Dua Lipa is an English singer-songwriter with a mezzo-soprano voice and her own unique disco-pop sound. Her songs are catchy and recognizable. She is one of the most popular singers of her generation, and her latest single “Like a Diamond” has over a million views on YouTube.
Dua Lipa has already gone platinum in many countries with her debut album. She is an international sensation and has worked with Mark Ronson and Diplo. She has also released her latest single, “Don’t Start Now,” and has a concert date in Sydney in 2020. You can’t miss this British pop star, who will perform at Sydney Mardi Gras in 2020.
Dua Lipa was born in London in 1995. Her parents emigrated from Pristina, Kosovo, which was a part of Yugoslavia at the time. The situation was already incredibly difficult for ethnic Albanians. Her mother, Seit Lipa, was the director of the Institute for the History of Kosovo when the conflict broke out. The Institute was shut down in 1992, and the UN’s special rapporteur called it a sign of blatant human rights violations.
In March of this year, Dua Lipa performed “Don’t Start Now” live on James Corden’s late-night show, despite a precarious setup in an Airbnb. The performance featured a Zoom call-style production, which featured dancers and band members separated by video squares. The song went platinum and the performance received great reviews.
Dua Lipa’s first album, ‘New Love,’ was a big hit and was followed by her self-titled album in 2017. Her singles had mixed success until “New Rules,” which was a breakup anthem aimed at young girls. Her music video broke a YouTube record for the youngest female artist, and currently has over 2.4 billion views.
Dua Lipa left her Kosovo home when she was only sixteen years old. She then moved to London to attend the Sylvia Young Theatre School part-time and roomed with a friend. Her parents believed that she was moving to London to pursue higher education, but she decided to pursue her passion for music. After high school, she started to make music and posted cover versions of popular songs online. She also supported herself as a hostess in a Mexican restaurant.
Dua Lipa recently shook things up on Instagram. The singer revealed that she was in a relationship with Anwar Hadid, the younger brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid. The two were seen out together on numerous occasions. However, they split in December 2021. Her name, Dua, means “love” in Albanian. When she was growing up, she didn’t like her name. She wanted to give herself an artistic name so she could be more creative.
The duo’s latest single, ‘New Rules,’ reached number one in the UK and reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100. It was a huge success and the single’s first album received widespread acclaim. Dua Lipa was nominated for five Grammy awards and won the British Breakthrough Act award. She also earned a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.