Just saying the “New Rules” songstress’ name plays out like a good ol’ time.
That’s because the UK-based former model-turned-singer-turned-chart-owner has been having a fabulous time touring the world and taking over music charts across the map thanks to her fiery self-titled debut set. And let’s not forget about those undeniably smoky-n-sassy vocals of hers, which have been all over seven charting album singles since the record’s release last year.
It also doesn’t hurt that she’s been taking over worldwide dance floors as well by becoming beat besties with thunder makers Martin Garrix, Major Lazer and most recently Calvin Harris, as the two are heating up the summer strobe lights with their deliciously deep romp, “One Kiss.”
It’s all yas when it comes to the booming world of Dua Lipa.
And although Mizz Lipa hasn’t owned the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 (yet), her future is looking wide open for a long, healthy slay in the music industry. So, whether you’re a total “New Rules” kween or have no idea who the hell she even is, here’s 5 ways to get all caught up with this red-hot and rising English Breakfast tea sipping diva-in-training.
1.Watch the video for “New Rules” on repeat…..some more……. What happens when you take a ridiculously catchy (and quite empowering) break up anthem, mix in lots of fabulous and fierce girl power with some sleek choreography and add it on top of a Miami backdrop? You get all of the reasons why the video for what’s become her signature single has surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube. Yes.
2……and then do the same for “IDGAF”……. Double the Dua equals double the werk, especially when it comes to this slicked back, gender bending visual that you’ll wish you were a part of once you dive straight in.
3.Watch her slay Jimmy Kimmel…… Although Ms. Lipa doesn’t have a gaggle of backup dancers behind her with every performance like most pop divas out there today do, she still gets the job done with her shy, yet booming stage presence. Music case in point, this subtle, yet slaying performance of her debut single,”Be the One,” which as much you won’t be able to stop staring at those big ol’ chandelier earrings she’s rockin,’ this is another, um, one you won’t be able to get out of your damn head…
….and we love every minute of it.
4.Read this British GQ article……. “For a female artist, it takes a lot more to be taken seriously if you’re not sat down at a piano or with a guitar, you know? For a male artist, people instantly assume they write their own music, but for women, they assume it’s all manufactured.”
That’s the “Blow Your Mind” singer spilling all of the tea (plus, wait until you see the incredible photo shoot) in May’s British GQ. Also on the table, the young starlet breaks mugs about the #MeToo movement, what fame means to her and serves out first details about her sophomore set (!!) and you can take a seat and revel in it all right here.
But first, there’s this performance of Lipa covering the late, great Amy Winehouse‘s “Tears Dry on Their Own” alongside baby makin’ crooner Gallant that you have to hear to believe. It’s that good.
5.Add “One Kiss” to your #summerscomin playlist……. Since it’s never too early to begin crafting those sun-kissed lists (see…January), there’s no reason why this palm tree worthy number shouldn’t head straight to the heart of your SPF’d up life. If you haven’t jumped into Mr. Harris’ latest romp featuring our girl, do it now as your general well-being will thank you,
It will also thank you when you repeat steps one-through-five, because if this lovely list proves anything, it’s that it’s Ms. Dua Lipa‘s world and we’re just starting to live–and revel–in all of it. gurl.