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Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong was born on the 25th December 1971, in Kensington, London, England, of part-French (mother) and Irish (father) ancestry. She is a singer and songwriter, the winner of four Brit Awards. Her albums “No Angel” (1999) and “Life for Rent” (2003) were ranked among the 10 best selling albums of the decade in the UK. Dido has been active in the music industry since 1995, though she only became famous worldwide in 2002.

How rich is the singer? Authoritative sources have estimated that the overall size of Dido’s net worth is as much as $15 million, as of the data given in early 2017. Music is the main source of her wealth. In 2004, she entered the top ten richest artists in the world with revenues of $19.47 million.

Dido Net Worth $15 Million

To begin with, Dido first attended the City of London School for Girls and then the Westminster School (both historical private schools). After she showed an interest in studying music, she went to the London Guildhall School of Music, where she learned piano and violin playing. She is the sister of music producer Rollo Armstrong.

Before her solo career Dido was a back-up singer for Faithless, the band of her brother Rollo. Still as a back singer she released the demo album “Odds and Ends” (1995) for promotional purposes; several pieces are also on her debut album “No Angel” (1999). However, the album received the right promotional push only in 2001, after collaboration with Eminem, and when the album was re-released as a special edition at the beginning of 2001, it suddenly become a major commercial phenomenon, peaking immediately on the charts. It became the 2nd biggest selling album in the UK in the new millennium, reaching in total 21 million copies sold worldwide. Even the singles “Here With Me” and “Thank You”, got good results in world chartings. In 2002, the artist won two Brit Awards (The Best Female Artist and the Best British Disc) as well as three World Music Awards. Her net worth was certainly rising.

Due to expectations of the public and critics as well as acquired enormous commercial potential, Dido then focused on the job in a studio isolated in the English countryside. In 2003, she released her second album “Life for Rent”, which was a great success selling 13 million copies worldwide. The third album “Safe Trip Home” was released only in 2008, and sold five million copies, giving it a somewhat disappointing result compared to the previous albums. At the beginning of 2009, Dido announced work on 4th album songs, however, the album “Girl Who Got Away” was released only in 2013. Nevertheless, the singer was working long hours on the aforementioned album, but it was the least successful of all selling only 800,000 copies all over the world.

Moreover, Dido is also known for collaborations with other artists; she is one of the authors of the song “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman”, sung by Britney Spears. Moreover, Dido has performed songs with other artists, including “Feels Like Fire” for Carlos Santana, and a duet with Rufus Wainwright entitled “I Eat Dinner (When the Hunger’s Gone)” for the soundtrack of the film “What a Mess, Bridget Jones”, and many other songs.

Finally, in the personal life of Dido, she has been married to Rohan Gavin since 2010. The couple has a son named Stanley, born in the middle of 2011. Dido says that she is ‘a diehard supporter of Arsenal FC’, the English soccer team.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crossroads2002/Iwriter: "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" - as Dido Armstrong
RoswellTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 1999 - 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Britney Spears Live from Las Vegas2001TV Special documentary writer: "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" - as Dido Armstrong
The Clone2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2000 - 2001 writer - 2 episodes, 2000
Angel Eyes2001performer: "My Life" / writer: "My Life" - as Dido Armstrong
The Hole2001writer: "Always Remember To Respect And Honour Your Mother Part1 Rollo Mix" - as Dido Armstrong
Third Watch2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bounce2000performer: "Here With Me" / writer: "Here With Me" - as Dido Armstrong
Saturday Night Live2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sliding Doors1998performer: "Thank You" / writer: "Thank You" - as Dido Armstrong
Transparent2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
No Good Deed2014/Iperformer: "Let Us Move On" / writer: "Let Us Move On" - as Dido Armstrong
Mommy2014/Iperformer: "White Flag" / producer: "White Flag" - as Dido Armstrong / writer: "White Flag" - as Dido Armstrong
GuapasTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
21 Coolest Collabs of the 21st Century2014TV Movie performer: "Stan"
The X Factor2006-2012TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Voyez comme ils dansent2011writer: "Quiet Times"
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV Special lyrics: "If I Rise"
90210TV Series 1 episode, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2008
Him & Her2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
127 Hours2010lyrics: "If I Rise" - as Dido Armstrong / performer: "If I Rise"
Sex and the City 22010performer: "Everything To Lose" / writer: "Everything To Lose" - as Dido Armstrong
The Inbetweeners2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
MediumTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Ugly Betty2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy2008-2009TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Ghost Whisperer2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
The SopranosTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Perfect Stranger2007performer: "White Flag" / writer: "White Flag" - as Dido Armstrong
Cold Case2006-2007TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Idols2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Murder City2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Barfuss2005performer: "Don't Leave Home" / writer: "Don't Leave Home"
SmallvilleTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2001 - 2005 writer - 3 episodes, 2001 - 2005
EastEndersTV Series performer - 11 episodes, 2001 - 2004 writer - 5 episodes, 2001 - 2004
Grüße aus Kaschmir2004TV Movie performer: "Here with Me" / writer: "Here with Me" - as D. Armstrong
Britney Spears: Greatest Hits - My Prerogative2004Video writer: "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" - as Dido Armstrong
Karaoke Revolution Volume 32004Video Game writer: "Thank You" - as Dido Armstrong
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason2004performer: "I Eat Dinner"
Australian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
ScrubsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Karaoke Revolution Volume 22004Video Game as Dido Armstrong, "White Flag"
Idols!2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
SuperStar KZ2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Emmerdale2003TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Tru Calling2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Love Actually2003as Armstrong, "Here With Me" 1999 / performer: "Here With Me" 1999
The O.C.2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dawson's CreekTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2002 - 2003 writer - 4 episodes, 2002 - 2003
Six Feet UnderTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
S.P.U.N.G2002TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman2001TV Series
Eminem: E2000VideoStan's Girlfriend (segment "Stan")
Eminem: Stan2000Video shortStan's Girlfriend

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Pet Horse2014Short
Dido: Live at Brixton Academy2005Video as Dido Armstrong

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let's Do the Things We Normally Do2009Short playback singer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Voice UK2013TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2013TV SeriesHerself
Big Evening Buzz with Carrie Keagan2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2003-2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Le grand journal de Canal+2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Skavlan2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Quelli che... il calcio2008TV SeriesHerself - Performer
TV total2008TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000-2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Live 82005TV Special documentaryHerself
Dido: Live at Brixton Academy2005VideoHerself
Dido Live2005VideoHerself
SingStar Party2004Video GameHerself
Maxim Hot 1002004TV Movie documentaryHerself (#84) (Interviewee)
The Rise of the Celebrity Class2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Danish Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Winner (Årets udenlandske hit) (pre-recorded message)
Brit Awards 20042004TV Movie documentaryWinner - 2 Brit Awards
DMA04 News2004TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops2000-2003TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2003TV SeriesHerself
Die Harald Schmidt Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Bambi Verleihung 20032003TV MovieHerself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHerself
Tout le monde en parle2003TV SeriesHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself - Performer
MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 20032003TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman2000-2003TV SeriesHerself / Themselves - Musical Guest
Parkinson2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest Singer
Eminem: All Access Europe2002Video documentaryHerself
Brit Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Richard & Judy2001TV SeriesHerself
The Frank Skinner Show2001TV SeriesHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20012001TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
The Ray Martin Show2001TV SeriesHerself
Música sí2001TV SeriesHerself
Desesperado club social2001TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHerself
Later... With Jools Holland2000TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live2000TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2000TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
21 Coolest Collabs of the 21st Century2014TV MovieHerself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHerself
CD:UK2006TV SeriesHerself
Eminem: Behind the Mask2001Video documentaryHerself
Top of the Pops2001TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Song127 Hours (2010)· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (Writer)
· A.R. Rahman (Performer Music By)
2010DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Original Song127 Hours (2010)· A.R. Rahman (music by)
· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (lyrics by)
2003BambiBambi AwardsPop - International
2003Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Original SongCrossroads (2002)· Max Martin
· Rami Yacoub

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written for a Film127 Hours (2010)· A.R. Rahman (music by/performer)
· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (lyrics by)
2011OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song127 Hours (2010)· A.R. Rahman (music)
· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (lyrics)
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal Song127 Hours (2010)· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong
· A.R. Rahman
2011OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original Song127 Hours (2010)· A.R. Rahman (music and performed by)
· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (lyrics by)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original Song127 Hours (2010)· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (writer)
· A.R. Rahman (writer/performer)
2010HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original Song127 Hours (2010)· A.R. Rahman
· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong
2010Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Song127 Hours (2010)· A.R. Rahman (music)
· Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (lyrics)
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Vocal Performance - FemaleFor the song "White Flag."


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#Fact
1Even though her birthday is December 25, she celebrates her birthday on June 25.
2Gave birth to her first child at age 39, son Stanley Gavin, in July 2011. Child's father is her husband, Rohan Gavin.
3She and her husband, Rohan Gavin, are expecting their first child [February 2011].
4Winner of the 2002 Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year.
5Took part in the Band Aid 20 re-recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". [November 2004]
6Born in England but considers herself Irish.
7Her debut album, "No Angel", was released in 1999. But only when the TV show Roswell (1999) used her "Here With Me" as its theme and rapper Eminem sampled her "Thankyou" into his "Stan" on his smash, "The Marshall Mathers LP", did Dido gain the attention of mainstream audiences.
8Worked as a literary agent (her father's profession) while going to law school and singing with her brother Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong's band, Faithless.
9Was raised without television.
10Was named after an African warrior queen.
11She entered London's Guildhall School of Music at the age of six.
12Older brother is Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong, from the music group Faithless. Dido provided vocals on their recordings and shows.
13Her song "Thank You" was sampled by rapper Eminem in his controversial hit single "Stan".
14Her first musical instrument was the recorder.

#Quote
1It can be just playing two chords and making up lyrics about what you did that day or putting forward a point of view. That's how I started. It's fun and we ought to get children writing. I don't make political comments but I do want the Government to put music right at the top of the cirriculum. Having that option was vital for me.
2Playing the recorder and taking music lessons was a great escape and helped open up my mind as a child.
3It is much more satisfying to write your own songs. Otherwise you are only as good as the next batch of songwriters. You have to put in the hours too. I did eight tours of the US, playing as many gigs as possible before I was a hit here. As well as being much more satisfying, writing your own songs gives you a better chance of having a longterm career.
4I would not have had the opportunity to achieve what I have done without the encouragement of excellent teachers. Every child must have the opportunity to write songs and learn an instrument.
5It feels like someone's rushed in and taken all your clothes off. - on hearing her songs played in public
6(On her unusual name) "To be called one thing and christened another is actually very confusing and annoying. It's one of the most irritating things that my parents did to me. I'm still irritated by it. Florian is a German man's name. That's just mean. To give your child a whole lot of odd names. They were all so embarrassing."


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