Biography of Dua LipaDua Lipa is a former model and a star of the British pop scene. Her musical career began with cover versions of songs by other artists in 2009, but soon the independent work of this girl attracted the listeners around the world thanks to the singer’s deep and non-standard voice and her extraordinary appearance. Net worth: $48 million.
Her Childhood and EducationDua Lipa was born on August 22, 1995, in London. Her parents, ethnic Albanians from Kosovo, emigrated from Pristina to the British capital to escape the horrors of the civil war in Yugoslavia. Her father, Dukagjin Lipa, played a significant role in the subsequent formation of Dua as a singer. He was a well-known rock musician in Pristina, and as a creative person, he was fond of beautiful melodies and songs. He became the first guide of young Dua Lipa to the world of music. They listened to the hits of Bob Dylan, Sting, David Bowie and other talented artists.
The first name of the future singer, given to her from birth, means love. Dua, although disliked this name in her childhood, got used to it, and she had not taken any pseudonym by the time of her appearance on the big stage.
Dua Lipa has dreamed to act on the stage since early childhood. She has even studied acting at the famous Sylvia Young Theater School (Sylvia Young Theatre School). It is noteworthy that at different times the graduates of this school have become well-known actors and singers: Adele Silva (Doctor Who), Alex Pettyfer (Thunderbolt), Amy Winehouse, Ella Purnell (Tarzan, Churchill), Keeley Hawes (Ashes to Ashes).
In 2008, after the declaration of independence of Kosovo, the Lipa’s family went back to Pristina, where Dua began to actively run her music channel on YouTube next year. Her first experience was cover versions of the songs by Nelly Furtado and Christina Aguilera.
At the age of 15, Dua Lipa left home and returned to London to begin a serious musical career. However, at first, she had to work as a waitress and a model to be able to pay for the apartment, rented with her friends. There was a time when she worked at a nightclub, and later the singer called this experience terrifying. Without a doubt, the girl would be able to express herself in the modeling business thanks to her attractive appearance and appropriate height of 173 cm, but Dua wanted to work on the other scene.
Several important factors have helped Dua Lipa to start her career as a singer. This includes getting to know the famous musician, author of the single New Age Marlon Roudette, who advised the young vocalist to record her songs and put them on the open platforms. In addition, the YouTube channel has continued attracting Dua’s attention.
Her CareerAccording to Zoomboola.com, in 2015, 19-year-old Dua Lipa signed a contract with Warner Music Group. This event marked the beginning of her successful musical career. In the same year, the first two singles of the singer (New Love and Be the One) were released and put in the top ten of European charts.
In this period, Dua Lipa’s musical style has been already formed. She defines it as dark pop. In her music, electronic beats and synthesizers are actively used, and the arrangement often includes electric guitars, drums, and pianos. Music critics and fans note the passion, expression, and courage that are felt in every Dua’s song.
Although the first studio album titled Dua Lipa was only released on June 2, 2017, the British singer had been already widely known in Europe, North America, and Australia by the time. The singles Last Dance (February 18, 2016) and Hotter than Hell (May 6, 2016) made her famous in the UK, and the audience in North America liked to Blow Your Mind (August 26, 2016).
The album included the most famous Dua Lipa’s song New Rules. It is noteworthy that a video for this hit has collected more than 1 billion 300 million views on YouTube. So, in 2018, Dua became the youngest pop singer, whose video got more than 1 billion views.
Music critics and fans note the passion, expression, and courage that are felt in every Dua’s song.A significant moment in the singer’s career and a unique symbol of her recognition around the world was the participation of Dua in the opening ceremony of the Champions League final at the Olympic stadium on May 26, 2018, in Kiev. Before the audience, she sang the single New Rules.
It is necessary to mention that in 2018, Dua Lipa won the prestigious British music awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards.
CharityIt is an important fact in the biography of the singer that she is not indifferent to the problems of her native Kosovo. Knowing the entire fate of the refugee and migrant, the girl and her father founded the charitable Sunny Hill Foundation. The organization's goal is to help people in need - both refugees and residents of Pristina and other cities in Kosovo.
Personal Life of Dua LipaDua Lipa is unmarried. She does not have children. The singer is quite 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.
According to her fans, she often changes her boyfriends. In addition to confirmed photos and evidence of the relationship with model Isaac Carew and Paula Klein, a musician from Lany band, Dua was suspected of having relations with Chris Martin from Coldplay and DJ and vocalist Calvin Harris.
Since 2019, Dua Lipa was dating Anwar Hadid, the brother of Bella and Gigi Hadid. However, in December 2021, they broke up.
After the end of the Champions League final in Kiev, the numerous articles about sudden, stormy, and extremely fleeting relations between Dua Lipa and Marco Asensio, a star player of Real Madrid, appeared in the press. However, soon she published a denial of these rumors on her pages on social networks.
Dua Lipa NowDua continues to extensively perform throughout Europe. Among the main news concerning the singer’s activities, we can highlight information about the preparation of the second studio album and the upcoming launch of a clothing line under her brand.
In August 2019, Lipa became the face of Libre perfume brand Yves Saint Laurent. In November of the same year, the girl released the single "Don't Start Nowruen", which will be included in her new album. The song reached the top positions in the UK and on the Billboard Hot 100. In March 2020, the second album Future Nostalgia was released.
In April of the same year, the album "Future Nostalgia" hit the fourth place of the American Billboard 200 chart. Some time later, the singer also presented a video for one of the songs from the album “Break My Heart”.
Dua Lipa had planned “A Future Nostalgia Tour” to support the new record. It was supposed to take place in the spring of 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic it was postponed to January 2021. As part of the tour, the singer visited England, Germany, Scotland and other countries.
At the beginning of 2021, the singer released the single "We're Good", recorded with rapper Pop Smoke ("Demeanor"), and in summer, together with Elton John, she worked on the composition "Cold Heart (Pnau remix)", which took the first place in the British charts.
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