Dua Lipa born 22 August 1995) is an English singer and songwriter. After working as a model, she signed with Warner Music Group in 2015 and released her eponymous debut album in 2017. The album peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart, and yielded nine singles, including “Be the One” and “IDGAF“, and the UK number-one single “New Rules“, which also peaked at number six in the US. In 2018, Lipa won the Brit Awards for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
Released in April 2018, the single “One Kiss” with Calvin Harris peaked at number one in the UK and became the longest-running number-one single for a female artist in 2018. It won her the 2019 Brit Award for Song of the Year. In 2019, she was also awarded the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and “Electricity“, a collaboration with Silk City, won her the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. The success of the singles helped her self-titled album become one of the most-streamed albums on Spotify and achieve platinum certifications. Her second studio album, Future Nostalgia, was released in March 2020 to critical acclaim, earning Lipa six Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year. It became her first UK number-one album, spending four weeks at number one; its lead single “Don’t Start Now” became one of the most commercially successful songs of 2020. It peaked at number two on both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. Lipa confirmed, that she plans to reissue Future Nostalgia by early 2021, with unreleased content from the album.
Lipa has received various accolades, including two Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, and an American Music Award. In 2020, Billboard honoured Lipa with the Powerhouse Award, awarded to the act whose music dominated in their respective year through streaming, sales, and radio.