Dua Lipa is an English singer, songwriter and model. After working as a model, she signed with Warner Music Group in 2015 and released her self-titled debut album in 2017. The album reached number three on the UK Albums Chart, and yielded nine singles, including “Be the One” and “IDGAF”, and the UK number-one single “New Rules”, which also reached number six in the US. In 2018, Lipa won the Brit Awards for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
Released in April 2018, the single “One Kiss”, with Calvin Harris, reached number one in the UK, and became the longest running number one single for a female artist in 2018. It won her the 2019 Brit Award for Song of the Year. In 2019, she also received the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and “Electricity”, a collaboration with Silk City, won her the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. The success of the singles helped her self-titled album become one of the most-streamed albums on Spotify and achieve platinum certifications. Her second studio album, Future Nostalgia, was released in March 2020 to critical acclaim. It is her first UK number-one album; its lead single “Don’t Start Now” reached number two on both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100.
Lipa has won various awards throughout her career, including two Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards and two MTV Europe Music Awards. She has also been nominated for three Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award, and four MTV Video Music Awards.
Lipa’s second album Future Nostalgia and its accompanying arena tour were announced in December, alongside the release of “Future Nostalgia”, the first promotional single. “Don’t Start Now” peaked in the UK at number two and became Lipa’s second top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at number one on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart. Lipa’s third single leading up to the release of the album, was “Physical”. The song was released on 30 January 2020 and was followed by the release of the song’s energetic music video on 31 January 2020. “Physical” debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 60. A remix version of the song, featuring South Korean singer Hwasa was released on 17 March. Future Nostalgia was released on March 27 to mass critical acclaim, following the release of the album’s third single “Break My Heart” on March 25. Future Nostalgia reached No.1 on the Official UK Albums Chart in the second week of April 2020, while the three singles from it entered the top 10 of the Official Singles Chart.
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