REVEALS STYLE ICONS
ADDED: 10.10.02. SOURCE: TEENHOLLYWOOD
respects Madonna and Gwen Stefani's fashion sense, reports Teenhollywood.com.
singer, currently dating music producer Ferdy Unger-Hamilton,
loves Stefani's outrageous style and cites Madonna as the ultimate
icon of fashion.
says, "Madonna is the obvious one, but I also like Gwen
Stefani (right) because she always manages to get away with
it. She's a really beautiful girl, I think."
admire people who have their own thing going on. Sophie Ellis
Bextor looks really cool [errr...] and she always has an identity
of her own." BACK
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ADDED: 02.10.02. SOURCE: DAILY EXPRESS,
Dido topped a Top 20 list for natural beauty, beating off
competition from Kate Winslet and Natalie Imbruglia. Heading
the list of the most over-made celebrities were EastEnders'
Jessie Wallace, Jordan and Liz Taylor.
top 20 natural beauty list in full:
Dido, 2. Kate Winslet, 3. Natalie Imbruglia, 4. Jennifer Aniston,
5. Angelina Jolie, 6. Halle Berry, 7. Nicole Kidman, 8. Cate
Blanchett, 9. Joely Richardson, 10. Isabella Rossellini, 11.
Gwyneth Paltrow, 12. Kate Moss, 13. Jennifer Lopez, 15. Kate
Beckinsale, 16. Yasmin Le Bon, 17. Cat Deeley, 18. Uma Thurman,
19. Catherine Zeta Jones, 20. Anna Kournikova BACK
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THANKS HER EX
ADDED: 05.06.02. SOURCE: DAILY EXPRESS,
Brit award winner Dido has spoken for the first time about her
split with fiance Bob Page. The singer had been due to marry
the entertainment lawyer later this year but called it off in
April. Speaking yesterday as she won Songwriter of the Year
at the Ivor Novello music awards, Dido, 30, said: "The
song Thank You still sums up that relationship."
And she added: "Being single might make my album more psycho
this time." BACK
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ADMITS TO SHOP LIFTING
- Dido admits she once shoplifted from a chemist when she was
in a hurry to catch a train.
singer says she also walked out of a hotel with an ironing board
to use on her tour bus.
an interview with Sister Bliss from Faithless, she also confesses
to dabbling with drugs.
told Mixmag: "I wasn't reall into the whole drug
scene. I'd tried things and not really liked them.
used to be out clubbing nearly every weekend a few years ago
but whent he fashion in music changed to being more rhythmic
than song-led I'd still go and have a dance but I got bored
asked if she had ever broken the law, she said: "I once
shoplifted a lipstick from Boots. The queue was really long
and the till people were being really dumb. And I had a train
taking an ironing board from a hotel count? I walked straight
out with it and pillows too. I had my reasons. The pillows on
the tour bus were awful and the venue for that night didn't
have an ironing board. It was practical."
adds that at the start of her career she used to suffer from
panic attacks, after witnessing a stabbing in the audience at
a Faithless gig.
was a really nasty period," she says. "I couldn't
do a thing. I'd try and then my heart would speed up. I'd be
clammy and shaking and utterly in a state."
says she eventually visited an acupuncturist to reduce her heart
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- Dido has followed up her Brit Awards success with yet more
music prizes over the last week or so.
Thursday she was named the most successful rock/pop artist at
the Echo Awards in Germany. She also performed for 5,000 at
the event, which met she missed the World Music Awards in Monaco
on the same night. There she picked up three awards for best
selling British artist, pop female and adult contemporary, but
lost out to Enya as the world's best selling female.
MEN WHO MADE DIDO
- If you are going to make a serious play to be the Queen of
Pop these days, you want an uncomplicated name. The simpler
the better - Madonna, say, or Kylie. Florian Cloud De
Bounevialle Armstrong doesn't really cut it. So it's perhaps
just as well Florian Cloud etc is more commonly known by a far
catchier moniker - Dido. And on Wednesday [Feb 20], in
front of some 5,000 industry bigwigs and assorted hangers on,
Dido Armstrong capped what has been the most remarkable year
of her life by winning Brit Awards for Best British Female and
Best British Album. In receiving these awards, she proved
she really does deserve her title of the new Queen of Pop, albeit
a rather unlikely one.
behind every pop matriarch there's usually a man or two - and
Dido is no exception. Even Madge has a string of super-trendy
producers, including William Orbit and Mirwais. So who
are the men shaping Dido's extraordinary success? One
is the one-time "most dangerous man in America" -
a chap called Eminem - who brought her to international fame.
may have provoked the headlines but it [is] her brother Rollo
- an eccentric honours graduate in philosophy who claims not
to be able to play an instrument or even dance - who is the
real force behind her success.
and Rollo Armstrong were brought up in a firmly upper-middle-class,
bohemian household. Their father William is a renowned
literary publisher, their mother an eccentric poet. TV
was banned ("We did smuggle one in once," Dido remembers,
"and it got thrown out of the window. I was very
sad.") and friends were discouraged from visiting.
five, she stole a recorder and discovered music. A year
later, she went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and
by the age of nine was playing in a touring recorder orchestra.
By 11, she had added violin and piano to her repertoire and
was practising six or seven hours a day.
six years her elder, was eschewing classical music in favour
of angrier sounds. While his little sister mastered Chopin
and Vivaldi downstairs, he stayed in his room with his stereo,
drowning her out with The Clash. When he wasn't around,
Dido used to steal his records, stowing her violin in a corner
of her room to pogo along to White Riot and I Fought
was only a matter of time before her brother's altogether cooler
tunes were to influence Dido's musical direction. She
started going to gigs when she was 13 - "I used to see
Spandau Ballet and all those people, and to reggae gigs.
I went to classical concerts as well, but I don't think my mum
realised the difference..." and by her mid-teens, she gave
up the classics altogether.
she worked in a publishing house and studied law at night school,
the same sibling admiration that prompted the young Dido to
filch her brother's Clash LPs was to resurface when he formed
a band, Faithless.
he and fellow members Maxi Jazz and Sister Bliss began recording,
Dido used to hang around the studio "more than was entirely
necessary", making cups of tea and badgering her brother
to let her sing backing vocals. But Rollo was at first
rather embarrassed by having a younger sister shadowing him
and discouraged her.
time you went to the studio, certain people were always there,"
says Maxi. "Dido was one of them. I remember
Rollo telling her, 'With a voice like yours, you'll never have
a hit.' He didn't want her to be disappointed, but he
hasn't got a quality control filter on his mouth."
Dido refused refused to go away and eventually her brother let
her sing backing vocals on Salva Mea. This was
to become Faithless's first hit and propel them onto the world
stage, notching up 1.5 million sales of the debut album.
Her payment was a takeaway curry.
sure there's an element of sibling rivalry," Dido says
of her brother's discouragement, "but he's also six years
older than me and he's always been my protector. He couldn't
see why I would want to give up a perfectly good job.
He would see struggling singers coming into the studio, so why
would I be any different?"
Dido packed in her job and law studies and concentrated on music.
As she struggled to put together a demo tape, the idea of one
day earning £10 million a year and hobnobbing with celebrities
seemed as unrealistic as her brother thought. Indeed, she has
confessed that the over-riding theme of her Brit-winning album
No Angel is laying around in bed: "What can I say?
I like it there. Also, when I was writing this album I was living
in one room and most of the songs were written sitting in bed."
all changed when Rollo, aware that his sister might make it
after all, let his protective side kick in again and acted as
co-writer and producer on her first album.
demo was picked up by a scout from Arista Records in America,
who offered her a record deal. But, faithful to her brother,
she signed in this country with Cheeky, the new label Rollo
had established, effectively turning down a fortune.
was missing the family vibe and I wanted to work with Rollo
as a producer," she says. "In retrospect, it wasn't
a good move because there was no money in the deal, but I really
wanted to be with people I knew." So it was that No
Angel was realised in America, but suffered from a delayed
release over here.
not that Dido hasn't done her bit. After all, you don't make
£10 million on the back of a multi-platinum album just
because you have a clever sibling. And to be fair, she did spend
18 months slogging it around America, "getting up at 4.30
every morning and doing breakfast shows...sitting in cafes playing
for men in suits, performing in lobbies of radio stations because
you can't get on air..."
then it seems every time one reads about the girl from North
London who last year was catapulted from obscurity to become
Britain's highest-earning female pop star, the success is attributable
to someone else. And, after Rollo, it's Eminem, whose sample
of her song Thank You (written about missing her fiance,
lawyer Bob Page, but used by the American rapper as a paean
to twisted hero worship on his Number One single, Stan)
first drew Dido to the attention of a world audience.
had been promoting No Angel with little success in America
when she got a phone call from the rapper's record company.
Not only did he want to use her song, but he was also keen for
her to appear in the video (as a pregnant girl trussed up in
the trunk of a car by her suicidal boyfriend) and tour with
Dido was everywhere Stateside, outselling the Spice Girls, and
providing music for the hit teen dramas Dawson's Creek
and Roswell High, When Eminem's tour came to Britain
at the end of 2000, it heralded the arrival of another talent
- a girl from North London. And all before No Angel was
even released in her home country.
in reality, Eminem's was just the final push. Dido had been
relentlessly promoting the album and the girl who was only ever
trying to be as cool as her brother, was on the road to this
after Wednesday's gala, it was neither Eminem nor Rollo for
whom Dido reserved the most thanks. After the ceremony, the
breathless 30-year-old told reporters that her success was largely
down to her fiance of seven years.
thrilled to have this recognition," she said, "but
the person who really deserves this is Bob. He has been such
an incredible inspiration to me and totally supportive of everything
you can be nobody was cheering louder than the man who once
told his sister she could never have a hit record.
and I make a perfect team," she says, "because he
does all the things I'm not fussed about doing and vice versa.
When we write together, no one can tell the difference. We both
know exactly what each other is getting at and we forget who
has written what line. We had one big fight making the album.
It was over a drum loop. I shouted a lot and in the end I got
the one I wanted."
little sister in other words.
The Daily Express, 22 February. Back
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EXPECTED TO PLAY BUCK HOUSE CONCERT
- Dido is expected to be confirmed as one of the stars of the
Golden Jubilee concert on 3 June.
will take place in the grounds of Buckingham Palace to celebrate
the Queen's 50th year on the throne. Sir Elton John, Sir
Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton are also likely to perform,
although the full list of performers is being kept secret.
will be 24,000 free available to order by telephone (0900 1952
2002) and online.
Walker, royal communications secretary told the BBC's Breakfast
that details of the artists appearing would be drip-fed to the
public over coming weeks and months.
can't confirm any names yet and it wouldn't be sensible to confirm
all the names at once," he said.
will be a very big and spectacular cast. British music
has been dominant internationally throughout the Queen's reign
so picking some of the biggest stars of that period, but also
some of the current pop idols of the day, seems a very good
way to do it."
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SCOOPS BRITS DOUBLE
- Dido picked up two awards at last night's Brits - Best British
Female and Best British Album for No Angel.
up her first award of the night, she told Radio 1: "I couldn't
believe it! I wasn't listening properly when they read
out the names."
also rubbished reports about her wealth: "I'm not aware
I've made that much money. It made me realise how wrong
they are about everyone else's money."
free Brits magazine contains the following article about her:
for her British success
terms of female singer/songwriters, 2001 belonged to Dido
debut album No Angel hasn't been out of the British charts
since it was released in October 2000. It has now sold
over two million copies, making it not only the biggest selling
album of 2001, but also the biggest-selling debut album from
a UK female of all time.
with Eminem and songwriting for Britney Spears (she co-wrote
a track, Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman for her latest album,
Britney) have done little to harm her reputation as the
girl of the moment. But despite her current worldwide
success, there was a time when Dido felt like she would never
get the opportunity to be successful in her own country.
regarding the sale of her original record label Cheeky early
on in her career meant that she was unable to release No
Angel in Britain until late 2000. So, as she explains,
she had no choice but to head stateside and try her luck with
the tough American market.
whole process of the record company being sold took over a year,
so I thought I might as well go to America and make a start
and wait until everyone sorted themselves out and the record
company got sold. I released the album in America in June
1999 and things went brilliantly, so I was really happy.
I was enjoying actually getting to sing my songs to people.
That's all you really want, to be able to make more records
and have an audience when you're singing them instead of singing
them in the mirror or something.
I was also frustrated as everything seemed to be taking forever
to sort out in Britain and I thought I was never going to have
my album out in my own country. It was so weird because
I would call up my friends and say, 'I'm a pop star' and they'd
be like, 'Sure you are. Well I haven't heard of you.'
So when the album eventually came out in Britain it was amazing.
I can't tell you how excited I was when I could go and buy it
in [a] British shop!"
Dido found the fact she had to wait so long to unleash No
Angel onto the British public frustrating, she admits that
in retrospect everything has worked out perfectly. "I'm
so lucky because I ended up having a year and a half to devote
entirely to America. Breaking America is one of the hardest
things to do because you have to spend a long time over there,
and if you've got a really big festival or a tour to do somewhere
else, why would you [be] going to shlep around America for nine
months? I think Craig David has done it really well because
he's gone over and spent quite a chunk of time there.
It was a brave decision and it's worked for him, which is brilliant.
But looking back I'm really thankful I did it when I did."
before No Angel was released in Britain, Dido's records
and reputation had filtered through from the US, meaning that
as soon as it hit UK shops it started selling stacks.
But it was her collaboration with Eminem on the super-hit Stan,
on which he sampled her hit Thank You, that made her
a household name when it was released in December 2000.
It was one of the most unlikely collaborations of the year,
and the most unforgettable. So how did Dido find the Eminem
experience? "He was totally charming and fun to work
with," she smiles. "I liked being around him
and we had a laugh together. It was a really nice moment
in my career - to do a collaboration that worked so well - and
we were both really proud of it."
says that she jumped at the chance to work with Eminem, as she
was already a huge fan. "He's amazingly talented
and a total perfectionist. I've got so much respect for
him. I remember when I first heard My Name Is...
I went running into the studio where I was recording going,
'Has anyone heard that song about Spice Girls and sticking nine
inch nails in your eyelids?'. We were all talking about
it and were really excited that there was something so new and
funny and refreshing out there.
wouldn't say some of the things he says in my music, but that's
my choice, and I really respect him for saying whatever he wants.
I think you need people like him that come along and throw a
spanner in the works and make music exciting."
plans to start work on the much-anticipated follow up to No
Angel any day now. But despite feeling pressure to
release another album, she is determined to take things easy
and enjoy the process. "Obviously everyone's keen
to get the second album out as quickly as possible because you
don't want people to forget who you are. But I'm going
to enjoy doing it. I love making music, I love writing
songs, and I'm not going to rush. I want to travel a bit,
do a bit of writing, and have a bit of time out from getting
dressed up and tarting around on stage!"
an album that's already sold over 11 million copies worldwide
under her diamante belt, and another in the pipeline, Dido says
she feels proud to be doing her bit for the British music scene.
"I think there are some really good people out there -
Craig David is doing brilliantly, and so are David Gray, Coldplay
and Travis, and I'm proud to be a part of that group of people
because they're writing really beautiful songs.
seems like good songs are doing really well, and they deserve
to, which is brilliant. I definitely think British music
is in a good place right now, and I'm loving being a part of
now her friends have no choice but to believe that she's a fully-fledged
pop star. "Yes," she laughs, "they finally
FANS ARE FRIGHTENING"
- Dido says she has to hire security guards to protect her from
over-enthusiastic fans when she's in America.
has just finished a sell-out tour of US arenas.
singer says it can be frightening being pursued by American
America it is always more hectic. I can't go shopping
without security and it can be very difficult and that's intimidating,"
she told the Sun
autograph hunters are a different breed there and they're very
aggressive. They'd kill for a signature.
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."
says she doesn't have the same problems in the UK.
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," she said.
- A round-up of recent Dido news stories:
fan wants to run a "proper race"
says she has ambitions to be a runner and has hired a personal
trainer to help her prepare for a "proper race."
she's not been put off by the unflattering photos of her jogging
started running, which is painful beyond belief," she told
the Daily Express Saturday magazine.
were these horrific pictures of me jogging in the papers at
was so funny was they [think] I'm so bad at running that they
must have been really quick off the mark to actually catch me
want to get good enough to run in a proper race."
will perform at the Brit Awards on Wednesday, where she is nominated
in three categories (see below).
soars into pop rich list
has rocketed into pop's rich list little over a year after finding
fame, according to a survey in Heat magazine.
to the figure, she raked in around £12 million in just 12 months
to make her Britain's highest earning female singer. She
is now earning more than established acts like the Rolling Stones
and Robbie Williams.
was the highest new entry in the annual list of pop's rich list,
which was once topped by The Beatles whose back catalogue earned
an estimated £65 million in 2001. The band's sales were
buoyed by the huge success of the greatest hits collection,
called simply 1.
Angel worldwide no. 1
Angel narrowly beat Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory as
the most popular album in 2001, according to a survey carried
out by Billboard.
figures show that 8.6 million copies were sent out to retailers
while Hybrid Theory was 100,000 behind. Billboard
uses the shipment information as it is the only globally consistent
figure available allowing a like-for-like comparison between
spokesman said: "So many territories do not have the kind
of retail-based sales data that is available in the US and the
the top albums were debut releases, and six of the top eight
were female acts. Survivor by Destiny's Child came
theory, while Madonna is the only act to have two entries in
the top 20 with GHV2 at 14 and Music at 19.
has been dropped from the Brits' Best Newcomer category after
bosses admitted they had wrongly included her because she was
included in the best female category last year.
Official UK Charts Company apologised for its mistake, made
when compiling the list of eligible entrants.
names then go forward to a panel of industry figures who vote
on who should make the shortlist. The executive producer
of the Brits decided her name should be immediately withdrawn.
Dido has been replaced in the category by singer songwriter
Official UK Charts Company - which compiles the top 40 album
and singles charts - said it was sorry for the upset and inconvenience
caused to Dido, her record company, the Brits and BBC Radio
1 listeners who vote on the winner from the list of nominations.
is still shortlisted for best British album, video and female
to Radio One, she said, "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?' You
just don't know the rules. I don't know if anyone knows
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."
also told Billboard, that "I don't want, or need,
mean, it's lovely to be nominated once. Four is ridiculous,
and three is brilliant."
ABLUM ON HOLD
- From the Daily Express, 16 January:
who was relatively unknown in Britain a year ago, is now one
of our highest selling pop exports.
yesterday, as she celebrated her four Brit Awards nominations,
she said success won't change her. It has, however, meant
she's had to put her marriage to long-term boyfriend, entertainment
lawyer Bob Page, on hold.
has been a hectic year and the big day will be when the interest
has died down a bit," she explained. "My whole
world has turned upside down but I'm really just the same as
I ever was."
29-year-old Londoner whose debut album No Angel has sold
12 million copies worldwide, is working on her follow-up.
"It sounds corny but one of the great pleasures in my life
is making music and it doesn't really feel like I'm going back
to work," she said.
PENS SONG FOR BRITNEY ALBUM
- Dido might be working on her next album, but she will still
be heard literally by millions thanks to her contribution to
the new Britney Spears album, Britney. Dido co-penned
the track, I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman, with behind-the-scenes
teen-pop kings Max Martin and Rami. She can also be heard
on A Very Special Christmas 5, released last week by
WINS MTV EUROPE AWARD
- Dido won the Best New Act award at last night's MTV Europe
Music Awards in Frankfurt. You might have heard about
the ceremony if you've watched MTV UK recently due to the channel's
oh-so-subtle promotion of it (technically known as a whopping
huge bug in the corner of the screen).
happy to put low paying jobs behind her
Armstrong had worked in a lot of different low-paying clerical
jobs while struggling to make ends meet, but said on Thursday
nothing beats her current line of work: being a pop star.
British singer known around the world as "Dido" said
that because she made such a belated breakthrough into the industry
that is infamous for devouring young talent before their prime,
she isn't going to let her career be squandered.
just know this is the best job I've ever had because I have
had so many other jobs," said Dido, 29, one of Britain's
biggest-selling female recording artists, in an interview with
lyrics are about pretty normal things because I've had another
whole life before this," said the singer whose music career
took off only two years ago after rapper Eminem took part of
her song Thank You in Stan, his hit about a deranged
I prefer it that way," she added in an interview at the
MTV Europe Music Awards, where she has been nominated for four
awards. "It means I know how good this life is and
I will never try to ruin it," she said.
Dido said at least she has something to fall back on.
could always go back to temping," she said. "Maybe
you could call it 'Celebrity Temps'. Oh - that would be
debut album No Angel started slowly but surged in popularity
after Eminem used part of her song. It has now sold some
six million copies. She said she wrote the song Thank
You on a soggy piece of paper while sitting in a bathtub.
as Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong on Christmas
Day in 1971, she is the child of an Irish book publisher and
French poetess. She grew up in London.
worked in a variety of lowly jobs, including the publishing
industry. She had been to Frankfurt five times before
as a lowly worker at the Frankfurt book fair.
went to law school for a while as well, but turned to singing
in 1996, when her older brother Rollo, 34, was putting together
the band Faithless and they needed a backup vocalist.
She got the job and sang on Reverence, their breakthrough
critics have compared Dido's haunting, soulful voice to Cranberries'
singer Dolores O'Riordan [and that's supposed to be a good thing?]
who has been engaged for six years to a recording industry lawyer,
said like many other performers at the MTV awards they at first
considered cancelling tour performances following the September
11 attacks in the United States.
was actually about to get on a plane to Australia for a tour
there," she said. "I was a little jumpy at first.
But I thought it was important to do the tour, to give people
a little relief.
you stay in and watch CNN all day you'll just go mad,"
she said. "I do this to entertain people and it's
nice to chill things out a bit and think smaller."
TO PLAY AT MTV EUROPE AWARDS
- Dido has been announced as one of the performers at the MTV
Europe Music Awards later this year.
of the acts lined up to perform - which also include Destiny's
Child and Janet Jackson, Brent Hansen, president and chief executive
of MTV Networks Europe said, "the high calibre of the artists
illustrates the importance of the event and reinforces its position
as Europe's premier awards show."
awards will be held at the Festhalle in Frankfurt on November
8 and will be shown live on MTV UK. Channel 4 will also
be screening recorded highlights.
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- Dido, or to give her full name Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle
Armstrong (!), is interviewed in the August issue of music mag
Q (you can read the feature here).
Minus marks for the article claiming Dido's US popularity derives
from Here With Me being used as the "theme tune
to teen soap Roswell High", but on the plus side,
there are some great pictures of her to accompany it.
TALKS TOUR, BRITNEY
- On her North American tour, which kicks off next week in Vancouver,
Dido will offer fans a preview of her next album. In addition
to performing material from No Angel, she'll introduce
three new songs into her set, See the Sun, Don't Leave Home
and Do You Have a Little Time. Although she has
most of the new material written for her sophomore effort, fear
of having them exposed via the Internet will keep her from debuting
any more of the tracks on the Stateside jaunt.
always writing and trying out the new one lives," Dido
says. "But I'm not gonna try them [all] 'cause they
end up on MP3 too quickly. It doesn't bother me they end
up there, but I wouldn't want every new song previewed live
for the second album."
plans to return to Britain later this year to record her next
album with hopes of an early 2000 release. "I've
got a great little family at home of people I love writing and
working with," she says.
the songstress has spent a lot of time writing the follow-up,
she has also penned a few numbers for other outfits, including
British dance act Faithless (which includes her brother Rollo)
and reigning pop queen Britney Spears.
has been sworn to secrecy about the latter project, but does
say that she enjoyed the experience. "I did some
lyrics for a song of hers for a film," Dido says.
"I was given a specific brief for the Britney song.
She was really sweet, and she called me to say thank you."
- In Sunday's UK charts, No Angel inched back up one
place to number two, and maintained its position as the biggest
selling album of the year.
the singles chart, Thank You fell to number eight after
debuting at number three last week, Dido's highest singles placing
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- In Billboard's 9 June issue, Thank You continues
its slow descent, with another one place fall to number 9.
In the album chart, No Angel fell three places to number
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CREATE THREADS FOR DIDO
- Dolce and Gabbana announced yesterday that their ready-to-wear
label, D&G, would be designing the touring threads of Dido
and boy band *NSync.
spokeswoman for the label promises there will be two completely
different looks for each tour.
wardrobes couldn't be more different. Dido has a very
London understated, cool, street style," she said.
"*NSync, on the other hand, are very theatrical and their
wardrobe is patch-worked, rhinestoned, ripped, embellished and
threads were featured prominently in the video for Here With
Me and its label is available in stores across in the US,
including Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom's and Jacobson outlets.
and Gabbana has an established long-standing relationship with
several big-name music artists including Madonna and Mary J.
Blige. This will be the second year in a row that the
fashion label will be designing Blige's wardrobe as she hits
the stage this summer.
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- No Angel continues to slide down the Canadian album
chart, with another six place fall to number 25 for the chart
for the week ended 7 June.
might receive a boost from Thank You, which is a new
entry at number 48 on the singles chart.
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ON FAITHLESS ALBUM
- Dido appears on the track One Step Too Far on Faithless'
third album Outrospective, which is released on July
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- No Angel was down six places to number 19 in this week's
(May 31) Canadian album chart.
album also fell heavily in the US chart published in Billboard's
2 June issue, down 11 places to number 25. However, Thank
You was only down one place to number eight in the singles
entries from REM and Bon Jovi snatched the top two places in
the UK album chart, so No Angel's single place
fall to number three was a creditible performance in its 31st
week on the chart.
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AND US CHART/UK TV NEWS
- Here With Me makes a return to the Canadian singles
chart this week, with a reappearance at number 66. No
Angel slips one place to number thirteen.
the US charts (Billboard, 26 May), No Angel notches
up its 52nd week on the chart with a two place fall to number
16. Thank You falls one place to number seven and
has now spent more weeks (20) on the chart than any other record
in the Top 10.
viewers can see Dido on tonight's National Lottery Stars
on BBC1 at 7.45pm. Slapped wrists to the idiot presenter
on Wednesday's programme who pronounced her name as "Deedo"!
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CHART NEWS - 13 MAY
- In Sunday's UK album chart, No Angel retained its number
two slot, and is still the country's biggest selling album of
the year to date.
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