|地区：||United Kingdom 英国|
|风格：||成人时代 Adult Contemporary, 当代唱作人 Contemporary Singer-Songwriter, 欧美流行 Western Pop|
别 名：Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong
出 生 地：英国伦敦
aithless的专辑《Sunday 8PM》演唱了两首曲目《Postcards》和《Hem of His Garment》。
1999年5月17日，蒂朵发行单曲《留在我身边》（Here With Me）作为推广她发行于同年6月14日的首张专辑《无天使》（No Angel）的首支单曲。
2000年12月9日，美国说唱歌手埃米纳姆发行单曲《斯坦》（Stan），该曲副歌部分采样自蒂朵的单曲《谢谢你》（Thank You）开头副歌部分，同年发行单曲《谢谢你》（Thank You）作为推广专辑的打榜单曲之一。
2003年9月1日，蒂朵发行第二张专辑的首支推广单曲《为爱投降》（White Flag）；同年9月29日发行第二张专辑《漂泊的心》（Life For Rent）。
2005年7月15日，蒂朵发行巡演DVD《漂泊的心 伦敦现场演唱会》（Life For Rent Tour Live At Brixton Academy）。
2008年11月18日，蒂朵发行第三张专辑《一路顺风》（Safe Trip Home）。
2010年2月，凭借专辑《Safe Trip Home》入围第56届格莱美音乐奖最佳非古典类工程专辑奖；同时她的首张专辑《No Angel》入围全英音乐奖30年来最佳英国专辑奖；同年11月12日发行与A. R. Rahman合作的单曲《If I Rise》，该单曲作为詹姆斯·弗兰科主演电影《127小时》的主题曲，凭借该单曲，蒂朵入围87届奥斯卡金像奖最佳原声歌曲奖。
2013年3月4日发行第四张专辑《寂寞出走》（Girl Who Got Away）。
1995–1996: Early recordings and early years
In 1995, Dido began recording 10 demo tracks which were put together on a collection entitled Odds & Ends and sent out by Nettwerk management. Nettwerk had signed her after she was brought to their attention by her collaborations with Faithless, the UK dance act spearheaded by her brother, Rollo Armstrong (Dido co-wrote and provided vocals for album tracks, such as "Flowerstand Man" and "Hem of His Garment"). The collection was released by Nettwerk on CD-R acetate in 1995 and featured a mixture of finished productions and demo versions which she later considered for release on her 1999 debut album, No Angel. Odds & Ends brought her to the attention of A&R Peter Edge at Arista Records, who signed her in the USA in late 1996, and negotiated a co-sign deal with her brother's independent record label, Cheeky Records. Of the tracks included on Odds & Ends, "Take My Hand" was included on all editions of No Angel as a bonus track; "Sweet Eyed Baby" was remixed and renamed to "Don't Think of Me", while "Worthless" and "Me" were released exclusively on the Japanese edition. Peter Leak became Dido's manager during the recording of No Angel after Edge played some of the in-progress recordings and been "blown away" by them.
1998–2002: No Angel and breakthrough
Cheeky Records, to which Dido was signed, was sold to BMG records in 1999. This delayed the release of the album No Angel in the United Kingdom, but also allowed her to concentrate on promoting No Angel in the United States, including a slot on Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair tour. Through touring, both before and after the album was available, Dido's music began to receive more exposure. The first official single chosen by Dido and her label, "Here with Me", initially struggled to make an impact on radio, but while the label were considering switching to an alternative track, the song made a breakthrough as a result of its use in television program Roswell.
American rapper Eminem helped introduce Dido to a US audience in 2001 when he received permission from Dido herself to sample the first verse of "Thank You" in his hit single "Stan". Dido also appeared in the music video as Stan's pregnant girlfriend. She did not want to do the video at first, as she was uncomfortable with the scene in the video where she had to be tied up and have her mouth covered with duct tape, but later agreed to it and got along well with Eminem and the crew on set. In North America, the video usually aired with the trunk scene censored.Interest soared in her debut album, leading it to hit charts in Europe on import sales alone, charting in the top five on the UK Albums Chart before its official UK re-release. "Thank You" was also sampled by the Airheadz in their trance track "Stanley Here I Am" originally as a bootleg, but later entering the UK Top 40 in April 2001.
No Angel went on to become the top-selling album of 2001 worldwide,debuting at, and returning to, number one in the official UK albums chart many times throughout the year. It spawned two Top Ten hit singles, "Here with Me" and "Thank You", a further Top Twenty hit, "Hunter" and a fourth and final single release "All You Want" which reached the top 25. It was certified platinum in over thirty-five countries, and is estimated to have sold over 21 million copies worldwide.Dido's widely emulated hairstyle at this time became known as the "Dido flip". Her sold-out worldwide tour featured hip-hop artist Pete Miser as her live band's DJ. No Angel claimed No. 97 according to the Decade-end album chart by Billboard.
2003–2005: Life for Rent and Live 8
Life for Rent was released in 2003. Preceded by the hit single "White Flag", the album sold over 152,000 copies in the first day alone in the UK, and went on to sell over 400,000 in the first week. Three further singles—"Life for Rent", "Don't Leave Home" and "Sand in My Shoes"—were lifted from the album, with Dido embarking on a worldwide tour in support of the album (a DVD of footage from the tour was released in 2005 entitled Live at Brixton Academy). It is the 4th biggest selling album of the 21st century in the UK.
Following her sold-out world tour of 2004, Dido was asked to perform at three of the Live 8 concerts on 2 July 2005—performing in London, then at the Eden Project in Cornwall, before flying over to Paris, performing both solo ("White Flag") and duetting with Youssou N'Dour ("Thank You" and "Seven Seconds").
Also in 2005, Dido provided vocals for her brother's side project Dusted on the album Safe from Harm. She sings on the tracks: "Time Takes Time", "Hurt U" and "Winter" and she co-wrote three tracks on the album: "Always Remember to Respect & Honour Your Mother, Part 1", "The Biggest Fool in the World" and "Winter".
2006–2008: Safe Trip Home and hiatus
Dido's third album, Safe Trip Home, was released in November 2008. The album, which Dido began work on in October 2005, was produced by Jon Brion and Dido herself and features contributions from Brian Eno,Questlove, Mick Fleetwood, Rollo Armstrong, and Matt Chamberlain. Recording sessions were held at London's Abbey Road and at Jon Brion's home studio in Los Angeles.
In December 2008, Dido's Safe Trip Home song "Let's Do the Things We Normally Do", was criticised by Gregory Campbell, MP for East Londonderry and Minister for Sports, Arts and Leisure for Northern Ireland, for referencing lyrics from a song, "The Men Behind the Wire", which was written in the aftermath of the introduction of detention without trial for persons accused of being members of paramilitary groups. Campbell described "The Men Behind the Wire" as "written about people who were murderers, arsonists and terrorists", and suggested "she should clarify her position so that her fans and the wider public knows where she stands on these things".The album's artwork features a photograph of astronaut Bruce McCandless II during a spacewalk, as part of space shuttle mission STS-41-B; McCandless sued Dido, Sony Music Entertainment, and Getty Images Inc for unauthorised use of this photo in September 2010.
2009–present: Girl Who Got Away, Greatest Hits and fifth album
In January 2011, Dido released "If I Rise", a collaboration with producer A.R. Rahman, for which an official music video was released."If I Rise" was written for 127 Hours, a thriller film directed by Danny Boyle.The soundtrack features a mix of electric guitars with orchestral arrangements and sound loops, and "If I Rise" is featured in the climax of the film.The song was nominated for Satellite Award, Houston Film Critics Society Awards and Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award, as well as the 83rd Academy Award for Original Song.It won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Song.
Dido's fourth album, Girl Who Got Away, was released by Sony Music Entertainment in March 2013."No Freedom" was released as the album's lead single in January 2013.The album was recorded in London and California,and features production from Rollo Armstrong, Sister Bliss, Lester Mendez, A. R. Rahman, Rick Nowels, Greg Kurstin, Brian Eno, and Jeff Bhasker.Dido appeared on the second series of televised singing competition The Voice UK in May 2013, serving as an advisor to coach Danny O'Donoghue during the show's battle rounds.
In November 2013, Dido released the album Greatest Hits, a compilation of previous material and remixes that also included a new track, "NYC".The release of Greatest Hits completed Dido's contractual obligations with RCA Records, and she spoke of her plans to release her music independently.By late 2013, she was writing material for a fifth studio album.
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|07||Quiet Times (Acoustic) MV||332311|
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