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Dido curious about baby's gender

Dido doesn't know the sex of her baby, but she's not going wait until her due date to find out.

"I'm too curious," the British singer-songwriter said in a recent interview. "It's enough of a surprise on the day."

Dido is due to have her first child this summer. It's already been a big year - she was nominated for an Academy Award for best song for co-writing If I Rise from the movie 127 Hours, and is finishing up a new album.

"I'm nearly done," she said last month about her upcoming album. "Music will just start coming out as this year goes on."

Dido said her new record brings her back to her electronic roots. She's once again working with her brother, Rollo Armstrong, as well as other producers.

"It's been a thoroughly enjoyable record," she said. "It's a real mix and in a funny sort of way, it's a mix of everything, some sort of big electronic extravaganza. It's much more electronic than the last record."

Of course, before Dido goes on the road, she'll be dealing with her first priority: her new baby. She didn't perform at the Oscars because of her pregnancy, and after the baby is born, she plans to take time off. But for the moment, she's enjoying the "very exciting" time in her life.

"There's a real calmness about it which I think is really nice. Your decisions are sort of made for you," she said, laughing. "You just have this priority that is unchangeable and I think that's a great calmness that comes from that."

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