Dua Lipa

Born in London on August 22nd, 1995 to Albanian parents, Dua Lipa began her music career posting videos of herself performing on YouTube. Unlike so many others who try to start the same way, Lipa's talent was noticed and she signed a recording deal with Warner, releasing her debut single “New Love” shortly thereafter. Its follow-up, “Be the One”, performed extremely well in the charts, reaching #1 in several European countries and #9 in the UK. She went on tour in 2016 to promote her music and was named one of the BBC's Sounds of 2016. Singles “Last Dance” and “Hotter Than Hell” were released in 2016, with the latter reaching #15 in the UK. She collaborated with Sean Paul on “No Lie” and later with Martin Garrix on “Scared to Be Lonely”. In 2017, she released her self-titled debut album, which spawned the UK chart-topping hit “New Rules”, an empowering number about moving on from a former flame which enjoyed heavy rotation on the club circuit. The following year, Lipa picked up two BRIT Awards, collaborated with Calvin Harris on the #1 single “One Kiss” and K-pop group Blackpink on “Kiss and Make Up”, and reissued her first LP with a selection of bonus tracks. In 2019, she bagged two GRAMMYs and began teasing her sophomore album, sharing the disco-leaning lead single “Don’t Start Now”, which reached #2 in both the US and the UK. After adopting a retro fitness video aesthetic for her next single, “Physical”, she returned in March 2020 with the album, entitled Future Nostalgia, which included production from Kanye West collaborator Jeff Bhasker, synthpop star SG Lewis and burgeoning hip-hop producer Take a Daytrip. Climbing to the top spot on the UK Albums Chart, it spawned another US top-ten hit in “Levitating”, and was followed at the end of the year by a remix album curated by house DJ The Black Madonna which featured contributions from Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard. Rap sensation DaBaby jumped on a remix of “Levitating” shortly thereafter, and Lipa teamed up with Miley Cyrus for the duet “Prisoner” before reemerging in February 2021 with the new single “We’re Good”, taken from a deluxe Moonlight Edition of Future Nostalgia.

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