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Who is the better Artist - Adele or Dido - Battle of the multi million sellers


View Poll Results: Who has changed the music industry the most due to their artistry
Adele 27 39.71%
Dido 36 52.94%
Both 5 7.35%
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:53
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To me these 2 have seen similar levels of success, Dido's first 2 album's were massive sellers, and Adele's 21 has seen phenomenal success. Which of these two do you think provided more to the industry, and Will Adele be here 15 years from now just like Dido has been. Did they both have an equal contribution to the industry at their given time.

Dido's No Angel sold over 21 million copies world wide, Life for Rent sold 12 million copies world wide and Safe Trip Home sold 2 million Albums. Adele's 21 album has sold approx 28-30 million albums and 19 sold 7 million copies world wide

Dido:- White Flag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-fWDrZSiZs

Adele:- Rolling in the Deep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:13
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Well firstly I prefer "white flag" to "rolling in the deep". I like the tone of Didos voice however I think adeles voice has become slightly over exposed. Overall i think I would pick Adele though.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:19
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Dido for me. Better songs.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:32
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I liked Dido's first album and a few tracks off of her sophomore album, but Adele is slightly more diverse and interesting, although I wouldn't call myself a fan. I think Adele wins.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:38
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I like both but Adele hands down.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:03
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Adele hands down BUT White Flag wipes the floor with anything that Adele has done.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:23
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I like both but Adele slightly more. Dido has a nicer tone imo though.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:50
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Too tough to call there but I think the clear winners would be insomnia sufferers.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:08
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No Angel was one of the first albums I brought. It is almost perfect for me, except for the song slide. Life For Rent wasn't as good as No Angel but it has some really good songs and i really like that See The Sun song that Dido wrote by her self.I don't think 19 or 21 are as good as No Angel. 21 is slightly overrated, with all the released singles being very good but the other songs are kind of disappointing. I will go with Dido.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:30
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For me i love Dido far far more...her tone, her style...it is truly something unmatched...and depsite her commercial and critical success ido think she is often overlooked too

ANyways new material on the way and it ll sounds something golden!
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:47
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I like both, but Dido's "Don't Believe In Love" edges to the front for me.
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:08
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Its too close to call for me. Dido's No Angel album was a breath of fresh air and remains one of my favourites of all time. With Adele, i prefer the '21' album to '19', i like both artists for different reasons. Im sitting on the fence for this one
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:08
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To me these 2 have seen similar levels of success, Dido's first 2 album's were massive sellers, and Adele's 21 has seen phenomenal success. Which of these two do you think provided more to the industry, and Will Adele be here 15 years from now just like Dido has been. Did they both have an equal contribution to the industry at their given time.

Dido's No Angel sold over 21 million copies world wide, Life for Rent sold 12 million copies world wide and Safe Trip Home sold 2 million Albums. Adele's 21 album has sold approx 28-30 million albums and 19 sold 7 million copies world wide

Dido:- White Flag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-fWDrZSiZs

Adele:- Rolling in the Deep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw
no angel sold about 14 million and life for rent sold around 10 million, safe trip home sold around a million copies
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:35
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No Angel TODAY has sold around 21 million copies. When Dido was popular it had sold about 11 million copies.
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:50
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no angel sold about 14 million and life for rent sold around 10 million, safe trip home sold around a million copies
Well I just got the information here, if u can get the source for that then thats all in good


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dido_(singer)
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:59
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that there are people in the world who think Dido is a better artist than Adele is too depressing to contemplate
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:28
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I like both, but prefer Adele. I've always found Dido's voice quite depressing to be honest. Life For Rent (the titular song) is a classic though.
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Old 02-02-2013, 15:14
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Dido has made perfect pop songs with a good singing voice, but imo she could never kill it live.
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Old 02-02-2013, 16:42
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Poll is up
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Old 02-02-2013, 17:22
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http://www.mediatraffic.de/2000-2009-album-chart.htm

heres the decade chart from 2000 -2009, the link above has the full list, no angel sold around 60-70 thousand from july 1999 to jan 2000 and the 2 albums together have sold around about 200 thousand since the end of 2009, nowhere near 21 million or 12 million


14 Dido - No Angel
Arista - 1999 - 14 million copies

37 Dido - Life For Rent
Arista - 2003 - 10 million copies
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Old 02-02-2013, 17:50
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http://www.mediatraffic.de/2000-2009-album-chart.htm

heres the decade chart from 2000 -2009, the link above has the full list, no angel sold around 60-70 thousand from july 1999 to jan 2000 and the 2 albums together have sold around about 200 thousand since the end of 2009, nowhere near 21 million or 12 million


14 Dido - No Angel
Arista - 1999 - 14 million copies

37 Dido - Life For Rent
Arista - 2003 - 10 million copies
Why should she sold only 70k in 1999 with no angel

Was it a sleeper hit at first?

Didn't she break some records in the UK (fastest to reach 2 millions) or was it with Life for Rent?
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:01
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Why should she sold only 70k in 1999 with no angel

Was it a sleeper hit at first?

Didn't she break some records in the UK (fastest to reach 2 millions) or was it with Life for Rent?
The wiki article for No Angel sheds some light:

No Angel is the debut album by English musician Dido. Originally released on 1 June 1999 in the United States, the album found a mass audience when it was released worldwide in February 2001
It was pretty much her feature on Eminem's Stan, released in 2000 that provided her big break I think.
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:07
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Why should she sold only 70k in 1999 with no angel

Was it a sleeper hit at first?

Didn't she break some records in the UK (fastest to reach 2 millions) or was it with Life for Rent?
eminem used "thank you" as a sample in the song "stan" which got the album a release in the uk and it then went on to sell large numbers
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:24
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eminem used "thank you" as a sample in the song "stan" which got the album a release in the uk and it then went on to sell large numbers
Wow, sometimes you need more than a good album, you need a little luck.

The same today with Alex Clare.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:37
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I think both these ladies brought a unique element to the industry at that given time, and both evolved due to creating a new sound.
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