While many artists spend their lives singing songs without being able to build a following, some just have to release an EP or a couple and the glory is theirs. The second is Daniel Caesar’s class. He is a Grammy-nominated Canadian R&B singer who rose to fame after the release of his first two EPs.

Biography and age

He was born Ashton Simmonds on April 5, 1995 to a very religious home, with parents who are members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Although there are conflicting reports about his birthplace, the R&B star was born in Oshawa, Canada and was raised the eldest of three other siblings.

Not only was he raised in a very religious household, Caesar’s family was also musical as his father, Norwill Simmonds, is a gospel singer. Beyond music, the family is generally artistic; his maternal grandfather was a good artist. It is therefore logical that César began his musical journey as a child, but at the time, he was singing as a member of the choir.

You’ll think growing up should be easy for him because he was raised in a very religious home, but that’s far from the truth. He left the choir as he was growing up and was later expelled from school for selling weed to another student.

Musical career

In order to prioritize music, he decided to leave his home and move to Toronto where he embarked on another adventurous and interesting journey. After moving to Toronto, he had no place to live and this forced him to spend the night, sometimes on the streets and sometimes he stayed with friends. There were also times when he had no choice but to spend his nights at Trinity Bellwoods Park. He was forced to leave his home because, while wanting to make music, his parents did not support him and all they wanted was for him to go to school.

With all that, he was still hard at work on his music while working like a dishwasher to make ends meet. He describes his genre of music as R&B-soul. He started alone without a label because he didn’t want to give control of his musical life to anyone else, but also because he was considering starting his own label, which he would later realize.

Independently, Daniel Caesar was able to build a huge group of followers with his first two EPs, Pause Louange and Le paradis despilgrims. Following the successes recorded with the works, there was already a pending market for his album, Freudien which he released in 2017, 2 years after the publication of The Pilgrims’ Paradise.

So far, his works have earned him a lot of accolades, including two Grammy nominations for Best R&B Album ( Freudian ) and Best R&B Performance ( Getting You ) both in 2018. Other nominations are at the Juno Awards where it also won two awards, as well as at the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.

Daniel Caesar’s Girlfriend

Through his music, what Cesar has painted is a picture of a very romantic individual and that is why many people have taken the opportunity to make his proposal when he is on stage. Sadly, he revealed he wasn’t sure if he could settle down and get married in his lifetime. All he wants is a good time.

That said, it’s unclear if he has a girlfriend at the moment because he’s been hiding that part of him.

other facts

  • His father was dominated by a music label in his early days as a Christian singer. Because of this, Daniel Caesar is suspicious.
  • The singer has built up a high-profile fan base, made up of the likes of Stevie Wonder, Barack Obama, Chance the rapper, and many more.
  • It’s no wonder you see fans proposing marriage at his concerts.
  • Mary J. Blige, also a fan of the young star, gave him some tips to improve his voice.
  • His whole family is still very religious, but Daniel César does not see himself as religious.
  • He confessed his insecurities in his album.