Dua Lipa was born in London on the 22nd August 1995. Although she has an Albanian background, Dua is an English singer, a songwriter who is primarily involved in the pop and indie pop genres. Being relatively new to the music industry, Dua has quickly made an appearance and got herself known, some of which may have been influenced largely by family. Today, she remains one of the most promising young musicians and her fans are likely to enjoy many more amazing hits from Dua.
About Dua Lipa
Dua is the daughter of famous Kosovar rock singer, Dukagjin Lipa and grew up listening to her father perform and was inspired from a young age. Dua attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School in Marble Arch, London before heading back to Kosovo with her family in 2008. When she was just 14, she began covering songs from artists such as Christina Aguilera and Nelly Furtado, which she posted on YouTube to get herself known. At the young age of 15, she set off back to London to make a career for herself in music.
Rise to Stardom
Warner Bros. Records quickly recognised Dua's talent and snapped her up and by August 2015 she had released her first single, "New Love". Although this wasn't as much of a success as they were expecting, her next single, "Be the One" which hit number 1 in the Belgium Chart and now has more than 65 million views on YouTube. This song has been the biggest success for Dua's career so far and has reached platinum with the BEA (Belgian Entertainment Association), the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association), and the FIMI (Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana). It has also reached Gold with the BVMI (Bundesverband Musikindustrie) with its amazing number of sales.
Releasing two further singles in 2016, "Last Dance" and "Hotter Than Hell", Dua has continued to climb the ladder of success within the music industry. Her first UK and Europe tour began in early 2016 in the UK and will continue in the fall 2016 around Europe.