Disappear Here: Dido Girl Who Got Away

Posted on 26 April 2013
By Amber May
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Dido has been absent from the charts, working on new music and bringing up her first baby.

On going A.W.O.L. from the pop scene, the London singer-songwriter said: “I like to disappear, it’s not intentional, it just sort of happens.”

The Stan singer said: “I’m always there, in the studio making music.”

Dido explained her movements since recording Safe Trip Home in 2008: she has been on maternity leave, bringing up baby Stanley who was born last year in July.

Detroit rapper Eminem helped introduce Dido to a US audience in 2000 when he sampled the first verse of Thank You in his hit single Stan.

Dido also appeared in the music video as Stan’s pregnant girlfriend. She did not want to appear in the video at first as she was uncomfortable with the scene in the video where she had to be tied up and have her mouth covered with duct tape, but later agreed to it and got along well with Eminem and the crew on set.

Dido’s debut album No Angel sold over 21 million copies worldwide in 1999.

Dido’s first two albums No Angel and Life For Rent are among the best-selling albums in UK Chart history, and both are in the top 10 best-selling albums of the Noughties in the UK.

A sample of the Dido track Do You Have a Little Time is used on the song Don’t You Trust Me? by Tupac on the album Loyal to the Game, which was almost entirely produced by Eminem in 2004.

Dido’s new album Girl Who Got Away is out now.