07/18/2017 by Julia van der Doesch
Dua Lipa (born 22 August 1995) is an English singer, songwriter and model. Her musical career began at age 14, when she began covering songs by artists such as Pink and Nelly Furtado on YouTube.
In 2015, she was signed with Warner Music Group, and released her first single soon after. In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, titled See in Blue. In January 2017, she won the EBBA Public Choice Award. Her self-titled debut studio album was released on 2 June 2017.
Lipa was born in London on 22 August 1995 to Albanian parents from Kosovo who had left Pristina in the 1990s. She attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, part-time, moving to Kosovo with her family in 2008. Lipa grew up listening to her father, the Kosovar Albanian rock singer Dukagjin Lipa. At the age of 14, she began posting covers of her favourite songs by artists such as P!nk and Nelly Furtado on YouTube. At the age of 16, she moved back to London with aspirations of becoming a singer. Shortly after, she began working as a model.