While many artists spend their lives singing songs without being able to build a following, some just need to release an EP or a couple and the fame is theirs. The second is the class of Daniel Caesar. He is a Canadian Grammy-nominated R&B singer who became famous after the release of his first two EPs.
Biography and Age
He was born Ashton Simmonds on April 5, 1995, in a very religious home, with parents who were members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Although there are conflicting reports about his birthplace, the R&B star was actually born in Oshawa, Canada, and grew up as the eldest child of three other siblings.
Not only did he grow up in a very religious home, but Caesar’s family was also a musical one, as his father, Norwell Simmonds, is a gospel singer. Beyond music, the family is generally artistic; his maternal grandfather was a visual artist. It, therefore, makes a lot of sense that Caesar began his musical journey as a child, but at that time he was singing as a choir member.
You will think that growing up should be easy for him because he grew up in a very religious home, but that is far from the truth. He left the choir when he was growing up and was later expelled from school for selling grass to another student.
Daniel Caesar Musical Career
In order to give priority to music, he decided to leave his home country and move to Toronto, where he began another adventurous and interesting journey. After moving to Toronto, he had no place to live, and this forced him to spend the night on the street sometimes and other times he stayed with friends. There were also times when he had no choice but to spend his nights in Trinity Bellwoods Park. He was forced to leave home because although he wanted to play music, his parents did not approve and they only wanted him to go to school.
Through all this, he still worked hard on his music while working as a dishwasher to achieve the final result. He describes his music genre as an R&B soul. He started on his own and without a record label because he didn’t want to give up control of his musical life to someone else and because he had the vision to have his own label sometime, which he later achieved.
Independent of this, Daniel Caesar was able to build up a huge fan base with his first two EPs, Praise Break and Pilgrim’s Paradise. As a result of the success he recorded with these works, a market was already waiting for his album Freudian, which he released in 2017, 2 years after the release of Pilgrim’s Paradise.
His works have earned him many awards to date, including two Grammy nominations for Best R&B Album (Freudian) and Best R&B Performance (Get You), both in 2018, as well as nominations at the Juno Awards, where he also received several awards, and the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.
Daniel Caesar’s Girlfriend
Caesar painted with his music the picture of a very romantic person, and therefore many people took the opportunity to make a proposal to him on stage. Unfortunately, he revealed that he is not sure if he can ever settle down and get married in his life. All he wants is a good time.
However, it’s not known if he has a girlfriend at the moment because he keeps this part of him hidden.
Other Facts About Daniel Caesar
- His father was played by a music label in his early days as a Christian singer. For this reason, Daniel Caesar is suspicious.
- The singer has built up a high-caliber fan base that includes people like Stevie Wonder, Barack Obama, Chance the Rapper, and many others.
- It is not surprising that fans propose marriage at his concerts.
- Mary J. Blige, who is also a fan of the young star, gave him some tips on how to improve his singing.
- His whole family is still very religious, but Daniel Caesar does not consider himself religious.
- In his album, he has confessed his insecurities.