Artist: Dua Lipa Biography

26 Apr 2016, 03:42  16,298,600  405,336

Dua LipaDua Lipa was born in London on 22 August 1995. Lipa showcased a throwback vibe and a knack for catchy pop with soulful grit, much like Sia, Jessie J, or P!nk, and a slyly rebellious air like Charli XCX or Marina & the Diamonds. After a steady rise in the U.K., she broke onto the U.S. charts with a series of collaborations with Sean Paul, Martin Garrix, and Calvin Harris, as well as multi-platinum singles "New Rules" and "IDGAF" from her 2017 debut, Dua Lipa.

Born and raised in London to Kosovar-Albanian parents, Lipa attended the Sylvia Young Theater School (Rita Ora, Amy Winehouse) until the age of 13, when she relocated to Kosovo with her family. However, the move wouldn't last very long, and she was back in London by age 15, living on her own and pursuing a singing career. Her first demos were released in 2012, attracting the attention of Lana Del Rey's management team, who signed her and linked her up with Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey, Bruno Mars). Her shimmery debut single, "New Love," was followed up with the soulful "Be the One." Longlisted for the prestigious BBC's Sound of 2016, Lipa released "Hotter Than Hell" and "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" in 2016, coinciding with a tour throughout the spring and summer. While "Hotter Than Hell" went on to break into the Top 20 in the U.K., in 2017 she earned the distinction of having three simultaneously charting singles in the U.K. Top 15 with "Be the One," "Scared to Be Lonely" with Martin Garrix, and "No Lie" with Sean Paul.

Dua Lipa, her debut full-length, arrived that summer. In addition to her previously released singles, the album included "Lost in Your Light" (a duet with Miguel) and "Homesick" (with Coldplay's Chris Martin). Since a handful of singles had already been in international rotation since 2015, the album's revived international promotional effort focused on the single "New Rules," which became another multi-platinum hit, not only rising into the Top Ten on the Billboard Hot 100 but also landing on European and Australian Top Ten lists. "IDGAF" followed in 2018, extending her chart presence. That summer, she teamed with Calvin Harris for the '90s club-inspired "One Kiss," which helped land Lipa another number one.

Top Track "Dua Lipa"

New Rules - Dua Lipa

New Rules

242,353
3,174,553
IDGAF - Dua Lipa

IDGAF

167,258
1,601,926
Be The One - Dua Lipa

Be The One

157,240
1,649,437
Blow Your Mind (Mwah) - Dua Lipa

Blow Your Mind (Mwah)

141,714
1,569,232
Hotter Than Hell - Dua Lipa

Hotter Than Hell

117,260
1,120,299
Thinking 'Bout You - Dua Lipa

Thinking 'Bout You

68,995
469,073
Genesis - Dua Lipa

Genesis

61,519
456,792
Last Dance - Dua Lipa

Last Dance

60,825
577,375
Homesick - Dua Lipa

Homesick

58,017
345,166
Room For 2 - Dua Lipa

Room For 2

51,350
350,125
New Love - Dua Lipa

New Love

51,031
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Begging - Dua Lipa

Begging

46,429
353,635
No Goodbyes - Dua Lipa

No Goodbyes

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345,431
Garden - Dua Lipa

Garden

43,884
317,032
Bad Together - Dua Lipa

Bad Together

39,321
312,285
Dreams - Dua Lipa

Dreams

37,845
281,084
New Rules - Acoustic - Dua Lipa

New Rules - Acoustic

12,089
31,468
IDGAF - Hazers Remix - Dua Lipa

IDGAF - Hazers Remix

5,509
12,447
Lost In Your Light - Dua Lipa

Lost In Your Light

4,171
27,168
Scared To Be Lonely - Dua Lipa

Scared To Be Lonely

3,121
16,690
No Lie - Dua Lipa

No Lie

2,162
11,241