BMG has signed Dido ahead of the release of her fifth studio album in early 2019.
The British artist’s previous long-standing record deal was with Sony Music.
Over the course of a 20-year career, Dido has sold more than 30 million albums, the first of which were two of the biggest-sellers of all time.
The new album will be released worldwide by BMG. Dido co-wrote and co-produced it with her brother and fellow BMG artist Rollo Armstrong of Faithless.
BMG UK President Repertoire & Marketing Alistair Norbury said: “We are thrilled to partner with Dido for her new album.
“She is the quintessential BMG artist; an international icon who is returning after five years with an outstanding record.
“Dido has the rare ability to combine an art sensibility and a distinctive viewpoint on contemporary issues with infectious melodies which touch millions.”
alistair norbury, bmg
“Dido has the rare ability to combine an art sensibility and a distinctive viewpoint on contemporary issues with infectious melodies which touch millions.
“Her new album will be one of the music highlights of 2019.”
“I couldn’t be happier to sign to BMG, their enthusiasm and passion for the record was evident from day one.”
Dido said: “I couldn’t be happier to sign to BMG, their enthusiasm and passion for the record was evident from day one.”
Dido recorded her first demos in 1995, before making tracks with Rollo and Faithless.
Her debut album Life For Rent (1999) has sold more than 22m copies worldwide, reaching No.1 in eight countries, including the UK and France, and No.2 on the US Billboard 200.
It featured the single, ‘Thank You’, which was sampled in the worldwide No.1 hit ‘Stan’ by Eminem.
Dido’s second album, Life For Rent, was released in 2003 sold over 12m copies globally. It spawned the worldwide hit and Ivor Novello award-winning single ‘White Flag’.
Her following albums Safe Trip Home (2008) and Girl Who Got Away (2014) featured collaborations with Brian Eno, A.R. Rahman and Kendrick Lamar.
Pictured L-R: Louise Hart (BMG), Vikki Josephs (management), Craig Logan (Mmanagement), Dido, Alistair Norbury (BMG), Mandy Plumb (BMG), Paul Curran (BMG)Music Business Worldwide