Craig David hasn't wasted much time after splitting from ex-girlfriend Francesca Neill.
David's debut studio album, Born to Do It, was released in 2000, after which he has released a further five studio albums and worked with a variety of artists such as Tinchy Stryder, Kano, Jay Sean, Rita Ora and Sting.
David has 20 UK top 40 singles, and seven UK top 40 albums, selling over 14 million records worldwide as a solo artist.
David has been nominated for twelve Brit Awards: three times for Best British Male, and twice received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
David's father is Afro-Grenadian and David's mother is Anglo-Jewish and related to the founders of the Accurist watch-making company; David's maternal grandfather was an Orthodox Jew and his maternal grandmother a convert to Judaism.
It’s a real shame, whatever the reason.'But after news of their recent split emerged and Craig's new girlfriend, the reason for her withdrawal isn't so clear.
Francesca was scheduled to battle it out with 11 other beauties from across the country for the Miss Great Britain title at London's Cafe De Paris on Tuesday.
David's father played bass in a reggae band called Ebony Rockers.
As a teen, David began accompanying his father to local dance clubs, where DJs let him take the microphone.
It struck me that any seventeen year-old that could write a song like this had huge potential." The Wildstar boss was further won over when, on later visiting the artist's home in Southampton, he found David's tiny bedroom stacked from floor to ceiling with 12" vinyl records, commenting: "That convinced me he was the real deal and not just some kid acting out the part." At that point Lester offered him a development deal with his label.
When Lester later heard the song "7 Days", he said he immediately heard a number-one record and promoted the contract to an album deal the same day.
Craig's romantic trip to the French capital comes as it was announced Miss Manchester Francesca has pulled out of the Miss Great Britain pageant.