at least as well as, if not better than, their US counterparts.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (8/2/01, p.64) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...It strikes a balance between traditional pop and R&B, using modern production flash as a bridge....[It] has more pop savvy than most contemporary American urban fare..."

Spin (1/02, p.77) - Ranked #19 in Spin's "Albums of the Year 2001" - "...This goes down like your first sip of La Grande Dame."

Entertainment Weekly (7/20/01, pp.64-5) - "...It's music to grind to without spilling your Moet....a brilliantly market-tuned fusion of R&B elegance and all-ages pop sugar..." - Rating: B+

Uncut (10/00, p.76) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Smooth-groove soul...he's a sweet, silky seducer of 'special laydeez'....David writes teen-love lyrics of wit and punch..."

CMJ (8/20/01, p.10) - "...It's one of the slickest, sweetest pieces of ear candy you're likely to hear this year..."
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