Gavin DeGraw was born on February 4, 1977, in New York. He is a singer and a songwriter. Gavin is mostly known for such hits as “Don’t Want to Be”, “Chariot”, and “Not Over You”. He was nominated for a variety of awards, including Billboard and Grammy awards.
When DeGraw was just 8 years old, he started playing the guitar and singing. Later, he studied at the Berkley University. Soon after graduation, Gavin decided to pursue a music career. Meanwhile, his brother Joey worked on his solo career as well. Both were successful.
At first, Gavin performed at the local clubs. His popularity as well as the popularity of his songs were growing each day. For example, his first single “I Don’t Want to Be” soon became a hymn for the teenagers of 2000’s. In 2004, it reached the 10th spot on Billboard Hot 100.
The next song written by Gavin “Chariot”, was just as successful as the first single and entered various European charts while reaching the 30th spot on Billboard Hot 100. The same year, Gavin released his first album, Chariot, which was certified platinum in the USA, and went on a tour.