ARCHIVE NEWS FROM
JANUARY - DECEMBER 2013

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

29th December 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Greatest Hits' went down 13 places to number 81.

25th December 2013 - Happy Birthday Dido!

All Dido and all the many fans online wish Dido a very warm and happy 42nd birthday!

25th December 2013 - Merry Christmas!

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

22nd December 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Greatest Hits' went down 15 places to number 68.

15th December 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Greatest Hits' went down 4 places to number 53.

8th December 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Greatest Hits' went down 22 places to number 49.

6th December 2013 - Smalltown Girl

Dido did an amazing cover of 'Smalltown Boy' by Bronski Beat for Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 earlier today. See it on YouTube.

5th December 2013 - On The Radio

Tomorrow morning (Friday 6th December 2013), tune in to BBC Radio 2 to hear Dido chat and perform on 'The Chris Evans Breakfast Show'.

1st December 2013 - UK Chart

This week 'Greatest Hits' entered the album chart at number 27.

25th November 2013 - Out Today

Don't forget that Dido's 'Greatest Hits' album is released in the UK today. There is also a Special Deluxe Edition with a bonus CD. Buy 'Greatest Hits': UK CD/Download, UK Special Deluxe Edition CD. The track listing is as follows:

CD:
Here With Me
Thank You
Hunter
White Flag
Life For Rent
Don't Leave Home
Sand In My Shoes
Don't Believe In Love
Quiet Times
Grafton Street
Everything To Lose
Let Us Move On (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
No Freedom
End Of Night
Blackbird
One Step Too Far - Radio Edit (Faithless featuring Dido)
Stan (Eminem featuring Dido)
If I Rise (A.R Rahman and Dido)
NYC

Special Deluxe Edition CD:
CD1
Here With Me
Thank You
Hunter
White Flag
Life For Rent
Don't Leave Home
Sand In My Shoes
Don't Believe In Love
Quiet Times
Grafton Street
Everything To Lose
Let Us Move On (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
No Freedom
End Of Night
Blackbird
One Step Too Far - Radio Edit (Faithless featuring Dido)
Stan (Eminem featuring Dido)
If I Rise (A.R Rahman and Dido)
NYC

CD2
Here With Me - Chillin' With The Family Mix
Thank You - Deep Dish Radio Edit
Hunter - MJ Cole Remix
White Flag - Timbaland Remix
Life for Rent - Skinny 4 Rent Mix
Sand In My Shoes - Above & Beyond Radio Edit
Don't Leave Home - Gabriel & Dresden Radio Mix
Don't Believe In Love - Dennis Ferrer's Objektivity Radio Mix
No Freedom - DJ Cobra Remix
End Of Night - Cedric Gervais Mix
Go Dreaming - Mantronix Remix
Blackbird - Moguai Remix
Northern Skies - Rollo Remix

19th November 2013 - Television

Dido will be chatting and performing a song on 'The Paul O'Grady Show' on Monday 25th November 2013 between 5pm and 6pm on ITV1.

16th November 2013 - Children In Need

Dido performed 'Thank You' on 'BBC Children In Need' last night. Children In Need raised 31,124,896 on the night.

23rd October 2013 - NYC To Make Radio Debut

Patric Kielty is giving 'NYC', the new track from Dido 'Greatest Hits' album' its very first play on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow morning (Thursday) at around 8am.

10th October 2013 - Greatest Hits Details

Dido's 'Greatist Hits' album will be released as a standard CD and Special Deluxe Edition double CD. Released on Monday 25th November 2013 the standard CD features 18 tracks from her four studio albums, including, 'Here With Me', 'Thank You', 'White Flag', 'Life For Rent' and 'No Freedom', while the Deluxe Edition double CD contains a bonus CD featuring a selection of remixes and it also includes a new song 'NYC'.
Dido said, "Yes, I'll admit, the remix is album is a completely selfish selection of the mixes that I've loved personally over the years", before confirming, "Yes, NYC is a new song. xxx." Pre-order 'Greatest Hits': UK CD/Download, UK Special Deluxe Edition CD. The track listing is as follows:

CD:
Here With Me
Thank You
Hunter
White Flag
Life For Rent
Don't Leave Home
Sand In My Shoes
Don't Believe In Love
Quiet Times
Grafton Street
Everything To Lose
Let Us Move On (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
No Freedom
End Of Night
Blackbird
One Step Too Far (Faithless featuring Dido)
Stan (Eminem featuring Dido)
If I Rise (A.R Rahman and Dido)

Special Deluxe Edition CD:
CD1
Here With Me
Thank You
Hunter
White Flag
Life For Rent
Don't Leave Home
Sand In My Shoes
Don't Believe In Love
Quiet Times
Grafton Street
Everything To Lose
Let Us Move On (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
No Freedom
End Of Night
Blackbird
One Step Too Far (Faithless featuring Dido)
Stan (Eminem featuring Dido)
If I Rise (A.R Rahman and Dido)

CD2
Here With Me - Chillin' With The Family Mix
Thank You - Deep Dish Remix
Hunter - MJ Cole Remix
White Flag - Timbaland Remix
Life for Rent - Skinny 4 Rent Remix
Sand In My Shoes - Above & Beyond Remix
Don't Leave Home - Gabriel & Dresden Remix
Don't Believe In Love - Dennis Ferrer Remix
No Freedom - DJ Cobra Remix)
End Of Night - Cedric Gervais Mix
Go Dreaming - Mantronix Remix
Blackbird - Moguai Remix
NYC
Northern Skies - Rollo & Sister Bliss Remix

27th August 2013 - Greatest Hits

Fresh from Dido's rapturously-received guest appearances during Eminem's headline sets at last weekend's Reading and Leeds Festivals - where they performed 'Stan' together, she will releases a career-defining greatest hits collection on Monday 25th November 2013.
Since 1999, Dido has released four critically-acclaimed, chart-topping albums that have together sold more than 30 million copies. She is among the most successful female artists the UK has ever produced, and her first two albums, 'No Angel' and 'Life For Rent', remain two of the UK's biggest selling albums of all-time.
The album's tracklisting will include, 'Thank You', 'Here With Me', 'White Flag', 'Life For Rent' and 'No Freedom'. More information coming soon.

14th August 2013 - Reading And Leeds Festival

Dido will be joining Eminem to perform 'Stan' at this weekend Reading and Leeds Festivals.

19th June 2013 - Watch Dido Live From Paris, Today!

Tonight in Paris, Dido is performing a special acoustic show for RTL2. The 30 minute show will stream live online worldwide! To tune in, visit the RTL2 website just before 10pm French time / 9pm UK time / 4pm ET / 1pm PT.

2nd June 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Girl Who Got Away' went out of the top 100.

26th May 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the singles chart 'White Flag' went back out of the top 100 and in the album chart 'Girl Who Got Away' went down 22 places to number 88.

23rd May 2013 - The Voice UK

Dido will continue to be a Battle Advisor/Coach to Team Danny (The Script's Danny O'Donoghue) during this weekend's show of 'The Voice UK'. The show continues the Battle Rounds stage of its quest to find a new singing star. 'The Voice UK' is on BBC1 on Saturday 25th May 2013 at 7.10pm.

19th May 2013 - UK Chart

This week 'White Flag' re-entered the singles chart top 100 at number 98 and in the album chart 'Girl Who Got Away' went down 17 places to number 66.

12th May 2013 - UK Chart

This week 'End Of Night' failed to enter the top 200 of the singles chart and in the album chart 'Girl Who Got Away' went down 7 places to number 49.

9th May 2013 - The Voice UK

Dido will be a Battle Advisor/Coach to Team Danny (The Script's Danny O'Donoghue) during this weekend's double bill of 'The Voice UK'. The show reaches the Battle Rounds stage of its quest to find a new singing star. 'The Voice UK' is on BBC1 on Saturday 11th May 2013 at 8.35pm and Sunday 12th May 2013 at 7.00pm.

5th May 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Girl Who Got Away' went up 5 places to number 42.

5th May 2013 - Out Today

Don't forget that Dido's new single, 'End Of Night' is released in the UK today. Buy 'End Of Night': UK Download. The track listing is as follows:

Digital Download Bundle:
End Of Night - Radio Edit
End Of Night - JR Mix
End Of Night - Vince Clarke Remix
End Of Night - Cedric Gervais Remix

2nd May 2013 - Loose Women

Dido will be on 'Loose Women' today on ITV1 at 12.30pm.

29th April 2013 - Jools Holland

Dido will be performing on this week's edition of the BBC's legendary 'Later Live... With Jools Holland' show. It's on tomorrow night (Tuesday 30th April 2013) on BBC2 at 10.00pm and it's repeated as an extended edition 'Later... With Jools Holland' on Friday 3rd May 2013 at 11.05pm.

28th April 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Girl Who Got Away' stayed at number 47.

26th April 2013 - End Of Night Details

On Sunday 5th May 2013, the new Dido single, 'End Of Night', will be released as a digital bundle. 'End Of Night', is the second single from the new album, 'Girl Who Got Away'. Pre-order 'End Of Night': UK Download. The track listing is as follows:

Digital Download Bundle:
End Of Night - Radio Edit
End Of Night - JR Mix
End Of Night - Vince Clarke Remix
End Of Night - Cedric Gervais Remix

21st April 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Girl Who Got Away' went down 7 places to number 47.

14th April 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Girl Who Got Away' went down 4 places to number 40.

8th April 2013 - Vince Clarke Remix

Vince Clarke has remixed 'End Of Night' for the next single. Vince was in Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure. 'End Of Night' including 'End Of Night - Vince Clarke Remix' is released on Sunday 5th May 2013.

7th April 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Girl Who Got Away' went down 9 places to number 36.

1st April 2013 - No Angel

Dido's debut album, 'No Angel', was today named BBC Radio 2's fifth best album of all time, in a poll voted for by its listeners. Over 100,000 people voted. Dido tweeted after hearing the news: "Just saw that No Angel was named @BBCRadio2's 5th best album of all-time today. So happy! Thanks to all of you who voted for it. X." You can see the full Top 100 albums on the BBC Radio 2 website.

31st March 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the album chart 'Girl Who Got Away' went down 7 places to number 27.

29th March 2013 - Happy Birthday All Dido!

All Dido is 12 years old today!

27th March 2013 - Next Single

'End Of Night' will be the second single to be released from Dido's new album, 'Girl Who Got Away'. The 'Observer' described 'End Of Night' as "The most interesting track (on the album): Pet Shop Boys-esque synth pop... a cool and witty f-you to a past lover." 'End Of Night' (produced by Greg Kurstin) is released on Sunday 5th May 2013.

26th March 2013 - Out Today In North America

Dido's critically-acclaimed new album, 'Girl Who Got Away' is released in North America. Buy 'Girl Who Got Away': USA CD, USA Special Deluxe Edition CD.

24th March 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the singles chart 'No Freedom' went out of the top 100 and in the album chart 'Girl Who Got Away' went down 8 places to number 20.

17th March 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the singles chart 'No Freedom' went down 42 places to number 93 and in the album chart 'Girl Who Got Away' went down 7 places to number 12.

11th March 2013 - iTunes Charts

Dido's new album, 'Girl Who Got Away', has reached number 1 on iTunes in 34 countries! Buy 'Girl Who Got Away': UK CD, UK Special Deluxe Edition CD.

10th March 2013 - UK Chart

This week in the singles chart 'No Freedom' went up 18 places to number 51 and 'Girl Who Got Away' entered the album chart at number 5.

5th March 2013 - Listening Party

Dido has just announced that she's going to do an online listening party for her new album, 'Girl Who Got Away', on her Twitter Profile on Thursday 7th March 2013 at 2.30pm GMT. Dido's idea is that everyone presses PLAY together, then she will answer your questions and comments as you listen. Jjoin in the fun.

3rd March 2013 - UK Chart

This week 'No Freedom' entered the singles chart at number 69.

4th March 2013 - Out Today

Don't forget that Dido's new album, 'Girl Who Got Away' is released in the UK today. There is also a Special Deluxe Edition with a bonus CD. Buy 'Girl Who Got Away': UK CD, UK Special Deluxe Edition CD. The track listing is as follows:

CD:
No Freedom
Girl Who Got Away
Let Us Move On
Blackbird
End Of Night
Sitting On The Roof Of The World
Love To Blame
Go Dreaming
Happy New Year
Loveless Hearts
Day Before We Went To War

Special Deluxe Edition CD:
CD1
No Freedom
Girl Who Got Away
Let Us Move On
Blackbird
End Of Night
Sitting On The Roof Of The World
Love To Blame
Go Dreaming
Happy New Year
Loveless Hearts
Day Before We Went To War

CD2
Let Us Move On - Prod. Jeff Bhasker and Plain Pat
All I See
Just Say Yes
Let's Run Away
Everything To Lose - Armin Van Buuren Remix
Lost

24th February 2013 - Out Today

Don't forget that Dido's new single, 'No Freedom' is released in the UK today. Buy 'No Freedom': UK Download. The track listing is as follows:

Digital Download Bundle:
No Freedom
No Freedom - Benny Benassi Remix
No Freedom - Tom Swoon Remix
Quiet Times - Live Acoustic, Abbey Road

18th February 2013 - All Dido Gets A New Look

I have given my website its fourth new look. After being based on 'Safe Trip Home', and before that 'Life For Rent' and 'No Angel', I have now based it on the new album, 'Girl Who Got Away', which is released in 2 weeks.

16th February 2013 - Live TV Performance Next Week

Dido is heading to the USA next week, to perform on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, on Wednesday 20th February 2013.

12th February 2013 - Girl Who Got Away Album Biography

Four years after the critically acclaimed 'Safe Trip Home' became Dido's third million-seller (taking her to an astonishing career total of 29 million albums sold) the Londoner returns with her fourth album.
And it's no exaggeration to say that 'Girl Who Got Away' might just be her finest record yet. These are the songs of defiance, hope and heartbreak to make the planet fall in love with Dido all over again.
Recording 'Girl Who Got Away', Dido was often reminded of making 'No Angel', her debut album which remains one of the planet's biggest-selling records of this century. Like that world-conquering debut, the new album is built around waves of sumptuous electronica, Dido's softly powerful voice and a host of strikingly memorable songs. Warm, evocative and bursting with the emotion of life's little details, 'Girl Who Got Away' is classic Dido; at once modern and timeless.
Also, as with 'No Angel' (and, indeed, its 2003 follow-up, 'Life For Rent') the majority of the new album's literate, life-affirming songs were written and produced by Dido and her brother, Faithless founder Rollo Armstrong. And, just like in the early days, she worked on it without really imagining that people would ever hear it.
"It was an incredibly fun record to make," she beams. "There was no pressure on me at all. It's all been so natural and easy." Dido had a blast, whether working alone at her kitchen table or alongside trusted collaborators Brian Eno, Jeff Bhasker, Rick Nowels, Greg Kurstin and, of course, Rollo in various home studios and hotel rooms on either side of the Atlantic. "On every other record I've made, there have been really tricky days," she says, "but there weren't any like that on this one."
Much of the album was written and recorded before the summer of 2011 when - not long after receiving an Oscar nomination for 'If I Rise', (which featured in the movie, '127 Hours') she made with A R Rahman - Dido and her husband had their first child.
"I wrote everything on this album before I got pregnant,' she says. "And a lot of it was actually recorded while I was pregnant. It's really fun to think back to when I was singing these songs. Like with 'Girl Who Got Away', I remember the baby was kicking me to the point I thought I was going to fall over!"
An unmistakable optimism shines through the new album, which Dido completed late in 2012 after taking a year off to concentrate on motherhood. That positive spirit is there in the life-loving, 'Go Dreaming'; in the ode to true love that is the album's first single, 'No Freedom'; and in the driving 'Let Us Move On', which features a pin-sharp guest spot from the world's hottest rapper, Kendrick Lamar. And it glows particularly brightly in the loved-up redemption of the folksy, autobiographical Sitting 'On The Roof Of The World'.
Which isn't to say that this album is all sweetness and light: Dido certainly retains her knack for disguising a barbed lyric with a beguiling melody. So, the propulsive 'End Of Night' might sound like one of her most upbeat songs yet, but it is, in fact, a rather vicious break-up song. Blackbird, meanwhile, is deliciously withering.
And the album's title? "It's one of my favourite songs on the record," she says. "But I guess it also sums up the last few years for me. Taking a step back from it all and going off to have the whole happy adventure of starting a family and making an album that I really am so proud of. And now I just can't wait for people to hear it."
She might be the girl who got away. But make no mistake, Dido is back. Girl Who Got Away' is released on Monday 4th March 2013. Pre-order 'Girl Who Got Away': UK CD, UK Special Deluxe Edition CD. The first single to be released off the album is 'No Freedom', which is released on Sunday 24th February 2013. Pre-order 'No Freedom': UK Download.

10th February 2013 - No Angel Up For Radio 2 Award

Dido's debut album, 'No Angel', has been shortlisted for BBC Radio 2's Top Album award, which is celebrating the best albums of the station's history. You can vote for it to win on the BBC website.

18th January 2013 - No Freedom Details

On Sunday 24th February 2013, the new Dido single, 'No Freedom', will be released as a digital bundle. 'No Freedom', is the first single from the new album, 'Girl Who Got Away'. Pre-order 'No Freedom': UK Download. The track listing is as follows:

Digital Download Bundle:
No Freedom
No Freedom - Benny Benassi Remix
No Freedom - Tom Swoon Remix
Quiet Times - Live Acoustic, Abbey Road

11th January 2013 - New Single

The first single to be released from Dido's new album, 'Girl Who Got Away' is called 'No Freedom'.

10th January 2013 - Girl Who Got Away

On Monday 4th March 2013, the new Dido album, 'Girl Who Got Away', will be released. There will also a Special Deluxe Edition with a bonus CD. Pre-order 'Girl Who Got Away': UK CD, UK Special Deluxe Edition CD. The track listing is as follows:

CD:
No Freedom
Girl Who Got Away
Let Us Move On
Blackbird
End Of Night
Sitting On The Roof Of The World
Love To Blame
Go Dreaming
Happy New Year
Loveless Hearts
Day Before We Went To War

Special Deluxe Edition CD:
CD1
No Freedom
Girl Who Got Away
Let Us Move On
Blackbird
End Of Night
Sitting On The Roof Of The World
Love To Blame
Go Dreaming
Happy New Year
Loveless Hearts
Day Before We Went To War

CD2
Let Us Move On - Jeff Bhasker Version
All I See
Just Say Yes
Let's Run Away
Everything To Lose - Armin Van Buuren Remix
Lost

1st January 2013 - Happy New Year!

What will Dido be up to in 2013? Keep up to date by regularly checking back here.
All the best for 2013.