Dido – Thank You
Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong,known as Dido (/ˈdaɪdoʊ/, born 25 December 1971), is an English singer-songwriter. Dido attained international success with her debut album No Angel (1999). It sold over 21 million copies worldwide,and won several awards, including the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, two NRJ Awards for Best New Act and Best Album, and two Brit Awards for Best British Female and Best Album. Her next album, Life for Rent (2003), continued her success with the hit singles “White Flag” and “Life for Rent”.
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 United Kingdom.
Dido revealed shortly after the release of Safe Trip Home that she had been in the studio recording new material, slated for inclusion on her fourth studio album. In July 2009, Dido claimed that the album would have an electronic approach, in an attempt to take it in a totally different direction to her previous albums.In September 2010, Dido unveiled her brand new single, “Everything to Lose”, and the track was released via digital download,having previously appeared on the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack. In January 2011, Dido unveiled a second brand new track, “If I Rise”, teaming up with producer A.R. Rahman for the track, for which an official music video was released.
Dido announced via her official website that the recording of the album had taken place in both London and California, and that some of the material had been recorded in her own hotel room, with a keyboard and a microphone. She also described the album as a “big, fun, electronic extravaganza”. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Dido revealed that the album will feature production from Rollo Armstrong, Sister Bliss, Lester Mendez, A. R. Rahman, Rick Nowels, Greg Kurstin, Brian Eno and Jeff Bhasker, and that the album is on the verge of being completed.She also revealed that the album’s title track would be a collaboration with drummer Ash Soan.On 2 November 2012, Dido posted a picture on her official Twitter account, announcing the album has been completed. Shortly after, it was revealed that popular British Britpop duo Rizzle Kicks had contributed vocals to one of the new songs on the album. It was later revealed by the duo that the track had been recorded two years ago, shortly after they released their debut single, “Down with the Trumpets”, and that they were unsure if the track would make the final tracklisting of the album.Dido announced the title of the album on 8 November 2012, revealing its title to be Girl Who Got Away, after one of the tracks on the album.On the same day, Dido’s official website was relaunched to feature details of the new album.Dido revealed the album’s tracklisting on 10 December 2012.Dido’s record label, Sony Music Entertainment, released the album on 4 March 2013 in Europe and on 26 March 2013 in North America.”No Freedom” was released as the album’s lead single on 18 January 2013
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