Artist: Dua Lipa Biography

26 Apr 2016, 03:42  40,555,887  693,187

Dua LipaDua Lipa was born in London on 22 August 1995. Her first name "Dua" is an Albanian word which means "love" or "want". Her parents, who are ethnic Albanians from Prishtina, had left Prishtina in the 1990s. Among the schools she attended was the Sylvia Young Theatre School. She moved with her family to Kosovo in 2008, the year the country declared its independence from Serbia. At the age of 15, she moved back to London and lived with friends, because she wanted to build a career in music. She began working as a model at age 16. Lipa grew up listening to her father, the Kosovan rock singer Dukagjin Lipa, sing. At the age of 14 she began posting covers of her favourite songs by artists such as Christina Aguilera and Nelly Furtado on YouTube.

In 2015 Dua Lipa began working on her debut album for Warner Bros. Records. In August 2015 she released her first single "New Love", produced by Emile Haynie and Andrew Wyatt. She released her second single "Be the One," written by Lucy "Pawws" Taylor, in October 2015. Dua Lipa has said that "Be the One is the only song on my album I haven't written ... [but] I couldn't not take it, it's my favourite thing". Dua Lipa describes her musical style as "dark pop". On 30 November 2015, she was revealed as one of the acts on the "BBC Sound of...2016" long list. Her first tour in the UK and Europe began in January 2016. Her self-titled debut album was released on 2 June 2017. Her European Self-Titled Tour started in October 2017. She also supported Bruno Mars on his 24k Magic World Tour in the USA in September 2017 and later in February and March 2018 in New Zealand and Australia.

On 1 November 2019, Don't Start Now was released as the lead single off of her sophomore record, Future Nostalgia. The single went on to peak inside the Top 3 of both the US and UK and became a worldwide hit. The first promo single from the album, the title track, was released on 13 December 2019. The album's second single, Physical, dropped on 31 January 2020, and was sent to radios in Europe, eventually peaking in the Top 5 on the UK Singles Chart. Despite not being sent to radios in the United States, the song debuted and peaked at #60. The third single from the album, Break My Heart, was released two days before the album, on 25 March 2020, with a music video the next day. The album dropped on 27 March 2020 (originally scheduled for 3 April 2020), to much critical acclaim, scoring an 89 on Metacritic, being praised for its sound.

Top Track "Dua Lipa"

New Rules - Dua Lipa

New Rules

369,680
4,775,257
IDGAF - Dua Lipa

IDGAF

281,261
2,979,319
doN'T StArT nOw - Dua Lipa

doN'T StArT nOw

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4,605,876
Be The One - Dua Lipa

Be The One

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2,411,371
Blow Your Mind (Mwah) - Dua Lipa

Blow Your Mind (Mwah)

206,264
2,291,800
Physical - Dua Lipa

Physical

168,456
2,825,122
Hotter Than Hell - Dua Lipa

Hotter Than Hell

163,741
1,611,670
Kiss and Make Up - Dua Lipa

Kiss and Make Up

142,877
1,604,085
Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa

Future Nostalgia

125,250
1,177,421
Homesick - Dua Lipa

Homesick

103,645
661,332
Genesis - Dua Lipa

Genesis

100,848
764,770
Break My Heart - Dua Lipa

Break My Heart

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791,195
Thinking 'Bout You - Dua Lipa

Thinking 'Bout You

100,432
712,692
Last Dance - Dua Lipa

Last Dance

90,945
886,960
Cool - Dua Lipa

Cool

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436,166
Levitating - Dua Lipa

Levitating

88,584
513,805
Hallucinate - Dua Lipa

Hallucinate

85,933
464,497
Pretty Please - Dua Lipa

Pretty Please

85,222
438,671
Begging - Dua Lipa

Begging

81,341
608,677
lOVe AgaIN - Dua Lipa

lOVe AgaIN

81,772
429,051
Room For 2 - Dua Lipa

Room For 2

77,119
527,990
No Goodbyes - Dua Lipa

No Goodbyes

77,119
594,291
Want To - Dua Lipa

Want To

76,644
555,121
New Love - Dua Lipa

New Love

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1,894,085
Good In Bed - Dua Lipa

Good In Bed

76,939
347,059
Boys Will Be Boys - Dua Lipa

Boys Will Be Boys

76,331
334,329
Garden - Dua Lipa

Garden

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507,123
Bad Together - Dua Lipa

Bad Together

62,760
508,014
Dreams - Dua Lipa

Dreams

59,728
455,733
Running - Dua Lipa

Running

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139,426
New Rules - Acoustic - Dua Lipa

New Rules - Acoustic

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61,317
Swan Song - Dua Lipa

Swan Song

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78,787
New Rules - Live - Dua Lipa

New Rules - Live

11,301
35,275
IDGAF - Hazers Remix - Dua Lipa

IDGAF - Hazers Remix

9,479
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