ARCHIVE NEWS FROM
JANUARY - DECEMBER 2002

The news items on this page have been gathered from various sources.

25th December 2002 - Happy Birthday Dido!

All Dido and all the many fans online wish Dido a very warm and happy 31st birthday!

25th December 2002 - Merry Christmas!

All Dido would like to wish everybody around the world a very merry Christmas.

23rd December 2002 - All Dido Is Back

All Dido has been off line since Thursday 19th December 2002. This was due to my domain provider having a server error. So if you did try to visit All Dido in between last Thursday and today and got, "The page you tried to access doesn't exist" message and thought it had disappeared, well it hasn't. All Dido is back. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

3rd December 2002 - Thank You

Thank you to everyone who voted for All Dido in the Interactive Music Awards and in the Top Of The Pops Awards. All Dido came 277th out of thousands in the Interactive Music Awards (People's Choice Award). I don't know where All Dido finished in the Top Of The Pops Awards, but it wasn't in the top 10. Oh well maybe I will have better luck next year.

23rd November 2002 - Thank You

Thank you voting for All Dido at the Top Of The Pops Awards and at the Interactive Music Awards. The voting has now finished.

6th November 2002 - Wu-Tang Dido

Apparently Dido is to feature on another album. This time it's a collaboration with Wu-Tang Clan's frontman RZA for his new album. Other stars featuring on it will be IAM, Saïan Supa Crew, Petter, Xavier Naidoo, Method Man, NAS and Lauryn Hill. RZA said "For Dido...I programmed some "RZA Soul"...I wouldn't call it R&B ...it's soul at the deepest level...that Al Green..."So Tired Of Being Alone" heartache soul. It was a nice mixture."
The album will be called 'The World According To RZA' and it will be released in February 2003. It's already been recorded and it's being mixed right now.

4th November 2002 - Dido Parties With Biff

Dido, the Sugar Babes and ex-five member Abs, where in Dublin last week to celebrate the 10th birthday party of Biff.co.
Biff, real name Richard Stannard, runs the Biff.co studio with business partner Jules. They produce some of the biggest acts in the world today. The party was held in celebrity haunt Lillies Bordello.

2nd November 2002 - Please Vote For Ths Website

Please vote for this website (All Dido) at the Top Of The Pops Awards and at the Interactive Music Awards.
Many thanks.

1st November 2002 - Santana At Number 1

Santana's new star-studded album, 'Shaman', which includes 'Feels Like Fire' featuring Dido, crashed into the American album chart at number 1. This week 'Shaman' entered the UK album chart at number 15. Buy 'Shaman' on CD.

29th October 2002 - National Music Awards

Dido lost out to Sophie Ellis Bextor when she won Best UK Female Singer at the National Music Awards held on Sunday 27th October 2002 in the UK.

28th October 2002 - Thank You BMI

'Thank You' written by Paul Herman and Dido and published by Cheeky Music Limited was honoured at the Gala BMI London Awards. The gala dinner and awards ceremony was held at the Ballroom of London's Dorchester Hotel on Thursday 24th October 2002. 'Thank You' got the organization's highest accolade, The Robert S. Musel Award. The Award, named for the US performing rights organisation's long time UK consultant, annually honours the most performed song of the year written by a member or members of BMI's European sister organizations.

21st October 2002 - Out Today

Don't forget that Santana's new album, 'Shaman' is released today. It includes 'Feels Like Fire' which features Dido. Buy 'Shaman' on CD.

14th October 2002 - Out Today

Don't forget that the War Child charity album '1 Love' is released today. It includes 'Dub Be Good To Me' which was recorded by Faithless & Dido. It is a cover version of Beats International's number 1 from 1990. Buy '1 Love' on CD.

1st October 2002 - 1 Love

Faithless & Dido will feature on a new compilation album called '1 Love'. The album will raise money for the War Child charity which raises funds for children in war-torn countries.
There are 16 tracks on the album and they are all covers of previous number 1 hits spanning across five decades. Faithless & Dido have covered 'Dub Be Good To Me' which was originally a number one hit in 1990 for Beats International. The full '1 Love' track listing is as follows:

All Or Nothing (The Small Faces, 1966) - Starsailor
The Power Of Love (Frankie Goes To Hollywood, 1984) - Feeder
Killer (Adamski, 1990) - Sugababes
House Of The Rising Sun (The Animals, 1964) - Muse
Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinead O Connor, 1990) - Stereophonics
Dub Be Good To Me (Beats International, 1990) - Faithless & Dido
Merry Xmas Everybody (Slade, 1973) - Oasis
Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman, 1969) - Elbow
Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) (Soul II Soul, 1989) - The Reelists Featuring Ms Dynamite
Out Of Time (Chris Farlowe, 1966) - Manic Street Preachers
Come On Eileen (Dexys Midnight Runners, 1982) - Badly Drawn Boy Featuring Jools Holland And His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra
Ghost Town (The Specials, 1981) - Prodigy
Firestarter (Prodigy, 1996) - Jimmy Eat World
Pretty Flamingo (Manfred Mann, 1966) - Darius
Dreams (Gabrielle, 1993) - More Fire Crew Featuring Gabrielle
Back For Good (Take That, 1995) - McAlmont & Butler

You can Pre-order '1 Love' on CD which is released on Monday 14th October 2002. For more information about the album visit the NME website and for more information about the charity visit the War Child website.

30th September 2002 - Feels Like Fire

The track that Dido has recorded with Carlos Santana for his new album, 'Shaman', has been confirmed as being called 'Feels Like Fire'. The full 'Shaman' track listing is as follows:

Adouma
Nothing At All - Featuring Musiq
The Game Of Love - Featuring Michelle Branch
You Are My Kind - Featuring Seal
Amore (Sexo) - Featuring Macy Gray
Foo Foo
Victory Is Won
America - Featuring P.O.D
Sideways - Featuring Citizen Cope
Why Don't You & I - Featuring Chad Kroeger Of Nickelback
Feels Like Fire - Featuring Dido
Let Me Love You Tonight
Aye Aye Aye
Hoy Es Adios - Featuring Alejandro Lerner
One Of These Days - Featuring Ozomatli
Novus - Featuring Placido Domingo

You can Pre-order 'Shaman' on CD which is released on Monday 21st October 2002.

28th September 2002 - The Greatest Ever Female Singers

In a poll conducted for the satellite music channel VH1, Dido came 21st in a top 100 of all-time female music singers. Over 750,000 TV veiwers voted in the poll. Madonna was voted the greatest all-time female music singer, collecting 17% of the votes. Dido did beat the likes of Pink (27), Dusty Springfield (30), Alicia Keys (37) and Olivia Newton John (63). The youth bias was probably inevitable as VH1's target audience is 18 to 30 year olds. The top 10 all-time female music singers are:

1. Madonna
2. Kylie Minogue
3. Celine Dion
4. Whitney Houston
5. Aretha Franklin
6. Tina Turner
7. Mariah Carey
8. Janet Jackson
9. Britney Spears
10. Kate Bush

For more information and the full top 100 visit the VH1 website.

24th September 2002 - Dido's Duet With Santana

It is rumoured that Dido will guest on Carlos Santana's new album 'Shaman', which is released in late October 2002. The track's title is as yet unknown. Other guests rumoured to be on the album are P.O.D., Wyclef Jean, members of Ozomatli, Macy Gray and Placido Domingo. Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas has written three songs on the album but does not perform on it.
The first single to be released from 'Shaman' is 'The Game of Love' featuring Michelle Branch.

22nd September 2002 - UK Chart

This week after a massive 100 weeks in the album chart 'No Angel' went out of the top 75.

18th September 2002 - The Most Naturally Beautiful Celebrity

In a poll conducted for the Body Shop, Dido has been voted the world's most naturally beautiful celebrity. 5,000 shoppers voted in the poll. The top 10 most naturally beautiful celebrities are:

1. Dido
2. Kate Winslet
3. Natalie Imbruglia
4. Jennifer Aniston
5. Angelina Jolie
6. Halle Berry
7. Nicole Kidman
8. Kate Blanchett
9. Joely Richardson
10. Isabella Rosselini

15th September 2002 - UK Chart

This week in it's 100th week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 12 places to number 61.

8th September 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went back up 5 places to number 49.

7th September 2002 - Sounds Eclectic

Dido has contributed 'Here With Me' to a compilation album of live tracks recorded on Los Angeles radio station KCRW's morning show 'Morning Becomes Eclectic'. The album is called 'Sounds Eclectic Too' and is a follow-up to 'Sounds Eclectic' which was released last year. The album is will only be released in the USA. There are no plans to release it in the UK yet.
Other artists to contribute to the album are Chris Martin of Coldplay, R.E.M. and Tom McRae. The full 'Sounds Eclectic Too' track listing is as follows:

Yellow - Chris Martin of Coldplay
Distractions - Zero 7
Radio #1 - Air
I've Been High - R.E.M.
Casa Abandonada - Julieta Venegas
You Cut Her Hair - Tom McRae
Fever - Starsailor
Jesus On A Greyhound - Shelby Lynne
Into My Arms - Nick Cave
Here With Me - Dido
You My Lunar Queen - Cousteau
Feeling The Same Way - Norah Jones

You can Pre-order 'Sounds Eclectic Too' on CD which is released on Tuesday 24th September 2002.

1st September 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went back up 4 places to number 54.

30th August 2002 - Record Collector Poll

In the 'Record Collector' top 500 collectable artists poll which is voted for by the readers of 'Record Collector', Dido was a new entry at number 359. No surprise though that The Beatles were voted the most collectable artist of 2002.

25th August 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 15 places to number 58.

18th August 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' stayed at number 43.

11th August 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 10 places to number 43.

4th August 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 3 places to number 33.

28th July 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 6 places to number 30.

21st July 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 8 places to number 24.

14th July 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 7 places to number 16.

7th July 2002 - UK Chart

This week in it's 90th week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 1 place to number 9.

3rd July 2002 - Dido Gets Her Hands On A Piece Of Owen

Dido bid a massive £21,000 for an England shirt signed by Michael Owen. Her bid was successful and she now owns the shirt which was worn by Owen in the World Cup Quarter Final, which England lost 2-1 to the eventual winners of the competition, Brazil. The bid was at a charity auction held at the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy awards lunch last week.

30th June 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went back up 11 places to number 8.

29rd June 2002 - Silver Clef Award

Dido was presented with the Silver Clef award yesterday at the Inter-Continental Hotel in London. She was presented the award by the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy as a gesture to the industry that as helped them so much with their work.
Dido was taking a well deserved break from the recording sessions of her new album to go to the awards lunch.

23rd June 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 2 places to number 19.

16th June 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 1 place to number 17.

9th June 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went back up 2 places to number 16.

7th June 2002 - BMG And Dido Win Awards

BMG was the biggest winner at the RTHK International Music Pop Poll yesterday. They are the only International music awards held in held in Hong Kong. BMG won 8 awards of which 4 where for Dido. Dido's awards were, Best Female Artist, Supreme Gold Song for 'Thank You' (voted as Number 1 Solid Gold) and Top 10 Solid Gold for 'Thank You' and 'Here With Me'.

2nd June 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 4 places to number 18.

26th May 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went back up 14 places to number 14.
'I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman' the track that Dido co-wrote for Britney Spears, went out of the top 40 after 7 weeks in the singles chart.

24th May 2002 - New Album Not Being Rushed

Dido has revealed that she isn't worried about trying to follow-up an album as successful and as critically acclaimed as her debut 'No Angel'. "The first album pretty much came together by itself," she explained, "but I can't wait for people to get to hear the new one. I've started writing the next album, because I really do just want to get on with it. I've got so many songs and ideas, I want to get them down now." Dido said she wasn't sure when the new album would be released.

24th May 2002 - Ivor Novello Award

In accepting her award yesterday, Dido said "Anyone who knows me knows how much this means to me. Basically all I ever tried to do with my life is experience as much, see as much, learn, do, feel as much as I possible can and write about it. I feel so very lucky that so many people have heard my songs around the world. I want to thank the people who signed me as a songwriter six years ago when no one else was interested." To be chosen from a roomful of 800 songwriters and singer-songwriters who included Mick Hucknall of Simply Red, Kate Bush and Cathy Dennis, who picked up a hat-trick of awards for songs written for Kylie Minogue and Hear'say, was a real honour, she added. Many of those she had listened to as a child won awards alongside her in what turned out to be largely a celebration of the Eighties.
Sting paid tribute to Dido, naming her his songwriter of the moment as he himself collected an International Achievement Award for his contribution to the music world. He said knew what it was like to struggle to get recognition and the difficulties involved in writing an outstanding song. Dido, who took a decade to make her name, had overcome all these obstacles and more to become his "favourite writer and an inspiration", he added.

23rd May 2002 - Another Two Awards

Dido picked up another two awards today. She won the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter Of The Year at the 47th Ivor Novello Awards for British songwriters, composers and music publishers.
Dido also won the Song Of The Year award for 'Thank You' at the 19th Annual ASCAP (The American Society Of Composers, Authors and Publishers) 2002 Pop Music Awards.

19th May 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 4 places to number 28.
'I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman' the track that Dido co-wrote for Britney Spears went down 8 places to number 34 in the singles chart.

12th May 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 1 place to number 24.
'I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman' the track that Dido co-wrote for Britney Spears went down 8 places to number 26 in the singles chart.

5th May 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 2 places to number 23.
'I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman' the track that Dido co-wrote for Britney Spears went down 7 places to number 18 in the singles chart.

3rd May 2002 - Dido And Bob Split

Dido has split up with the fiancé she was due to wed later this year, report 'The Sun'. She has moved out of the London apartment she shared with lawyer Bob Page. She is now being comforted by her brother, Rollo. The split comes a year after Dido was planning to say "I do" to Bob. Friends are stunned by the break-up of the couple, who have been dating for seven years. One pal said "It was an amicable split. No one else is involved." And the friend revealed the split was caused by Dido's punishing work schedule and her phenomenal rise from unknown to international star. Dido famed for her sensitive, confessional lyrics about relationships has been busy writing a follow-up to her 'No Angel'. Ironically, the album's best track, 'Thank You', was inspired by and dedicated to Bob. The pal added "It's all very sad. We were all wondering when the wedding would be, only to be told that the relationship is over. There isn't anyone else involved or anything like that. The pressures of being Dido and travelling the world put an unnatural strain on their love. She's been away in the States but has been spending time with her brother when she's here. He's been a great shoulder to cry on. Bob and Dido are gutted but realise it wasn't working."
The couple, who met in a London club in 1995, postponed their wedding last year because of career commitments. Bob, an entertainment lawyer, is credited with helping to amass Dido's £10million fortune. The couple were planning to swop their Fulham apartment for a £1.6million house in Islington. Dido is expected to move in alone. Bob was last night unavailable to talk about the break-up. Dido has had a traumatic few months. Her father has been diagnosed as seriously ill with the disease lupus.

28th April 2002 - UK Chart

This week after 2 weeks in the singles chart 'One Step Too Far' went out of the top 40, but in it's 80th week in the album chart 'No Angel' stayed at number 21 for the third week running.
'I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman' the track that Dido co-wrote for Britney Spears went down 2 places to number 11 in the singles chart.

23rd April 2002 - Ivor Novello Awards

Dido has been nominated for two Ivor Novello Awards. Both are for 'Thank You', the Best Contemporary Song award, and the PRS Most Performed Work award.
The 47th Ivor Novello Awards for British songwriters, composers and music publishers will be held at Le Meridien Grosvenor House in London on Thursday 23rd May 2002.

21st April 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the singles chart 'One Step Too Far' went down 15 places to number 21, and in the album chart 'No Angel' stayed at number 21.
'I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman' the track that Dido co-wrote for Britney Spears went down 4 places to number 9 in the singles chart.

17th April 2002 - World Cup 2002

Dido's brother Rollo has recorded a theme tune for the BBC's World Cup coverage this summer. Rollo has mixed some of the commentary form England's 5-1 win over Germany. The track is as yet untitled and the BBC have yet to confirm if it will be used.

16th April 2002 - Less Faith In Gareth

It seems that Simon Cowell's BMG label may have stopped their own act Faithless from knocking Gareth Gates (who is also on the BMG label) off the number 1 spot, report 'The Sun'. Sales of 'One Step Too Far' were high enough to make them contenders for number 1 at the beginning of last week. But record stores trying to order more copies midweek were turned down by BMG and sales ground to a halt as stock ran out. BMG say the move was designed to boost sales of Faithless' album 'Outrospective'. It also ensured Pop Idol runner-up Gareth had a fourth week at the top of the charts while Faithless had to settle for number 6. 'One Step Too Far' sold just over 22,000 copies last week while Gareth's 'Unchained Melody' sold 44,500 copies. Friends of Faithless say they are far from happy at being denied the chance of a first chart topping single in their seven year history. One friend said "They are gutted. The band would have loved to have been up there at Number 1. They've always regarded themselves as primarily an album band but it would have been nice for them. The record company made the decision without any of them knowing." BMG insist they stopped the supply of singles purely because they wanted to boost the sales of 'Outrospective', which was released in June 2001. A band spokeswoman said "Their management wanted people to buy the album, which has the single on it." And so it seems that worked 'Outrospective' climbed back up 70 places from number 139 to number 69. But the radio mix of 'One Step Too Far' is a different version to the one on 'Outrospective'.
'One Step Too Far' deserved to be number 1 and it should have got there.

14th April 2002 - UK Chart

This week 'One Step Too Far' entered the singles chart at number 6 and in the album chart 'No Angel' went back up 1 place to number 21.
'I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman' the track that Dido co-wrote for Britney Spears went down 3 places to number 5 in the singles chart.

8th April 2002 - Out Today

Don't forget that 'One Step Too Far' (recorded with Faithless) is released as a single today. Buy 'One Step Too Far' on CD. 'One Step Too Far' track listing is as follows:

CD Single:
One Step Too Far - Radio Edit
One Step Too Far - Rollo & Sister Bliss Mix
One Step Too Far - Alex Neri Club Rah Mix (Edit)

12" Single:
One Step Too Far - Rollo & Sister Bliss Mix
One Step Too Far - Alex Neri Club Vocal

For more information visit the Faithless website.

7th April 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 4 places to number 22.
'I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman' the track that Dido co-wrote for Britney Spears entered the singles chart at number 2.

3rd April 2002 - Capital Awards

Dido won the Favourite Female Vocalist award in the Capital Awards 2002. She took time to recognise Capital's support over the years "Capital have been there from the beginning for me, it's my home station so this means something".
For a list of all the winners visit the Capital FM website.

1st April 2002 - Out Today

The track that Dido co-wrote (with Max Martin and Rami) for Britney Spears called 'I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman' is released as a single today. Buy 'I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman' on CD.
'I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman' track listing is as follows:

CD Single:
I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman - Album Version
I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman - Spanish Fly Remix Radio Edit
I Run Away - Album Version

31st March 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 3 places to number 18.

29th March 2002 - 1st Anniversary

All Dido is one year old today. I can't believe that it's been online for a year, the year has just gone so quickly. It's had over 36,100 hits which is far more than I could have imagined. I'd just like to thank everybody who has visited my website, all of you who have sent me comments and feedback over the year and all other Dido webmasters for swapping links. Here's to the next year and beyond.

Thanks
Stephen

28th March 2002 - One Step Too Far Track Listing

'One Step Too Far' will be available on only one CD single (not two as previously suggested) and 12". 'One Step Too Far' track listing is as follows:

CD Single:
One Step Too Far - Radio Edit
One Step Too Far - Rollo & Sister Bliss Mix
One Step Too Far - Alex Neri Club Rah Mix (Edit)

12" Single:
One Step Too Far - Rollo & Sister Bliss Mix
One Step Too Far - Alex Neri Club Vocal

'One Step Too Far' is released on Monday 8th April 2002 in the UK. Pre-order 'One Step Too Far' on CD. The single is taken from the Faithless album 'Outrospective'.

24th March 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 5 places to number 15.

17th March 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 2 places to number 10.

14th March 2002 - One Step Too Far Remixes

Remixes that have been done for 'One Step Too Far', which Dido has recorded with Faithless are as follows:

One Step Too Far - Radio Edit - 3.28
One Step Too Far - Rollo & Sister Bliss Mix - 7.43
One Step Too Far - Rollo & Sister Bliss Funky Remix - 6.46
One Step Too Far - Alex Neri Club Vocal - 9.22
One Step Too Far - Absolute Beginners Mix - 6.31

'One Step Too Far - Radio Edit' is different from the version which is taken from the Faithless album 'Outrospective'. 'One Step Too Far' is now released on Monday 8th April 2002 in the UK. Pre-order 'One Step Too Far' CD1 and/or CD2.

10th March 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 6 places to number 8.

8th March 2002 - Meteor Irish Awards

Dido picked up her fifth award of the week last night at the Meteor Irish Awards. She won the Best International Female award.

7th March 2002 - World Music Awards And Echo Awards

Dido picked up another four awards yesterday. Three of them at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo. She won the World's Best Selling Dance Artist award, the World's Best Selling British Artist award and the World's Best Selling Pop Female Artist award.
For a list of all the World Music Award winners visit the World Music Awards website.
Dido wasn't at the ceremony to receive her awards that was because she was picking up yet another award at the Echo Awards (Germany's equivalent of the Brit Awards) held in Berlin. She won the Best International Rock/Pop Artist award. As a special thank you Dido performed in front 5,000 fans.
For a list of all the Echo Award winners visit the Echo 2002 Awards website.

3rd March 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' stayed at number 2.

28th February 2002 - Remix Gets A Grammy

Deep Dish's remix of 'Thank You' (Deep Dish Vocal) won a Grammy Award last night in the Best Remixed Record Non-Classical category (category 86).
For a list of all the winners visit the Grammy Awards website.

27th February 2002 - Party At The Palace

Dido will be appearing at the Queen's Golden Jubilee concert 'Party At The Palace' on Monday 3rd June 2002. Also appearing wiil be, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin, Brian Wilson, Atomic Kitten, S Club 7 and 'Pop Idol' Will Young. The concert takes place in the gardens of Buckingham Palace and 24,000 free tickets are being given away by a ballot to those who phone 0900 1952 2002 or visit the BBC's Queen's Concert website by Sunday 17th March 2002.

24th February 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went up 7 places to number 2.

22nd February 2002 - One Step Too Far

'One Step Too Far' which Dido has recorded with Faithless will be released as a single on Monday 1st April 2002. Pre-order 'One Step Too Far' CD1 and/or CD2. 'One Step Too Far' is taken from the Faithless album 'Outrospective'.

21st February 2002 - Dido Would Like To Thank

When she received her two Brit Awards last night she thanked:

Best British Female: Mike Sault @ Warner Chappell, Pete Edge, Patrick Pocklington and her amazing manager, Peter Lock.

Best British Album: Everyone who worked on 'No Angel', Her Mum and Dad, but most of all her brother Rollo of whom she said "I do all of this with him, he is my musical partner, my best friend and it wouldn't be as much fun without him." She also said "I had a lot of fun making this record about five years ago."

20th February 2002 - Double Brit Award Winner

Dido picked up two Brit Awards at this evenings Brit Awards 2002, she won the Best British Female award and the Best British Album award for 'No Angel'. She also performed 'Here With Me' at the ceremony.
She told Radio 1 "I couldn't believe it! I wasn't listening properly when they read out the names!" and also rubbished reports about her wealth by saying "I'm not aware I've made that much money! It made me realise how wrong they are about everyone else's money!"
In the other category in which Dido was nominated, Best British Video, she lost out to the video of '21 Seconds' by So Solid Crew. The awards ceremony, which took place at London's Earls Court was presented by Zoe Ball and Frank Skinner. Highlights will be show on ITV1 (in the UK) tomorrow at 8.00pm.
Photos of Dido at the Brit Awards are on the Gallery page.
For a list of all the winners visit the Brit Awards 2002 website.

19th February 2002 - Security Guards

Dido has been forced to hire security guards to protect her from manic American fans because they are becoming more difficult to handle.
Dido explained, "In America it is always more hectic. I can't go shopping without security and it can be very difficult and that's intimidating. The autograph hunters are a different breed there and they're very aggressive. They'd kill for a signature. There have been incidents where the police have had to shut down an entire freeway so we can get away from cars chasing. It can be frightening." And the songwriter admits she feels much safer in Britain, where she's able to blend into the crowd. She added, "In Britain I do everything on my own. It's just different. Maybe I blend in more here and people seem to accept me. They just say hello and are very polite."

17th February 2002 - UK Chart

This week in it's 70th week in the album chart 'No Angel' went back up 2 places to number 9.

12th February 2002 - £1 Million A Month

Dido earned an average of £1m a month last year and she was the fifth biggest earner in The Pop Rich List, published by 'Heat' magazine. She made an astonishing £12m from the sales of her debut album 'No Angel'. The top ten biggest earners last year were:

1. The Beatles (£65m)
2. U2 (£60m)
3. Sir Elton John (£27.5m)
4. Pink Floyd (£16m)
5. Dido (£12m)
6. Enya (£9m)
7. Rolling Stones (£8.5m)
8. David Bowie (£8.3m)
9. David Gray (£8m)
10. Bee Gees (£4.7m)

10th February 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 3 places to number 11.

6th February 2002 - The Brits Are Coming

Dido will feature on 'The Brits Are Coming' this Saturaday 9th February 2002 at 5.35pm on ITV1 in the UK. It is part of the build up to the Brit Awards 2002. The show will be presented by S Club 7.

3rd February 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 4 places to number 8.

27th January 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went back up 1 place to number 4.

26th January 2002 - Dido's Pop Idol

Dido says have favourite performer on the ITV's 'Pop Idol' TV program (in the UK) is Zoe Birkett. 16-year-old Zoe went out of the competition tonight after over three million viewers voted for their favourite performer. It leaves just three left to battle it out to become a Pop Idol.
For more information visit the Pop Idol website.

24th January 2002 - One Step Too Far

Dido has recorded a video with her brother Rollo for the new Faithless single 'One Step Too Far', which is taken from the Faithless album 'Outrospective'. The video has been filmed in numerous locations in East London.
Rollo, Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Dido were all at the video shoot. The release date for 'One Step Too Far' hasn't yet been announced.
Faithless have been nominated for a Brit Award in the Best Dance Band category at the Brit Awards 2002.

23rd January 2002 - NRJ Music Awards Winner

Dido won the Best International Newcomer award and the Best International Album award at the NRJ Music Awards in France today. She performed 'Hunter' at the ceremony.

21st January 2002 - The Second Album

Dido is planning to spend most of this year working on the follow-up to 'No Angel'. Her brother Rollo of Faithless will produce the album. Dido said, "I've got so many songs and ideas." 'No Angel' has now sold more than twenty million copies worldwide.

20th January 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' stayed at number 5.

17th January 2002 - Dido Thinks It's Funny And Silly

After having her nomination withdrawn from Best British Newcomer Award for the Brit Awards 2002 yesterday, which was due to a mistake by The Official UK Charts Company, Dido told Radio One "I think it's quite funny, it's so silly. You just don't question it, if you're given a nomination, you don't think 'oh am I eligible?.' My manager called me and asked me 'do you want to hear a very funny story?' and then we both giggled a lot and then sorted it out."

16th January 2002 - Brit Awards Nominations Change

Due to a mistake by The Official UK Charts Company Dido has incorrectly appeared on the list of eligible artists for the Best British Newcomer Award. Under the eligibility rules for the Brit Awards 2002 she should not have appeared as a contender, and therefore it has been decided by the Executive producer of the Brit Awards 2002 that Dido will be withdrawn from this category and replaced by the next eligible artist, Tom McRae.
Dido is still nominated for a Brit Award in three categories, Best British Female, Best British Album and Best British Video.
To vote and get more information visit the Brit Awards 2002 website.

15th January 2002 - Brit Awards Gossip

Speaking to Radio 1 Dido revealed that Starsailor, who are nominated for Best British Newcomer are big favourites of hers. She also said that she loves the PJ Harvey album, 'Stories From The City, Stories From the Sea'. PJ Harvey is nominated in the Best British Female category alongside Dido. Shaggy says he would like Dido to win Best British Female.
For a photo of Dido at the Brit Awards 2002 launch party click Here.

14th January 2002 - Brit Awards 2002 Nominations

The nominations for the Brit Awards 2002 were announced today at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. Some of the biggest artists ever, such as The Beatles, have recorded there. Some of today's biggest names were there for the launch.
Dido was there to celebrate her nominations in four categories, Best British Newcomer, Best British Female, Best British Album and Best British Video.
The awards ceremony, which will take place Earls Court in London on Wednesday 20th February 2002, will include performances from Dido, Kylie Minogue, Gorillaz, Mis-teeq, Shaggy, The Strokes, Sting and Elton John with Jay Kay. Zoe Ball and Frank Skinner will be presenting the show and it will be shown on ITV1 in the UK the following day, Thursday 21st February 2002.
The Brit Awards 2002 nominations for the categories in which Dido has been nominated are as follows:

Best British Newcomer:
Atomic Kitten, Blue, Dido, Elbow, Gorillaz, Mis-Teeq, So Solid Crew, Starsailor, Turin Brakes, Zero 7

Best British Female:
Dido, Geri Halliwell, PJ Harvey, Sade, Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Mastercard Best British Album:
'Born To Do It' - Craig David, 'No Angel' - Dido, 'Gorillaz' - Gorillaz, 'Kid A' - Radiohead, 'The Invisible Band' - Travis

Best British Video:
'Where's Your Head At' - Basement Jaxx, 'Trouble' - Coldplay, 'Thank You' - Dido, 'I Want Love' - Elton John, 'Weapon Of Choice' - Fatboy Slim, 'Clint Eastwood' - Gorillaz, '21 Seconds' - So Solid Crew, 'Kids' - Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue, 'Supreme' - Robbie Williams, 'Sing' - Travis

To vote and get more information visit the Brit Awards 2002 website.

13th January 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went down 1 place to number 5.

11th January 2002 - Grammy Nomination For A Remix

Deep Dish's remix of 'Thank You' (Deep Dish Vocal) has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Remixed Record Non-Classical category (category 86). The 44th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday 27th February 2002 in Los Angeles.
To get more information visit the Grammy Awards website.

7th January 2002 - NRJ Music Awards Nominations

Dido will be performing at the NRJ Music Awards, in France on Wednesday 23rd January 2001 in France where she has been nominated for Best International Newcomer and Best International Album.
Also performing will be Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Geri Halliwell and Britney Spears and some French artists.
The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on TV (TF1 in France) at 12.00pm and also aired live on radio (NRJ in France). The awards ceremony will take place at the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals on Saturday 19th January 2002.

6th January 2002 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'No Angel' went back up 3 places to number 4.

5th January 2002 - The Second Album

Dido has begun working with her brother Rollo, of Faithless, on her second album.
The album will be the follow up her successful debut 'No Angel', which was the UK's biggest selling album of 2001 shifting over two million copies.
Talking to BBC Radio 1 Dido says she isn't feeling under pressure to repeat the success of 'No Angel', "I've got so many ideas - I've been looking forward to getting into the studio to put them down. The songs will all stand on their own two feet with a guitar and a piano and then we'll produce them in a way that's great for the song but adventurous as well. I'm so looking forward to making it, pressure doesn't come into it."

4th January 2002 - Out Of Orbit

Dido will feature on William Orbit's new album, which is due out at the end of the summer. Also featuring on the album will be Beth Orton, Beck, Fred Durst and Madonna.

3rd January 2002 - Top Videos

Dido's 'Thank You' video was at number 5 in VH1's Top 50 videos of 2001.

2nd January 2002 - UK End Of Year Chart

'No Angel' was the number 1 best selling album of 2001. It sold more than 2 million copies during the year. 'Stan' was the 74th biggest selling single of 2001. 'Here With Me', 'Thank You', 'Hunter'and 'All You Want' didn't make the top 200.

1st January 2002 - Happy New Year!

What will Dido be up to in 2002? Keep up to date by regularly checking back here.
All the best for 2002.