Daniel Caesar is a Canadian singer-songwriter named Ashton Dumar Norwill Simmonds. With Kali Uchis featured in the hit song “Get You,” he became well-known in 2015. Since then, his poignant lyrics and soulful voice have helped him amass a sizable fan base.

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“Freudian,” his first studio album, is Caesar’s most well-known release. In addition, he is well-known for being a featured artist on Justin Bieber’s song “Peaches,” which reached the top of the US Billboard Hot 100. Throughout his career, he also recorded duets with H.E.R.; their songs have been streamed hundreds of millions of times. 

Quick Info

REAL NAMEAshton Dumar Norwill Simmonds
BORNApril 5, 1995
AGE28 years old
BIRTHPLACEToronto, Canada
PROFESSIONSinger and Songwriter
NET WORTH$5 million
HEIGHT5 feet 10 inches

Daniel Caesar Early Life

Aston Dumar Norwill Simmonds aka Daniel Caesar was born on April 5, 1995, in the Scarborough district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His mother, Hollace Simmonds, stays at home while his father, Norwill Simmonds, is a gospel singer and pastor.

Caesar is the second oldest of four children and was raised in Oshawa, Ontario. He went to private school and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Oshawa

Caesar was raised in a church and exposed to gospel and soul music. After a fight with his father when he was seventeen, he was expelled from the home. He started doing gigs after moving out of his house. 

Net Worth

Daniel Caesar’s Net Worth is $5 million. His touring, music sales, and brand endorsements have contributed significantly to his wealth.

Caesar gained notoriety in 2014 with the release of his debut EP, “Praise Break.” But it was his 2017 studio debut album “Freudian” that made him well-known to the general public. The album peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart, demonstrating its commercial success.

Caesar also earns money from long tours and appearances at music festivals such as Coachella. Additionally, he has sponsorship agreements with American Express and Athleta.


Caesar’s musical career started to take off while he was still a college student, around 2013. He began to become well-known when he posted remixes and covers to YouTube and SoundCloud.

His soulful sound and talent gradually drew the attention of others. His two EPs, “Praise Break” (2014) and “Pilgrim’s Paradise” (2015), helped him get opening slots for musicians like Jenn Grant.

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But the song “Get You,” which he released in 2015 with Kali Uchis, was the one that marked his ascent to greater mainstream recognition. He signed a record deal with Golden Child Recordings because of the song, leading to multiple remixes by musicians like Kaytranada.

Caesar’s career underwent a significant sea change in 2017 when his highly regarded debut album, “Freudian,” was released. His name became more well-known throughout the world after the album, which debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 200.

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Hits like “Best Part,” “Blessed,” and “Get You” solidified his retro-yet-modern R&B sound. Furthermore, he was able to reach a wider audience and become acquainted with the fan bases of these artists through his collaborations with H.E.R. and Charlotte Day Wilson. “Freudian” received high marks from critics for its coherence, sensitivity, and Caesar’s vocal prowess. His popularity increased even more when he went on multiple tours and performed at prestigious festivals like Coachella.

More On His Career

Following a period of inactivity, Caesar returned to the music scene in 2019 with the release of his first new solo single, “Cyanide,” and his joint album, “Case Study 01,” featuring Brandy. He also had a cameo on the song “Gravity” by pop singer-songwriter John Mayer.

With the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album “Heartbreak,” the singer returned in 2022. It made its debut at number three on the Billboard Hot 200 and quickly became another critical and commercial hit.

The album demonstrates astounding artistic development, with Caesar’s sincere lyrics about relationships skillfully woven throughout a variety of musical styles. Caesar continues establishing himself as one of R&B’s most gifted vocalists and one of the genre’s most promising young artists with hits like “Please Don’t Walk Away” and “Open Up.” His instagram is @danielcaesar

Personal Life

It is well known that Caesar and model Hailey Babb were once romantically linked. According to reports, the two started dating in late 2018.

When Daniel Caesar stood up for his friend Julieanna Goddard during an Instagram livestream in March 2019, he sparked controversy. Goddard’s racial remarks, which targeted black women in particular, provoked a backlash and public outcry.

After realizing the seriousness of the situation, Daniel Caesar took responsibility for his remarks and apologized. He apologized for his position during the controversy and admitted the harm they had caused.

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