Born in London to Albanian parents, Dua Lipa began her music career posting videos of herself performing on YouTube. Dua Lipa, Olympia Theatre, Dublin. Monday 9th April 2018. And it seems like she’s quite the big deal back home, with the festival’s huge crowds going crazy at seeing Dua in a video she shared to Instagram.
That’s not posturing. Dua Lipa ended 2018 as the second-most-streamed female artist on Spotify, behind only Ariana Grande. Her lusty deep-house collaboration with Calvin Harris, One Kiss,” was Spotify UK’s second-most-streamed song, after Drake’s God’s Plan.” Her eponymous debut album propelled her to becoming the most-streamed female artist of 2018. And the viral video for her smash hit New Rules,” a checklist fuck-you anthem for getting over an ex, made Lipa the youngest female singer to reach a billion (billion!) views on YouTube.
Dua Lipa is one of the biggest rising stars of our time, and her style choices and beauty looks have arguably been just as talked about as her music. Right from when the singer started out, she had always seemed interested in beauty (she created an iridescent lip gloss with Mac Cosmetics back in 2017), and she has always seemed excited to change up her look. So I guess it should come as no surprise that Dua Lipa has dyed her hair blonde , debuting her incredible transformation over on her Instagram page.
The first single from Lipa’s sophomore album is due to drop soon. It’s more upbeat and dance-y with a disco element — there are no ballads,” said Millett, who added that the Grammy winner’s global arena tour will kick off in April.
Some dudes on Saturday Night Live’s crew are hammering together a green screen at Studio 8H when Dua Lipa walks past them in a long black dress, steps onto a stage, and seats herself atop a grand piano, dangling her legs from the end like a lounge act. It’s the first Thursday in February, and two days from now, Lipa will take this stage as the evening’s musical guest. She has reason to feel confident: A 22-year-old pop singer from London, Lipa was the most-streamed female musician in the U.K. last year; fans include Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Bruno Mars; and her biggest single, New Rules,” has more than a billion YouTube views.
It’s thought the pair have been pals for awhile, but Anwar swooped in on hearing news Dua was single again and romance began to spark between them. Early June 2019: Lipa splits from longtime boyfriend Isaac Carew.
In the lead-up to the festival, Dua had been teasing fans with headliner announcements, including the likes of Miley Cyrus and Calvin Harris, so naturally, she wasn’t going to miss out on all the fun.
Oh my God, that one piece of avocado did not mash. The devil!” Lipa says, glaring at her nemesis. For someone who’s on the brink of becoming the world’s biggest pop star, she’s delightfully candid and, dare I say, normal? Case in point: She still avails herself to speak with journalists, no holds barred—and to feed them, too.
Calvin Harris wraz z Duą Lipą szturmem wdarli się na szczyt zestawienia singli i zdaje się, że trochę tam posiedzą. Artyści po kilku tygodniach walki mogą pochwalić się imponującym wynikiem – zwłaszcza brytyjski producent. Oprócz tego soundtrack do świetnie przyjętego filmu „The Greatest Showman” bije rekordy popularności i wciążnie daje się zbić z pozycji lidera w notowaniu albumów.
Dua Lipa (4 October 2017). “Patrizia meets Dua” (Interview) (in English and Italian). Interviewed by Patrizia Pepe. Retrieved 15 December 2017 – via YouTube.
I want to begin by saying how honored I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists,” Lipa said during her acceptance speech. I guess this year we really stepped up!” Calling out the man in charge would have been unimaginable career suicide for a Jessica Simpson or Christina Aguilera just 15 years ago; today, being skilled at the clapback has star-making potential.
Having wiped her social media in preparation of launching her second chapter, Dua Lipa has also caused speculation after being spotted filming a music video in Brooklyn, NYC for a song titled “Don’t Start Now”.
The star, who is known for her jet black short locks, took to the social media platform to show off her new look, which in Instagram pictures looks as though it is platinum blonde, with sections of black still lurking underneath. However, when she stepped out in New York with her boyfriend Anwar Hadid, her locks looked like more of a strawberry blonde colour.
Lipa rang in her 24th birthday with her new man in Malibu. The pair were photographed kissing in the ocean during a swim, and the singer later shared photos on her Instagram Story of her model beau giving her a kiss on the cheek He even made her pancakes for breakfast.
Marking a big step in their relationship, Lipa joined Hadid and his family in attending his late grandmother’s funeral in the Netherlands. Photos published by TMZ show the pop star with Anwar and his sisters, Bella and Gigi (who was accompanied by new beau Tyler Cameron), wearing black in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
DL To some extent. I also can let my guard down: I’m quite sensitive sometimes with people I’m really close to. But with my career and where I want to take it, I can be tough because I know what I want quite a lot. I like to be listened to.
Dua Lipa’s first self-titled album has been a worldwide success thanks to the likes of tunes such as ‘Hotter Than Hell’, ‘Blow Your Mind’ and ‘New Rules’. However it looks like Dua isn’t finished yet – last year she confirmed she’ll be bringing out another LP full of tracks “you can dance to”.
When I met Katy Perry, she was like, I hope you don’t search your name.” She was like, That’s what I did at the beginning of my career, and I’d get upset about every tabloid that said something about me.” She said, Do not have notifications on. Do not read that shit, because it will stop you from doing what you love.” Chris Martin also said to me, Be kind to yourself.” I thought it was so weird that he would say that—what does that even mean? But reading those things is a form of self-abuse. It’s this vicious cycle where you don’t want to read it, but you go looking for it, then you get yourself upset. I can’t let the opinions of others define what I feel about myself. That’s something I’m constantly telling my fans as well. Platform or no platform, musician or not, everyone’s getting bullied because everyone’s got this screen and they feel like no one can see them.
The album was a critical and commercial success and was reissued in 2018 with additional songs to capitalize on its success. Late June 2019: Lipa is seen at Hadid’s birthday party.
In the caption for Dua’s post (which, as of writing, already has over 200,000 likes) where she shared three snaps of her blonde tresses, she wrote: “A new era! Thank you for your patience. See you soon #DL2.” While the singer was of course referencing a new era for her hair, she was also referring to her new music, which Billboard has explained we can expect very soon They revealed that Dua has been in the studio with Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams while working on the album.
Inspiration came from unlikely places. While co-writing with the London-based electronic act RITUAL, Lipa struggled to crack the code of an unfinished track: I was going through a tough breakup. Someone who made me feel like I wasn’t good enough. But when I wrote this song, I wanted it to seem like he couldn’t get enough of me.” The song was good, but the chorus wasn’t quite there. We were like, ‘Let’s scrap it.’ And I was scrolling through Tumblr, and I see the words ‘Hotter than Hell’ in red on a black background. And I go, ‘That’s cool!’ What if he thought I was hotter than hell, and I just didn’t want him?” The single, Hotter Than Hell,” went gold in the U.K.
DL I think P!nk has been able to go with the times, and stay true to herself. And everything you’ve done has been so inspiring to me, since I was really young. The most important thing is staying true to who you are musically, but growing in a really healthy way. Fans get upset if their favorite artist changes genres, but it can just be about growing with who they are as a person.
DL It’s interesting; there really isn’t a pop genre. Everything is becoming weirder and so sonically different. People are creating their own sounds and genres. There’s a lot to be inspired by. Also, music is becoming a lot more political. That’s a big thing in rap and hip-hop; it’s interesting how it’s crossed over to pop” artists. And so many unexpected collaborations are happening. It’s very exciting.
Forget New Rules, it’s all about a new romance for Dua Lipa and Gigi and Bella’s little brother Anwar Hadid. Dua is currently at work on her sophomore album, which she’s said will arrive sometime later this year.
Jest laureatką nagrody European Border Breakers Awards (2017). Jej debiutancki, tytułowy album został wydany 2 czerwca 2017 roku. Wydawnictwo promowały single, „ Be The One ”, „ New Rules ” i „ IDGAF ”, które uplasowały się w pierwszej dziesiątce listy przebojów w Wielkiej Brytanii.
Dua Lipa (born 22 August 1995) is an English singer and songwriter. After working as a model she signed with Warner Music Group in 2015 and soon released her first song, “New Love”.
He is said to have contacted Dua and asked her out on a date, just weeks after her break up, and before you know it, the two are canoodling in a park full of people while watching Stevie Wonder.
I don’t want to make it scary for myself; there’s no point. As a new artist, you’re competing with people who are years and albums ahead of you, way more successful. It’s tough. But I have a lot more confidence going into a room and saying what I want. You can’t be gone for too long. You have to keep putting music out. Some things will work, some won’t. I’m just going to make music I’m proud of that represents who I am. I want my fans to know they backed the right horse.
The father daughter team will be quizzed about the pivotal role that live music has played in building Dua’s career, as well as the demands of life on the road. And beyond Dua’s own touring career, Dua and Dugi will discuss their Sunny Hill Foundation in Kosovo where Action Bronson and Martin Garrix last year joined them for a massive three-day fundraising festival in the Lipa’s hometown of Prishtina.
Dua’s success isn’t simply accolade and awards driven; her self-titled album was – and remains – an absolute joy to listen to. The record delivers tune after tune, from heart-bursting ballads to self-empowerment anthems, with critics describing it as a terrific debut ” and the singer herself a legitimate pop sensation ”. Dua, who phones from LA on the morning of the Vogue shoot, is both considered and self-deprecating about her success, noting she wrote many of the songs as a teenager. For the first record all I could do really was a lot of dance-crying,” she laughs (she does this often). It was so much easier for me to write things that made me unhappy because they were things that stuck in my mind the longest.” Having just turned 24 in August, she promises her second album will be a little more conceptual” and mature”, before deciding with another exclamation that it’s also like a dancercise class. It’s just fun!”.
At an Ed Sheeran concert, she met the songwriter-producer Marlon Roudette, who teamed up with her in 2013 to record a cover of Chance the Rapper’s Cocoa Butter Kisses” and post it on SoundCloud. Soon after, producers started contacting Lipa on Twitter. A gig singing for an X Factor commercial led to early interest from labels. Unsure of the savviest move, she reached out to one of the producers who’d DM’d her. I called him and was like, ‘Hi, it’s Dua. You messaged me on Twitter. I know we haven’t gotten together or really spoken, but I’ve been offered a publishing deal and I have no idea what the fuck that means. Could you tell me?’ ” That guy connected her to a lawyer, who connected her to her current manager, Ben Mawson, who also works with Lana Del Rey. By the time she turned 18, Dua Lipa had a record deal.
The pop star was speaking on the red carpet of the Nordoff Robins’ Silver Clef Awards, where she won best female. Dua Lipa: We didn’t. We had a drink the night before we started rehearsing and got on really well—like a house on fire, really.
Things are certainly hotting up for Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid, so much so that she’s now introduced him to her family’s home, Kosovo. Dua Lipa and Martin Garrix are set to record a new song together following the huge success they’ve had with ‘Scared to Be Lonely’.
Lipa’s move to London is well documented – she was born here in August 1995, before the family moved back to Kosovo when she was 11. It was during this time that Lipa’s music taste started to develop.
It all started a few weeks ago when the singer and YSL ambassador posted a picture of herself as a child on Instagram to celebrate hitting 30 million followers. While many followers took to the comments to say how cute she was or how little she had changed (That looks recent wtf lol” was Miley Cyrus’ contribution), a number of people began to accuse Dua of altering her lips to make them appear bigger.
This concert comes at a moment when Western pop stars are seeking out audiences in China. Early this year, Jessie J participated in a televised Chinese reality singing contest and won. In 2017, Luis Fonzi released a Mandarin version of Despacito” with the Singaporean pop star J J Lin, while Charli XCX released a remix of her single Boys” with the Chinese producer Howie Lee, which featured her singing in Mandarin.
This is Lipa’s first trip with UNICEF. The London-born, singer-songwriter is the daughter of Kosovar-Albanian parents who fled the conflict and political instability in the Balkans in 1992. Her family later return to Kosovo with then 11-year-old Lipa after security and opportunity returned to the troubled region a decade and a half later.
With that song, Lipa says she finally found a track that felt uniquely like her. It introduced her to fans as a sort of warrior of love: Moments of vulnerability and longing dot her lyrics, but her prevailing mode is to take no bullshit and take no prisoners. New Rules” is framed as a three-point battle plan for cutting off a bad-news dude; a more recent single, IDGAF,” plays almost like the sequel, where a former romantic tormentor crawls out of the woodwork, interested in rekindling things, and Lipa mercilessly sends him packing.
Join The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah in setting the stage for one of the world’s hottest pop sensations, Dua Lipa. The singer returns to the UAE on 15 November with a setlist of her best tracks including ‘One Kiss’ which was recorded with Calvin Harris and ‘New Rules’.