What do you do when your new album has just reached number one? Crack open the fizz, head out for a night of clubbing, splash the cash? Because singer Dua Lipa, with two Grammys, three Brits, two MTV Europe Music Awards and a string of international single hits, a platinum first album and now a chart-topping second with Future Nostalgia, is in lockdown like the rest of us, thanks to that great leveller, coronavirus. And now the weather is nice you can pop your head out the window, go in the garden, and it lifts your spirits. My first number one album. However, any celebratory excess Lipa might have indulged in has been mostly pastry. A spinach and feta filo pie in fact, flavoured with nostalgia from her Kosovar Albanian roots and upbringing, and yes, we can have the recipe. But first, brushing flakes of filo from her perfect pout, in laid-back London tones tinged with a smile, Lipa is talking about the album.
Dua Lipa Gets By With A Little Help From Her Friends In ‘New Rules’ Video
And if you're under him, you ain't getting over him.
After working as a model, she signed with Warner Music Group in and released her self-titled debut album in Released in April , 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 It won her the Brit Award for Song of the Year. 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 to critical acclaim. Its remix album, Club Future Nostalgia followed in August , to near universal critical acclaim. In , Lipa signed a contract with Tap Management, directed by Ben Mawson and Ed Millett, while working as a waitress in a cocktail bar.
Watch the trailer. New Rules is a music video for the song of the same name by Dua Lipa. I wasn't a huge fan of this song until I watched the video.
None of this should be shocking, though. Yet when you look back at her career trajectory, from her debut in to today, you see a lot of smart decisions. What she has accomplished in just a few years is fairly staggering, considering every box she has ticked as a mainstream artist. This moment -- the tidal wave of support behind Future Nostalgia -- took years of preparation, but Lipa made each step look easy. These singles immediately connected with the pop blogosphere and helped place Lipa, newly signed to Warner, on the radar of a lot of mainstream purveyors. Leading up to her self-titled debut album, Lipa issued single after single in hopes of making a dent at U. All of these singles were released in relatively short succession to give Lipa more bites of the apple -- and while her debut album peaked at No. Even in a post-MTV era, in which music videos are largely consumed on personal computers and smartphones via YouTube, a truly unique visual can still catch fire on social media and help bring a song to the masses. Seems obvious enough, right? From late through the end of , Lipa toured relentlessly, both as a headlining act and as support to artists like Bruno Mars and Coldplay.