Dua Lipa biography

Dua Lipa born 22 August 1995 in London as the eldest child of Albanian parents Dukagjin Lipa and Anesa, Dua Lipa is an enormously talented English singer and songwriter. She used to upload her own songs on YouTube and SoundCloud. Some of her covering songs like Beautiful by Christina Aguilera, and If I Ain't Got You by Alicia Keys have decent viewers on YouTube. Lipa worked as a model when she was 17 or 18 years old. After a short stint as a model, she entered into an agreement with Warner Bros. Records in 2014.

Dua Lipa released her self-titled debut album in 2017. It reached the number three position on the UK Albums Chart. This album contained eight singles. The single, New Rules peaked at number one on the UK chart. It also topped at number six in the US chart. The album received platinum certification in many countries. It also won her the Brit Awards for British Female Solo Artist in 2018.

Dua Lipa collaborated with Calvin Harris and released a single One Kiss in 2018. It topped the chart in the UK. This song holds the record of being the longest-running number-one female single. She won the 2019 Brit Award for the category Song of the Year. Dua Lipa received the Grammy Award in 2019. It was for the Best New Artist. Her Silk City-collaboration Electricity also won her the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.

By the end of 2010, Dua Lipa launched a single Don't Start Now. This song reached the number two position on the US and UK charts. It remained at number 4 on the US year-end chart. This song was undoubtedly the most successful female song in America in 2020. Three more singles, Break My Heart, Physical, and Levitating also entered into top 10 songs in various charts. In 2020, Lipa launched her second album, Future Nostalgia. All the above-mentioned songs were included in this album. Apart from a commercial success, this album won a lot of critical acclaim.

The second album helped her gain 6 Grammy nominations. It is the first UK number-one album of Dua Lipa. She received Brit Awards for British Album of the Year and British Female Solo Artist. This accomplished singer received many awards and honors, including a place on the Time 100 Next list in 2021. The runway debut of Lipa occurred at Versace's Spring/Summer 2022 show during Milan Fashion Week.

Dua Lipa describes herself as a feminist. She spoke against sexism in the music industry. It is hard to find an artist using social media more efficiently for making people aware of women’s problems than Dua Lipa. She also stood for the rights of the LGBT community. When it comes to voicing her opinions on social issues, this young lady never minces with words.

Dua Lipa – Musical Style and Influences

The mezzo-soprano vocal range of Dua Lipa catches the attention of music lovers immediately. She is basically a pop musician but also uses the elements of disco, R&B, and house. If you look at the stylistic angle, you can describe her music as dance-pop, alternative pop, dream pop, and synth-pop. Dua Lipa often describes her music as dark pop. When it comes to singing, she uses a distinct, sultry, and low register tone. The musical influences include Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Jamiroquai, Nelly Furtado, Pink, and Kylie Minogue.

She initiated the Disco revival in 2020 with her song Don't Start Now. According to Lipa, her idea of pop originated from the ideas of Destiny’s Child, Nelly Furtado, Christina Aguilera, and Pink. She used to listen to Outkast, Blondie, Moloko, Madonna, and Gwen Stefani as a teenager. The influence of these musicians is clearly evident on her second album.

Dua Lipa – Major Awards and Achievements

Dua Lipa won 8 Grammy Awards and 7 NME Awards. It is a phenomenal achievement for any young musician. She is the recipient of many more awards and honors. Some of them include 1 American Music Awards, 1 APRA Music Awards, 3 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, 1 Bambi Awards, 2 BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards, 1 Billboard Women in Music, 6 Brit Awards, 1 Glamour Awards, 6 Global Awards, 1 iHeartRadio Music Awards, 5 LOS40 Music Awards, 2 MTV Europe Music Awards, 1 MTV Video Music Awards, and 4 UK Music Video Awards.

Dua Lipa has two Guinness World Records, the Most monthly listeners on Spotify for a female, and Most tickets sold for a live-streamed concert by a solo female artist. She received unlimited nominations for a wide range of awards worldwide.

Dua Lipa – Albums and Other Creations

Dua Lipa released two studio albums, Dua Lipa (2017) and Future Nostalgia (2020). The reissues of Lipa include Dua Lipa: Complete Edition and Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition. She has also launched a remix album, known as Club Future Nostalgia. The list of extended plays of this artist comprises Spotify Sessions, The Only, Live Acoustic, and Deezer Sessions.

The popular singles of Lipa include New Love, Be The One, Last Dance, Hotter Than Hell, Blow Your Mind, Shared to Be Lonely, New Rules, Electricity, One Kiss, Swan Song, Don’t Start Now, Physical, Break My Heart, Hallucinate, Levitating, Fever, We're Good, Love Again, and Cold Heart (Pnau Remix). The music videos of this artist include Prisoner, Love Again, If Only, New Rules, My Love, Last Dance, and Be The One.

Dua Lipa is one of few celebrities who have their wax figures at Madame Tussauds London. Her name was featured in the Time’s 100 Next List on future 100 world's most influential people. This bold and courageous woman has been associating with many charity organizations to erase poverty, sexual abuse, racism, and other evils in society.

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