"Daniel Keaton Powter" (born February 25 1971) is a Canadian recording artist. He grew up in Vernon, in the Okanagan Valley region of British Columbia. With few local musical influences, he credits his early exposure to music to his mother, who was a pianist and took her son on long distance
Daniel Powter's first piano pop single, "Bad Day" debuted not in his home country of Canada, but rather in Europe in mid-2005. It was chosen by Warner Brothers as a submission for commercial production and was subsequently chosen by Coca-Cola as the theme song for an ad campaign in Europe. Additionally, "Bad Day" was used extensively by ''American Idol'' in its fifth season. Powter sang the song live at the end of the penultimate show of that season on May 23, 2006. The song achieved heavy airplay in most European countries, and made it as high as number three on the overall European airplay chart. It did best in Germany, where it peaked at number one in national airplay, Ireland where it peaked at #1 on the Singles Chart, in Italy, where it peaked at #1 in the summer of 2005 and has been recently featured on a commercial and in the UK, where it peaked at number two in the singles chart ...
|hometown||Vernon, British Columbia|
|music genre||Piano pop|