Dua Lipa

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Dua Lipa

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Dua Lipa (/ˈdə ˈlpə/; Albanian pronunciation: [dua liːpa]; born 22 August 1995) is an English singer, songwriter and model.[5][6] Her musical career began at age 16, when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she was signed with Warner Music Group, and released her first single soon after. In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, titled See in Blue.[7] In January 2017, she won the EBBA Public Choice Award.[8] Her self-titled debut studio album was released on 2 June 2017. The album spawned seven singles, including the top-10 single "Be the One" and the number-one single "New Rules".

Early life

Lipa was born in London on 22 August 1995 to Albanian parents from Kosovo who had left Pristina in the 1990s.[5][6] She attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, part-time,[9] before moving to Kosovo with her family in 2008.[3] Lipa grew up listening to her father, a singer Dukagjin Lipa.[3][10] At the age of 14, she began posting covers of her favourite songs by artists such as P!nk and Nelly Furtado on YouTube.[11][12] At the age of 15, she moved back to London with aspirations of becoming a singer.[13] Shortly after, she began working as a model.[11]


2015–present: Dua Lipa and See in Blue

In 2015, Lipa began working on her debut album for Warner Music Group.[11] In August 2015, she released her first single "New Love",[14] produced by Emile Haynie and Andrew Wyatt.[11] She released her second single "Be the One", in October 2015.[6][15] "Be the One" achieved success across Europe, reaching number one in Belgium,[16] Poland and Slovakia, as well as charting within the top 10 in over 11 European territories. In Australia and New Zealand, the song became an airplay success, reaching numbers 6 and 20 respectively.[17] Lipa describes her musical style as "dark pop".[15] On 30 November 2015, she was revealed as one of the acts on the BBC Sound of...2016 long list.[12] Her first tour in the UK and Europe began in January 2016.[3] In November 2016, Lipa concluded her tour through Europe.[18]

On 18 February 2016, Lipa released her third single "Last Dance", followed by "Hotter than Hell" on 6 May. "Hotter than Hell" became a hit worldwide, especially in the UK, where it peaked at number 15.[19] On 26 August, her fifth overall single "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" was released. It became the singer's first entry on the US Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 72.[20] "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" also topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart[21] and reached number 23 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart.[22] Elsewhere, the song enjoyed moderate success, reaching the top 20 in Belgium,[16] Hungary, New Zealand and Scotland. In the UK, the single peaked at number 30, making it the singer's second highest-charting single in British territory.[19] In November 2016, Sean Paul released the single "No Lie" featuring Lipa.[23] In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, called See in Blue.[7] In January 2017, Lipa released the single "Scared to Be Lonely" with Martin Garrix.[24]

Her self-titled debut studio album was released on 2 June 2017.[25] Its sixth single "New Rules", became Lipa's first number one in the UK.[19] In doing so, it also became the first song in almost two years by a female solo artist to reach the top in the UK, since "Hello" by Adele in 2015.[26]


  • Dua Lipa (2017)


  • 2016 UK Tour (2016)
  • Hotter than Hell Tour (2016)
  • US and Europe Tour (2017)
  • The Self-Titled Tour (2017–2018)
Opening act
  • Troye Sivan – Suburbia Tour (2016)
  • Bruno Mars – 24K Magic World Tour (2017–2018)
  • Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams Tour (2017)

Awards and nominations

Year Organisation Award Nominated work Result
2016 BBC Sound of... 2016[12] Herself Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Push Act
Popjustice £20 Music Prize Best British Pop Single "Hotter Than Hell"
2017 Eurosonic Noorderslag European Border Breakers Awards: United Kingdom Herself Won
Public Choice
Best Newcomer of the Year
Brit Awards Critics' Choice Nominated
NME Awards Best British Female Artist
Best New Artist Won
SCTV Music Awards Young and Promising International Artist
Glamour Awards Next Breakthrough
Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout Artist Nominated
BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards Best British Solo Artist Pending
MTV Europe Music Awards Best UK & Ireland Act
Best New
Best Look


  1. ^ Yeung, Neil Z. "Dua Lipa | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Green, Chris (27 January 2016). "Dua Lipa, O2 ABC, Glasgow, review: Jazz-infused songs recall a smoke-filled cabaret bar". The Independent. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Davidson, Amy (11 December 2015). "Meet your new favourite popstar Dua Lipa – just don't call her the new Lana Del Rey". Digital Spy. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pop Corner: Dua Lipa saves the Last Dance; Adele is done with James Bond". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Savage, Mark (9 February 2016). "Dua Lipa: A pop star in waiting". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Lester, Paul (1 January 2016). "Shake it up: the future female pop stars of 2016". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  7. ^ a b The Fader (20 December 2016). "Dua Lipa – See in Blue (Documentary)". Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  8. ^ Legrand, Emmanuel (12 January 2017). "Dua Lipa scoops Public Choice Award at the EBBAs". Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "The Realest It Gets: Dua Lipa". 
  10. ^ "Njihuni me Dua Lipa, shqiptarja që premton të bëhet ylli i ardhshëm në muzikë" [Meet Dua Lipa, the Albanian who is set to become the next star in music]. Lapsi.al (in Albanian). 23 December 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c d Weber, Lindsey (9 December 2015). "Meet Dua Lipa, A Restless Spirit with a Mighty Big Voice". The Fader. 
  12. ^ a b c "'I want to work with A$AP Rocky' – Dua Lipa talks dark pop and hip hop influences". BBC Radio 1. 10 December 2015. 
  13. ^ Gore, Sydney (23 October 2015). "Band Crush: Dua Lipa". Nylon. 
  14. ^ "Lana Del Rey's management have a new artist and she is amazing". Popjustice. 21 August 2015. 
  15. ^ a b Lester, Paul (9 November 2015). "The playlist: new bands – with the Prettiots, Dua Lipa and Mind Enterprises". The Guardian. 
  16. ^ a b "Discografie Dua Lipa" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  17. ^ Peaks in Australia:
  18. ^ "Dua Lipa Tickets". Livenation. 13 May 2016. 
  19. ^ a b c "Dua Lipa". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "Dua Lipa – Chart history: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  21. ^ "Dua Lipa – Chart history | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  22. ^ "Dua Lipa – Chart history | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "Watch Sean Paul Get Reflective With Dua Lipa in 'No Lie' Video: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  24. ^ "Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa Drop New 'Scared to Be Lonely' Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  25. ^ Sonis, Rachel (24 August 2016). "Dua Lipa Reveals Cover Art For Self-Titled Album". Idolator. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  26. ^ Copsey, Rob (18 August 2017). "Dua Lipa's New Rules becomes the first solo female UK Number 1 single since Adele's Hello: 'This means a lot'". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 August 2017. 

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