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Craig David: Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

David Sinclair, The Times, 15 May 2006

CRAIG DAVID IS THE ONLY R&B SUPERSTAR this country has produced. His debut album, Born to Do It, sold eight million copies, while the "flop" follow-up, Slicker Than Your Average, shifted five million copies. No one else comes close. Lemar? Beverley Knight? I don't think so. Even Joss Stone is not in the same league. And with his roots in the UK garage scene, David is also musically unique among international urban stars. So why does he command such little critical respect?

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