ARCHIVE NEWS FROM
JANUARY - DECEMBER 2008

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

28th December 2008 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Safe Trip Home' went up 5 places to number 42.

25th December 2008 - Happy Birthday Dido!

All Dido and all the many fans online wish Dido a very warm and happy 37th birthday!

25th December 2008 - Merry Christmas!

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

24th December 2008 - A Christmas Message From Dido

Happy Christmas and a great new year to everyone. Sending lots of love and thanks to all of you for all your support. I hope the holidays are full of love and happiness for you.
See you in 2009!

Love
Dxxx

21st December 2008 - UK Chart

This week in the singles chart 'White Flag' went out of the top 100 and in the album chart 'Safe Trip Home' went down 7 places to number 47.

14th December 2008 - UK Chart

This week 'White Flag' re-entered the singles chart at number 82 (probably due to Diana Vickers performing her version on the X-Factor last week) and in the album chart 'Safe Trip Home' went down 12 places to number 40.

11th December 2008 - Italian TV Appearence

On Sunday 14th December 2008 Dido will appear on Quelli che il calcio on Italy's Rai 2 channel. Dido's performance is due to air between 2.30 and 3.30pm. (Calcio, is the Italian word for football.)

7th December 2008 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Safe Trip Home' went down 10 places to number 28.

4th December 2008 - Top European Album

'Safe Trip Home' has stormed to number one in the European album charts in its first week of release. Dido ended AC DC's reign at the top, with their album 'Black Ice' now sitting at number 2 after four weeks at the top.

30th November 2008 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Safe Trip Home' went down 16 places to number 18.

23rd November 2008 - UK Chart

This week 'Safe Trip Home' entered the album chart at number 2.

21st November 2008 - Drumming Ambition

Dido would like to fulfil her dream of playing drums in a band. She wants to swap her microphone for drumsticks after taking up the percussion instrument while making new album 'Safe Trip Home'. She told the British newspaper the 'Daily Star', "Drumming made me listen to music differently - especially when I started playing along with things. I would do this thing of playing along with my iPod. I'd actually love to be in a band at some point. The thing that would excite me next, to learn more, would be to play for someone else while they're singing. That would be really interesting."

17th November 2008 - Out Today And Tomorrow

Don't forget that 'Safe Trip Home' is released in the UK today and in the USA tomorrow. Buy 'Safe Trip Home': UK CD, UK Special Deluxe Edition CD, USA CD, USA Special Deluxe Edition CD. The track listing is as follows:

CD (88697162972):
Don't Believe In Love
Quiet Times
Never Want To Say It's Love
Grafton Street
It Comes And It Goes
Look No Further
Us 2 Little Gods
The Day Before The Day
Let's Do The Things We Normally Do
Burnin Love
Northern Skies

A two disc Special Deluxe Edition version is also be released with 4 postcards. The first disc contains the album, while the second disc features 3 extra tracks and an enhanced section. The track listing for the bonus disc is as follows:

CD (88697403212):
For One Day
Summer
Northern Skies - Remix
Dido Studio Film - Enhanced Video

13th November 2008 - All Dido Gets A New Look

I have given my website its third new look. After being based on 'Life For Rent' and 'No Angel', I have now based it on the new album, 'Safe Trip Home', which is released next week.

16th November 2008 - UK Chart

This week in the singles chart 'Don't Believe In Love' went out of the top 100.

9th November 2008 - UK Chart

This week in the singles chart 'Don't Believe In Love' went down 29 places to number 83.

2nd November 2008 - UK Chart

This week 'Don't Believe In Love' entered the singles chart at number 54.

30th October 2008 - Dido Dedicates Song To Late Dad

Dido has dedicated the track 'Grafton Street' on her new album, 'Safe Trip Home' to her late father. She penned the track in memory of her dad William, who died in 2006, aged 68 from lupus, a disease of the immune system. Dido admits the loss hit her hard she said, "Him dying was huge. I was so close to him. I got to be with him and I was glad about that." But she regrets not completing her third album sooner for him to hear her new tracks. She added, "He was around to hear some of it. It's gutting I can't play him the whole album."

27th October 2008 - Out Today

Don't forget that Dido's new single, 'Don't Believe In Love' is released in the UK today. Buy 'Don't Believe In Love': UK CD. The track listing is as follows:

CD Single (88697391362):
Don't Believe In Love
Look No Further

23rd October 2008 - Release Date Changed

The release date of 'Safe Trip Home' has been put back two weeks to Monday 17th November 2008 worldwide (Tuesday 18th November 2008 in the USA).

17th October 2008 - Deluxe CD Of Safe Trip Home

A two disc Special Deluxe Edition version of 'Safe Trip Home' will be released. The first disc contains the album, while the second disc features the bonus tracks 'For One Day', 'Summer', 'Northern Skies - Remix' plus a special 'Making Of Safe Trip Home Film'. Pre-order 'Safe Trip Home': UK CD, UK Special Deluxe Edition CD, USA CD, USA Special Deluxe Edition CD.

16th October 2008 - Dido Crowned Songwriter Of The Year

Dido was named Songwriter of The Year at the 28th annual ASCAP Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honoured the top writer and publisher members of the UK's Performing Right Society (PRS) at a ceremony held last night. The top award went to Dido, who was named Songwriter of the Year and was recognised for the songs 'Thank You' and 'White Flag'. 'Solid' hitmakers Ashford + Simpson, while Kate Nash and The Kooks received special awards.

26th September 2008 - Number 1

'Don't Believe In Love' has already been released on download in Spain and Italy. It's currently at Number 2 in the Spanish iTunes chart and Number 1 in the Italian iTunes chart.

24th September 2008 - Record Of The Week

BBC Radio 2's new Record of the Week is Dido's new single, 'Don't Believe In Love'.

15th September 2008 - Video Filming

Dido is in LA this week filming the video for her new single, 'Don't Believe In Love'. It will be directed by AlexandLiane, a duo who have previously made videos for Scissor Sisters, The Ting Tings, Bloc Party, Sam Sparro and Armand Van Helden.

5th September 2008 - Track Listing

The track listing for 'Don't Believe In Love' has been confirmed and is as follows:

CD (88697162972):
Don't Believe In Love
Quiet Times
Never Want To Say It's Love
Grafton Street
It Comes And It Goes
Look No Further
Us 2 Little Gods
The Day Before The Day
Let's Do The Things We Normally Do
Burnin Love
Northern Skies

'Safe Trip Home' is released in the UK on Monday 3rd November 2008, in the USA on Tuesday 4th November 2008 and early the same month worldwide. Pre-order 'Safe Trip Home': UK CD, USA CD.

2nd September 2008 - New Single

The first single to be released from Dido's new album will be 'Don't Believe In Love', which will be released on Monday 27th October 2008. Pre-order 'Don't Believe In Love': UK CD.

22nd August 2008 - Dido Is Back

After a four-year absence Dido is back. Her third album will be released on Monday 3rd November 2008. 'Safe Trip Home' is the title and the first single to released off it is called, 'Don't Believe In Love'. The tracks are produced by Jon Brion, Ark and were recorded in London and Los Angeles. Pre-order 'Safe Trip Home': UK CD.
A free download of 'Look No Further' a track from the new album, is available from the official Dido website until Sunday 7th September 2008.

29th March 2008 - Happy Birthday All Dido!

All Dido is 7 years old today!

17th March 2008 - Sing

The long awaited CD single of 'Sing' by Annie Lennox, 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) is released today having previously only being available as a download only single. As well as the CD hitting the shops today, you can also buy exclusive new versions of 'Sing' through the Body Shop, with all profits going to TAC. The Body Shop eco-friendly CD will mark the first time the shops have sold music before. It will feature the Glen Ballard version of the song, along with the full length Moto Blanco version and 'Why'. The 12" Picture Disc will be a collector's item with versions from Harry Rimerez, Dean Coleman and Moto Blanco, while the enhanced CD will also feature the 'Sing' video and a gallery of images from Annie's trip to Africa, as well as video clips of TAC's work. Buy 'Sing': UK CD1, UK CD2, UK 12" Limited Edition Picture Disc, Download.

31st January 2008 - New Album Update

HMV have got Dido's third album down as now being released on Monday 28th April 2008 in the UK. Pre-order the new album: UK CD.

1st January 2008 - Happy New Year!

What will Dido be up to in 2008? It's shaping up to be an exciting one. Keep up to date by regularly checking back here.
All the best for 2008.