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Dido confirms plans for Greatest Hits collection

2 Oct

Dido has confirmed plans for releasing a greatest hits collection.

The British singer/songwriter is currently selecting songs for the still-untitled project, scheduled to hit stores and online outlets in November via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Her latest album “Girl Who Got Away” debuted at number five on the UK Albums Chart. It also delivered singles “No Freedom,” “End of Night” and the Kendrick Lamar-assisted “Let Us Move On.”

30 million records have been sold worldwide since Dido released her debut album “No Angel” in 1999. Among her biggest singles are “Here With Me,” “Thank You,” “White Flag” and “Life For Rent.”

She is also known for collaborating with super producers including Rick Nowels (Madonna, Celine Dion), Lester Mendez (Shakira, Nelly Furtado), Greg Kurstin (Beyoncè, Sia Furler) and Jeff Bhasker (Pink, Alicia Keys).

Watch the video for “Sand in My Shoes” below.

Dido premieres music video for new single ‘End of Night’

29 Apr

Dido - Girl Who Got Away

Dido has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“End of Night” is taken from the British singer/songwriter’s fourth studio album, “Girl Who Got Away,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The track was co-written and produced by Greg Kurstin, who is also responsible for singles “True Love” by Pink [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records] and “I Was a Fool” by Tegan and Sara [Warner Bros. Records].

“Girl Who Got Away” – which serves as the follow-up to 2008’s “Safe Trip Home” – yields further productions and songwriting collaborations with Lester Mendez (Shakira, Enrique Iglesias), Rick Nowels (Shaznay Lewis, Craig David) and Jeff Bhasker (Beyonce Knowles, Lana Del Rey).

Dido unleashes official lyric video for new single ‘End of Night’

26 Mar

Dido - Girl Who Got Away

Dido has released the official lyric video for her new single online.

“End of Night” is taken from the British singer/songwriter’s latest album, “Girl Who Got Away,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The track was produced by Greg Kurstin, whose credits include “Living Dead” by Marina and the Diamonds [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records], “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” by Pink [Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records].

He also contributed to the next albums by Katy Perry [Warner Music Group / Capitol Records], Lily Rose Cooper [Warner Music Group / Polydor Records], Kylie Minogue [Warner Music Group / Parlophone Records] and Neon Hitch [Warner Music Group / Reprise Records].

Meanwhile, the new collection by Dido Armstrong – which serves as the follow-up to 2008’s “Safe Trip Home” – boasts further collaborations with Rick Nowels (Celine Dion, Alicia Keys), Jeff Bhasker (Leona Lewis, Kanye West) and Lester Mendez (Nelly Furtado, Enrique Iglesias).

Dido premieres music video for new single ‘No Freedom’

4 Mar

Dido has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“No Freedom” is taken from the British singer/songwriter’s fourth album, “Girl Who Got Away,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The track was helmed by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong along with Rick Nowels, who previously teamed up with the artist on singles “Here with Me,” “All You Want,” “Hunter,” “White Flag” and “Sand in My Shoes.”

“Girl Who Got Away” boasts further contributions from Greg Kurstin (Sky Ferreira, Charli XCX), Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Leona Lewis) and Lester Mendez (Nelly Furtado, Enrique Iglesias).

Dido previews new album ‘Girl Who Got Away’ online

12 Feb

Dido - Girl Who Got Away

Dido has previewed her upcoming fourth album online.

The British singer/songwriter will release “Girl Who Got Away” in the United Kingdom on March 4 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

New single “No Freedom” was co-written and produced by Rick Nowels, who previously teamed up with the artist on hits including “All You Want,” “Here With Me,” “Hunter,” “Sand in My Shoes” and “White Flag.”

Other musicians backing Dido on the follow-up to 2008’s “Safe Trip Home” are Greg Kurstin (Mike Posner, Sia Furler), Lester Mendez (Enrique Iglesias, Nelly Furtado) and Jeff Bhasker (Beyonce Knowles, Lana Del Rey).

[Preview] Dido – Girl Who Got Away @ iTunes

Dido teams up with Rollo Armstrong on new song ‘Blackbird’

6 Feb

Dido - Girl Who Got Away

Dido has debuted a new song online.

“Blackbird” – written by Dido and Rollo Armstrong – will be included on the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming fourth album, “Girl Who Got Away,” due on March 4 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

In addition to lead singles “Let Us Move On” and “No Freedom,” the follow-up to 2008’s “Safe Trip Home” is confirmed to boast productions and songwriting contributions from Greg Kurstin (Lily Rose Cooper, Sophie Ellis Bextor), Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis), Rick Nowels (Celine Dion, Lana Del Rey) and Lester Mendez (Jewel Kilcher, Enrique Iglesias).

Dido unveils official artwork for new album ‘Girl Who Got Away’

8 Jan

Dido - Girl Who Got Away

Dido has unveiled the official artwork for her upcoming album online.

The British singer/songwriter will release “Girl Who Got Away” in the United Kingdom on March 4 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

New single “Let Us Move On” – featuring Kendrick Lamar – was co-written and produced by Jeff Bhasker, who is also responsible for “Party” by Beyonce Knowles [Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records], “National Anthem” by Lana Del Rey [Universal Music Group / Interscope Records] and “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars [Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records].

Other musicians backing Dido Armstrong on the follow-up to 2008’s “Safe Trip Home” are Rick Nowels (Celine Dion, Nelly Furtado), Greg Kurstin (Sophie Ellis Bextor, Kylie Minogue) and Lester Mendez (Enrique Iglesias, Shakira).