Breaking the rules
One of last year’s biggest breakout stars, Dua Lipa, is all for girl power
The 22-year-old has just made history as the first female to score five nominations for the upcoming Brit Awards – she’s up for album of the year, best female solo artist, best video, breakthrough act of the year and best single.
“How is this real?” Dua tweeted on hearing the news.
Raised in London and Kosovo by Albanian parents, she’s been hailed as the authentic voice of young women these days – independent, cool and in charge of her own sexuality.
She ended 2017 as the UK’s most-streamed female artist, while her New Rules video has been watched more than 945 million times on YouTube.
Her latest track with a female empowerment theme, IDGAF (I Don’t Give a F**k) – off her self-titled debut album – is already topping charts.
She says it explores the duelling inner voices that follow a break-up. “It’s about your stronger and weaker sides fighting with each other only to realise self-love is what will help you overcome any negativity that comes your way.”
Singer Dua Lipa is setting the rules with her self-titled album.