@ashsoan @RAK_Studios ha ha! As if. Good memories :) xx
Eminem brought out Dr Dre as a surprise guest during an explosive gig at Wembley Stadium last night (11.07.14).
The 'Berzerk' rapper took to the stage after being banned from Hyde Park because of the ''explicit lyrics'' in his songs and became the first rapper to headline a gig at the venue in north London connected by EE- playing to 80,000 fans - who went wild when he collaborated with mega star Dre.
The rappers performed a number of hits including Forgot About Dre and the 90-minute set was crammed full of fan favourites, with a medley of 'Love The Way You Lie' and 'Stan' being one of the highlights on the night.
Continue reading: Eminem Welcomed Dr Dre On Stage At Wembley Gig
The rapper, real name Marshall Mathers Iii, topped the bill on the second night of the event, following punk trio Green Day after they performed on Friday night (23Aug13).
The crowd roared as Eminem, who was 20 minutes late, took the stage and opened with new single Survival, before playing hits including Lose Yourself and The Way I Am.
Continue reading: Eminem Brings Dido Onstage At Britain's Reading Festival
Rapper Eminem brought the second day of Reading Festival to a close with a hit-filled set and even made reference to his battle with drug addiction.
Eminem referenced his battle with drug addiction during his Reading Festival set last night (24.08.13).
The iconic rapper was headlining the second day of the event and told fans he couldn't ''get f***ed up'' with them anymore but wanted to treat them to songs from earlier in his career.
He said: ''Obviously, Reading, I can't get f***ed up with you all. I know that's f***ed up. But can I take you back to when I did get f***ed up?''
Continue reading: Eminem Headlines Second Day At Reading Festival
Group's second album A Rush Of Blood To The Head takes top spot
Chris Martin can rest easy. It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. It turns out that Radio 2’s listeners really do hold his band Coldplay in higher regard that the likes of The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. So much so, that they have voted the Coldplay album A Rush of Blood To The Head as their favourite of all time. Coldplay beat the likes of Keane, Duran Duran, Pink Floyd and Dido, who filled out the rest of the top five places.
The poll, according to BBC News, had been held to coincide with the BBC season The Golden Age of the Album and the station’s listeners voted on their favourite albums. The Coldplay album, released in 2002, sold over 2.8 million copies and included the singles The Scientist and Clocks. Jeff Smith, the head of music at Radio 2 said “Musicians such as Coldplay and Dido have struck a chord with listeners and are in good company in the top 10 alongside legendary bands like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, whose appeal remains undiminished after all these years.”
The Rolling Stones didn’t enter the chart until sixth place, with their 1971 album Sticky Fingers and The Beatles went in at eight, after The Pet Shop Boys, with Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Continue reading: Better Than The Beatles? Coldplay Top Radio 2 'Favourite Albums' List
The British singer was contacted by the hip-hop star out of the blue in 1999 when he sent her a note praising her song and asking for permission to use it in his next single.
Stan went on to become a huge international hit, topping the charts in more than a dozen countries and exposing Dido to a wider global audience - but she admits she was initially fearful of associating with the rapper.
Continue reading: Dido Was Reluctant To Agree To Stan Sample
Dido loved feeling her baby, Stanley, kicking in her womb when she was recording her 'Girl Who Got Away' album.
Dido loved feeling her baby kick when she was recording her new album.
The 'No Freedom' star has two-year-old son Stanley with her husband Rohan Gavin and enjoyed feeling him move while recording 'Girl Who Got Away'.
She told The Independent newspaper: ''I absolutely loved singing pregnant. Usually in the vocal booth it's quite lonely. You're singing away and everyone else is on the other side of the window.
Continue reading: Dido Loved Her Baby Kicking During Vocal Takes
As far as exposure opportunities go, having the world's most talked-about rapper sample your work is hard to top. 'Stan' was the catalyst for Eminem becoming a megastar, but the effect it had for a then unknown Dido wasn't too shabby either: 29 million album sales since make any other facts unnecessary.
Album four sees the songstress once again collaborate with her brother Rollo Armstrong of Faithless, a move that his electronic influences apparent on songs such as the title track and 'Let Us Move On', which features Kendrick Lamar. Unfortunately, neither features the hooks or beats that had her brother's acts filling dance floors, instead trudging on in a pedestrian manner. Still, they are better than the embarrassing verses of 'Blackbird', a number that would have been skipped had it not been unfair to review something not heard in full. Much of Dido's past success is owed to her soft yet powerful vocal style and it is when she marries this to a similar soundscape that you remember why she sold so many records. 'No Freedom' and 'Sitting On The Roof Of The World' give her the platform to sweep you away, even when she is being melancholic as is the case on the former. This approach isn't a guarantee of success though and by the time 'Day Before We Went To War' draws to a close the album has been a gruelling listen. Slim Shady will be disappointed if he was looking for another sample to incorporate.
British singer Dido once wrote off a car hours after buying the vehicle by driving into a wall.
The White Flag hitmaker splashed out on a motor, but regretted her impulsive purchase - and ended up smashing the car.
She tells Britain's Q magazine, "I'm not very good on purchases. A few years ago I bought a car because the interior was the same colour as my No Angel Cd - red and black. That's a girl reason for buying a car.
Continue reading: Dido Smashed Brand New Car Into A Wall
Dido's new album, 'The Girl Who Got Away' reflects her happy state of mind as there was less pressure on her when recording it.
Dido's new album reflects her happy state of mind.
The 41-year-old singer has returned to the music scene with her first LP in four years, 'The Girl Who Got Away', and she says she was a lot more relaxed when writing it than she had been her previous records.
Dido - who has a 19-month-old son, Stanley - said: ''I think after all those years of success and being a rabbit caught in the headlights, you get confident about what you can do and what you're capable of doing, so there was a different approach making this record.
Continue reading: Dido's Happy Album
Date of birth
25th December, 1971
@ashsoan @RAK_Studios ha ha! As if. Good memories :) xx
Sending my very best wishes to @astro_timpeake, who blasts off to the International Space Station very soon! x #spacerocks
The new @Faithless greatest hits & remixes album is out now (and I'm proud to be on it!). http://t.co/BMY4Rzj9Z3 xx http://t.co/mXnwbTIcZ2
RT @savechildrenuk: A beautiful song, a powerful video and an important message: Help Is Coming. Watch and download now https://t.co/hGQtU4…
Ordinary people living through extraordinary circumstances #WorldRefugeeDay http://t.co/eKY2DgK89U
Love @mileycyrus cover of No Freedom – proud to have the song used in such a moving way for @happyhippiefdn - https://t.co/6zJRtCUI5Z
Thank you for all your lovely birthday messages! What a nice surprise :) Happy christmas to all of you. Dxx
@bythe95 working on it! :) xx
had to find out what this song was after seeing the 'boyhood' trailer. beautiful song. can't stop listening. http://t.co/6pmyJVN92Z
loving this. takes me right back. and forward at the same time. RT @digi10v Thank You (@GoshfatherJinco Ed&tion) http://t.co/IL2bQbq67W
It's #WorldLupusDay. @LUPUSUK's new video shows how some people manage their symptoms. #Lupus can affect anybody http://t.co/6aWEwToQqS dx
just loving this today http://t.co/qIyiWN6Gme xx
Please watch Angelina Jolie's moving #UNHCR report on how war has affected 6 orphans.Tragic @Refugees family story http://t.co/t3q9R5OQth x
@alainmasr yes loving it! x
@luminosity18 didn't realise thanks for telling me! i won't be so long next time! :) x
As it's Feb 14th, here's a fan-made video for Burnin' Love, with a Valentine's vibe... http://t.co/7L1X2MSHNC didohq
Dido still has two of the UK @officialcharts's Top 30 selling albums of *all time*. Pretty amazing! http://t.co/knURY17x2b didohq
Here's Dido performing White Flag live on CD:UK in 2003... http://t.co/pjWtGSswu1 didohq
RT @paullomachado: @didoofficial me and my dad we both celebrate our BIRTHDAY today an autograph would b impossible but a RT would b nice!!…
Here's a really nice acoustic version of Here With Me from Top Of The Pops in 2001.... http://t.co/HK6WVECYic didohq