Dodie Clark

Dodie Clark

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British singer-songwriter, author and YouTuber
Dodie Clark
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Clark performing at La Madeleine in Brussels, February 2018
Background information
Birth name Dorothy Miranda Clark
Born (1995-04-11) 11 April 1995 (age 23)
Enfield, London, England[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • YouTube personality
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • ukulele
  • piano
  • guitar
Labels Independent
Associated acts
Residence London, England
Nationality British
Home town Epping, Essex
YouTube information
Also known as dodie
Channels
Years active 2011–present
Subscribers 1,698,230 (main channel subscriber count)[2]
Total views 345 million views (rounded all channels)[3][4][5]
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YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2015
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2017
Subscriber and view counts updated as of 21 August 2018.

Dorothy Miranda dodie Clark[6] (born 11 April 1995) is an English singer-songwriter, author and YouTuber from Epping, Essex. Clark posts both original songs and cover songs on her main YouTube channel “doddleoddle” and posts vlogs on her side channel “doddlevloggle”. Clark is known for her piano and ukulele covers as well as her original songs. As of July 2018, she has over 160 videos, over 1.7M[4] subscribers, and over 200 million views on her main channel. On her side channel, she has 350+ videos, over 870K[3] subscribers, and over 100 million views. On 9 December 2016, she released the first video on her Vevo channel, dodieVEVO, where she has over 11.8 million views and over 372K subscribers. She has collaborated with many other YouTube artists including Tessa Violet, Julia Nunes, Lauren Aquilina , Orla Gartland, Thomas Sanders, Jon Cozart, Emma Blackery, Flashback and more.[7]

Clark has released two independent extended plays, Intertwined and You, both of which charted within the top 40 of the official UK Albums Chart at numbers 35 and 6, respectively.[8]

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.[9]

Clark’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, Clark has a VEVO channel, “dodieVEVO”,[10] and a side channel, “doddlevloggle”.[11]

On 18 November 2016 Clark self-released her first EP, Intertwined.[12] Despite its unsigned status, the EP reached number 35 on the official UK album charts during its first week of release.[13]

Clark also co-hosted Coca-Cola‘s CokeTV alongside fellow YouTuber Manny Brown, where they took part in various activities.[14]

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 Clark.[15] It also debuted at number 55 on the US Billboard 200.[16]

In June 2017, Dodie announced that she was writing a book.[17] On 2 November 2017, Clark published her autobiographical book titled Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions and Life Lessons.

Dodie has also been featured on lyric annotation website Genius where she analysed her single “Party Tattoos”.[18] 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.[19][20]

Dodie announced on 18 September 2018 that she has a new EP to be released in January 2019 entitled “Human” with the title track being the lead single released on 21 September.[21]

Touring[edit]

In 2014, Clark 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.[22]

She toured the UK for her EP, Intertwined, in March 2017, with Rusty Clanton as her opening act and Orla Gartland as her guitarist.[23][24] Dodie also toured her You EP, during October 2017, again with Orla.[25] Dodie toured Europe in February and March 2018.[26] She also had her 3rd UK tour, titled ‘The Spring Tour’,[27] where she was supported by the acts Fenne Lily and Skinny Living. Dodie also frequently performs at YouTube-related and musical festival events.[28][29][22] Dodie toured with Tessa Violet in the US in September 2018.[30][31][32]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominee Result
2017 Shorty Awards – YouTube Musician Dodie Clark Won[33]
2017 Summer in the City Awards – Breakthrough Award Dodie Clark Won[34]
2017 Summer in the City Awards – Song of the Year Dodie Clark Nominated
2017 Streamy Awards – Breakthrough Artist Dodie Clark Nominated

Discography[edit]

Clark in 2016.

EPs[edit]

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[35]
AUS
[36]
CAN
[37]
US
[38]
US Indie[39] US Heat[40] US Folk[41]
Intertwined 35 153 10 1 5
You 6 17 34 55 2 3
Human TBA
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
“Sick of Losing Soulmates” 2016 Intertwined
“6/10” 2017 You
“Party Tattoos” 2018 Non-album single
“All I Do Is Dream of You” (with Faultline) TBA
“Human” (feat. Tom Walker) Human
“If I’m Being Honest” [42]

YouTube songs[edit]

All original songs and covers uploaded on Dodie’s YouTube channels.

‘Original songs[edit]

Title Year Album
“Rain” 2011 N/A
“A song about a song” N/A
“The ill ukelele song” 2012 N/A
“You’re Just A Dream” N/A
“The YouTube Song” N/A
“Fickle” N/A
“Stuck The Way We Are” N/A
“From Braces to Lipstick” N/A
“A Permanent Hug From You” N/A
“Absolutely Smitten” 2013 Intertwined
“Paint” N/A
“Little Mosquito” N/A
“There’s A Storm Coming Tonight” N/A
“Christmas Time” N/A
“Social Dance” 2014 N/A
“Adored By Him” N/A
“She” Human
“Little Room” 2015 N/A
“Pas De Deux” N/A
“An Awkward Duet” (feat. Jon Cozart) N/A
“One For the Road” N/A
“The Flat’s a Mess”(feat. Evan Edinger) N/A
“Down” N/A
“The Slowest Man Alive” N/A
“Sick of Losing Soulmates” Intertwined
“Freckles and Constellations” N/A
“Gold Star For Me” (feat. Carrie Hope Fletcher) 2016 N/A
“My Face” N/A
“Intertwined” Intertwined
“I’ve Been Busy” N/A
“this is for me” N/A
“I won’t be done” N/A
“Tell Me A Story” (feat. Evan Edinger) N/A
“Human” (feat. Jon Cozart) Human
“Would You Be So Kind?” You
“when” Intertwined
“Dear Happy” (feat. Thomas Sanders) N/A
“Secret for the mad” You
“I Knew You Once” 2017 N/A
“you” You
“Instrumental” N/A
“no words” N/A
“party tattoos” Party Tattoos
“6/10” You
“in the middle (acoustic)”
“burned out” Human
“bitter content” (feat. Dom Fera) 2018
“Far Away” N/A
“Rainbow” N/A
“why the rainbow is ours!” N/A
“air so sweet” (demo) N/A
“human” (acoustic version) Human

Covers[edit]

Title Original Artist Year
“The Break Up Song” Rhett & Link 2011
Us Regina Spektor
Fairytale of New York The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl
Turning Tables Adele 2012
“Sherlocked” Dodie’s Mother
Nobody’s Perfect Jessie J
“Somebody that I Used to Know” Gotye
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
“The Ground” Orla Gartland
Your Song Elton John
“Devil on My Shoulder” Orla Gartland
Daydreamer Adele
I’m a Believer(feat. Bry) Neil Diamond
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Judy Garland
I Want to Hold Your Hand(feat. Tom Law) The Beatles 2013
Kiss You One Direction
“Ukulele summer mashup!” (Walking on Sunshine, Twist and Shout, Five Years Time, Year 3000) Katrina and the Waves, The Beatles, Noah and the Whale, Busted
Cups Anna Kendrick
Roar Katy Perry
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah(feat. GaryC) Song of the South 2014
Hey There Delilah Plain White T’s
La Vie en Rose Edith Piaf
“Broken Record” (feat. Tessa Violet) Tessa Violet
Toothpaste Kisses The Maccabees
Shake It Off Taylor Swift
Daisy, Daisy Harry Dacre
Dream a Little Dream of Me(feat. Hazel Hayes) Ozzie Nelson
On My Own Les Misérables
“The Chain” (feat. Orla Gartland & Lauren Aquilina) Ingrid Michaelson
All About That Bass(feat. Bry) Meghan Trainor
Blank Space (song) Taylor Swift
The Christmas Song Nat King Cole
Thinking Out Loud(feat. Bry) Ed Sheeran 2015
“Facing West” The Staves
“Novels” (feat. Rusty Clanton) Rusty Clanton
Pop Party Mashup” (Rude, Boom Clap, This Is How We Do, Chandelier, Sing, All About That Bass) MAGIC!, Charli XCX, Katy Perry, Sia, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor
Riptide Vance Joy
“FourFiveSeconds” (feat. Jack Howard) Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney
I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair) Sandi Thom
All About You(feat. Bry) McFly
“A Song About Acne” (feat. Charlie McDonnell) Charlie McDonnell
Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
Drag Me Down One Direction
“Goner” Twenty One Pilots
Can’t Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley
“Miss Jackson” Panic! at the Disco
I Feel Fine The Beatles
Pop Party 15 Mashup!” (Levels, One Last Time, She’s Kinda Hot, Wake Up, Glitterball, Cool For the Summer, Best Summer Ever) Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, The Vamps, Sigma ft. Ella Henderson, Demi Lovato, Teen Beach 2
“Crazy Toxic mashup” (Toxic/Crazy) Britney Spears/Gnarles Barkley
Happy Ending(feat. NotJustBlonde & Melanie Baker) MIKA
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?(feat. Emma Blackery) Ella Fitzgerald
“YEARS YEARS BEARS” (with Tom Rosenthal) Tom Rosenthal 2016
Love Yourself (Swing Cover)” (feat. Andie Isalie) Justin Bieber
“Drive” Oh Wonder
“Can’t Feel My Superbass” (Can’t Feel My Face, Magic, Decode, Misery Business, Baby, Super Bass) (feat. Andie Isalie & Orla Gartland) The Weeknd, Coldplay, Paramore, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj
Bring It All Back(feat. Sarah Close) S Club 7
Death of a Bachelor Panic! at the Disco
“My Anthem” Christina Grimmie
Into You Ariana Grande
Somebody Else The 1975
“Taking Back My Heart” (feat. Tessa Violet) Rusty Clanton
“a love song/a non love song” (feat. Jon Cozart) Jon Cozart
Baby It’s Cold Outside(feat. Lewis Watson) Neptune’s Daughter
City of Stars(feat. Jon Cozart) La La Land 2017
“Someone In the Crowd” La La Land
Lollipop MIKA
“mashup!” (Stay With Me, Pompeii, She Looks So Perfect, Budapest Sam Smith, Bastille, 5 Seconds of Summer, George Ezra
I Want Candy The Strangeloves
“Come Together” (feat. Jon Cozart) Musica Nuda
New York, New York(feat. Thomas Sanders) Billy Joel
“Birds” (feat. Thomas Sanders) Ultimate Storytime Musical
“words ain’t enough” (feat. Tessa Violet) Tessa Violet
Havana(feat. FLASHBACK) Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug 2018
God Is a Woman(feat. Julia Nunes & Orla Gartland) Ariana Grande
My Favourite Things The Sound of Music
Hakuna Matata(mini-cover) The Lion King
I Have a Dream(mini-cover) ABBA
“Too Shy to Take a Shine”(mini-cover) Darwin Deez
raindrops (an angel cried)(mini-cover) Ariana Grande
“Crush” (mini-cover) Tessa Violet
“Crazy Human Psycho Crush – mashup” (Human, I Go Crazy, Crush, Psycho) (feat. Orla Gartland, Tessa Violet, & Lauren Aquilina dodie, Orla Gartland, Tessa Violet, Lauren Aquilina

Music videos[edit]

Title Director Year
“Sick of Losing Soulmates” Sammy Paul 2016
“Intertwined” Sammy Paul 2017
“6/10” Sammy Paul
“You” Bertie Gilbert
“In the Middle” Tom Brennan
“Secret For the Mad” Hannah Jacobs 2018
“Human” Hazel Hayes
“If I’m Being Honest (Live Session)”[43] Sammy Paul

Personal life[edit]

Clark is bisexual, and came out openly in 2016.[44] She has since been celebrated as a prominent bisexual role model and campaigner.

In 2018, Clark 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.

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