Daniel Caesar, born Ashton Dumar Norwill Simmonds on April 5, 1995, is a Canadian singer and songwriter whose music career dates to 2014. You might know him from the number one song on the Billboard charts, ‘Peaches.’ He has released the most soul-piercing albums that have won the hearts of millions worldwide. This Grammy awardee’s beautiful soulful voice, incredible talent, and versatility call for celebration on his special day!
Ashton Dumar Norwill Simmonds, known professionally as Daniel Caesar, was born in Toronto, Ontario on April 5, 1995, to Hollace and Norwill Simmonds. Of Jamaican descent, he was raised in Oshawa and sang in the church choir. His father was a pastor and a gospel singer. In 2012, he left home to pursue a career in music after graduating from high school.
His unique voice, undeniable talent, and impactful songs have set him apart from artists of his generation, thus winning the hearts of music lovers in high and low places. Just two years after leaving home, he released his debut E.P. “Praise Break” in 2014. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked this album number 19 on the ‘20 Best R&B Albums of 2014’ and his transition to fame began. He released his second E.P. “Pilgrim Paradise” the following year, which became the turning point in his career. As a preacher’s kid, his music is rooted in gospel and love. His debut studio album “Freudian” was released on August 25, 2017. He did a world tour for this album from October 2017 to March 2018 featuring 52 shows. The album won him two Grammy nominations.
He has been featured on multiple records with reputable artists and released another album. His artistry is influenced by his childhood experiences to which anyone can relate. He has never been married.
He releases his debut E.P. “Praise Break” as Daniel Caesar.
He releases his second E.P. titled “Pilgrim Paradise.”
He releases his first studio album, “Freudian.”
He wins a Grammy award for ‘Best R&B Performance’ for his single ‘Best Part’ with American performer H.E.R.
Why We Love Daniel Caesar
Religion has influenced his music
Religion played a large part in his upbringing. He grew up listening to soul and gospel music, singing before his father’s congregation at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Oshawa. The lyrics of his songs explore the subjects of religion and unrequited love.
He is hardworking
He went from being homeless to co-founding an independent record label. That is hard work personified.
He’s not fazed by social media
He doesn’t seem interested in keeping up with the shenanigans on social media. We love his approach.
5 Surprising Facts
His V.I.P. fans
Former President Barack Obama, legendary singer Stevie Wonder, and award-winning singer and songwriter Mary J. Blige are among his fans.
Kanye West is his inspiration
Among his musical inspirations, he cites West.
He has his record label
He co-founded his independent label, Golden Child Recordings, with Jordan Evans and Matthew Burnett.
He was once homeless
He slept in parks and friends’ homes while struggling to find his place in the music business.
He’s a cinephile
He is a devotee of motion pictures, particularly the classics.
Daniel Caesar FAQs
Which of Daniel Caesar’s works has been critically acclaimed?
His debut E.P. “Praise Break” has earned critical acclaim.
What is Daniel Caesar’s best album?
His best album is “Freudian,” which ranked high in the overall greatest album chart.
What label is Daniel Caesar signed to?
He is signed to his record label, Golden Child Recordings.
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