Dido (full name is Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong) is a famous English singer and songwriter. He was an international hit with her debut album No Angel (1999). There were two hits from the album, “Here with Me, and “Thank You.” It sold more than 21 million copies Global. It won many awards, including two Brit Awards nominations: Best British Female Artist and Best British Album and the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Act.
The American rapper Eminem has sampled the first line of “Thank You” on “Stan,” her collaboration with him. Life for Rent 2003, her next album, saw continued success with the singles “White Flag,” as well as “Life for Rent.” He performed the charity single “Do they Know It’s December?” with other British-Irish artists in Band-Aid 20. Dido’s previous two albums are amongst the best-selling in UK charts history.
Both of her albums are in the top 10 most-sold albums of the 2000s in the UK. Safe Trip Home (2008), Dido’s third studio album, received critical praise but didn’t achieve the same commercial success. The Academy Award-nominated her for “If I Rise.” He was ranked number. Based on the popularity of her albums within the first decade, Dido ranked No.98 in the Billboard 200 Artists Chart 2000-2009.
Dido was conceived Florian Cloud de Bouunevialle Armstrong in Kensington at St. Mary Abbot’s Hospital on Christmas Day 1971. In keeping with Paddington Bear’s tradition, Dido is also celebrated an “official” birthday on 25 June because she was born on Christmas Day. Clare (nee Collins), who is a French poet, and William O’Malley Armstrong (1938–2006) were Irish publishers and former managing directors of Sidgwick and Jackson, are her parents.
Her elder brother Rowland Constantine O’Malley Armstrong was better known as Rollo, part of Faithless’s British electronica duo. Despite their names, Florian Cloud de Bounevialle was and still is known by her as Rollo. Dido considers hers to be her real name and not a stage name or nickname. As a child, Dido had to cope with the ambiguity and unorthodox nature of her birth name, which resulted in her being bullied and pretending she was an ordinary person.
In 2001 she stated, “To be called a certain thing and christened another is very confusing.” It’s something that both my parents did for us. Florian is a German name. That’s what you mean. Give your child a lot of weird characters. They were all so embarrassing. They were all so uncomfortable. I found it cruel to call me Dido, then expect me to handle it.
The legendary Queen of Carthage inspired the name “Dido.” Dido has educated at Thornhill Primary School (Islington), Dallington School. City of London Girls’ was also her school. She was taught at Westminster School by Sinan Savaskan, a contemporary musician and Head of Academic music.
When she was five, she took a recorder home from school, and her parents signed her up at the Guildhall School of Singer and Drama. She had already learned to play the recorder and piano when she was in her teen years. She studied law at the Birkbeck University of London and worked in a literary agency. She did not complete the degree and decided to study full-time in music.
After briefly performing with Rollo Armstrong’s electronica music band Faithless in a collaboration, Dido launched her career and signed an Arista Records record deal in 1996. No Angel was her first studio album. It featured electronica, folk guitars, and Dido’s trademark tender vocals. Initially released in 1999, the album sold more than 22,000,000 copies and gained an even wider audience after its 2001 reissue.
Dido’s sophomore studio album, Life for Rent (2003), had four hits singles: “White Flag,” “Life for Rent,” and “Don’t Leave Home.” It was also a big success, selling more than 12,000,000 units around the globe and staying on the charts for 54 weeks. Her subsequent albums Safe Trip Home (2008) and Girl Who Get Away (2013) were also colossal successes.
Dido has collaborated extensively with many well-known international artists like Brian Eno (Cuba), Mick Fleetwood (Mick Fleetwood), Youssou N’Dour (Kendrick Lamar), and Carlos Santana. In 2013, her album Greatest Hits featured a variety of remixes along with collaborations.
Awards and Nomination
Brit Awards to the British Female Artist of the Year 2002! Brit Awards to the British Album for No Angel 2002; World Music Award as the best-selling British Female Artist 2002; World Music Award as the top British Pop Female Artist 2002; World Music Award in 2002 for the leading British Adult Contemporary Artist 2002; Bambi Award Germany for the best international Pop Act 2003; Brit Award (2004) for the best British Single for “White Flag” 2004; Brit Award 2004, for the Best British Female.
After No Angel’s 1999 release, Dido and Bob Page broke up after seven years of a relationship. Dido married Rohan Galvin in 2010. Stanley, their only child, was born in July 2011, and they are now married. Dido states that she is a “diehard fan” of Arsenal’s Premier League football team. Due to having an Irish father, she is a dual British-Irish citizen.
|Dido Quick Info:|||
|Full Name:||Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong|
|Occupation:||English singer and songwriter.|
|Date of birth:||25 December 1971|
|Age Now:||49-years (Update 2021)|
|Birthplace:||Kensington, London, England.|
|Height, Weight & Body Info:|||
|Height: (Approx.)||5 feet 6 inches|
|Weight: (Approx.)||55 KG|
|Waist size:||26 inches|
|Hip size:||34 inches|
|Body measurement:||32-26-34 inches|
|Dress Size:||7 (US)|
|Shoe Size:||11 (US)|
|Hair Color:||Dark brown|
|Eye Color:||Light Brown eyes|
|Body Shape:||Pear Body|
|Relationship & Affair:|||
|Husband’s Name:||Rohan Gavin|
|Father:||William O’Malley Armstrong|
|Mother:||Clare O’Malley Armstrong|
|Educational Qualification:||Law (She did not complete the degree)|
|School:||Thornhill Primary School in Islington, Dallington School, City of London Girls’ and Westminster School.|
|University / College:||Birkbeck University of London|
|Net Worth:||$16 Million (Approx) in 2020|
|Phone Number:||Not Publish|
|Hometown:||Kensington, London, England.|
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|Favorite Artist:||Maggie Smith, Sunetra Sastry, Benedict Cumberbatch & Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), and Gemma Styles|
|Favorite foods:||Roast Chicken, Chips, Fish and chips, English Breakfast, and Mashed Potatoes.|
|Favorite colors:||Golden, White, Black, and Red.|
|Favorite Perfumes:||Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Cologne & Dior Miss Dior Eau De.|
|Favorite hobbies:||Singing, Songwriting, Traveling, Hangout, Dancing, and Acting.|
|Favorite sport:||Cricket & Football|
|Favorite Player:||Ben Stokes|
|Favorite Destinations:||London, New York City, Uk, and Ireland.|