Dorothy Miranda "Dodie" Clark (born 11 April 1995), stylized as dodie with a lowercase "d", is an English singer-songwriter, YouTuber and artist from Essex. Clark posts both original songs and covers songs on her main YouTube channel "doddleoddle" and her side channel "doddlevloggle". As of August 2017, she has 153 videos, over 1,200,000 subscribers, and over 146 million views on her main channel. She has 334 videos, over 83 million views, and over 675,000 subscribers on her side channel. On 9 December 2016 she released the first video on her Vevo channel, dodieVEVO, where she has over 7.8 million views and 257,000 subscribers.
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.
Music and YouTube career
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.
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", and a side channel, "doddlevloggle".
On 18 November 2016 Clark self-released her first EP, Intertwined. Despite its unsigned status, the EP reached #35 on the official UK album charts during its first week of release.
Clark also co-hosted Coca-Cola's CokeTV alongside fellow YouTuber Manny Brown, where they take part in various activities.
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. It also debuted at number 55 on the US Billboard 200.
Clark will be releasing a book on 2 November 2017, Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions and Life Lessons.
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.
She toured the UK for her EP, Intertwined, in March 2017, with Rusty Clanton as her opening act.
Clark will also be touring the UK and Ireland for her second EP, You, in October 2017. Tickets began sale on 12 July 2017. An additional Dublin date was added due to a quick sellout.
|16 October 2017
17 October 2017
|Dublin||Republic of Ireland||The Button Factory|
|18 October 2017||Belfast||Northern Ireland||Mandela Hall|
|20 October 2017||Newcastle-upon-Tyne||England||Northumbria University|
|21 October 2017||Glasgow||Scotland||The Garage|
|22 October 2017||Manchester||England||Manchester Academy 2|
|24 October 2017||London||England||KOKO|
|25 October 2017||Birmingham||England||O2 Institute2|
|26 October 2017||Cardiff||Wales||Tramshed|
|28 October 2017||Leeds||England||Stylus|
|29 October 2017||Norwich||England||The Waterfront|
|30 October 2017||Nottingham||England||The Rescue Rooms|
- Intertwined (2016)
- "I Have a Hole in My Tooth (And My Dentist Is Shut)"
- "Absolutely Smitten"
- "Life Lesson"
- "Sick of Losing Soulmates"
- "When" (Live)
- You (2017)
- "In the Middle"
- "Secret for the Mad"
- "Would You Be So Kind"
Clark was born and raised in Epping, Essex, England. After completing her GCSE and A-Level examinations at The Leventhorpe School, she lived in Bath with fellow YouTuber Jamie Jo. She had a long time boyfriend, Tom Law, but they ended the relationship in 2013/2014. She temporarily worked for Hiive. In January 2015, she moved to London, living first with Evan Edinger and currently Hazel Hayes. She also briefly dated Sammy Paul in 2015, but the two have since broken up, though they decided to remain friends.
Clark is openly bisexual and in November 2015 officially came out in a main channel video, although she had discussed this topic on her second channel in August 2014. She later went into detail about her bisexuality in a YouTube video posted on 23 May 2016, and posted a question and answer video themed around bisexuality in October 2016.On 30 June 2017, Clark released a video on her main channel in which she sings about being bisexual.
Dodie is open about her struggles with mental health, and raises awareness about depersonalisation, depression and anxiety, which she documents on her social media platforms.
She has a sister named Heather, who goes by the nickname Hedy. Hedy has been featured on her YouTube channel several times, and has her own channel, called ItsJustHedy, which has achieved an avid Twitter, YouTube and Instagram following. Clark also has an older brother named Lain. She has cats named Tufty and Muffin.
Clark is managed by Joshua Edwards, a Ministry of Sound associate whom fans have affectionately named "Manager Josh". He has been featured in several of her videos
Awards and nominations
|2017||Shorty Awards – YouTube Musician||Dodie Clark||Won|
|2017||Summer in the City Awards – Breakthrough Award||Dodie Clark||Won|
|2017||Summer in the City Awards – Song of the Year||Dodie Clark||Nominated|