Nathan Dawe

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Nathan Dawe
Nathan Dawe in 2020
Nathan Dawe in 2020
Background information
Also known asNathan Dawe
Born25 May 1994 (1994-05-25) (age 27)
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • Producer
  • DJ
Years active2010–present

Nathan Dawe (born 25 May 1994) is an English DJ and producer. He is best known for his 2020 single "Lighter" featuring KSI, which reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

Early life and career[edit]

Nathan Dawe was born in Burton upon Trent, England on 25 May 1994 and attended Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Sports College.[1][2] He is a lifelong supporter of Aston Villa F.C.[3] He began DJing when he was nine years old, he describes himself as more of a 'selector' with an innate ability to read a crowd. He said, "I live in a small town and it was hard to branch out from it. I've played every birthday party, wedding, school disco, pub and club you can imagine." He built a loyal following by releasing mixes on Soundcloud. Rather than the usual genre-specific mixes being put out, he released mashup multi-genre mixes covering everything from house music to hip-hop, reggae, bassline and pop. Nathan was the first DJ without a radio show or hit single to sell out his own concert at the O2. He said, "It took me to the point where I was headlining massive festivals and performing sell out shows in huge clubs. I knew that wouldn't last forever, particularly with the rise of things like Spotify, so I set up a four-year plan and delved deeper into the production side of the industry."[4] He began remixing other producers in his early twenties.[1] His debut single, "Cheatin'", based on an uncredited sample of Deborah Cox's "It's Over Now", was released in August 2018 and peaked at number 94 on the UK Singles Chart. In May 2019, he released the single "Repeat After Me", featuring vocals from Melissa Steel. He released the single "Flowers" in October 2019, featuring vocals from garage legend Malika and credited vocals from rapper Jaykae. Nathan's 'Flowers' peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart. On 24 July 2020, his song "Lighter", which he made in collaboration with British YouTuber KSI and singer Ella Henderson, was released.[5] After the chart success in the UK, he was signed to Warner/Chappell Music.[6]



Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK Dance

BEL (Fl) Dance
US Dance
(featuring MALIKA)
2018 94 Non-album singles
"Repeat After Me"[19]
(featuring Melissa Steel)
(featuring Jaykae and MALIKA)
12 1 14 11
(featuring KSI)
2020 3 2 8 15 37 42 17 48 18 1
"No Time for Tears"
(with Little Mix)
19 15
65 22 Confetti (Expanded Edition)
"Way Too Long"[21]
(with Anne-Marie and MoStack)
2021 37 13 45
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


Title Year Original artist(s)
"Walk Alone" 2020 Rudimental, Tom Walker
"Dancing in the Moonlight" Jubël, NEIMY
"Break Up Song" Little Mix
"Take Care of You" Ella Henderson
"Naked" Jonas Blue, MAX
"Electric Sun" Tiggi Hawke
"so annoying" Mae Muller
"Bang!" AJR
"Loose" S1mba, KSI
"Afraid" James Hype, HARLEE
"Gold" Paloma Faith
"Space" Becky Hill
"Haiti" 2021 Welshy
"Higher" Clean Bandit, iann dior
"Don't Play" Anne-Marie, KSI, Digital Farm Animals
"Sacrifice" Bebe Rexha
"In The Night" Joy Club
"No Diggity" Lucas & Steve, Blackstreet


  1. ^ a b "Nathan Dawe | Biography & History | AllMusic". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  2. ^ "World-renowned DJ and Former Pupil Returns to Blessed Robert Sutton". Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Voluntary Academy. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Nathan Dawe becomes Foundation Ambassador!". Aston Villa F.C. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  4. ^ "How Burton-born DJ Nathan Dawe scored a Top 40 smash with Flowers". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Lighter (feat. KSI) - single". Apple Music. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Publishing Briefs: Hipgnosis Acquires No I.D. Catalog; Sony/ATV Signs Jon Pardi". Billboard. 2020-08-13. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  7. ^ "Nathan Dawe | full Official Charts history". Official Charts Company.
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  12. ^ "Latvian Radio Stations Top 100, August". ParMūziku. Retrieved 2020-09-17.
  13. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart (03 August 2020)". Recorded Music NZ. 2020-08-01. Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  14. ^ "Ultratop Flanders Dance (12 September 2020)". Ultratop. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  15. ^ "KSI Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  16. ^ Peaks of Nathan Dawe's singles on the UK Dance Singles Chart:
  17. ^ "Cheatin' - Single by Nathan Dawe on Apple Music". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  18. ^ a b c d "Certified Awards" (enter "Nathan Dawe" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  19. ^ "Repeat After Me (feat. Melissa Steel) - Single by Nathan Dawe on Apple Music". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Singles, Week Ending 8 January 2021". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  21. ^ "Way Too Long - Single by Nathan Dawe x Anne-Marie x MoStack on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  22. ^ "Top 100 Singles, Week Ending 11 June 2021". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 June 2021.