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David Gray is an English singer-songwriter.
Gray was born on June 13, 1968 (some sources say 1970) in Sale, in the northern city of Manchester in Greater Manchester, England. He moved to Wales at age 9 and later returned to the north-west of England to attend the University of Liverpool. His musical career got early support from a dedicated Irish fan base. At an early gig in Ireland, Gray was introduced by comic playwright Pat Ingoldsby.
After a few marginally successful releases through the 1990s, Gray's breakthrough came with the worldwide release in 1999 of his fourth album, White Ladder; this was a critical and commercial success and included his best-known songs, "This Year's Love", "Babylon" and "Please Forgive Me". In the United States, the album received a boost from jam-band leader Dave Matthews, who made it the first release by the record company he co-founded, ATO Records. In Ireland, it remains the biggest selling album ever.
On August 11, 2001 White Ladder finally reached the top of the UK albums chart, on the back of the single success of "Babylon" (a remixed and edited version fo...
|years active||1993 - present|
|origin||Sale, Greater Manchester|
|music genre||Singer-songwriter, Rock music|