Dido signs to BMG, plans new album for 2019

The album is Dido’s fifth overall

UK pop star Dido has signed with BMG and will release her fifth album in early 2019. This is only the second record deal the singer has signed during her 20 year career that spans more than 30 million albums sold.

Dido co-wrote and co-produced the new untitled album with her brother and fellow BMG artist, Rollo Armstrong of Faithless.

“We are thrilled to partner with Dido for her new album,” says BMG UK President Repertoire & Marketing Alistair Norbury. “She is the quintessential BMG artist; an international icon who is returning after five years with an outstanding record.”

“I couldn’t be happier to sign to BMG, their enthusiasm and passion for the record was evident from day one,” claims Dido.

Dido recorded her first demos in 1995, before recording tracks with Rollo and Faithless. Her debut album, No Angel (1999), has sold more than 22 million copies worldwide reaching No. 1 in eight countries including the UK and France and No. 2 in the US Billboard 200. It featured the single, “Thank You,” now regarded as Dido’s signature tune, which was sampled in the worldwide No. 1 “Stan” by Eminem.

Dido’s second album, Life For Rent, released in 2003 sold over 12 million copies worldwide and spawned the worldwide hit and Ivor Novello award-winning single “White Flag.”

The albums, Safe Trip Home (2008) and Girl Who Got Away (2014), continued to delight fans around the world as Dido explored new themes, working with collaborators including Brian Eno, A.R. Rahman and Kendrick Lamar.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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