Daniel Bedingfield

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Daniel Bedingfield
Birth nameDaniel John Bedingfield
Born(1979-12-03) 3 December 1979 (age 32)[1]
New Zealand
OriginLondon, United Kingdom
GenresPop, dance-pop, pop rock, electronic, dance, UK garage
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards,
guitar, programming
Years active2001–2004,
2007–present
LabelsPolydor (UK)
Island (US)
Associated actsNatasha Bedingfield
WebsiteOfficial site
 
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Daniel Bedingfield
Birth nameDaniel John Bedingfield
Born(1979-12-03) 3 December 1979 (age 32)[1]
New Zealand
OriginLondon, United Kingdom
GenresPop, dance-pop, pop rock, electronic, dance, UK garage
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards,
guitar, programming
Years active2001–2004,
2007–present
LabelsPolydor (UK)
Island (US)
Associated actsNatasha Bedingfield
WebsiteOfficial site

Daniel John Bedingfield (born 3 December 1979) is a New Zealand born British singer-songwriter. He is the brother of pop singers Natasha Bedingfield and Nikola Rachelle.

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Music career

Early career

In 1996, had success writing the theme tune for BBC One's DIY series Changing Rooms.

2001-2003: Gotta Get Thru This

He released his first single, "Gotta Get Thru This" in November 2001. It gathered momentum on white label through the UK garage music scene, and went on to become a number one smash in the UK Top 40. He has since had two more number-one singles ("If You're Not The One" and "Never Gonna Leave Your Side"), as well as three further top 10 hits. His debut album, also titled Gotta Get thru This, which was recorded at home using Making Waves Audio software, reached number 2 in the UK albums chart and went on to sell more than 4 million copies worldwide[citation needed]. The song "Gotta Get Thru This" has been recorded in an a cappella version by the Danish vocal group SONO, released on the album "Playground" in 2011.

2004-2005: Second First Impression

In 2004, Bedingfield won a BRIT Award for Best British Male Artist. He then moved to the Universal Music subsidiary label Polydor Records to release his second album, Second First Impression, which reached number 8 in the UK. The album sold poorly compared to his first offering, though it did include two UK Top 20 singles, "Nothing Hurts Like Love" which reached number 3, and "Wrap My Words Around You" which peaked at number 12. The third and final single, "The Way", became his first to miss the top 40, reaching number 41. The album was not released in the U.S.

2006-2011: Hiatus

In an interview with the New Zealand Herald in April 2007, Bedingfield said that, after a four-year hiatus, he had three albums recorded and awaiting release.[2]

Since his last release in 2004, Bedingfield continued to work with other artists. He co-wrote the song "Works for Me!" for American Idol finalist David Archuleta. He has also worked with Pixie Lott, and contributed guest vocals on a track by a former member of The Roots. In December 2009, he co-wrote material with Tessanne Chin as well as recorded three songs with Busy Signal at DJ Karim's Stainless Records studios in Kingston, Jamaica. In December 2010 Daniel spent a month in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he wrote and recorded a song with a local freak folk band, The Raw Men Empire. He concluded his visit with a Tel Aviv gig, hosting Uzi Feinerman, The Raw Men Empire and a variety of other Israeli musicians. In July 2011, he recorded on a dancehall riddim called the Overproof Riddim. Like many of the songs on this riddim, it has been getting good rotation in Jamaica.[3]

2012: "Rocks Off" & Stop the Traffik

In February 2012, Daniel Bedingfield released the single Rocks Off with an accompanying video on MTV which can be viewed here. Rocks Off was released alongside B-Side "It's Not Me, It's You". It is anticipated that both tracks will feature on a short EP album later in the year.

On April 24th, Daniel Bedingfield will release "Stop the Traffik – Secret Fear", the first of three EPs he will release this year. The EP will feature both the previously released "Rocks Off" and "It's Not Me, Its You" as well as 5 other new tracks.

Personal life

Bedingfield was diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which he said has been reflected in his songwriting.[4]

While on holiday visiting his parents in New Zealand, Bedingfield nearly lost his life in a serious horse accident. As a result, he was left with severe head and neck injuries because of the horse stamping on him. These injuries required him to wear a head brace and took six months to heal. Daniel used the lyrics in his most famous song 'Gotta Get Thru This' as inspiration and did in fact 'get through it'.[5]

His parents are leadership trainers and mentors in the voluntary sector and business world. His mother, Molly Bedingfield, is founder and CEO of Global Angels, of which Daniel is one of the International Executive Directors.[6] Bedingfield also helped to launch the Stop the Traffik coalition against modern day slavery.

Bedingfield is a Pentecostal Christian, but has said, "I find that when people hear that I'm a Christian they expect me to be extremely religious. I'm not great friends with religion [although] I'm passionate about anything to do with God. He's quoted saying "I just had to get through this."

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Discography

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