Dodie (singer)

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Dodie
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Dodie performing at La Madeleine in Brussels, February 2018
Born
Dorothy Miranda Clark

(1995-04-11) 11 April 1995 (age 26)
NationalityEnglish
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • author
  • actress
  • YouTube personality
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • baritone ukulele
  • piano
  • guitar
  • cello
  • clarinet
Labels
Associated acts
YouTube information
Also known asDodie
Channelsdoddleoddle
doddlevloggle
dodders5
Years active2011–present
Subscribers1.95 million (main channel)
931,000 (vlog channel)[2]
Total views330 million (main channel)
59.6 million (vlog channel)[3][4][5]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2015
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2017

Updated: 8 February 2021

Dorothy Miranda Clark[6] (born 11 April 1995), known mononymously as Dodie (stylized dodie), is an English singer-songwriter, author, and YouTuber from Epping, Essex.[7] Dodie began her career uploading original songs and covers to Youtube. She has over 160 videos, over 1.9M subscribers, and over 340 million views on her main channel (as of February 2020).[4] On her side channel, she has 350+ videos, over 900k subscribers, and over 94 million views.[3] On 9 December 2016, she released the first video on her Vevo channel, dodieVEVO, where she has over 47 million views, her subscriber count is kept private on though. She has collaborated with many other musicians, including Tessa Violet, Julia Nunes, Lauren Aquilina, Orla Gartland, Thomas Sanders, Jacob Collier, Emma Blackery, Pomplamoose, and Flashback.[8] In 2018, Dodie collaborated with singer Tom Walker on "Human", the lead single from her third EP, also titled Human.[9]

Dodie has released three independent EPs—Intertwined (2016), You (2017), and Human (2019)—all of which charted within the top 40 of the official UK Albums Chart.[10] Her debut studio album Build a Problem was released on 7 May 2021.[11]

Early life and education[edit]

Dodie was born Dorothy Miranda Clark in Enfield, London, England, to mother Astrid Clark and father Ralph Clark.[citation needed] She is the second child of three, including older brother Iain Clark, and younger sister Heather "Hedy" Clark. Hedy appeared in several of Dodie's earlier YouTube videos, and later began a channel of her own.[12]

Dodie attended The Leventhorpe School.[13] After finishing school she moved to Bath, England, with Jamie Jo, who is also a YouTuber and a painter.[14]

Career[edit]

Dodie's first channel was called "Dodders5," now known as the "Alice and Dodie show!" which was created on 1 August 2007 and shared with her friend Alice Webb.[15]

Dodie's main channel "doddleoddle" was created on 7 February 2011; her first video on that channel, an original song called "Rain," was uploaded on 14 April that year. In addition to her main channel, Dodie has a VEVO channel, "dodieVEVO",[16] and a side channel, "doddlevloggle".[17]

On 18 November 2016, Dodie self-released her first EP, Intertwined.[18] Despite its unsigned status, the EP reached number 35 on the official UK album charts during its first week of release.[19]

Dodie also co-hosted Coca-Cola's CokeTV alongside fellow YouTuber Manny Brown, where they took part in various activities.[20]

Dodie's second EP, You, was released on 11 August 2017. In its opening week of release, the EP debuted at number 6 on the official UK Albums Chart—29 places higher than the peak of Intertwined, thereby marking a new personal best for Dodie.[21] It also debuted at number 55 on the US Billboard 200.[22]

In June 2017, Dodie announced that she was writing a book.[23] On 2 November 2017, Dodie published her autobiographical book titled Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions and Life Lessons.

In 2018, she was featured in a collaboration with Faultline, a cover of the song "All I Do Is Dream of You" which was featured in an advertising campaign by Audi in the United Kingdom.[24][25]

On 18 September 2018, Dodie announced her third EP, entitled Human, which came out on 18 January 2019, with the title track being the lead single released on 21 September. The EP rose to number 5 on the official UK Albums Chart.[26]

In 2019, she also was a part of the Moominvalley soundtrack with a song titled Ready Now. Later that year she released a single called Guiltless, as well as a collaboration with Jacob Collier, with a cover of Here Comes the Sun. Following the release of her collaboration with Jacob Collier, she announced the release of a new single "Boys Like You" on 6 September. It was released on 27 September.

On 19 October 2020, Dodie announced she would be releasing her debut album Build a Problem on 5 March 2021. The first single, "Cool Girl" was premiered on BBC Radio and released on multiple streaming platforms. [27] On 8 February 2021, it was announced that the album was to be delayed until 26 March 2021 due to complications from the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit.[28] She later made an announcement on 11 March that it would be further delayed until 7 May 2021.[29]

Touring[edit]

In 2014, Dodie joined fellow YouTuber Bry on his national tour of the UK and rejoined him on his Australian and New Zealand tour in 2015. In January 2015, she supported Bethan Leadley (MusicalBethan) on her UK Tour. She toured with Tessa Violet twice over the period of 2015–2016, as well as with Jon Cozart and Rusty Clanton in 2016.[30]

She toured the UK for her EP, Intertwined, in March 2017, with Rusty Clanton as her opening act and Orla Gartland as her guitarist.[31][32] Dodie also toured her You EP, during October 2017, again with Gartland.[33] Dodie toured Europe in February and March 2018.[34] She also had her 3rd UK tour, titled 'The Spring Tour',[35] where she was supported by the acts Fenne Lily and Skinny Living. Dodie also frequently performs at YouTube-related and musical festival events.[36][37][30] Dodie toured with Tessa Violet in the US in September 2018.[38][39][40] She toured Europe and the UK for her EP Human in February and March 2019.[41] Dodie started her US tour for her EP Human in September 2019, opening in Washington DC.

During these tours Dodie often involves herself in 'meet and greets' where she gives her fans the chance for a chat, photo and autograph. She has previously stated on Twitter and YouTube that she dislikes making fans pay to meet her and has said it isn't a "privilege" they should pay for.

On 29 October 2019, Dodie performed at Dingwalls in London in support of Unreal, a charity for depersonalization-derealisation, along with other special guests.

Personal life[edit]

Dodie is bisexual, and first discussed this openly in 2016.[42]

Dodie has been quite outspoken about her mental health throughout her music and YouTube career, as well as her book. In one of her YouTube videos, she mentioned that she has been diagnosed with depersonalization-derealisation disorder, which "leaves sufferers feeling like they're not part of the world they live in". This disorder has led her to experience severe depression and anxiety, for which she has sought professional help. However, as the disorder is fairly difficult to treat and diagnose, Dodie has made it a point to raise awareness and informational resources to her audience.[43]

In 2018, Dodie voiced her support for student-led political campaign group For our Future’s Sake (FFS), who advocate a People's Vote on the Brexit deal.

She currently lives in London[citation needed] with fellow musicians Greta Isaac and Martin Luke Brown. She has previously lived with Hazel Hayes, and before that, Evan Edinger.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2017 Shorty Awards YouTube Musician Dodie Won[44]
Summer in the City Awards Breakthrough Award Dodie Won[45]
Song of the Year "6/10" Nominated
Streamy Awards Breakthrough Artist Dodie Nominated
2018 Summer in the City Awards Book of the Year "Secrets For the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions and Life Lessons" Nominated[46]
2019 Independent Music Awards Best Song - Folk/Singer-Songwriter "If I'm Being Honest" Nominated[47]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ Clark, Dodie (17 November 2015). "doddleoddle". Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  8. ^ "dodieVEVO". YouTube. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  9. ^ "dodie, Tom Walker - Human". Spotify. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  10. ^ "dodie". Official Charts Company.
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  12. ^ doddleoddle (4 June 2012), Stuck The Way We Are - Original Song, retrieved 15 April 2019
  13. ^ "Dodie Clark - Youtube Star". The Leventhorpe Newsletter. The Leventhorpe School (44). 15 March 2012.
  14. ^ "BananaJamana". YouTube. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
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  18. ^ Riley, Conor (25 November 2016). "Dodie Releases EP and Sells Out Headline Show". TenEighty Magazine. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Official Albums Chart Results". Official Charts Company. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  20. ^ Hepburn, Matthew (23 June 2016). "CokeTV and chill? Tune in to Coca-Cola's new YouTube channel with hosts Manny and Dodie". Coca-Cola. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  21. ^ White, Jack (18 August 2017). "Ed Sheeran pips Elvis Presley to Albums Number 1 in one of the year's closest chart races". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
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  23. ^ Clark, Dodie (15 June 2017), party tattoos – original song || dodie, retrieved 14 July 2018
  24. ^ "Audi Approved – Dream". 2 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  25. ^ Audi (12 June 2018). Audi Approved 'Dream'. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
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  30. ^ a b "Tessa Violet, Rusty Clanton, and Dodie Clark are Going on Tour This Fall". 19 August 2016.
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  32. ^ "Dodie Clark announces U.K. tour dates – CelebMix". 21 November 2016.
  33. ^ "Dodie Just Announced A Tour And Here's Everything You Need To Know".
  34. ^ "dodie Announces European Tour – TenEighty – YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". teneightymagazine.com.
  35. ^ "dodie Announces Spring 2018 Tour – TenEighty — YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". teneightymagazine.com.
  36. ^ "dodie at Summer in the City 2017: Headline Recap – TenEighty — YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". teneightymagazine.com.
  37. ^ "Dodie Clark To Play Her First Festival – TenEighty – YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". teneightymagazine.com.
  38. ^ Violet, Tessa [@TessaViolet] (25 June 2018). "super excited to announce i'll be supporting dodie on her US run this September! See you there!" (Tweet). Retrieved 26 June 2018 – via Twitter.
  39. ^ "Tessa Violet Tour Dates 2018 & Concert Tickets". Bandsintown. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  40. ^ "Tessa Violet Tickets, Tour Dates 2018 & Concerts". Songkick. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  41. ^ Smith, Amy (24 September 2018). "Dodie announces UK tour, new single 'Human' and EP release". NME. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  42. ^ "I'm bisexual WOO". youtube.com. Dodie. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  43. ^ Tracey, Ciaran (25 July 2017). "Trying to treat my depersonalisation disorder". BBC News. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  44. ^ "Dodie Clark – The Shorty Awards". www.shortyawards.com.
  45. ^ Summer in the City [@SummerInTheCity] (7 August 2017). "Subs, VEVO, tour and more! @doddleoddle wins #SitC2017 Awards' Breakthrough!" (Tweet). Retrieved 13 August 2017 – via Twitter.
  46. ^ Beveridge, Marta (12 August 2018). "Summer in the City Awards 2018 Round-Up". TenEightyMagazine. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  47. ^ "17th Independent Music Award Nominees Announced". Retrieved 9 May 2019.

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