David Gray (born 13 June 1968) is a British singer-songwriter from Sale, Cheshire. Gray released his first studio album in 1993 and received worldwide attention after the release of White Ladder six years later. It was the first of three UK chart-toppers in six years for Gray, the latter two of which also made the Top 17 in the US. He has been nominated for four Brit Awards – twice for Best British Male.
Gray was born in Sale and brought up in Altrincham, Cheshire, before moving with his family to Wales, where he grew up in the small coastal town of Solva in Pembrokeshire and went on to attend the Carmarthenshire College of Art. He later moved back to the north-west of England to attend the University of Liverpool.