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Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong, 25 December 1971, England. Armstrong is the sister of Faithless mastermind and leading UK dance music producer, Rollo. She sang Flowerstand Man on Faithless 1996 debut, Reverence and contributed backing vocals to several other tracks, while maintaining a day job in a London office and studying for a law degree part-time. Like her peer, Sonique, Didos first solo successes were in the USA, rather than her native UK.
Musically gifted from an early age, Dido (named after the Queen of Carthage) attended Londons Guildhall School of Music and played recorder, piano and violin by the age of 10. Her teenage years were spent listening to her brothers record collection and touring with a classical ensemble. She began singing with various London-based bands before becoming involved in her brothers project, Faithless. After the million-selling success of Reverence,...