Dido is an English singer-songwriter who shot to worldwide success with her debut album, No Angel. She has released three studio albums, one extended play, seventeen singles, and one video album. She debuted in 1995, performing and touring with trip hop group Faithless. In 1997, she began composing solo material and signed a recording contract with Arista Records in the United States. The album sold in excess of 21 million copies worldwide, and won several awards; including the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, two NRJ Awards for Best New Act and Best Album, and two BRIT Awards for Best British Female and Best Album.
Dido's debut album No Angel was released in June 1999. The following year, rapper Eminem sampled the song "Thank You" in his song "Stan". "Stan" reached number one in the United Kingdom and was certified platinum. The success of the single introduced Dido and No Angel to a worldwide audience. No Angel, composed of pop, rock and electronica songs, reached number one and was certified platinum nine times in the UK. In the U.S., the album reached number four and was certified platinum four times. The record experienced international success; it sold over 21 million albums. It produced seven singles, three of which reached the top twenty in the UK. In 2002, the album won a BRIT Award for "Best British Album".
Her second album Life for Rent was released in September 2003. The album reached number one and went platinum seven times in the UK. It reached number four in the U.S. and was certified double platinum. Life for Rent sold 12 million records and produced four top forty singles. In 2004, the album's lead single "White Flag" won a BRIT Award for "Best British Single" and an Ivor Novello Award for "International Hit of the Year" Safe Trip Home, Dido's third album, was released in November 2008. It reached number two in the UK and number thirteen in the U.S. Since 1999, Dido has sold over 38 million albums worldwide.
In March 2013, Girl Who Got Away, Dido's fourth album, was released with the single "No Freedom".