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REAL NAME: Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong
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BIRTHDAY: December 25, 1972
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Thankyou" (2001)
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BIGGEST LP: No Angel (1999)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

Didobutton.gif (123 bytes) Dido's history with music came early while growing up in London with studying at the Guildhall School of Music in London and playing numerous instruments by the time she turned 10 years of age. In her teens, Dido sang with various groups and eventually teamed up with her brother, Rollo's band Faithless. She toured with the band for 2 years in the mid-90s. Dido had also worked as a literary agent and attended law school. Dido's musical success would eventually grow as one of her songs is used as the theme song for the WB TV show Roswell and another is featured in the film Sliding Doors and sampled on a popular rapper's LP.

1997...

Roswell soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Dido met with Arista Record's Clive Davis which eventually led an audition and a record contract. Her first recording came in the form of an EP titled The Highbury Fields.

1998...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido could be heard on the soundtrack for
Sliding Doors with "Thankyou". The track was used again for the HBO film If These Walls Could Talk 2.

1999...

button.gif (123 bytes) Exposure to Dido's music came with touring various-sized venues and a stint with the Lilith Fair tour. Dido's song "Here With Me" was used as the theme song for WB's television show Roswell.

June
Dido - No Angelbutton.gif (123 bytes) Dido released her debut LP No Angel - Interview magazine said of the LP "...(it) feels just about perfect."

2000... # 49 Singles Artist of the Year

May
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Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP with some critics hailing the LP as genius and often pointing out his track "Stan" which sampled Dido's song "Thankyou." Dido talked to MTV about the pairing: "I got this letter out of the blue one day. It said 'We like your album, we've used this track. Hope you don't mind, and hope you like it.' When they sent it to me and I played it in my hotel room, I was like, 'Wow! This track's amazing'."

Dido - "Here With Me" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The combination of radio stations gradually adding "Here With Me" and the exposure from Eminem's controversial LP helped Dido's sound become more recognizable.

August
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No Angel was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido hit the Top 40 with "
Here With Me."
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido began touring the U.S. and opened for a few
Sting concerts.

November
Eminem featuring Dido - "Stan" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Dido hit the Top 10 with "Here With Me" and hit the Top 40 with "Stan" (as featured with Eminem and from his The Marshall Mathers LP).
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No Angel was certified platinum.

2001... # 14 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Dido - "Thank You" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Dido hit the Top 40 with "Thankyou."
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No Angel was certified 2x platinum and hit the US Top 10 LP charts.

February
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No Angel topped the UK Albums chart for 7 weeks.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido hit the
Top 10 with "Thankyou."
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido was nominated for a Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist.

March
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No Angel was certified 3x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) "
Thankyou" topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart for 9 weeks and the video topped the VH-1 Video countdown.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female - New Artist.
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Thankyou" topped the charts in Canada.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for 4 weeks with "
Thankyou."

June
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No Angel was certified 4x platinum.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido hit the Top 40 with "
Hunter."
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido toured North America during the summer and will begin work on her next LP later in the year.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with "
Thankyou."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido topped the Billboard Dance Music Club Play chart for a week with "Thankyou."
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido's video for "
Thankyou" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video and her work on Eminem's video for "Stan" was nominated for 5 MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Rap Video, Best Direction (Dr. Dre & Philip Atwell), and Best Cinematography (Dakek Wolski).

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido won a MTV Europe Music Awards for Best New Act and was nominated for Best Female Act and Best Album (No Angel).

December
button.gif (123 bytes) No Angel was the #1 LP in the UK for the year.

2002...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido won 2 Brit Awards for Best British Female and Best British Album.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play chart for a week with "Take My Hand (Remixes) and the Billboard Maxi-Singles Sales chart for a week with "Thankyou."
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido won 3 World Music Awards for World's Best-Selling British Artist, World's Best-Silling Pop Female Artist, and World's Best-Selling Adult Contemporary Artist.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) "Thankyou" was honored at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards as Song of the Year.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido was featured on Santana's next LP, Shaman, on the track "Feels Like Fire."

2003... # 51 Singles Artist of the Year

August
Dido - Life For Rentbutton.gif (123 bytes) Dido hit the Top 40 with "White Flag."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido released Life For Rent.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido topped the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart for a week and UK LP charts for 10 weeks with
Life For Rent.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido won a World Music Award for Best British Pop/Rock Female Artist.
Dido - "White Flag" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Dido hit the Top 10 with "White Flag."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Life For Rent was certified platinum.

2004... # 133 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play for a week with the Deep Dish Remix of "Stoned."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("White Flag").
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido won 2 Brit Awards for Best British Single ("White Flag") and Best British Female Solo Artist.

September
Bridget Jones - The Edge Of Reason soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Dido won a World Music Award for UK's Best-Selling Artist.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "White Flag" was certified gold.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido could be heard on the soundtrack for
Bridget Jones - The Edge Of Reason with Rufus Wainwright on "I Eat Dinner."
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play chart for a week with the remixes of "Sand In My Shoes."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Hot Adult Contemporary Artist and with the Top Hot Adult Contemporary Track ("White Flag").

button.gif (123 bytes) # 232 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

June
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Dido: Live.
button.gif (123 bytes) Life For Rent was certified 2x platinum.

June
Live 8 DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) On July 2nd, Dido performed in London and Paris, as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts. The mission of the concerts was to raise awareness of the on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure the G8 leaders to take action by doubling aid, canceling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa.

2006..

June
Dido - Safe Trip Homebutton.gif (123 bytes) The single "Thankyou" was certified gold.

20086..

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Dido released Safe Trip Home.

2010...

May
Dido - 'Girl Who Got Away'button.gif (123 bytes) Dido could be heard on the Sex And The City 2 soundtrack with "Everything To Lose."

2013...

March
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Girl Who Got Away.

November
Dido - 'Greatest Hits'button.gif (123 bytes) Dido released Greatest Hits.








LPs
Dido - 'No Angel'
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No Angel
Released: June, 1999
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 4
Tracks: "Here With Me" - "Hunter" - "Don't Think of Me" - "My Lover's Gone" - "All You Want" - "Thankyou" - "Honestly OK" - "Slide" - "Isobel" - "I'm No Angel" - "My Life" - "Take My Hand"
Dido - 'Life For Rent'
iTunes
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Life For Rent
Released: September, 2003
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 4
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "White Flag" - "Stoned" - "Life For Rent" - "Mary's In India" - "See You When You're 40" - "Don't Leave Home" - "Who Makes You Feel" - "Sand In My Shoes" - "Do You Have A Little Time" - "This Land Is Mine" - "See The Sun"
Dido - 'Safe Trip Home'
iTunes
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Safe Trip Home
Released: November, 2008
Billboard peak: # 13
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Don't Believe In Love" - "Quiet Times" - "Never Want To Say It's Love" - "Grafton Street" - "It Comes And It Goes" - "Look No Further" - "Us 2 Little Gods" - "The Day Before The Day" - "Let's Do The Thing We Normally Do" - "Burnin Love" - "Northern Skies"
Dido - 'Girl Who Got Away'
iTunes
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Girl Who Got Away
Released: March 26, 2013
Billboard peak: # 32
Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "No Freedom" - "Girl Who Got Away" - "Let Us Move On" (featuring Kendrick Lamar) - "Blackbird" - "End Of Night" - "Sitting On The Roof Of The World" - "Love To Blame" - "Go Dreaming" - "Happy New Year" - "Loveless Hearts" - "Day Before We Went To War" - "Let Us Move On" - "All I See" - "Just Say Yes" - "Let's Run Away" - "Everything To Lose" - "Lost"
Dido - 'Greatest Hits' Greatest Hits
Released: November 25, 2013
Tracks: "Here With Me" - "Thankyou" - "Hunter" - "White Flag' - "Life For Rent" - "Don't Leave Home" - "Sand In My Shoes" - "Don't Believe In Love" - "Quiet Times" - "Grafton Street" - "Everything To Lose" - "Let Us Move One" - "No Freedom" - "End Of Night" - "One Step Too Far" - "Stan" - "If I Rise" - "NYC"
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Thankyou

from the LP
No Angel
ARC chart run: 39 - 33 - 27 - 21 - 17 - 12 - 9 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 9 - 11 - 16 - 24 - 31 - off
2 22 2001 Dido - "Thank You" (Single)
iTunes
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2 Dido - "White Flag" (Single)White Flag
Life For Rent
7 19 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
3 Dido - "Here With Me" (Single)Here With Me
No Angel
9 13 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
4 Stan
[Eminem featuring Dido]

from the Eminem LP
The Marshall Mathers LP
ARC chart run: 40 - 36 - 32 - 28 - 25 - 23 - 19 - 17 - 24 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
107
MTV VMA Nominee:
Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Rap Video, Best Direction, Best Cinematography
Rolling Stone: '100 Best Songs of the Decade (2000-2009)': #
10
17 10 2000 Eminem featuring Dido - "Stan" (Single)
iTunes
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5 Hunter
No Angel
22 7 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
 
  Don't Think Of Me
No Angel
** ** 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
  Take My Hand
No Angel
** ** 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
  Stoned
Life For Rent
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
  Don't Leave Home
Life For Rent
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
  Sand In My Shoes
Life For Rent
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
  Dido - "Don't Believe In Love" (Single)Don't Believe In Love
Safe Trip Home
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
 
Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's Top 40 chart run (from the ARC Weekly Top 40) and LP links take you to Amazon.com for that LP (often including track listings and sound samples).
 
 

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