Dua Lipa is a singer, songwriter and former model of English descent. Her career started from as early as fourteen years old with the help of YouTube where she would upload covers of other peoples songs. She soon found success with her own music after being signed to the Warner Music group in 2015. Get to know more about the brave artist in the article below.
Dua Lipa’s Age & Ethnicity
Dua Lipa who is English but has Albanian roots from her parent’s ancestry was born on the 22nd of August 1995. She was born and raised in London and she also attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School on a part-time basis in her early years. In 2008, however, her parents moved their lives back to Kosovo where she then attended the Mileniumi i Tretë in Pristina.
When Dua Lipa was 14 years old, she began covering songs that she loved and uploading them onto YouTube. The songs she covered came from artists like Pink and Nelly Furtado. She fell more and more in love with singing and eventually left home when she was only 15, moving back to London with her dreams of attaining success as a singer burning in her. She moved in with a family friend in London and went back to the Sylvia Young Theatre School, attending classes on Saturdays.
Before finding a place for herself in music, she began modeling at the age of 16. She got an opportunity to star in a TV advert for The X Factor in 2013 when she was 18. The year 2015 ushered in new adventures for Dua Lipa as she was signed to the Warner Music Group and began working on a debut album. Her first single New Love, released in August 2015 was followed by a second titled Be the One in October. The latter was successful in Europe, reaching the number one spot on Belgium, Slovakia, and Poland charts. By November 2015, she was unveiled as one of the BBC Music Sound Of 2016 long list. She started touring Europe in January 2016, concluding in November 2016.
Her fourth single Hotter than Hell finally gave her a worldwide hit and Blow Your Mind (Mwah), which was her fifth single, became the first to enter the US Billboard Hot 100. In January 2017, The Fader magazine opted to make a documentary about Dua Lipa that it called See in Blue. It was the same month that she won the EBBA Public Choice Award. Her debut studio album, which was self-titled, was released in June 2017 and spawned several hit singles for UK charts. Spotify named Dua Lipa the most streamed woman in the UK for 2017.
Dua Lipa was nominated in five categories for the 2018 Brit Awards and won the Awards in the categories of British Female Solo Artist and Breakthrough Act. The singer went on to perform at the opening ceremony for the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final in Kiev in May 2018 and announced in the same month that her next album would be heavily influenced by the late Prince and Outkast. Dua Lipa gives back to the Kosovo community where she grew up through her Sunny Hill Foundation created in collaboration with her father.
The singer has made some serious headway in the European music scene in such a short time and so it is unsurprising that she is estimated to be worth about £2.2 million. As she continues to make a lot of waves, her net worth is expected to swell even more.
What is Known Of Dua Lipa Parents?
Dua Lipa’s parents are Albanian from Kosovo. Her father is the known name of the two as he was also a musician in his own right. Duakgjin Lipa who was part of an Albanian rock band was one of his Lipa’s main influences as she listened to him a lot while growing up. Her parents also have two other children – a daughter Rina and a son Gjin, who have helped collect Dua Lipa’s BRIT Award gongs in the past.
Is Dua Lipa Gay?
Dua Lipa’s huge support of the LGBTQ community and their love for her may have inspired suggestions that she is gay. The artist has danced on stage waving an LGBTQ pride flag with millions of fans sharing the moment on Twitter. In fact, it has become pretty normal to see fans throwing pride flags on stage while Dua Lipa is performing and she picks them up and performs with them. Billboard has also featured her song New Rules on their list of best gay anthems of 2017 and Dua Lipa joined in the Billboard video message to transgender soldiers. Despite this mutual love between the community and the singer, Dua Lipa is not gay.
Who is Her Boyfriend?
Dua Lipa is in a relationship with a British chef and model called Isaac Carew. They had initially dated in 2015 but broke up in March 2017. The singer was then linked to Coldplay singer, Chris Martin, but if their romance ever existed at all it was shortlived as she then began dating the lead singer of LANY band, Paul Kein, from August 2017. The couple separated in January 2018 and she and former beau, Isaac Carew got back together. It then became evident they were not meant to be together since they soon separated for the second time. The reason being that Isaac was accused of cheating on Dua Lipa while she was away on tour.
She is currently dating Anwar Hadid, Gigi Hadid’s brother who is also a model and TV personality.
Dua Lipa stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm and weighs 63 kg or 139 pounds. She exercises alot which helps her maintain her slim figure despite the fact that she is a foodie. Her love for food was one of the major reasons behind her giving up a career in modeling.