ARCHIVE NEWS FROM
JANUARY - DECEMBER 2007

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

25th December 2007 - Happy Birthday Dido!

All Dido and all the many fans online wish Dido a very warm and happy 36th birthday!

25th December 2007 - Merry Christmas!

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

30th November 2007 - Sing

'Sing' by Annie Lennox, featuring Dido and 22 of the most recognised female solo artists in the world (see news item below) is released today as a download only single. Buy 'Sing': Download. The track listing is as follows:

Sing - Moto Blanco Club Remix
Sing - Dean Coleman Silent Sound Vocal Remix
Sing - Harry Choo Choo Romero Club Mix
Sing - Moto Blanco Dub
Sing - Dean Coleman Silent Sound Radio Edit
Sing - Moto Blanco Radio Remix
Sing - Harry Choo Choo Romero Radio Mix
Sing - Harry Choo Choo Romero HCCR Mix

1st October 2007 - Out Today

The new album by Annie Lennox, 'Songs Of Mass Destruction' is released in the UK today. The album features the powerful track 'Sing', featuring Dido and 22 of the most recognised female solo artists in the world (Madonna, Joss Stone, Celine Dion, Gladys Knight, k.d. Lang, Angelique Kidjo, Bonnie Raitt, Shakira, Melissa Ethridge, Sarah McLachlan, Fergie, Anastasia, Beverly Knight, Faith Hill, Pink, Sugababes, Martha Wainwright, Isobel Campbell, Beth Gibbons, KT Tunstall, Shingai Shoniwa and Beth Orton), all invited by Annie to raise awareness and finances for TAC initiatives. Included among the group are TAC activist members own vocal group, known as The Generics, whose CD of music inspired Annie to make 'Sing' a reality. 'Sing' was born out of Annie's involvement with Nelson Mandela's 46664 and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) - organizations fighting for human rights, education and health care for those affected by the HIV AIDS virus. Buy 'Songs Of Mass Destruction': UK CD.

27th September 2007 - New Album Update

HMV have got Dido's third album down as being released on Monday 25th February 2008 in the UK. Pre-order the new album: UK CD.

6th September 2007 - New Album Delay

Dido's third album will now be released at the beginning of 2008, with a new single preceding it. The exact date, titles etc will be confirmed as soon as they are known.

5th September 2007 - Q Magazine

There is an in-the-studio interview with Dido in next months 'Q' magazine. The issue hits the shelves on Monday 1st October 2007.

30th August 2007 - New Album Update

Dido's third album has now got a new release date, Monday 19th November 2007 in the UK and on Tuesday 20th September 2007 in the USA.

19th July 2007 - Annie Lennox, Dido And 22 Others

Dido appears on Annie Lennox's new album 'Songs Of Mass Destruction'. The album features the powerful track 'Sing', born out of Annie's involvement with Nelson Mandela's 46664 and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) - organizations fighting for human rights, education and health care for those affected by the HIV AIDS virus. 'Sing' features 23 of the most recognised female solo artists in the world (Dido, Madonna, Joss Stone, Celine Dion, Gladys Knight, k.d. Lang, Angelique Kidjo, Bonnie Raitt, Shakira, Melissa Ethridge, Sarah McLachlan, Fergie, Anastasia, Beverly Knight, Faith Hill, Pink, Sugababes, Martha Wainwright, Isobel Campbell, Beth Gibbons, KT Tunstall, Shingai Shoniwa and Beth Orton), all invited by Annie to raise awareness and finances for TAC initiatives. Included among the group are TAC activist members own vocal group, known as The Generics, whose CD of music inspired Annie to make 'Sing' a reality. 'Songs Of Mass Destruction' is released on Monday 1st October 2007.

16th June 2007 - New Album Update

BMG have said that the official release date of Dido's third album will be on Tuesday 18th September 2007. Although I can't see it being released on a Tuesday! Dido says she's not quite finished the album but she's getting there.

9th June 2007 - Possible Album News

HMV and 'Record Collector' magazine have different release dates for Dido's new album. HMV have it down as Monday 3rd September 2007 and 'Record Collector' have it down as Tuesday 18th September 2007.

29th March 2007 - Happy Birthday All Dido!

All Dido is 6 years old today!

27th March 2007 - New Album Update

Dido is still in the studio working on her new album. Dido said, "I've still got a lot of things I want to write about. I'm going as fast as fast as I can."

21st February 2007 - New Album Update

Dido has hinted that there might be a duet on her new album. Dido said, "There might be one duet on there but that's it."

23rd January 2007 - Fansites

Does Dido visit her fansites? Well the answer is yes. Dido said, "Yes I do sometimes, mostly to answer questions. often it's the fansites that have the most up to date info too." I wonder if she visits All Dido!

3rd January 2007 - UK Chart Revamp

A chart revamp puts downloads first. Album tracks, B-sides and golden oldies could now enter the top 40 since chart rules were changed on Monday 1st January 2007. The shake-up means that any download will count towards the top 75, even if it is not available on the high street.
Test charts show that Christmas songs by Wham and Mariah Carey would have been in the Christmas festive top 40 under the new rules. CD singles will also be allowed extra tracks and extended running times to help them compete with downloads. Steve Redmond, director of the UK Official Charts Company said, "This new ruling changes the nature of a single and puts the consumer in the driving seat. Literally any track can be a hit - as long as it sells enough."
Previously, downloads only counted towards the chart in the week before a song was released on CD, and until two weeks after the CD was deleted. The first revamped top 40 will be revealed on Sunday 7th January 2007.

1st January 2007 - Happy New Year!

What will Dido be up to in 2007? It's shaping up to be an exciting one. Keep up to date by regularly checking back here.
All the best for 2007.