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Craig David named in New Year Honours List

Craig David's first album Born To Do It became the fastest-selling debut from a British male solo artist in 2000.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 4 Jan 2021
  • min read

PRS for Music member Craig David has been awarded an MBE for his services for music in the 2021 New Years Honours list.

The 39-year-old’s award comes two decades after he first shot to fame with the release of his debut album Born To Do It, which featured the track song 7 Days.

He tweeted a photo of the envelope addressed to Craig David Esq, MBE and said seeing the title in writing ‘hits differently when you receive the letter though’.

‘Thank you for all the love you've all been showing me for so many years! I appreciate and love you,’ he added.

A platinum-selling, award-winning artist, Craig David managed to recapture the initial buzz of his early years in 2016, finding himself back in the top 20. In 2017, he picked up his sixth gong at the MOBO Awards.

David has released seven studio albums since his year 2000 debut and worked with the likes of Jay Sean, Rita Ora, Sting, AJ Tracey and Ella Mai.

Former ’90s chart star Apache Indian (real name Steven Kapur, who is also a member) has been honoured with a BEM for services to music.

For the past six years he has been touring and producing music, as well as inspiring young people through the AIM Music Academy, based at South and City College Handsworth campus.

Recipients of CBEs include PRS Foundation-funded composer Julian Anderson.

Anderson is among the most esteemed and influential composers of his generation, with regular performances both internationally and at home in the UK.