The English-born singer and daughter of an Irish publisher, Dido released her third album "Safe Trip Home" late last year to critical acceptance and just a bit of controversy.
She paid tribute to her father, who passed away in 2006, by incorporating the rebel song “The Men Behind the Wire” into her track “Let’s Do the Things We Normally Do,” and was criticized for using a song with IRA sympathies, which was once banned by the BBC.
Dido, who has been extremely successful since her first album was released in 2001, has said that her earliest childhood memories were of her father singing traditional Irish songs to her and her brother.
The recipient of numerous awards, and a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocalist of the Year, Dido has also co-written hit songs for several artists including Britney Spears, and collaborated with the likes of Eminem and Rufus Wainwright. ;In 2007, she, along with Annie Lennox and some 20 other female artists, recorded the song “Sing” which was released on World AIDS Day and focused on spreading awareness and bringing care to young children and mothers-to-be in Africa.
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