Nothing 'Average' On New Craig David Album
R&B sensation Craig David's sophomore album "Slicker Than Your Average" will be released Nov. 11 in the U.K. by the BMG-distributed Wildstar imprint and on Nov. 19 in North America via Atlantic. TR&B sensation Craig David's sophomore album "Slicker Than Your Average" will be released Nov. 11 in the U.K. by the BMG-distributed Wildstar imprint and on Nov. 19 in North America via Atlantic. The single "What's Your Flava?" arrives Oct. 28 in the U.K.; a North American radio date has not yet been announced.
The news comes as David continues to enjoy success with his debut set, "Born To Do It," which is No. 138 in its 60th week on The Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 1 million units. The album launched the hits "7 Days" (No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100) and "Fill Me In" (No. 15). To date, it has sold 7 million units worldwide, according to David's manager Colin Lester.
"Fill Me In" earned David two trophies at last year's Billboard Music Video Awards: best dance new artist clip and best R&B new artist clip.
"I'm influenced vocally by R&B music," David told Billboard in July 2001 of his eclectic sound. "As for rap and hip-hop, it comes from the U.K.'s garage scene, while my production leans into different genres. Being brought up in the U.K. and coming from a mixed-race family, it's hard to put my style into a category. It's left-field music that incorporates all my flavors."