Dua Lipa is a former model and now the star of the British pop scene. Her musical career began in 2009 with cover versions of songs by other performers, but soon the girl’s independent work won the love of listeners all over the world thanks to the singer’s deep, non-standard voice and her outstanding appearance.
CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION
Dua Lipa was born on August 22, 1995, in London. Her parents, ethnic Albanians from Kosovo, emigrated from Pristina to the capital of Great Britain, fleeing the horrors of the civil war unleashed in Yugoslavia.
From early childhood, Dua Lipa’s dream was to perform on stage, she even studied acting at the famous Sylvia Young Theater School. In 2008, after the declaration of Kosovo’s independence, the Lipa family went back to Pristina, where the very next year Dua began to actively run her music channel on YouTube. Her first experiences were cover versions of songs by Nelly Furtado and Christina Aguilera.
At the age of 15, Dua Lipa left her father’s house and returned to London with the aim of starting a serious musical career. Several significant factors helped Dua Lipa to start her career as a singer. This includes meeting the famous musician, author of the single “New Age” Marlon Rudette, who advised the aspiring vocalist to record her own songs and post them on open platforms. In addition, the aforementioned YouTube channel attracted attention to Dua.
In 2015, 19-year-old Dua Lipa signed a contract with the record company Warner Music Group. This event marked the beginning of her dizzying musical career. In the same year, the singer’s first two singles (“New Love” and “Be the One”) were released, soaring into the top ten European charts.
The most famous song of Dua Lipa – “New Rules” was released for the first time as part of the album. It is noteworthy that the video for this hit has collected more than 1 billion 300 million views on YouTube, making Dua the youngest pop singer in 2018 with more than 1 billion views.
DUA LIPA’S PERSONAL LIFE
Dua Lipa is unmarried and has no children. The singer is rather closed in the matter of personal relationships and never gives information about her men. This is partly the cause of numerous rumors, gossip and scandals associated with the name of Dua.
DUA LIPA NOW
In 2019, Dua Lipa’s career took off even more – the girl became the face of the Libre perfume from Yves Saint Laurent, and also released the single Don’t Start Now, which announced her new album and reached the top lines of the Billboard 100 charts.
On March 27, 2020, Dua Lipa released a new album, Future Nostalgia. It includes 11 compositions that combine several musical genres, including disco, pop, and electro. In April of the same year, the album Future Nostalgia hit the fourth place on the US Billboard 200. Sometime later, the singer also presented a video for one of the songs from the album, Break My Heart.