Tag: Dido

Thursday 12/23/21 1pm ET: Feature Artist: Dido

Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong (born December 25, 1971), known professionally as Dido, is an English singer and songwriter. She attained international success with her debut album No Angel (1999). Hit singles from the album include “Here with Me” and “Thank You”. It sold over 21 million copies worldwide, and won her several awards, including two Brit Awards: Best British Female and Best British Album, and the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act. The first verse of “Thank You” is sampled in “Stan”, a collaboration with American rapper Eminem. Her next album, Life for Rent (2003), continued her success with the hit singles “White Flag” and “Life for Rent”. In 2004, Dido performed with other British and Irish artists in the Band Aid 20 version of the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”.

Dido’s first two albums are among the best-selling albums in UK chart history, and both are in the top 10 best-selling albums of the 2000s in the UK. Her third studio album, Safe Trip Home (2008), received critical acclaim but failed to duplicate the commercial success of her previous efforts. She was nominated for an Academy Award for the song “If I Rise”. Dido was ranked No. 98 on the Billboard chart of the top Billboard 200 artists of the 2000s (2000–2009) based on the success of her albums in the first decade of the 21st century.

Dido made a comeback in 2013, releasing her fourth studio album Girl Who Got Away, which reached the top 5 in the UK. Having taken time out of the music industry to raise her son, she reappeared on stage at the 2013 Reading and Leeds festival where she reunited with Eminem. Dido released her fifth studio album, Still on My Mind, on 8 March 2019 and embarked on her first tour in 15 years in support of the new album.

Wednesday 11/17/21 2am ET: Feature LP: Dido – Life For Rent (2003)

Life for Rent is the second studio album by English singer and songwriter Dido, released by Arista Records on September 29, 2003. The album was produced by Rollo Armstrong and American songwriter Rick Nowels. Work on the album began in mid-2002. It was certified 9× Platinum by the BPI, and sold over 12 million copies worldwide, making it the fourth best-selling album worldwide of 2003. The album became the seventh best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK, making Dido the only singer to have two albums in the Top 10 list.

As of 2015 Life for Rent is the 34th best-selling album in UK chart history. In 2019 it was listed the 15th best-selling album of the 21st century in the UK.

  1. White Flag 4:00
  2. Stoned 5:55
  3. Life for Rent 3:41
  4. Mary’s in India 3:41
  5. See You When You’re 40 5:20
  6. Don’t Leave Home 3:46
  7. Who Makes You Feel 4:20
  8. Sand in My Shoes 4:59
  9. Do You Have a Little Time 3:55
  10. This Land Is Mine 3:46
  11. See the Sun 5:05
  12. Here With Me (Radio Edit)
  13. Here With Me (Lukas Burton Mix)
  14. Here With Me (Chillin’ with The Family Mix)
  15. Here With Me (Parks & Wilson Homeyard Dub)
  16. Stones (Deep Dish Remix Edit)

Dido Armstrong – vocals
Pauline Taylor – background vocals
Rusty Anderson – guitar

Dave Randall – guitar
Richard J. Parfitt – guitar
Rick Nowels – guitar, keyboards
Adam Zimmon – acoustic guitar
Paul Herman – acoustic guitar
Aubrey Nunn – bass guitar
Sister Bliss – keyboards, piano
Mark Bates – harmonium, keyboards, percussion
Carlos Paucar – percussion
Mako Sakamoto – drums
Andy Treacy – drums

Wednesday 5pm ET: Feature Artist – Dido

Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong (born December 25, 1971), known professionally as Dido, is an English singer and songwriter. Dido attained international success with her debut album No Angel (1999). Hit singles from the album include “Here with Me” and “Thank You”. It sold over 21 million copies worldwide, and won her several awards, including two Brit Awards: Best British Female and Best British Album, and the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act. The first verse of “Thank You” is sampled in “Stan”, a collaboration with Eminem. Her next album, Life for Rent (2003), continued her success with the hit singles “White Flag” and “Life for Rent”. In 2004 Dido performed with other British and Irish artists in the Band Aid 20 version of the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”.

Dido’s first two albums are among the best-selling albums in UK chart history, and both are in the top 10 best-selling albums of the 2000s in the UK. Her third studio album, Safe Trip Home (2008), received critical acclaim but failed to duplicate the commercial success of her previous efforts. She was nominated for an Academy Award for the song “If I Rise”. Dido was ranked No. 98 on the Billboard chart of the top Billboard 200 artists of the 2000s (2000–2009) based on the success of her albums in the first decade of the 21st century. In May 2019, Dido received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors.

Dido made a comeback in 2013, releasing her fourth studio album Girl Who Got Away, which reached the top 5 in the UK. Having taken time out of the music industry to raise her son, she reappeared on stage at the 2013 Reading and Leeds festival where she reunited with Eminem. In 2018, Dido announced her first tour in 15 years in support of her new album, Still on My Mind, that was released on 8 March 2019.