Dua Lipa (/ˈduːə ˈliːpə/; born 22 August 1995) is an English singer and songwriter. After working as a model she signed with Warner Music Group in 2015 and soon released her first song, “New Love”.
Her self-titled debut studio album was released on 2 June 2017. The album spawned seven singles, including two UK top-10 singles “Be the One” and “IDGAF” and the UK number-one single “New Rules”, which also reached number six in the United States. The single “One Kiss” with Calvin Harris reached number one in the UK in 2018. Lipa has been nominated for ten Brit Awards and two Grammy Awards, winning three and two respectively.
2018–present: Upcoming second studio album
In January 2018, Lipa received nominations in five categories at the Brit Awards – more nominations than any other artist that year. She was nominated for British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act, MasterCard British Album of the Year for Dua Lipa, British Single of The Year and British Video of The Year for “New Rules”. This was the first time that a female artist had received five nominations. She performed at the awards ceremony held on 21 February at the O2 Arena in London and won the awards for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
Lipa announced via social media that she had begun working on new material for her second album. She is working with MNEK, who previously co-wrote her single “IDGAF”. The singer also collaborated with electronic music producer Whethan on a song called “High” for the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack released in February 2018. On 6 April 2018, Lipa and Calvin Harris released the single “One Kiss” which topped the UK Singles Chart on 20 April, making it Lipa’s second UK number one; Lipa provided the vocals and is also credited as a writer. She performed in the opening ceremony of the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final in Kiev on 26 May.
In May 2018, she said that her second album, likely released in 2019, would be heavily influenced by acts such as disco kingpin Nile Rodgers who also took active part in studio recordings, the late Prince and OutKast. It was also reported that she plans to have collaborations with other artists coming out later in 2018, such as one with Mark Ronson and Diplo’s newly-formed superduo Silk City. Ronson later confirmed the song’s title would be “Electricity”. The song was released on 9 September. Lipa was also featured in “If Only”, a song from Italian singer Andrea Bocelli sixteenth studio album Sì. Lipa performed at F1 Singapore Grand Prix in September.
Lipa released the super deluxe edition from her debut studio album Dua Lipa, titled Complete Edition, with three new songs and featured with her previous collaborations with various artists in 19 October. This included a collaboration with Blackpink called “Kiss and Make Up”.