Dua Lipa (22 August 1995) is an English singer from London. Dua has a smoky voice, although she was just 19 years old when she came with her first song.
Dua Lipa is Albanian. Her parents are ethnic Albanians from Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. Like many other Albanians, Dua’s parents migrated to the West, because of violence and oppression in the 1990s. But their daughter was born in London, England.
As a young teenager, she worked a lot to pay the bills. Because of her work as a hostess to nightclubs doors, she had enough inspiration for new lyrics. “The dramas every night, the dark side of nightlife, they became something I wanted to write about”, says the singer.
Of course, the parents of Dua Lipa were worried about their daughter, who was living abroad on her own.”My mom was like, the second I woke up I had to call her. The second I left the house I had to call. The second I got to school, the second I got home”, explains Dua to Idolator.
The biggest inspiration of the singer was her father, Dukagjin, who used to be a musician (and according to his twitter account, he still is at night). The young British artist attended the famous Sylvia Young Theatre School. In 2015, Dua Lipa came with her first song, called New Love. A few months later, Be The One became her second single.
BBC putted the young singer on the long list of Sound of 2016. They say that Lipa is “one that’s a world away from the thinly auto-tuned sound of most radio-bound pop.”