The continuation of pop male singer comparison, lol. This is the second one.
#2 Daniel Powter
Daniel Richard Powter (born February 25, 1971) is a Canadian Grammy Award-nominated recording artist. He grew up in Vernon, in the Okanagan Valley region of British Columbia.
Daniel Powter released his debut album “I’m Your Betty” in 2000. The album, limited to a very small print, contains 10 songs, two of which “More Than I” and “Negative Fashion” were both featured on the television show Higher Ground (TV series).
Daniel Powter’s first piano pop single, “Bad Day” debuted not in his home country of Canada, but rather in Europe in mid-2005. It was chosen by Warner Bros. Records as a submission for commercial production and was subsequently chosen by Coca-Cola as the theme song for an ad campaign in Europe. Additionally, “Bad Day” was used extensively by American Idol in its fifth season. To date, this is his most notable hit.
Powter sang the song live at the end of the penultimate show of that season on May 23, 2006. The song achieved heavy airplay in most European countries, and made it as high as number three on the overall European airplay chart. It did best in Germany, where it peaked at number one in national airplay, Ireland where it peaked at #1 on the Singles Chart, in Italy, where it peaked at #1 in the summer of 2005 and has been recently featured on a commercial and in the UK, where it peaked at number two in the singles chart and stayed in the top 10 for 13 weeks. In the United States the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 seven weeks after it was released, and also rocketed to number one on the Adult Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts. It made Powter the first solo Canadian male artist to top the Hot 100 since Bryan Adams in 1995 (with “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”). In Australia, it peaked at number three. The song also reached number 1 in Powter’s homeland of Canada. It was fifth place in the British Record of the Year 2005.
On July 2, 2005, Powter performed at the Berlin installment of Live 8, a simultaneous group of concerts in nine countries intended to raise awareness of poverty in Africa and put pressure on world leaders for aid.
On April 1, 2006, he was named the best new artist at the Canadian Juno Awards.
The video for “Bad Day” features actress Samaire Armstrong, best known for her role as Anna on the popular American television show The O.C. with Jason Adelman.
Daniel Powter has a music publishing deal with BMG Music Publishing for France.
Powter was nominated for Breakthrough Act at the BRIT Awards 2006, but failed to win that award.
He was also nominated at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards for Hot 100 single of the year for his hit single “Bad Day”, but lost. However “Bad Day” was still named Billboard #1 song of the year in 2006. If Powter does not have another Hot 100 hit, he will become the only true one-hit wonder to have recorded Billboard’s #1 song of the year.
A Grammy nomination followed in the pop vocal performance category which went to John Mayer at the ceremony held in Los Angeles in February 2007.
2000 I’m Your Betty
2005 Daniel Powter
2008 Under The Radar
Who doesn’t know Daniel Powter, I mean his song “Bad Day” is practically the most famous song on 2006, until now, I still play this song on my mp3 plater 🙂
You could visit his official website here, it’s not a dial-up friendly, because as you enter, it’ll load a video, but it’s a good website anyway.
video of Bad Day