Entries tagged with: Dido
by Andrew Sacher
Kendrick Lamar at Terminal 5 in September (more by Julie Schabel)
In a move which is kinda WTF, rapper of the year Kendrick Lamar has appeared as a guest vocalist on the new single from UK pop singer Dido, "Let Us Move On," which will appear on her forthcoming fourth full length album (due out this March). It's a little less WTF when you consider that Dido was also prominently sampled on Kendrick's fellow Dr. Dre associate Eminem's best song. Plus, with the kind of laid back beat that Kendrick always tends to work really well over, and Dido sounding as inoffensive and Starbucks-ready as ever, it sounds way better than Kendrick collaborating with Lady Gaga.
You can listen to the song over at NPR.
"Because English singer-songwriter Dido, who is nominated with Rollo Armstrong and A.R. Rahman for "If I Rise" from 127 Hours, was not available for tonight's show, the producers have recruited Florence Welch from Florence + the Machine to appear with Rahman. Welch is coming off a standout performance in the opening number of the Grammys.Trent Reznor is nominated for Best Score.
Along with the best original song nominees, tonight's show also will feature the P.S. 22 Chorus, an elementary school chorus from Staten Island, N.Y., who will make a joyous musical appearance singing "Over the Rainbow," according to The Hollywood Reporter." [BAM's Blog]
P.S. 22 recently posted a newer cover of Ariel Pink's "Round And Round" (newer than the one they posted in January). Check that out, and a Katy Perry cover they did at an Oscar press conference (they're going to sing with Katy Perry on Oprah on Monday), below...