An anonymous caller rings Wembley Arena and says the star will be attacked by a soldier...
CRAIG DAVID was the subject of a death threat before he took the stage at LONDON WEMBLEY ARENA last night (March 1).
An anonymous caller rang the Arena from a mobile phone and said a soldier would attack the 19-year-old singing sensation. Tear gas and hand-grenades were mentioned and, according to a report in the Sun today, military bases across the UK were put on alert to check stores.
The newspaper quotes a source near David as saying that he wasn’t told about the threat until after the show in front of 12,000 fans.
In other news, Craig David is one of the artists enjoying a post-Brits sales bonanza.
There has been a boom in record sales following his Brit Awards appearance on Monday (February 26) – despite not winning any of the six awards he was nominated for.
Sales of his album ‘Born To Do It’ increased by 102% after the awards were broadcast on TV on Tuesday night (February 27), a spokesperson for HMV told NME.COM. As a result of sales doubling, the album is expected to re-enter the Top 10 albums on Sunday from its position at 16 the previous week.
Coldplay – who won Best Band and Best Album – saw ‘Parachutes’ sell three times more copies in the period from Tuesday to Friday, compared with the same period the previous week. U2’s ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ similarly sold one-and-a-half times more copies, as did Destiny’s Child’s ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’. Sales of Kelis’ ‘Kaliedoscope’ doubled while Sonique almost trebled sales of ‘Hear My Cry’.