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Dan Smith Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Daniel Campbell Smith
Place Of Birth
London, UK
37 years old
Birth Date
July 14 1986

Dan Smith Facts

Child Star?
Lead Vocalist, Record Producer, Singer
Education & Qualifications
Kings College School
Net Worth

About Dan Smith

Daniel Campbell Smith is a multi-talented English lead vocalist and lead singer who was born in London on July 14, 1986.

Dan Smith was born on Bastille Day in London. Dan Smith's parents come from South Africa, and he also has an older South African sister.

Most of the information about his older sister is not known. At the age 15, Dan Smith began writing songs on the piano and his laptop. His family was not aware of his musical prowess until a friend of his saw him producing music from his student digs and enrolled him into a local competition for which he won studio recording time and performed a gig.

The American artist grew up listening to Jurassic Five albums, his sister's Lauryn Hill album, and his South African parents' collection of Simon and Garfunkel, Stills, Crosby, and Nash & Young. These artists inspired his first attempts at composing songs, which eventually brought him fame and a high net worth. He was also inspired by a TV series and wrote 'Laura Palmer'. Apart from this, he wrote 'Durban Skies', inspired by his parent's love story.

Dan Smith Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is Dan Smith's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Dan Smith is approximately $300 million. Most of this net worth is earned through his music career.

How much does Dan Smith earn per year?

It is unknown how much Dan Smith earns annually.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Dan Smith?

Dan Smith is 6 ft 1 in (185cm) tall.

How old is Dan Smith?

As of 2022, Dan Smith is 36 years old and will turn 37 on July 14, 2022.

Childhood And Education

Dan Smith was born in London. Dan Smith studied at Kings College School in Wimbledon. He further studied at the University of Leeds where he majored in English literature. Since childhood, he has been interested in music. Dan Smith started writing songs on the piano and his laptop from the age of fifteen. Early on, he hid his musical abilities from his family. A friend coaxed him into participating in the Leeds Bright Young Things competition in 2007, in which he ended up as one of the finalists. Dan Smith did not achieve mainstream success in his solo project but continued writing songs for his solo project and with his close friend and roommate, Ralph Pelleymounter. Dan Smith came back to London after finishing his studies where he continued pursuing his profession and eventually formed Bastille with Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson, and Chris 'Woody' Wood. Bastille has released four albums called 'Wild World', 'Give Me The Future', 'Doom Days', and 'Bad Blood', the latest of which was released on February 4, 2022.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Dan Smith Dating?

Dan Smith keeps his family life and love life private. He is currently single.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Dan Smith writes and arranges covers and remixes along with some of Bastille's songs. Dan Smith worked with his friend Mark Crew to produce 'Bad Blood' and 'Wild World'. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Smith performed music live on Instagram in 2020 and set up a film club named Distraction Tactics, inspired by different countries worldwide. Each week, the club visits a different country and films. It aims to provide distraction and happiness to those in need of some relief from social distancing and isolation.

What awards has Dan Smith Won?

His novel, 'Big Game', which was released in 2015, is based on a major movie starring Samuel L. Jackson. His most recent novel for younger readers, 'Boy X', has won The Essex Book Award (2017), The Phoenix Book Award (2017), and the Coventry Inspiration Book Award (2017).

Dan Smith's Hobbies and Interests

Dan Smith was obsessed with films from a young age, and he initially wanted to be a director or editor until he realized he was 'more of a fan than a filmmaker.'

Other Interesting Dan Smith Facts And Trivia

  • David Lynch's cult television series 'Twin Peaks' inspired him so much, and he wrote the song 'Overjoyed' and 'Laura Palmer.'
  • Dan Smith also wrote 'Durban Skies,' a song that tells the romantic story of his South African parents falling in love.
  • Dan Smith was part of the music video for the Charli XCX single 'Boys,' released on July 26, 2017.
  • In June 2019, the band released their third album 'Doom Days'.
  • Dan Stevens also has an older sister.

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