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Daniel Powter, the Canadian who stormed the European charts in 2005 with his single "Bad Day" (from his 2005 self-titled release), was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, picking up the violin at the age of four. By the time he was a teenager, however, he had switched to piano and began performing at his high school. He enrolled in Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, Alberta, where he studied music, dropping out after two years due to difficulties on account of his dyslexia. After his debut release, he toured Europe, performing at the Berlin Live 8 concert in the summer of 2005. His U.S. release of Daniel Powter came out in 2006. The lead single from the album, "Bad Day" became the theme to the fifth season of FOX's television singing competition American Idol and Powter even performed the song live during the season finale. A colossal hit, "Bad Day" eventually reached number on on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as many other charts worldwide. In 2008, he released his third offering, Under the Radar, which included the single "Next Plane Home." While garnering relatively positive reviews, the album did not achieve the same level of attention enjoyed by its predecessor. It seemed as if the popularity and ubiquity of "Bad Day" was so great that it threatened to overshadow Powter's subsequent work and it took the singer a few years to come to terms with his success. During this time, Powter continued to write and perform and even recorded piano parts for Marcy Playground's 2009 release Leaving Wonderland...in a fit of rage. In 2010, Warner Bros. released the compilation album, Best of Me which included four new songs from Powter. In 2012, Powter returned with the melodic pop-inflected Turn on the Lights featuring the single "Cupid." ~ Marisa Brown
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Albums by
Daniel Powter

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    10 songs

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    Turn on the Lights

    12 songs

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    Under the Radar

    10 songs

    On Air

    Daniel Powter

    4 songs

    On Air

    Songs From Under The Radar

    4 songs

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    Free Loop EP

    1 song

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    Christmas Cupid - Single

    1 song

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    Love You Lately

    3 songs

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    Jimmy Gets High

    2 songs

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    Free Loop [CD #2]

    18 songs

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    Under The Radar

    1 song

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    Cupid

    1 song

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    Whole World Around

    2 songs

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    Next Plane Home

    2 songs

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    Jimmy

    3 songs

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    Lie To Me

    1 song

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    Bad Day [1 Track]

    5 songs

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    Live from Tokyo

    1 song

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    Bad Day

    1 song

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    Whole World Around

    11 songs

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    Daniel Powter [2007 CD/DVD]

    10 songs

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    Smooth Sax Tribute to Daniel Powter

    11 songs

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    Under the Radar

    4 songs

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    Songs From Under the Radar [US Version]

    1 song

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    Happy Xmas (War is Over)

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Top Songs by
Daniel Powter

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    Popularity
  2.   Bad Day
  3.   Cupid
  4.   Song 6
  5.   Free Loop
  6.   Crazy All My Life
  7.   Best of Me
  8.   Love You Lately
  9.   Lie to Me
  10.   About "Negative Fashion"
  11.   Birthday Suits
  12.   If Only I Could Cry
  13.   Next Plane Home
  14.   Whole World Around
  15.   Styrofoam
  16.   Lost on the Stoop
  17.   About "Beauty Queen"
  18.   Selfish
  19.   Come Back Home
  20.   My So Called Life
  21.   Beauty Queen
  22.   Not Coming Back
  23.   About "Next Plane Home"
  24.   The Making Of Under The Radar
  25.   What I Meant to Say
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Daniel Powter

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    '00s #1 Hits

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    66 Wussiest Songs Ever

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    Sing-A-Long Songs

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    One-Hit Wonders

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    Singing In The Shower

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    '00s Hits

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    All-Time Hits

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    Kids

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    Now THIS Is Music

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    Soft Hits

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    '80s, '90s & Today

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    Soft Rock


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