Famous as :Singer
Birth Name :Daniel Richard Powter
Birth Date :February 25, 1971
Birth Place :Vancouver, Canada
Claim to fame :Single "Bad Day" (2005)
Got the inspiration to write "Bad Day" from his experience as a struggling musician during his younger days.
Brought home a Juno Award for winning the title of Best New Artist of the Year by 2006.
Earned a Brit Award nomination in the category of International Breakthrough Artist in 2006.
Was nominated for Best New Act category at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Took part at Live 8 concert held in Berlin by summer 2005.
His favorite author is Raymond Carver.
His single, "Bad Day", was selected as the theme song for a Coca-Cola ad campaign in Europe.
Has a music publishing deal with BMG Music Publishing for France region.
Was once taken from class by his mother during exam time to attend the concert of their favorite singer.
The music video of "Bad Day" featured Samaire Armstrong, the star of "The O.C." TV series.
His hit song, "Bad Day", has been featured on the fifth season of Fox's popular reality show, "American Idol."
Always wears a beanie hat to cover a large scar on his head he received after being hit by a car when he was still a child.