Dua Lipa was officially the most-streamed woman of 2017 in the UK, making her the favorite among the other top female musicians in the industry. Her rise to fame can best be described as a rise born of hard work, originality, and the will to succeed, as can be seen from her lyrics, in which she sings mainly about her life experiences.
She is now highly regarded in the British music industry and is respected for her courageous advocacy of feminism and for the importance of educating her young female fans to live their lives to the full rather than under the domination of men in society. Because of these and many other things she has achieved and identifies with, many people wish to know who Dua Lipa is. Read all about her here.
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Dua Lipa Biography, Age
The English songwriter, singer, and model were born in London on 22 August 1995. She spent part of her childhood in London, where she attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School as a part-time student, before returning to her home in Kosovo with her parents in 2008.
Two years later she returned to London to continue her musical career. She worked as a waitress while living alone to make ends meet. She also found jobs as a model and later played the lead role in a TV commercial until 2013. While she was doing all this, in her spare time she covered songs of her favorite artists like P!nk and Nelly Furtado and put them on YouTube. This went quite casually for a while, as she gained more and more opinions and was eventually noticed by the Warner Music Group, which then signed her.
Dua Lipa Professional Career
With the Warner Music Group, Dua (which means love in Albania) released their first single entitled New Love in August 2015. This was followed by her more successful second single, Be the One, in October 2015, with which she achieved worldwide fame. The song was the number one hit at that time in Belgium, Slovakia, and Poland and appeared in the top 10 songs in eleven European countries. It didn’t stop there but was played repeatedly for quite a while in Australia and New Zealand.
In February and May 2016, she released her 3rd and 4th singles with the titles Last Dance and Hotter than Hell. The latter was indeed hotter than most other songs at that time, as it became a worldwide hit, culminating in 15th place in the UK.
With her fifth album, Blow Your Mind (Mwah), she entered the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached number 72 on the billboard. The single made it to number 23 on the Billboard Dance Club song charts.
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More recently she collaborated with Sean Paul on the single No Lie in November 2016, and in January 2017 she released another single called Scared to Be Lonely, which featured Martin Garrix. A few months later, on 2 June 2017, she released her self-titled debut studio album, which was released by Warner Bros Music. The lyrical themes of the songs on the album were mainly about her personal views on love, sex, self-determination and overcoming resistance. The album contains 12 tracks, most of which were written by herself.
In December 2017, due to the success of the album and her previous songs, she was named “most streamed woman of 2017” by Spotify in the UK. In 2018 another album by her will probably be released, which will certainly not disappoint her.
Family: Parents, Boyfriend
Her family is artistically inclined, and she often heard her father, Dukagjin Lipa, a rock singer, sing to her. Today her genre includes pop, indie pop, dream pop, synth-pop, and R&B. Dua Lipa has a sister named Rina and a brother named Gjin, all from the same father and mother, who are from Albania. Her parents left Pristina, the capital and largest city of Kosovo, for London in the 1990s due to instability and poor economic conditions. But when things got much better, they returned to their home country.
Dua Lipa is said to have dated the British cook and model Isaac Carew in the past. She also dated Paul Klien for 5 months, but she broke up with him in January 2018. At present, she has not revealed much about her relationship status and it can be easily assumed that she has not yet been dating anyone.
Her Height and Body Stats
She has a slender build with a height of 173 cm (5 feet) and weighs a total of 58 kg (128 pounds). She wears a bra size of 32D, which fits into a US dress size of 6 or 36 for the EU, while her shoe size is US size 7 or 37.5 for the EU. Her general height is indicated as 36-26-35 in or 91.5-66-89 cm.
Lipa’s career is young and vibrant. She hasn’t been around for long but has certainly achieved more in a short time than most. Her net worth, considering the time she started making music, is estimated at $2 million.