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Anesa and Dukagjin Lipa, Kosovo Albanian parents of English pop singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, welcomed her into the world on August 22, 1995 in London. Dua, the eldest of three children, first became interested in music by listening to her father, a member of the Kosovan rock group Oda and its lead singer and guitarist. Dua switched to singing at the age of nine after being proficient in a variety of instruments, including the cello. Dua and her family returned to Kosovo in 2008 after the nation proclaimed its independence, although she was preoccupied with her music at the time. But, by the age of 15, Dua had returned to London, had started a modeling career with Top Shop, and had uploaded her covers to YouTube.
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Dua released a few semi-successful dance tracks and collaborations after inking a record contract with Warner Bros. in 2014. When Dua’s self-titled debut studio album was released in June 2017, her single “New Rules,” which became the first by a female solo artist to hit number one in the UK since Adele’s “Hello” in 2015, ultimately put her on the map. Dua was the first female performer to receive five nominations at the 2018 Brit Awards.
Then she released her 2019 record Future Nostalgia, which became an instant hit! The record earned Dua six Grammy nominations, including for record of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year, in addition to receiving high marks from reviewers. She won British Female Solo Artist and British Album of the Year at the 2021 Brit Awards.
Dua is the recipient of six Brit Awards, three Grammy Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, two Billboard Music Awards, one American Music Award, and two Guinness World Records.
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Anwar, the sibling of Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Dua dated intermittently for about two years. The two enjoyed many sweet date nights out while they were dating, and Dua once remarked that her relationship with Anwar was the most “comfortable” she had ever felt. Nevertheless, they formally ended it in December 2021.
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who recently revealed he would be leaving the position after seven years, has most recently been linked to Dua. In September 2022, they were seen kissing in New York, which prompted romance rumors.