The Southampton-raised Craig David got his first big break as a teenager, supplying supple, soulful hooks to restless garage anthems by Artful Dodger. His voice is an instrument that glides across tracks at any speed without ever getting bogged down in histrionics. Though inspired by American stars, he's nimbler than many of his R&B counterparts. Regardless of ever-changing trends, his music is marked by vocal agility and low-key sincerity. Whether it's a skittering club song or a slow-burning bedroom ballad, David's light touch always keeps the material fresh.