Dua Lipa is an English singer, songwriter and model. She started her career at the age of 14 years when she started covering other singers’ songs on YouTube. In 2015, Warner Music signed her and launched her first single. The Fader magazine launched a documentary on Lipa, titled Sea in Blue in December 2015. In January 2017, Lipa won the EBBA Public Choice Award. Her debut album released on 2 June 2017. Seven singles were released as a result of the album, including the top-ten hits “Be the One” and “Idgaf” in the United Kingdom, and the number-one hit “New Rules,” which peaked at number six in the United States. In 2018, Lipa won two Brit Awards for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
Lipa was born in London, her parents were Albanian from kosovo. They left Pristina in the 1990s. Before moving to Kosovo with her family in 2008, she attended Sylvia Young Theater School. Her father Dukagjin Lipa was also a singer and she grew up listening to him. Her name Dua means “love” in Albanian but she enjoyed her name because she did not need a stage name. At age 14, she started posting on YouTube, the covers of P!nk and Nelly Furtado which were her favorites. At age 15, she returned to London with her dream of becoming a singer. She started modeling shortly after. In 2013, she appeared in the show The X Factor.
In 2015, for Warner Music Group, she started working on her debut album. She launched her first single “The Love” on August 2015. Moreover in October 2015, she released her second single “Be The one”, which reached number one in Belgium, Poland and Slovakia, as well as charting within the top 10 in over 11 European territories. In Australia and New Zealand, it came number 6 and 20 respectively. 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.
In the 2018 Brits Awards, Lipa received 5 nominations, more nominations than any other act that year. She was nominated for British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, MasterCard British Album of the Year (Dua Lipa), British Single of The Year (“New Rules”) and British Video of The Year (“New Rules”). This was the first time that a female artist had received five nominations. She performed at the awards ceremony held on 21 February at the O2 Arena in London. She collected the awards for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
Lipa stated on social media that she had started writing new content for her second album. She is collaborating with MNEK, who previously collaborated on her hit “Idgaf.” In addition, the singer worked with electronic music producer Whethan on a song named “High” for the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack, which was released in February 2018.