Grammy Award winning Daniel Caesar took the world by surprise through his soulfully adorned and original R&B vocals, echoing the rich sounds of gospel. The Toronto-raised singer’s career started when he was 17, after he felt that “he had no choice but to pursue his calling”2. Since then, he has amassed a strong fanbase, including a long list of celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Stevie Wonder, and Joe Jonas. More notably, two of his songs have made it on Barack Obama’s top songs of 2017, and one song on his summer 2019 playlist.
Daniel Caesar’s album debut, “Freudian”, released in August 2017 and peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums just one month after its release. Since its release, the album has gained over one billion streams collectively. The album’s lead single, “Get You” has brought over 250 million streams on Spotify. His song “Best Part” received his first Grammy Award in 2018 for “Best R&B Performance” and has since garnered over a half a billion cumulative streams. Both songs are certified double platinum by the RIAA.
To this day, “Freudian” remains a fan favorite. In June 2019, Caesar returned with a surprise album, “Case Study 01”, which peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums. Artists like Pharrell Williams and John Mayer are featured on the album as well.
Alongside the album release, Caesar announced his 2nd headlining tour, “CASE STUDY 01: TOUR”. The tour kicks off on July 20th as he visits major markets across Asia, US, and Canada, before concluding in Vancouver on November 28th. Artist Koffee will be joining him as a special guest opener during his tour.
Caesar performed at Revention Center in Houston on September 4th, marking his third consecutive year performing in Houston. The line for his show wrapped around the block as fans eagerly awaited to hear the singer live. Caesar opened his show with the first track on his record, “CYANIDE”. Throughout the show, the crowd sang along to songs from “Freudian” and his new album. The crowd went wild over hearing favorites like “Best Part”, “Blessed” and “Get You”. Daniel closed off the show, but quickly returned for an encore to perform “Japanese Denim”. Daniel closed off with kind words to the city of Houston, blowing one final kiss to the crowd and walked off stage.
At only 24 years old, it is safe to say his career has only just begun, with years of music to look forward to.
Featured image: Daniel Caesar performs at the Revention Center in Houston
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