Daniel Powter was on the phone with Jackie & Bender of KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle on Friday (May 5). He talked about taking a bus to Seattle to watch the Sonics back when he lived in Vancouver, living in Los Angeles now, his apartment burning down in Vancouver, getting a #1 U.S. single with ‘Bad Day’ thanks largely to ‘American Idol’ using it when contestants get voted off, and more. kiss1061.com has since removed the audio.
Daniel performed his hit ‘Bad Day’ as well as ‘Free Loop’ on the Toyota Concert Series on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday (April 24). Additionally, ‘Tonight Show’ announcer John Melendez talked to Powter about his influences, his recent success, and about his cool mom. Melendez then talked to fans after the performances, including friends of the singer and a fan who purchased ten copies of Powter’s debut album. The clips at NBC.com have since been removed.
Pop acts on television this week include Daniel Powter, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Thursday; the Wiggles, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn’ on Monday; ‘American Idol’ castoff Ace Young, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday; ‘American Idol’ season four finalist Mikalah Gordon, who visits ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ on Monday; Nick Lachey, who premieres his new video on ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday; Mandy Moore, who visits ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Tuesday and ‘The Late Late Show’ on Friday; Jennifer Love Hewitt, who visits ‘The Tonight Show’ on Thursday; JoJo, who visits ‘TRL’ on Thursday; and Imogen Heap, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Friday.
Daniel Powter tells MTV News he never expected any sort of success, which is part of the reason he believes he’s receiving it. “I got signed more or less after we made the record, so I think if I had that in the beginning, I probably would’ve sang about my rims,” said Powter. “Instead it was the exact opposite. I’m singing about Styrofoam in certain songs. … I’m singing about stuff that you probably wouldn’t put on a record if you thought you were supposed to go out and sell a lot of them. It’s kind of been a blessing in a way, though, because it’s me.” Read more.
‘Today’ show host Matt Lauer talked with Canadian singer songwriter Daniel Powter about his unexpected rise to stardom earlier this morning. Powter then performed his international hit ‘Bad Day’ live in Rockefeller Plaza as part of the ‘Toyota Concert Series on Today.’
The interview and performance at Bing.com has since been removed.
Billboard reports that Canadian singer/songwriter Daniel Powter’s ‘Bad Day’ notched a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday, while reggae star Sean Paul’s ‘Temperature’ held at No. 2. Natasha Bedingfield’s ‘Unwritten’ was also steady at No. 6.
Daniel Powter is out with the music video to his new single ‘Lie To Me’, from the Canadian singer songwriter’s self-titled album. Watch it via Yahoo! Music below.
Daniel Powter struggled in the music business for a long time. At age 35, he’s coming to his pop career late. In fact, he had given up on having a major music career several years ago. “I thought maybe I would just play for 40 people every night in clubs,” he explained to Jim Farber of the New York Daily News.
‘Top Of The Pops’ caught up with Daniel Powter in a Q&A and asked the ‘Bad Day’ singer what’s the most embarrassing injury he’s ever had.
“The most embarrassing injury? Probably this one right here, on the back of my head. [Lifts his hat to reveal a big scar.] Which was a, er, bad cut, a deep cut,” he explained. “I don’t like to talk about that because it’s kind of psychological, I feel like I’m on the couch, but… embarrassing injury. That, and… and, this is a true story, because I think I talked about this last time. I was actually, when I was very foolish and young, on a bet, I had to go and run around with all my clothes off in Vancouver. So we all had go to one bar naked – it was kind of like a university thing – while I was running through it, this is a true story, I sprained my ankle. So I was naked with a sprained ankle, and I am not kidding. You can phone Brian and Mark and ask them. So I came limping – not streaking out, running out – It was very awful.”
The interview transcript at bbc.co.uk has since been removed.
Pop acts on television this week include ‘American Idol’ castoff Lisa Tucker, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Monday; Shakira, who performs with Wyclef Jean on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday and ‘The Early Show’ on Tuesday; Pink, who performs on ‘Today’ on Monday and visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday; Daniel Powter, who is featured on ‘TRL’ on Thursday; and Fiona Apple, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Friday.