Dua Lipa



Dua Lipa (/ˈduːə ˈliːpə/; Albanian pronunciation: [dua liːpa]; born 22 August 1995) is an English singer, songwriter and model. Her musical career began at age 14, when she began covering songs by artists such as Christina Aguilera and Nelly Furtado on YouTube. In 2015, she was signed with Warner Bros. Records, and released her first single soon after. In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, titled See in Blue. In January 2017 she won the EBBA Public Choice Award. Her self-titled debut studio album is scheduled to be released on 2 June 2017.

In 2015, 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. 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.” “Be the One” achieved success across Europe, reaching 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, the song became an airplay success, reaching numbers 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. Her first tour in the UK and Europe began in January 2016. In November 2016, Lipa concluded her tour through Europe.

On 18 February 2016, Lipa released her third single “Last Dance”, followed by “Hotter than Hell” on 6 May. “Hotter than Hell” became a hit worldwide, especially in the UK, where it peaked at number 17. On 26 August, her fifth overall single “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” was released. It became the singer’s first entry on the US Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 72. “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” also topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart and reached number 23 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart. Elsewhere, the song enjoyed moderate success, reaching the top 20 in Belgium, Hungary, New Zealand and Scotland.

In the UK, the single peaked at number 30, making it the singer’s second highest-charting single in British territory. In November 2016, Sean Paul released the single “No Lie” featuring Lipa. December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, called See in Blue. In January 2017, Martin Garrix released the single “Scared to Be Lonely” with Lipa.


Dua Lipa – Hotter Than Hell
Album: Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa (Deluxe)
Video: Directed by Emil Nava
Release Date: 06 May 2016
Label: Dua Lipa Limited
Genre: Pop
Buy MP3: (£0.99) Dua Lipa – Hotter Than Hell
Buy Album: (£10.99) Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa (Deluxe)


Discography

Artist: Dua Lipa
Title: Be The One
Album: Dua Lipa (Explicit)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2017)
Buy Album: £10.99 (2017)
Artist: Dua Lipa
Title: Be The One Remix
Album: Be The One (Remixes)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2016)
Buy Album: £3.99 (2016)
Artist: Dua Lipa
Title: Alex Metric Remix
Album: Blow Your Mind (Mwah) (Remixes)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2016)
Buy Album: £2.99 (2016)
Artist: Dua Lipa
Title: Hotter Than Hell
Album: Now That’s What I Call Music! 94 (Clean)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2016)
Buy Album: £10.99 (2016)
Artist: Martin Garrix
Title: Scared To Be Lonely
Title: New Love (Dua Lipa)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2017)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2015)
Artist: Sean Paul
Title: No Lie (Dua Lipa)
Title: Last Dance (Dua Lipa)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2016)
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2016)

Studio albums
Dua Lipa (2017).

Singles
As lead artist

“Thinking ‘Bout You” (2017 Album Dua Lipa), “Scared to Be Lonely” (with Martin Garrix) (2017 Album TBA), “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” (2016 Album Dua Lipa), “Hotter than Hell” (2016 Album Dua Lipa), “Last Dance” (2016 Album Dua Lipa), “Be the One” (2015 Album Dua Lipa), “New Love” (2015 Album Dua Lipa).

As featured artist
“No Lie” (Sean Paul featuring Dua Lipa) (2016 Album TBA).

Promotional singles
“Room for 2” (2016 Album Dua Lipa).

Music videos

“Scared to Be Lonely” (with Martin Garrix) (2017 Director(s) Blake Claridge), “Thinking ‘Bout You” (2017 Director(s) Jake Jelicich), “Last Dance” (2016 Director(s) Jon Brewer & Ian Blair) “Hotter than Hell” (2016 Director(s) Emil Nava), “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” (2016 Director(s) Kinga Burza), “Room for 2” (2016 Director(s) Vicky Lawton), “Be the One” (2016 version) (2016 Director(s) Daniel Kaufman), “New Love” (2015 Director(s) Nicole Nodland) “Be the One” (2015 version) (2015 Director(s) Nicole Nodland).

As featured artist
“No Lie” (Sean Paul featuring Dua Lipa) (2016 Director(s) Tim Nackashi).

Tours

Headlining
Hotter than Hell Tour (2016), US/Europe Tour (2017)

Supporting
Troye Sivan – Suburbia Tour (2016)

Awards and nominations

2017 Eurosonic Noorderslag – European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) (Herself Won), 2017 Eurosonic Noorderslag – Public Choice Award (Herself Won), 2017 Eurosonic Noorderslag – Best Newcomer of the Year Award (Herself Won), 2017 Brit Award – Critic’s Choice (Herself Nominated), 2017 NME Awards – Critic’s Choice (Herself Nominated), 2017 NME Awards – Best British Female Artist (Herself Nominated), 2017 NME Awards – Best New Artist (Herself Won), 2016 BBC – Sound of…2016 (Herself Nominated), 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards -Best Push Act (Herself Nominated).



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