115 Facts About Dua Lipa


Dua Lipa is an English-Albanian singer and songwriter.


Dua Lipa has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including six Brit Awards, three Grammy Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, two Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award, and two Guinness World Records.


Dua Lipa was included on the Time 100 Next list in 2021.


Dua Lipa was honoured with the Brit Awards for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.


Dua Lipa's second chart-topping single, "One Kiss" with Calvin Harris, was the longest-running number-one single by a female artist in 2018 and won the Brit Award for Song of the Year.


Dua Lipa was born in London, the eldest child of Kosovo Albanian parents Anesa and Dukagjin Lipa from Pristina, FR Yugoslavia.


Dua Lipa has a sister named Rina and a brother named Gjin.


Dua Lipa was musically influenced by her father, who was the lead singer and guitarist of the Kosovan rock band Oda.


Dua Lipa's father continued to play music at home, including his own compositions and songs of artists such as David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Sting, the Police and Stereophonics.


Dua Lipa attended Fitzjohn's Primary School, where her music lessons included the cello.


Dua Lipa moved with her family to Pristina after Kosovo declared independence in 2008.


Dua Lipa uploaded her own songs to SoundCloud and YouTube.


Dua Lipa began posting videos of herself covering songs such as "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys and "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera on YouTube.


Dua Lipa modelled with Topshop and signed with a modelling agency, helping her land a role as a "singer" in an ITV advertisement for The X Factor in 2013, covering the song "Lost in Music".


In 2013, Dua Lipa signed a contract with Tap Management, directed by Ben Mawson and Ed Millett, while working as a waitress in a cocktail bar.


Dua Lipa was introduced to Mawson by her lawyer, who discouraged her from signing another publishing deal that was offered to her.


We've seen artists who might get half a good song out of 10 writing sessions; with Dua Lipa, one in five or one in four is a banger.


Dua Lipa gets results out of other people as well, because her personality is so engaging and she is so charismatic.


On 18 February 2016, Dua Lipa released her third single, "Last Dance", followed by "Hotter than Hell" on 6 May The latter was successful, particularly in the UK, where it peaked at number 15.


Dua Lipa was featured on Sean Paul's single "No Lie", released in November 2016, which reached number ten in the UK.


In January 2017, Dua Lipa won the EBBA Public Choice Award, and released the single "Scared to Be Lonely", a collaboration with Martin Garrix, reaching number 14 in the UK.


Lipa's first album Dua Lipa was released on 2 June 2017.


Dua Lipa's best-selling single to date, the song charted in the top ten of other countries, including number two in Australia, number six in the US, and number seven in Canada.


In December, Dua Lipa was named the most streamed woman of 2017 in the UK by Spotify.


In January 2018, Dua Lipa received nominations in five categories at the Brit Awards, more nominations than any other artist that year.


Dua Lipa was nominated for MasterCard British Album of the Year for Dua Lipa, British Single of the Year and British Video of the Year for "New Rules", British Female Solo Artist, and British Breakthrough Act, winning the latter two.


Dua Lipa started working on new material for her second album in January 2018.


Dua Lipa performed in the opening ceremony of the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final in Kyiv on 26 May It was reported that Lipa would be releasing collaborations with other artists coming out later in 2018, such as one with Mark Ronson and Diplo's newly formed superduo Silk City.


Dua Lipa was featured in "If Only", a song from Italian singer Andrea Bocelli's sixteenth studio album Si.


In January 2019, Dua Lipa released the single "Swan Song" as part of the soundtrack to the 2019 film Alita: Battle Angel.


That same month, Dua Lipa stated that she spent the preceding year in the writing process for her second studio album.


Dua Lipa commented that the album's sound would be a "nostalgic" pop record that "feels like a dancercise class".


At the time of the album's release, Dua Lipa became the first British female artist since Vera Lynn to have three top-ten singles in a single calendar year, with Lynn having three in 1952.


Dua Lipa eventually overrode this record with the single "Levitating", which peaked within the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming her third top-ten in the US overall.


Dua Lipa made the announcement on social media, where she stated that "it had been an honor" working with the brand.


On 2 October 2020, Dua Lipa released the second remix of "Levitating" featuring American rapper DaBaby; on the same day, Dua Lipa released the music video for the second remix.


Dua Lipa was featured on "Prisoner", a song from Miley Cyrus' seventh studio album Plastic Hearts.


On 11 February 2021, Dua Lipa released a single titled "We're Good", along with Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition.


Dua Lipa released the song "Can They Hear Us" from the soundtrack of the film Gully on 4 June 2021.


On 13 August 2021, Dua Lipa worked again with Elton John on the song "Cold Heart ", released as the lead single from John's studio album The Lockdown Sessions.


On 18 February 2022, a source close to the issue confirmed to Variety that Dua Lipa had parted with her longtime management business, Ben Mawson and Ed Millet's TaP Management.


Dua Lipa was in the cover of "Boom Boom Tick" editorial for Elle's January 2016 issue.


Dua Lipa was in a supplement cover of British Vogue in November 2016.


Dua Lipa starred an editorial for the January 2017 issue of V In the same month, she was in the cover for issue 102 of Clash.


Dua Lipa was in an editorial for Interview released in April 2017.


Dua Lipa modelled for an editorial of Paper, published on 6 June 2017.


Dua Lipa was featured in the summer 2017 issue of Teen Vogue in an editorial titled "Fine Tuned".


Dua Lipa was in an editorial for June 2017 issue of InStyle.


Dua Lipa was in the cover and an editorial for November 2017 issue of Evening Standard.


Dua Lipa starred the cover of April 2018 issue of Teen Vogue.


Dua Lipa was one of the covers for issue 113 of V entitled "The Music Issue", published in May 2018 as a limited edition.


Dua Lipa partnered with the fashion brand Nyden on a project to create four clothing collections, but it subsequently failed and Lipa "discontinued" her work with the brand.


Dua Lipa was in the cover of British GQ for May 2018 issue.


Dua Lipa was in the cover for May 2018 issue of Turkish edition of Vogue.


Dua Lipa was in the cover for June 2018 issue of British edition of Elle.


Dua Lipa appeared in a Billboard editorial called "Grammy Preview" alongside Post Malone and Ella Mai.


Dua Lipa starred the cover for January 2019 issue of British Vogue and an editorial called "Youth Quake".


Dua Lipa starred one of the four covers in the first issue and an editorial of the re-launch of The Face released in September 2019.


Dua Lipa was the cover girl of the October 2019 issue and an editorial for the Spanish edition of Vogue.


Dua Lipa starred in a Vogue sitcom clip set in the 90s titled "Dua's World" where she wore the "best" collections of New York Fashion Week.


Dua Lipa was in the cover and an editorial called "True to form" for April 2020 issue of Vogue Australia.


Dua Lipa appeared in a Rolling Stone editorial published in April 2020 to discuss about her second studio album Future Nostalgia.


Dua Lipa starred the cover of Elle May 2020 issue and an editorial titled "Dua Lipa Gets Physical", and months later she was in the cover for its Canadian and British edition.


Dua Lipa was the cover girl for June 2020 issue of GQ on its British edition.


Dua Lipa starred one of two covers for W magazine's "The Music Issue" published in September 2020.


Dua Lipa was in the cover for December 2020 issue of Attitude.


Dua Lipa starred the cover for February 2021 issue of British Vogue.


Dua Lipa was the cover image for March 2021 issue of Time, representing the 100 Next list about the "future 100 most influential people in the world".


Dua Lipa designed her outfit at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards red carpet featuring a dress in collaboration with the brand Versace inspired by the Aurora Borealis.


Dua Lipa protagonised a Puma brand campaign called "Dua Lipa Moves Us" in which she designed a shoe called "Mayze" released in April 2021.


In June 2021, Dua Lipa was an announced as the face of Versace's Fall-Winter 2021 campaign.


Dua Lipa released a limited edition lip gloss called "Cremesheen Glass" in collaboration with MAC Cosmetics for its campaign called "Future Forward".


Dua Lipa became the face of a perfume called "Libre" for a Yves Saint Laurent campaign launched in September 2019 for which she recorded a promo cover of the song "I'm Free" featured in advertisements for Lipa's campaigns with the brand.


Dua Lipa became an ambassador for the mineral water brand Evian in July 2020.


Dua Lipa is noted for singing in a "distinct, husky, low register", and her "sultry" tone.


In May 2018, she was included on British Vogues inaugural list of the 25 most influential British women of 2018 with Dua Lipa being the youngest on the list at the age of 22.


In February 2019, the first wax figure of Dua Lipa was unveiled at Madame Tussauds London, inspired by her appearance during her performance at Glastonbury Festival 2017.


Two months later, a second wax figure sculpted of Dua Lipa was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam in allusion to her performance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.


Dua Lipa inspired the French photographer, Hugo Comte, in his first photo-book.


Dua Lipa was included in Times 100 Next list on future 100 world's most influential people by Australian singer Kylie Minogue who in her review called Lipa a "shining star".


Dua Lipa has received several accolades throughout her career, including five Brit Awards from thirteen nominations, one MTV Video Music Award from fifteen nominations, one American Music Award from six nominations, one iHeartRadio Music Award from eight nominations, one Bambi Awards and three Grammy Awards from eight nominations.


Dua Lipa has received two Guinness World Records; in 2020 for most tickets sold for a livestreamed concert by a solo female artist, and in 2021 for most monthly listeners on Spotify for a female artist, but without surpassing the all-time peak achieved by Ariana Grande the year prior.


Dua Lipa has advocated for the social equality amongst the LGBT community.


Dua Lipa explained that her perception of feminism is not about misandry but demanding the same opportunities.


Dua Lipa participated in a short film for an initiative called "Global Feminism", directed by The Circle of Annie Lennox in association with Apple Music and released on 7 March 2019 ahead of International Women's Day.


In November 2018, Dua Lipa expressed dissatisfaction over the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union due to Brexit because according to her personal experience "no refugee leaves their country without having to".


In December of the same year, Dua Lipa endorsed the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn in the 2019 United Kingdom general election, comparing the policies of both Labour and Conservatives on various issues on social media and affirming that it was "the most important election in a generation".


Dua Lipa characterised Boris Johnson's victory in the election as a "total disaster".


Dua Lipa was the headliner party host for the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade and she was part of the parade, before performing several songs.


Dua Lipa is in favour of universal health care and wonders why people weren't protesting about it.


In June 2020, Dua Lipa shared an Instagram post that criticised the Israel Defense Forces' treatment of Palestinians and showed Israeli soldiers detaining Palestinian minors.


In July 2020, Dua Lipa supported a campaign called "Let the Music Play" in which she signed an open letter sent to the then-Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, calling for support from the government of United Kingdom for the UK's live music industry's economic loss under the COVID-19 pandemic.


On 18 July 2020, Dua Lipa shared a post on her Instagram story explaining "why Kosovo is not and will never be Serbia", urging followers to sign a petition which called for Apple to include Kosovo in its mapping services as an independent state.


Dua Lipa subsequently stated that her post had been "misinterpreted" by people who promote ethnic separatism, an ideology that she "completely rejects".


In July 2021, through her Sunny Hill Foundation, Dua Lipa joined an initiative that was launched by the Municipality of Tirana, called "Adopt a Kindergarten".


On 13 November 2022, Dua Lipa dismissed reports that she was to perform at the opening ceremony of that year's FIFA World Cup and denied ever being involved in any negotiation to perform, calling out the tournament's host country of Qatar for human rights violations.


Dua Lipa went on to host the festival for the second year in 2019, with Miley Cyrus included as part of the performer line-up.


In mid-November 2018, Dua Lipa was part of a campaign organised by UNICEF called "Go Blue" in support of children's rights, on the occasion of World Children's Day.


Dua Lipa's contribution consisted of a short video about dressing in blue or displaying the colour blue, with her in a studio re-recording the lyrics of her song "Be the One".


Dua Lipa changed the word "red" to "blue" in the song for the occasion.


The camp included many uprooted by the conflict in Syria who did not have "adequate" health care or education and Dua Lipa visited young Palestinians and Syrians in Bourj el-Barajneh refugee camp.


Dua Lipa described mental health as the "issue of our generation".


On 26 November 2019, following the 2019 Albania earthquake, Dua Lipa asked fans for donations and support for victims.


Dua Lipa was part of a charitable project organised for BBC Radio 1 for a cover version of "Times Like These" released on 23 April 2020 in the segment Live Lounge.


Dua Lipa was part of the charity supergroup Live Lounge Allstars in which each member recorded and filmed their contribution to the song from their respective households to encourage social distancing in which profits from the single would primarily go to Children in Need and Comic Relief, as well as COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.


Dua Lipa used social media to promove Lebanese citizens to donate blood to victims affected by the 2020 Beirut explosion.


Dua Lipa donated 5,000 euros to the Theatre of Dodona so that the venue could have its own ticket system and website.


Dua Lipa was part of an initiative organised by Belgian singer Angele and KickCancer Foundation to fund research against childhood cancer, and it was about a charity raffle in which Lipa offered a manuscript of her song "Don't Start Now" as a prize.


Dua Lipa is occasionally referred to affectionately by fans as "Dula Peep", which originated as a mispronunciation by American talk show host Wendy Williams in 2018.


Dua Lipa's native language is Albanian, though she was born and mostly raised in London and has a London accent when speaking English.


In 2013, Dua Lipa began an on-again, off-again relationship with English chef Isaac Carew, with the two first splitting up in February 2017.


Dua Lipa dated American singer Paul Klein, the frontman of LANY, from August 2017 to January 2018.


Dua Lipa then resumed her relationship with Carew from January 2018 to June 2019.


Dua Lipa has described herself as an "Honorary Liverpool supporter", after her song "One Kiss" was adopted by the football club's fans in the wake of her performance at the 2018 UEFA Champions League final, since becoming a Reds anthem after significant Liverpool victories.


On 27 November 2022, Dua Lipa was granted Albanian citizenship by president Bajram Begaj, one day before the country's 110th independence celebrations.