Craig David: David Bowie was a secret fan of mine

Craig David has revealed David Bowie was a secret fan of his music and he admits he was "in awe" when the late singer said he loved the song 'Hot Stuff', which sampled Bowie's track 'Let's Dance'

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Craig David

David Bowie was a secret fan of Craig David's music.

The 'Nothing Like This' hitmaker has revealed he had asked Bowie's management to sample 'Let's Dance' for his track 'Hot Stuff' and was "in awe" when the late singer said he loved the song.

He said: "To be in any category near a legend who's left so much amazing music ... I mean I had a song called 'Hot Stuff' that sampled 'Let's Dance', and it was a few years back and I remember getting that message from him and his approval that I could use it but also that he loved the song. I was in awe. This is David Bowie we're talking about. If anyone deserves that award, it would be David Bowie. I'm just happy to be part of it.

"It was a message that came through my manager from his manager and I was just like ... you grow up as a kid wanting to make music and your dreams and aspirations but you never actually think that you're going to meet your idols or get a message personally from them."

And Craig went on to praise the late 'Starman' singer for "trying to change things for ... the better for people".

Speaking to NME at the BRIT Awards, he added: "David Bowie was always at the forefront and trying to change things from so many different angles for the better for people - that's what puts him to legendary status. He used his platform to do that rather than just be a musician. I hope it's an amazing night for him tonight."

Meanwhile, the 35-year-old singer previously revealed he feels like his comeback has helped to connect two different generations of fans.

He said: "I'm seeing two generations connecting - the people who have been with me since 1999 and the crew who are just discovering me, both connecting on the same music."

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