Lovin Lipa

From songs like “New Rules” and “Blow Your Mind,” 22-year-old Dua Lipa’s voice is as cool and unique as her name. Dua Lipa first drew attention when she began to make song covers on YouTube. She used YouTube as a way to express herself and get her music out into the world. Soon enough, she released her debut single, “New Love,” which hit it big on YouTube in August of 2015. She signed with Warner Brothers Records in 2015 at 20 years old and has been producing hit songs since then. After “New Love” came many other songs such as “Last Dance,” “Scared to be Lonely” and “Be the One.”

Now she is starting her world tour and playing in different countries such as the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. On Feb. 9, she will be playing her self-titled album at The Van Buren in Phoenix.

Lipa’s music means a lot to people and it can be very inspiring for them.

“My friend and I love to listen to her,” freshman and fanatic Katelyn Ian said. “Especially when we are not in the best moods and her music helps us feel better, and it gets us to smile and completely changes our moods.”

As a rising star, she’s gotten a lot of attention not only by the public, but also other artists. She has collaborated with Troye Sivan, Sean Paul, Miguel, Major Lazer and Martin Garrix. The reason for all the commotion and attention can be traced back to Lipa’s unique music genre, which is a mix of Pop, Contemporary R&B, Electropop and Dream Pop and her genre “Dark Pop.”

“Her genre is very inspiring,” sophomore Nina Edwards said. “It makes the music way better because it’s very confident and motivating, which makes me want to listen to it even more.”    

Although she is still new to the music industry, Lipa’s fanbase is growing rapidly, and she is becoming a huge success. To find out more about Dua Lipa’s music and concerts, visit http://www.dualipa.com/home.


Getting ready to perform on the Swedish TV show Sommarkrysset, Dua Lipa poses for pictures in Grona Lund located in Stockholm, Sweden. (Featured Photo by Daniel Ahs Karlsson own work [cc by 3.0], Via Wikimedia Commons.)