Daniel Richard Powter (came to life February 2 5, 1971) is a Canadian recording artist , songwriter , and pianist He is best-known for his self-written hit tune Bad Day (2005), which invested five months atop the Billboard Hot 100 Powter was the only real solo musician to register a no 1 hit because twelvemonth without formerly having had another tune graph in the New 100.
Powter grew up in Vernon , in the Okanagan Shuswap area of Bc As a young child, Powter performed the violin He shifted to pianoforte following many kids intimidated him and ruined his violin. A dyslexic , Powter had problems in college studying audio, and afterwards dropped out to be able to pursue his own musical profession, learning all tunes by ear and recording new tunes he created.
Powter launched his debut record, I am Your Betty , in 2,000. The record, restricted to quite a fine print, includes ten tunes, 2 of which—;More Than I; andUnfavorable Trend;—were highlighted in the tv series Higher Earth Daniel Powter
Powter’s first single, Bad Day, was first introduced in Europe in mid-2005, before his 2nd record, Daniel Powter Warner Bros. Records submitted the solitary for advertisements, plus it was later selected by Coca Cola as the title music for an advertising campaign in Europe. The tune reached substantial airplay in many European states, peaking at number-three in the total European airplay graph. It attained number one on nationwide airplay in Germany , number-one on the singles charts in the Republic of Eire and Italy , number-two in great Britain —where it remained in the very best ten for thirteen months—and number-three in Australia.
In the Usa ,Bad Day; was utilized widely in the tv series American Idol in its fifth time Powter sang the tune live by the end of the last show of the season on May 23, 2006. The track reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 , Mature Top 40 and Adult Contemporary graphs, creating Powter the very first solo Canadian male musician to best the New 100 since Bryan Adams in 1995 (with Have You Actually Really Loved a Girl? &). The tune also attained number one in Powter’s native land of Canada.
Daniel Powter performed in the Berlin episode of Stay 8, a number of concerts in nine states meant to increase awareness of poverty in Africa and place pressure on globe leaders for support.