Born: 25 December 1971
Birthplace: London, England
Best known as: Singer of the tune "Here With Me" and "If I Rise"
English singer Dido came onto the pop scene in the early 2000s, and by the end of the decade was an Oscar nominee for her song "If I Rise," from the 2010 movie 127 Hours. Dido's first LP No Angel was released in 1999. The album blended her lonesome voice with a lush mix of guitars and electronics, drawing comparisons to Sinead O'Connor and Sarah McLachlan. The single "Here With Me" was chosen as the theme song for the aliens-among-us TV show Roswell, and Dido got another boost when her song "Thank You" was sampled by rapper Eminem on his 2000 song "Stan." Her albums include 2003's Life For Rent (with the single "White Flag") and 2008's Safe Trip Home.
Extra credit: Dido's name is pronounced DYE-doe... Dido is a name from Virgil's Aeneid; she is the founder and queen of Carthage.
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