Veteran R&B singer Craig David has seen some ups and downs throughout his career, but this new record may be his highest point yet.

David got his start on Artful Dodger’s 1999 U.K. garage club classic “Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta)”, and from there it was a quick rise to the top. The then-17-year-old David became Britain’s hottest new artist and soon released his debut studio album, Born to Do It, which sold more than eight million copies worldwide and his multi-platinum-selling first single, “Fill Me In,” debuted at number one on the charts. On top of that, he also received awards for Best R&B Act and Best U.K. and Ireland Act at the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards, as well as three prestigious MOBO (Music of Black Origin) awards.

Though after being parodied by a British comedy TV sketch, David’s career took a turn away from music, but not for long as he is back and better than ever. With a new record out today (January 26th), fittingly called, The Time is Now with high-profile collaborations with Bastille, GoldLink and Chase & Status, as well as a U.S. tour currently in progress, it really has been quite the comeback.

Craig David recently sat down with PRO MOTION to answer some rapid-fire questions in preparation for the release of The Time is Now. Check out what he has to say regarding his album, spirit animals and cartoons in the video below (also don’t forget to check out the album on iTunes).

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