-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

Dido Biography

Birthdate: December 25, 1971

Dido - The Early Years

When Dido was five years old she stole a recorder (a flute-like instrument) from school. Dido didn't end up behind bars, but a year later her recorder practice helped land her a spot at the Guildhall School of Music in London, England. Dido was quite a musician - she played the piano, violin, and of course the recorder, by the time she was 10. During her teenage years Dido was known to sneak some of her brothers' records, like ones by punk-rock band The Clash or pop group Duran Duran. When Dido wasn't rootin' through her bros' stuff she was touring the UK with her classical music group. When Dido was 16 she fell in love with the music of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald. Dido's deep passion for music led her to start singing with different bands around London.

Dido Gets Her Big Break

Lucky for us, Dido didn't listen to her brother Rollo who thought she shouldn't give up her day job. Somewhere along the way he changed his tune cuz Dido appeared on his band's first album in 1995. For the next two years Dido toured with Rollo's band Faithless and recorded her own demos when she was back in London. In 1997 Arista Records heard a couple demos of Dido's songs, including My Lover's Gone and they invited her to meet Clive Davis, the man responsible for finding talent like Janis Joplin, Whitney Houston and Santana. The meeting was a success and led to the release of her 1999 debut No Angel. Bad boy rapper Eminem made Dido a star when he borrowed part of her song Thank You for his hit Stan. Dido also appears as Stan's pregnant wife in the video for Stan.

Dido - Life For Rent

In September 2003, Dido released her second album Life For Rent. The video for the first single, White Flag, features David Boreanaz from the hit show, Angel.

Dido - Did U Know?

  • Dido was named after a African warrior queen. Her last name is Armstrong.
  • Dido went to law school and worked as a literary agent while singing in Faithless.
  • The sci-fi TV show Roswell used Dido's song Here With Me as its theme.

    Dido Says...
    "I feel really lucky to have found [musical success] before I'm 30, to be doing absolutely what I want to do. I would be quite happy if I died tomorrow."

    Related Stories:

  • Eminem Biography
  • Roswell Soundtrack
  • Alanis Morissette Biography
  • More Singer and Band Bios...
  • 0 Comments

    Related Stories

    F992629049359

    Who Do You Like To Chill Out To?

    • Dido is great after a rough day at school.
    • John Mayer is my choice.
    • Slow Janet Jackson tunes are my faves.
    • Alicia Keys has the ultimate chill out grooves.

    Entertainment In The Forums

    Jersygirl100
    Mad.
    reply about 20 hours
    AVENGERSASSEMBLE
    Mad at my best friend
    reply about 20 hours
    WindvanPelt
    WindvanPelt posted in Celebs:
    no one, im dead  :angel
    reply 1 day
    WindvanPelt
    WindvanPelt posted in Celebs:
    my heart belongs to rainbows and nihilisa frank
    reply 1 day
    Mistykit
    Mistykit posted in TV Shows:
    I thought it'd be cool for all the anime fans if there was a forum where we could find friends who like the anime we do :) Personally I really need some more friends who like what I do. Maybe you'll find someone who shares your love for something really obscure! Including manga too. To start off here are some favorites of mine: (just because one isn't here doesn't mean I might not like it too so everyone please share yours!) Black Butler D. Gray-Man No.6 Yu-Gi-Oh Seraph of the End Puella Magi Madoka Magica Horimiya Kekkai Sensen Free! Kyoukai no Kanata Tamako Market (especially its movie!!) My Little Monster Mekakucity Actors (and that whole music project that it's based on) Toradora! haven't finished reading/watching but like: (if you like it I'll make it a priority :)) Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Pandora Hearts Kyou Kara Maou Kuroko no Basket Noragami Kiznaiver  Bungou Stray Dogs The World Is Still Beautiful Ajin Haikyuu!! Aldnoah.Zero Princess Tutu That's all I could think of for now! What are yours? Note: No bashing other people's faves! Have debates/flame wars elsewhere. (Especially about Sword Art Online. Let's not even touch that)
    reply 3 days