Dua Lipa: A Star On The Rise

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Dua Lipa,who was born on August 22, 1995; she is an English singer, songwriter, and model. Her musical career started when she was 14 and began recording at a teen recording studio. The now 22-year-old singer has been signed on with Warner Music Group since 2015.

Dua Lipa was raised in the UK but then moved with her Albanian parents when she was 13 to their former home in Kosovo which is a region that includes Croatia. Two years later, she returned to London on her own to pursue her music, and started posting covers online.

In August of 2015, Lipa released her first single, “New Love”. Shortly after that, she produced yet another hit single, “Be The One” which reached number one in Belgium, Poland, and Slovakia. The song also  achieved success in Europe and was charted top 10 in over 11 European territories. In Australia and New Zealand, the song became an airplay success, reaching numbers 6 and 20 respectively.

Her self-titled debut studio album was released on June 2nd. It’s sixth overall single, “New Rules” became Lipa’s number one in the UK. In doing so, it also became the first song in almost two years by a female solo artist to reach the top in the UK since “Hello” by Adele in 2015. The song became a viral smash, with approximately 746 million views on her music video. It ranks among YouTube’s top UK trending videos for 2017.

On December 5th, Spotify released its most streamed artists. Dua Lipa achieved massive success in the Spotify streaming stakes, passing up Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Beyonce, becoming the top female in the UK.

“It’s never been a problem motivating Dua,” says her manager Ben Mawson. “She’s very happy with her success, but very keen to build on it in 2018.”

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2 Responses to “Dua Lipa: A Star On The Rise”

  1. Janet on January 11th, 2018 12:14 pm

    Awesome article!
    Very well written!

  2. Ivan De La Pena on January 12th, 2018 9:08 am

    Wonderful article Aytana. Very informative on the singer’s life and successes. Wish you much success in your own life, Aytana.
    Love,
    Your uncle and godfather Ivan

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