Ashton Simmonds, better known by his stage name Daniel Caesar (born April 5, 1995) is a Canadian, Grammy-nominated R&B and soul singer-songwriter. After independently building a following through the release of two critically acclaimed EPs Praise Break and Pilgrim’s Paradise, Caesar released his debut album Freudian in August 2017, which also garnered widespread critical acclaim.
Caesar received widespread critical acclaim for his debut 2014’s EP “Praise Break”, which was ranked number 19 on the ’20 Best R&B Albums of 2014′ by Rolling Stone. His body of work is influenced by religion, which played a large role in his upbringing, and unrequited love.
His breakout single “Get You” amassed over 10 million streams on Apple Music since its October 2016 release. According to his management, the singer’s catalog has garnered over 20 million global streams on Apple Music and 68 million streams on Spotify, with a listener-ship of over 4,000,000 per month.
On August 25, 2017, Caesar released his debut album Freudian, which included singles “Get You,” “We Find Love,” and “Blessed.”