While many artists gradually work their way up to stardom, 22-year-old English Singer Dua Lipa has seen her popularity skyrocket in the past two years. The singer has come a long way from a 14-year making singing videos on Youtube – to a worldwide sensation reaching millions of people. Since 2016, Dua Lipa has headlined 4 tours and owns her own record company, Dua Lipa limited. When her opening acts included Bruno Mars, Coldplay, and Troye Sivan – you know Dua Lipa is not your average pop star.
Dua Lipa Net Worth – $3 Million
Dua Lipa’s exceptional talent and style have made her an instant hit with the younger population. Her immense talent at age gives her a powerful influence over younger age brackets, which has gotten her noticed by many large companies. Dua Lipa also has 6.1 million followers on Instagram and over one million on both Twitter and Facebook. Her Youtube music videos have billions of combined views as well.
Supergiant record label Warner Music Group signed Dua Lipa for a reason. Capitol and Vertigo records have also signed the young singer. Being a model and a naturally gifted singer, Dua Lipa’s popularity skyrocketed almost instantaneously. Four singles from her self-titled 2017 album became UK Top 40 Hits, and a few also surfaced at the lower rungs of the American Billboard Hot 100. The album briefly peaked at number 50 in album sales in the USA. Dua Lipa has sold 1.2 million copies of her debut album worldwide.
How Did Dua Lipa Earn her Money and Wealth?
Dua Lipa was born to Albanian parents in Kosovo on August 22nd, 1995. Her father, Dukagjin Lipa was a fairly successful singer in his home country. He passed down his talent to his daughter as soon as she could talk, and it shows in her music – Lipa’s vocal range rivals that of the singers she grew up idolizing.
Dua Lipa’s given name is “Love” in Albanian. Although Lipa initially disliked her name, she gradually grew more attached to it. Her name would later serve as a memorable and unique stage name, which ultimately absolved the remainder of her negative feelings around it.
When Lipa moved to London from Kosovo at age 13, she personally witnessed the music industry on a scale she had never seen before. She also studied at Sylvia Young Theatre School in London’s Marble Arch area, which exposed her to many other artistic people. After Lipa’s parents moved back to Kosovo, Lipa moved back to London to continue pursuing a music career. Her parents were understandably hesitant to support this since she was only 15 at the time, but she eventually convinced them. Dua Lipa has said her parents required her to call them when she woke up and went to bed, and also when she arrived at school or work.
As a young teenager living in London, Dua Lipa worked various jobs and eventually became a fashion model to sustain herself while living on her own. While making ends meet, Lipa also worked as a hostess in nightclubs across London. Although she only witnessed it from the sidelines, Lipa became inspired by the dark side of nightclubs – drama, romance, and partying. Such themes would appear in her music later on.
When she was 14, Dua Lipa began posting covers on YouTube. In 2013, she was noticed and starred in an advertisement for The X-Factor. 2 years later, she was picked up by Warner Music Group, who promptly enlisted producers to help create her new album. Her first single “New Love” debuted in August 2015; though it mostly went unnoticed. Lipa’s second single, “Be The One” was released in October 2015. It peaked in the top ten on the charts of 11 European countries. The song also received significant airplay in Australia and New Zealand.
Dua Lipa headlined her very first tour in January 2016. She followed up the single “Be The One” with “Last Dance” and “Hotter Than Hell” in February and May of 2016 respectively. She released “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” a year after her first single in August 2016. The song became Dua Lipa’s first single to appear on the American Billboard top 100, peaking at number 72. “Hotter Than Hell” and “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” were Lipa’s first worldwide hits, and attracted droves of new fans seeking a full-length album.
In the midst of her singles being released, Sean Paul enlisted Dua Lipa to appear on a song of his. The pair collaborated on the single “No Lie”, which was released in November 2016. The song peaked at the 10th spot in the United Kingdom’s music charts. Dua Lipa collaborated with Martin Garrix in January 2017 on the single “Scared to Be Lonely”, which was almost as popular as “No Lie”, peaking at number 14 in the UK.
Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album was released in June 2017. The album sold 1.2 million copies by the end of the year and spawned seven singles that received substantial airplay. Four of those singles reached the UK top 10. The single “New Rules” not only became Lipa’s first number one hit in the UK but also was the first number one hit by a female solo singer since “Hello” by Adele in 2015. The single also peaked at number 2 in Australia, number 7 in Canada, and number 11 in the United States.
In December 2017, Dua Lipa was chosen to perform at the 2018 Brit Awards. On February 2018, it was revealed that Lipa was nominated for 5 Brit Awards, the most of any artist at the event.
Dua Lipa Personal Life and FAQs
- Who are Dua Lipa’s Parents?
Dukagjin and Anesa Lipa are Dua’s father and mother. They are ethnic Albanians from the city of Kosovo. Dukagjin is a businessman who is the CEO of Albanian based Republika Communications agency.
- How Tall is Dua Lipa?
Being a former model, Dua Lipa is taller than average
- How Old is Dua Lipa?
Dua was born on August 22nd, making her 22 years old.
- Where does Dua Lipa Live?
Although it is unknown what kind of house Dua Lipa lives in, she likely resides in London (when she’s not embarking on a world tour of some sort).