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DUA LIPA FACTS
British pop queen Dua Lipa is about to land on Australian shores for the ARIA Awards next week so we saw it only fitting to celebrate by sharing 24 killer facts about Dua.
With only a debut self-titled album under her belt, Dua’s record is already multi-Platinum in several countries around the world, thanks to bangers like IDGAF, New Rules and collabs with heavyweights like Diplo and Mark Ronson (Silk City) like Electricity.
Just recently she dropped the insanely groovy Don’t Start Now and she’s been performing it around the world, and soon she’ll be hitting up Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras in 2020 to bring her good vibes to the LGBTQI+ community of Australia.
Dua Lipa isn’t a stage name
Yep, Dua Lipa is the name she was born with (it’s pronounced ‘Doer Leaper’). She says she didn’t love it when she was growing up, but later realised it saved her from finding a stage name!
Her first name means ‘love’ in Albanian
Dua is born to Albanian parents from Kosovo (though she was born in London), and returned to live there in 2008.
Her dad’s a singer too
Dua’s father, Dukagjin Lipa, runs in the music industry too as a musician and founder of a festival called Sunny Hill Festival in Kosovo. Judging by his Instagram feed, we reckon he’s Dua’s biggest fan.