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Dua Lipa By Daniel Åhs Karlsson.jpgLipa on Sommarkrysset in August 2016
Background information
Born(1995-08-22) 22 August 1995 (age 21)
London, England
  • Pop
  • indie pop[1]
  • dream pop[2]
  • synth-pop
  • R&B[3]
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • model
Years active2015–present
  • Dua Lipa Limited
  • Capitol
  • Warner Bros.

Dua Lipa (/ˈduːə ˈliːpə/; [dua liːpa]; born 22 August 1995) is an English singer, songwriter and model.[4][5] Her musical career began at age 14, when she began covering songs by artists such as Christina Aguilera and Nelly Furtado on YouTube. In 2015, she was signed with Warner Bros. Records, and released her first single soon after. In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, titled See in Blue.[6] In January 2017, she won the EBBA Public Choice Award.[7] Her self-titled debut studio album is scheduled to be released on 2 June 2017.


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
    • 2.1 2015–present: Dua Lipa and See in Blue
  • 3 Discography
  • 4 Music videos
  • 5 Tours
  • 6 Awards and nominations
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Early life

Lipa was born in London on 22 August 1995 to ethnic Albanian parents from Kosovo who had left Pristina in the 1990s.[4][5] She attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, part-time,[8] moving to Kosovo with her family in 2008.[2] Lipa grew up listening to her father, the Kosovar Albanian rock singer Dukagjin Lipa.[2][9] At the age of 14, she began posting covers of her favourite songs by artists such as Christina Aguilera and Nelly Furtado on YouTube.[10][11] At the age of 16, she moved back to London with aspirations of becoming a singer.[12] Shortly after, she began working as a model.[10]

2015–present: Dua Lipa and See in Blue

In 2015, Lipa began working on her debut album for Warner Bros. Records.[10] In August 2015, she released her first single "New Love",[13] produced by Emile Haynie and Andrew Wyatt.[10] She released her second single "Be the One", written by Lucy "Pawws" Taylor,[5] in October 2015.[14] Lipa has said that "Be the One is the only song on my album I haven't written ... I couldn't not take it, it's my favourite thing."[11] "Be the One" achieved success across Europe, reaching number one in Belgium,[15] 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.[16] Lipa describes her musical style as "dark pop".[14] On 30 November 2015, she was revealed as one of the acts on the BBC Sound of...2016 long list.[11] Her first tour in the UK and Europe began in January 2016.[2] In November 2016, Lipa concluded her tour through Europe.[17]

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.[18] 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.[19] "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" also topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart[20] and reached number 23 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart.[21] Elsewhere, the song enjoyed moderate success, reaching the top 20 in Belgium,[15] 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.[18] In November 2016, Sean Paul released the single "No Lie" featuring Lipa.[22] In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, called See in Blue.[6] In January 2017, Martin Garrix released the single "Scared to Be Lonely" with Lipa.[23]

Her self-titled debut studio album is set to be released on 2 June 2017.[24]


Main article: Dua Lipa discography
  • Dua Lipa (2017)


  • Hotter Than Hell Tour (2015–16)
  • US and Europe Tour (2017)
  • The Dua Lipa Tour (2017)
  • Troye Sivan – Suburbia Tour (2016)
  • Bruno Mars – 24K Magic World Tour (2018)


  1. ^ Yeung, Neil Z. "Dua Lipa | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ a b Savage, Mark (9 February 2016). "Dua Lipa: A pop star in waiting". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Lester, Paul (1 January 2016). "Shake it up: the future female pop stars of 2016". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  6. ^ a b The Fader (20 December 2016). "Dua Lipa - See in Blue (Documentary)". Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  7. ^ Legrand, Emmanuel (12 January 2017). "Dua Lipa scoops Public Choice Award at the EBBAs". Retrieved 2017-01-13. 
  8. ^ "The Realest It Gets: Dua Lipa". 
  9. ^ "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). 2015-12-23. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  10. ^ a b c d Weber, Lindsey (9 December 2015). "Meet Dua Lipa, A Restless Spirit With A Mighty Big Voice". The Fader. 
  11. ^ a b c d "'I want to work with A$AP Rocky' – Dua Lipa talks dark pop and hip hop influences". BBC Radio 1. 10 December 2015. 
  12. ^ Gore, Sydney (23 October 2015). "Band Crush: Dua Lipa". Nylon. 
  13. ^ a b "Lana Del Rey's management have a new artist and she is amazing". Popjustice. 21 August 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c Lester, Paul (9 November 2015). "The playlist: new bands – with the Prettiots, Dua Lipa and Mind Enterprises". The Guardian. 
  15. ^ a b "Discografie Dua Lipa" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  16. ^ Peaks in Australia:
    • All except noted: "Discography Dua Lipa". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
    • "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)": Ryan, Gavin (26 September 2016). "Australian Singles: The Chainsmokers and Halsey Spend Seven Weeks At No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  17. ^ "Dua Lipa Tickets". Livenation. 13 May 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "Dua Lipa". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "Dua Lipa – Chart history: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  20. ^ "Dua Lipa - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  21. ^ "Dua Lipa - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  22. ^ a b "Watch Sean Paul Get Reflective With Dua Lipa in 'No Lie' Video: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  23. ^ a b "Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa Drop New 'Scared to Be Lonely' Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  24. ^ Sonis, Rachel (24 August 2016). "Dua Lipa Reveals Cover Art For Self-Titled Album". Idolator. Retrieved 24 August 2016. 
  25. ^ Hunt, El (18 February 2016). "Dua Lipa shares video for 'Last Dance'". DIY. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  26. ^ Spanos, Brittany (6 May 2016). "Watch Dua Lipa's Steamy 'Hotter Than Hell' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  27. ^ Renshaw, David (12 September 2016). "Dua Lipa Shares "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" Video". The Fader. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  28. ^ "PREMIERE: Dua Lipa's video for Room For 2". Hunger TV. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  29. ^ "Dua Lipa – Be The One (Version 2) (2016)". IMVDb. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  30. ^ Grant, Sarah (22 February 2017). "Watch Dua Lipa's Intimate New Video for Ballad 'Thinking 'Bout You'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 

External links

  • Official website
  • MusicFeeds Interview (April 2016)
  • See in Blue documentary (Fader, December 2016).

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