Born and raised in London to Kosovar-Albanian parents, Dua Lipa has always been familiar with music as her father, Dukagjin Lipa, is a singer. Lipa attended Sylvia Young Theater School until the age of 13, when she moved from London to Kosovo with her family. However, the move didn't last very long as she was back to London at the age of 15, living on her own and pursuing her singing career.
After posting several cover songs on YouTube at the age of 16, Lipa signed with Warner Music Group and began working on her debut album. In August 2015, she released her first single "New Love", which is produced by Emile Haynie and Andrew Wyatt. Lipa later premiered her second single "Be the One", which achieved an extreme success in some European countries including Belgium, Poland and Slovakia.
Lipa embarked on her first tour in the U.K. and Europe in January 2016 before releasing her third single "Last Dance", followed by "Hotter than Hell". Lipa earned her first entry on the U.S.' Billboard Hot 100 with her fifth single "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)", which debuted at No. 72 on the chart. Also in the same year, a documentary about Lipa entitled "See in Blue" was uploaded on YouTube by The Fader.
Following her success in the previous year, Lipa welcomed 2017 by releasing a collaboration with Martin Garrix titled "Scared to Be Lonely". The song peaked at No. 14 on U.K. music charts. Her self-titled debut solo album was released on June 2. Its sixth single, "New Rules", became Lipa's first No. 1 song in the U.K. and her best-selling single to date.
Her music aside, Lipa began dating Paul Klein, who is the frontman and lead vocalist of synthpop trio LANY. The couple first met at the British Summertime gigs in London's Hyde Park in 2017. However, the couple broke up in early 2018 after five months of dating.
Her breakup, fortunately, didn't affect her music career. She was dubbed the top nominee at the 2018 BRIT Awards, leading the pack with five nominations. Lipa became the first female musician to receive five nominations at the award show. Lipa is currently working on new material for her second album.