Daniel John Bedingfield (born 3 December 1979) is a New Zealand born British singer-songwriter. He is the brother of pop singers Natasha Bedingfield and Nikola Rachelle.
He released his first single, "Gotta Get Thru This" in November 2001. It gathered momentum on white label through the UK garage music scene, and went on to become a number one smash in the UK Top 40. He has since had two more number-one singles ("If You're Not The One" and "Never Gonna Leave Your Side"), as well as three further top 10 hits. His debut album, also titled Gotta Get thru This, which was recorded at home using Making Waves Audio software, reached number 2 in the UK albums chart and went on to sell more than 4 million copies worldwide. The song "Gotta Get Thru This" has been recorded in an a cappella version by the Danish vocal group SONO, released on the album "Playground" in 2011.
In 2004, Bedingfield won a BRIT Award for Best British Male Artist. He then moved to the Universal Music subsidiary label Polydor Records to release his second album, Second First Impression, which reached number 8 in the UK. The album sold poorly compared to his first offering, though it did include two UK Top 20 singles, "Nothing Hurts Like Love" which reached number 3, and "Wrap My Words Around You" which peaked at number 12. The third and final single, "The Way", became his first to miss the top 40, reaching number 41. The album was not released in the U.S. ClearartWide ThumbFanart Banner User Comments