LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Acoustic pop singer Dido shot to fame a decade ago as the soft crooner on U. rapper Eminem's hit song, "Stan." After what she calls "disappearing" for while, she is back this week with her first album in five years - with a more electronic sound.
The London-based singer, 41, has sold more than 29 million albums since her debut album "No Angel" in 1999, She will release "Girl Who Got Away" in the United States on Tuesday.
Stan has been called one of Eminem's best songs and is considered one of his signature songs.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #290 in their list in The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Recently, the Oxford English Dictionary added the term “Stan” to its hallowed database, citing Slim Shady as its likely originator.
The Oxford English Dictionary’s entry for “Stan” used as a noun reads, “An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.” The dictionary’s entry for “Stan” used as a verb reads the same.
There's no doubt that Eminem's "Stan" will go down in history as one of the best rap songs of all time.
Her song for the soundtrack of Danny Boyle's 2010 film "127 Hours" earned her an Academy Award nomination.
"It's a little comment on the fact that I disappeared a bit.
That's what everyone else was pointing out to me that 'it's a perfect title for you'," Dido told Reuters. It's about that restlessness and having a dream of another life that you can't quite get to," she added.
It peaked at number one in the United Kingdom and Australia.
The song was produced by The 45 King, and uses a slightly modified break from Dido's "Thank You" as its base sample.