Craig David posted a photo of himself attending the BRIT Awards on his Instagram account Wednesday night. He returned 16 years after his first nomination ofr British Male Solo Artist for his album Born To Do It in 2001.

He’s had a few dark years that’s why on the sixth album Following My Intuition there are two and a half pages of ‘thank yous.’ In the caption that accompanies the photo, he explains what is beautiful to him. His song “When The Bassline Drops” is his highest single chart in nine years.

Big night tonight! Just wanna say thank you to everyone who’s been with me on this journey. None of this could be possible without you. To think 16 years after being nominated for my 1st @brits Awards to be here again in the ‘Best Male’ Category is an amazing story. A story that I hope will inspire any young singer/songwriter/musician out there with a dream that you can achieve anything in life if you just focus on doing what you love. Come win or lose tonight, I’ve already won in my heart having the best fans, amazing friends & Family, my Health & my Music that gives me purpose everyday knowing I have the ability to touch peoples lives with every song I write while enriching mine so much in the process. ???

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The singer has been nominated more than 40 times in his career and has won 12 awards.
Last night at the BRIT Awards, he was facing off against David Bowie, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka and Skepta. David said that Bowie deserved the award and that it was already a great honor to be nominated alongside him.

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