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Top 10 Facts About Dua Lipa!

Learn everything you need to know about the pop sensation, Dua Lipa...

1. Dua Lipa was born on 22nd August 1995 in London.

Sometimes artists have stage names, but not Dua Lipa!

It’s the name she was born with.

Her first name was her grandmother’s suggestion and means “love” in Albanian.

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2. Dua Lipa is fluent in English and Albanian.

She was born in London to Albanian parents and because of this, Dua can speak two languages – English and Albanian!

In 2006, Dua’s parents decided to go back to Kosovo with 11 year old Dua Lipa and her younger siblings.

She moved back to London at age 15.

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3. Dua started off recording covers on YouTube!

Dua Lipa started her musical venture by creating videos of her performing cover songs on YouTube when she was 14.

It’s how she first shared her musical talents before embarking on her career as a recording artist.

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4. She has an impressive 33 teeth.

At first glance you might be thinking, that’s a strange fact to include!

However, adults should have 32 teeth and Dua has an extra one.

She’s even proved it with an X-Ray!

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5. Dua went to Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Dua Lipa attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, a well known school for performing arts.

This school has been attended by lots of successful artists across various entertainment fields including Amy Winehouse and Rita Ora.

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6. She got signed by Warner Music when she was 18.

At the age of 18, Dua Lipa secured a pivotal moment in her career by signing a record deal with Warner Music.

This kickstarted the beginning of her journey into the music industry, where she would go on to become a pop sensation.

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7. Before music, Dua Lipa worked as a model!

For a short while, Dua Lipa was a model!

She began modelling at the age of 16 and but later decided to focus on music.

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8. Dua Lipa has more than one Guinness World Record.

Dua Lipa has more than one Guinness World Record, including the most streamed album on Spotify by a female artist for her self-titled debut, which has over 11.9 billion streams.

She also holds the record for the most tickets sold for a live streamed concert by a solo female artist in a single year, with an impressive 284,000 tickets sold during her performance in Rotherhithe, London, on 27th November 2020.

9. Dua Lipa made history at the Brit Awards.

In 2018, Dua Lipa made history at the Brit Awards by becoming the first female solo artist to receive five nominations.

She won two awards that night, including British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.

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10. She comes from a very musical family!

Dua Lipa comes from from a musical family.

Her father, Dukagjin Lipa, is a rock musician and lead vocalist of the Kosovar rock band Oda, whilst her mother, Anesa Lipa, works in the tourism industry.

Growing up surrounded by the sounds of her father’s music and inheriting a passion for the arts, Dua Lipa was undoubtedly influenced by her family’s musical background.

Her introduction to the world of music likely played a role in shaping her early interest in pursuing a career in the industry, ultimately contributing to her success as a global pop sensation.

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