|Artist:||Dua Lipa |
|Label:||Warner Records (2019)|
|Genre:||Electronic , Pop N|
Brand new sealed album housed in a gatefold cover.
After finishing school in 2013, Lipa took a gap year to look for a music manager and eventually begin her career. She ultimately signed with Ben Mawson of Tap Management and began working on the album that year, to eventually get signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2014. She worked on the album until 2017, enlisting the help of many producers, including, Ian Kirkpatrick, Stephen "Koz" Kozmeniuk and TMS. Dua Lipa is primarily a dance-pop and dark pop record, with elements of acoustic R&B, electro-funk, synth-pop and tropical house.
Dua Lipa was supported by the release of multiple singles. Sleeper hit "Be the One" and "IDGAF" both entered the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, with the former of which becoming her first. "Hotter than Hell" gave Lipa her first UK Singles Chart entry, eventually peaking at number 15 and "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" gave Lipa her first US Billboard Hot 100 entry, peaking at number 72. "New Rules" was the most successful single from the album, giving Lipa her first UK Singles Chart number 1 and first Billboard Hot 100 top 10 entry, where it peaked at number 6. The album was further promoted with Lipa embarking on The Self-Titled Tour in 2017 and 2018.
Dua Lipa was commercially successful, peaking at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart and number 27 on the US Billboard 200. The album also entered the top 10 of 13 territories worldwide. It received generally favorable reviews from critics, with many praising Lipa's voice. The album also appeared on multiple year-end lists. It was nominated for British Album of the Year at the 2018 Brit Awards, while "New Rules" and "IDGAF" were nominated for British Single of the Year. After the album's release, Lipa won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. As of 2020, the album has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.