Dido Armstrong (brought into the world 25 December 1971) is a British BRIT Award-winning and Grammy Award-designated vocalist and musician.
Dido was conceived in London, UK on Christmas day; she was dedicated Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong. She lived with her artist mother and distributer father in London.
One day she looked into the narrative of her first name. “I thought it was odd that I was called after a lady who slaughtered herself in old writing. It’s incredible for me currently yet there’s no denying that I despised it. That was simply one more thing that made me emerge.”
Youthful Dido appreciated perusing and playing tennis against the nursery divider; when she was only 6, she was acknowledged into the Guildhall School of Music in London. By 10 she could play the piano, violin and recorder.
A portion of her high school years were gone through visiting the UK with a Classical Ensemble and waitressing at Cafe Flo in Islington. She left school to pay her way through college, and in the long run selected as a law understudy at Birkbeck University.
At 16 she ended up enchanted with the music of jazz artist Ella Fitzgerald and her sibling’s music accumulation.
Her sibling, Rollo, plays in the gathering Faithless and she highlighted on the gathering’s five million selling debut collection Reverence in 1995 on the tracks Flowerstand Man which she co-composed and Salva Mea. Dido later highlighted on another Faithless collection Sunday 8pm in 1998 on the tracks Postcards and Hem of his Garment which she co-composed.
In the middle of account those two collections Dido met maker Clive Davis in 1997 after he had heard demos of her very own portion tracks.
Dido was later marked to the record organization Arista and started recording her presentation collection No Angel.
The collection was discharged in the USA in 1999 and about a year later in October 2000 in the UK. Two tracks off the collection have highlighted in a TV appear and in a film. Much obliged to You showed up in the film ‘Sliding Doors’ and Here With Me was the subject tune to ‘Roswell’ a hit TV appear in the USA and which has been doing admirably in the UK.
Her sibling Rollo at that point completed a performance venture under the name Dusted, for which Dido co-composed the tracks Always Remember To Respect and Honor Your Mother (Part 1) and Biggest Fool In The World, she includes on the tracks Time Takes Time and Hurt U and she co-composed and includes on the track Winter. The collection was re-discharged in 2005 having been totally re-worked, sounding greater and better.
Dido truly shot to acclaim when Eminem joined Thank You into the huge number 1 hit Stan. For the ‘Stan’ video Dido consented to wear a cushioned pregnancy suit and lie in the boot of a vehicle before being dumped in a stream. “I did that for an experience and a snicker. I’d quite recently completed a truly glammy video for ‘Here With Me’ and all of a sudden I was on set picking fighter shorts with Dr Dre while wearing this huge knock. I looked so pregnant I needed to bounce about on a couch to level my stomach down.” Dido said of Eminem “He didn’t be anything’s nevertheless appropriately decent to me. He’s amenable, interesting and enchanting, in no way like his media picture by any stretch of the imagination. In the event that he was such an arsehole I wouldn’t have played with him, would I? I had no agreement to do that. I decided to.”
An extraordinary version of ‘No Angel’ was discharged in January 2001 with improved recordings of ‘Here With Me’ and ‘Bless your heart’. It additionally incorporated a reward track Take My hand and an image display. The collection went to number 1 and remained there for various weeks. It has sold in excess of 12 million duplicates around the world. Her presentation single Here With Me was discharged in February 2001 and turned into a hit getting the opportunity to number 4. The follow up ‘Thank You’ was discharged in May 2001 and got the chance to number 3.
The next month Dido highlighted on another Faithless collection Outrospective on the track One Step Too Far. Seeker was discharged in September 2001; it didn’t work out quite as well as the past two singles, just achieving number 17. A further constrained release of ‘No Angel’ was discharged in November 2001 with additional improved recordings of ‘Seeker’ and live forms of ‘All You Want’ and ‘Genuinely OK’. It additionally included blends of ‘Here With Me’, ‘Thank You’, ‘Seeker’ and ‘Grasp My Hand’ and an additional track Christmas Day. Likewise in November 2001 Dido won the Best New Act Award at the MTV Europe Music Awards. A fourth and last single from the ‘No Angel’ collection, ‘All You Want’ sponsored with ‘Christmas Day’ was discharged as a restricted version 3″ CD single in December 2001; it didn’t enter the outlines because of it being a constrained release.
‘No Angel’ was the smash hit collection of 2001 and sold in excess of 2 million duplicates during the year.
It got the opportunity to number 1 of every 13 nations and was the top of the line collection on the planet. In February 2002 Dido won Best British Female Solo Artist and Best British Album for ‘No Angel’ at the Brit Awards 2002. In April 2002 ‘One Step Too Far’ the track which Dido recorded with Faithless was discharged as single, it achieved number 6. Additionally in April 2002 the track that Dido co-composed for Britney Spears, ‘I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman’ was discharged, it got the chance to number 2.
In October 2002 Dido highlighted on the War Child philanthropy collection ‘1 Love’. It included the track Dub Be Good To Me that she recorded with Faithless which was a spread adaptation of Beats International’s number 1 from 1990. She additionally included on Santana’s collection Shaman on the track Feels Like Fire. ‘White Flag’, Dido’s first solo single in just about two years was discharged in September 2003 and turned into her greatest solo hit to date, getting the chance to number 2. After three weeks her second collection ‘Life For Rent’ was discharged and entered the outline at number 1. The collection broke Amazon’s pre-request deals record and furthermore turned into the quickest selling collection over the most recent six years, selling in excess of 152,000 duplicates on the principal day of its discharge and 350,000 duplicates during the main seven day stretch of its discharge. The title track from ‘Life For Rent’ was discharged in December 2003, it got the chance to number 8. ‘Life For Rent’ was the top rated collection of 2003 and sold more than 2.2 million duplicates during the year. It got the chance to number 1 of every 20 nations.
In February 2004 Dido won Best British Female Solo Artist (for the second time) and Best British Single for ‘White Flag’ at the Brit Awards 2004. ‘Try not to Leave Home’ was discharged in April 2004, it just got the opportunity to number 25. ‘Sand In My Shoes’, the fourth and last single from ‘Life For Rent’, was discharged in September 2004, it just figured out how to get the opportunity to number 29 which is Dido’s most reduced graph position to date.
In November 2004, Dido included on the ‘Bridget Jones, The Edge Of Reason’ soundtrack with Rufus Wainwright on the track ‘I Eat Dinner (When The Hunger’s Gone)’. Additionally that month Dido was one of the numerous specialists who included on the re-recording of the 1984 Band Aid philanthropy single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, under the name of Band Aid 20 to stamp the twentieth commemoration of the first melody. ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ was the smash hit single of 2004 selling more than 1 million duplicates, it was additionally the Christmas number 1.
Dido discharges her third collection Safe Trip Home on November third. To praise the discharge, Look No Further, another track was given away in late August on her official site.
Dido’s new single Don’t Believe in Love is discharged on October 27th 2008.