Dua Lipa is an English singer, songwriter and model. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about her!
1.She was born on August 22, 1995.
2. Her parents are Albanians from Kosovo who had left Pristina in the 1990s.
3. She attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, part-time, before moving to Kosovo with her family in 2008.
4. At the age of 16 she moved back to London with aspirations of becoming a singer.
5. Shortly after, she began working as a model.
6. Dua Lipa grew up listening to her father, the Kosovar Albanian rock singer Dukagjin Lipa.
7. At the age of 14 she began posting covers of her favourite songs by artists such as Christina Aguilera and Nelly Furtado on YouTube.
8. In 2015, Lipa began working on her debut album for Warner Bros. Records.
9. In August 2015, she released her first single “New Love”, produced by Emile Haynie and Andrew Wyatt.
10. She released her second single “Be the One”, written by Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, in October 2015.
11. Dua 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.”
12. “Be the One” achieved success across Europe, reaching number 1 in Belgium, Poland and Slovakia, as well as charting within the top 10 in over 11 European territories.
13. In Australia and New Zealand, the song became an airplay success, reaching number 6 and 20 respectively.
14. Dua Lipa describes her musical style as “dark pop”.
15. On 30 November 2015, she was revealed as one of the acts on the BBC Sound of…2016 long list.
16. Her first tour in the UK and Europe began in January 2016.
17. In November 2016, Lipa concluded her tour through Europe.
18. On 18 February 2016, Lipa released her third single “Last Dance”, followed by “Hotter than Hell” on 6 May.
19. “Hotter than Hell” became a hit worldwide, especially in the UK, where it peaked at number 15.
20. On 26 August, her fifth overall single “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” was released.
21. It became the singer’s first entry on the US Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 72.
22. “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” also topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart and reached number 23 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40.
23. 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.
24. In November 2016, Sean Paul released the single “No Lie” featuring Lipa. In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, called See in Blue.
25. Her self-titled debut studio album is set to be released on 2 June 2017.
26. Though she now has over 75,000 Instagram followers, Dua still gets weirded out by some of her fan messages.
27. Her fans haven’t given themselves a Little Monsters-style tribe name yet. Dua says she won’t be helping them out.
28. Dua Lipa is pronounced as Doer Leaper.
29. As a model, she was signed with these modeling agencies –
Next Model Management – New York
Next Model Management – Paris
Next Model Management – Milan
Next Model Management – London
Next Model Management – Miami
30. Her height is 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
31. She dated Isaac Carew, a British chef and model.
32. Dua Lipa first appeared in a TV show in 2016 in the documentary comedy show Le grand journal de Canal+ as herself in an episode dated April 12, 2016.
33. Her favourite singers are Nelly Furtado and Pink.
34. Lana Del Rey assisted Dua in her first song “New Love.” She is often compared with Lana.
35. She has many tattoos on her various body parts including forearms and shoulders
36. Her first name is Albanian which means “Love.”
37. Her parents shaved her head when she was 6.
38. She went on a Suburbia Tour of singer Troye Sivan in November 2016 in Canada and U.S. and did the opening act.
39. At 15, she had worked as a waitress in London.
40. In mid-2010s, she left modeling to focus on her singing career.