Daniel Merriweather

Daniel Merriweather

Australian rhythm and blues singer
Date of Birth: 17.02.1982
Country: USA

Biography of Daniel Merriweather

Daniel Paul Merriweather, an Australian rhythm and blues singer, was born on February 17, 1982, in Melbourne, Australia. He grew up in a working-class neighborhood with his two brothers in a family of local teachers. As a child, Daniel spent a lot of time on his own, often wandering the streets and contemplating various things.

Daniel Merriweather

During his adolescence, Daniel had a rebellious behavior and often found himself in trouble. These challenging life situations shaped his character and development. He attended Patch Primary School, followed by Billanook College and Blackburn High School. However, due to legal issues, he was unable to complete his education. Daniel faced financial struggles and had limited options at that time.

Daniel Merriweather

After working briefly at KFC, Daniel realized that music was his true calling. He had always been involved in music, starting with playing the violin at the age of four, learning by ear without knowing how to read sheet music. He gradually learned new techniques and by the age of thirteen, he was already performing Vivaldi's concerts. Despite not knowing how to read music, Daniel's voice became his main instrument, influenced by his love for rhythm and blues and 1990s hip-hop.

Daniel Merriweather

Daniel gained attention in Australia when he released two singles, "City Rules" and "She's Got Me," which made it to the Top 100 in the country. He signed a contract with the independent label "Marlin" and started working on his debut album, titled "The Fifth Season." However, the album's release was postponed due to the label's lack of readiness.

Daniel Merriweather

Fortunately, Daniel's career took a positive turn when he met Mark Ronson, a British DJ and producer, who was impressed by Daniel's voice. This encounter led to a fruitful creative partnership and a genuine friendship. Daniel wrote the song "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" for Mark Ronson's project, "The Smiths," which became the lead single in the album "Version."

After numerous efforts, negotiations, and collaborations, Mark Ronson and Rich Kleiman, representing "Allido Records" in partnership with "J Records," began shaping Daniel Merriweather's image and introducing him to a wider audience. The production of Daniel's debut album lasted eighteen months, during which he toured with Mark Ronson's band, "Version Players." However, his vocal cords developed polyps, causing a delay in the album's release.

Finally, on June 1, 2009, Daniel Merriweather's album was released and quickly climbed to the second spot on the UK charts. Prior to the album's release, the singles "Change" and "Red" were presented to the public, both of which reached the top ten in the UK charts. On July 14, 2009, he performed the song "Change" with rapper Wale on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

Today, Daniel Merriweather divides his time between New York and London, rarely returning to his hometown of Melbourne except for concerts.

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