Dua Lipa

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Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa performing in 2022
Born (1995-08-22) 22 August 1995 (age 28)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • model
Years active2013–present
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
AwardsFull list
Musical career

Dua Lipa (/ˈdə ˈlpə/; Albanian pronunciation: [ˈdua ˈlipa]; born 22 August 1995)[1] is an English-Albanian singer, songwriter and model. After signing with Warner Music Group in 2014, she released her self-titled debut album in 2017.

Early life[change | change source]

Dua Lipa was born on 22 August 1995 in London. Her parents are Albanian and emigrated to Britain from Kosovo.[2][3]

Career[change | change source]

While working as a model, she appeared of most Barclays Private Bank sponsorship idents on ITV's The South Bank Show between 2003 and December 25, 2005 as well as the alternate 40 second "True value talk to an expert" advert during October 2003.

After working as a model, she signed with Warner Music Group in 2015 and soon released her first song, "New Love". Her popular songs include "Levitating" and "Dance the Night". She has also worked with other artists, releasing "One Kiss" with Calvin Harris, "Cold Heart" with Elton John and "No Lie" with Sean Paul.

Grammy Awards[change | change source]

Lipa has won three Grammy Awards: one for Best New Artist, one for Best Dance Recording for "Electricity" with Silk City (both won in 2019), and for Best Pop Vocal Album (in 2021) for her album, Future Nostalgia.[4]

Year Category Nominee Result
2019 Best New Artist Herself Won
Best Dance Recording "Electricity" (with Silk City) Won
2021 Best Pop Vocal Album Future Nostalgia Won
Album of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year "Don't Start Now" Nominated
Best Pop Solo Performance Nominated
Record of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance "Un Dia" (One Day) (with J Balvin, Bad Bunny, & Tainy) Nominated

References[change | change source]

  1. Yeung, Neil Z. "Dua Lipa Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  2. Savage, Mark (9 February 2016). "Dua Lipa: A pop star in waiting". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. Lester, Paul (1 January 2016). "Shake it up: the future female pop stars of 2016". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. "Dua Lipa". GRAMMY.com. 2020-12-15. Retrieved 2021-03-21.

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