FB friends of our editors’ page will note we predicted Dua Lipa would be a massive star a number of years ago, the first time we heard her. This was obviously, not a difficult thing to see–and of course; totally correct.
With a remarkably mature, great voice, well crafted songs, a no-frills, sophisticated performance persona, and one of the most stunningly beautiful faces in the world of music; Dua Sipa is a music superstar.
Now signed to Warner Bros. Music, Dua Lipa made her debut on the famed SNL stage as the musical guest alongside host Natalie Portman. Next followed her debut on The Ellen DeGeneres show, Jimmy Kimmel, and many more, with her videos racking up not millions, but hundreds of millions, and yes–over a billion viewers. Dua’s global smash single “New Rules” officially topped the U.S. Top 40 chart at #1 back in February.
Additionally, Dua’s current single “IDGAF” has broken the top 10 of the global Spotify chart, where Dua is the 7th most streamed artist in the world with over 36 million monthly listeners.
2017 was a massive year for the young star, with over 8.5 million singles and 1.3 million albums sold worldwide. Dua was Spotify U.K.’s most streamed female artist of the year, and the fourth most streamed U.K. artist globally. And Dua has yet another big year ahead in 2018, where she has now returned to the U.S. in February to continue her sold-out headlining Self-Titled Tour, followed by her headlining U.K. arena tour.
Dua Lipa to Perform in Kyiv, Ukraine for UEFA Champions Game
Now today, UEFA and Pepsi have announced Dua Lipa as the music artist performing at the 2018 “UEFA Champions League Final Opening Ceremony presented by Pepsi.” The multi-award winning, ‘New Rules’ singer will take to the pitch to help fans in every corner of the globe celebrate their love of football and build anticipation minutes before the world’s most watched annual sporting event kicks off in Kyiv, Ukraine on Saturday, May 26th.
In its third year of the hotly-anticipated “UEFA Champions League Final Opening Ceremony presented by Pepsi,” Dua Lipa will take a truly global stage with the worlds of music, entertainment and sport coming together to bring fans what should prove to be an unforgettable experience – whether they’re in the stadium or tuning in at home.
Dua Lipa holds the record for the youngest female solo artist to reach 1 billion YouTube views.
She is currently the top streamed female artist in the world on Spotify, and will perform at the ceremony; hits from her latest album, including “IDGAF” and “New Rules,” which has gone Platinum in 18 countries. The global superstar’s album has now gone on to sell over 2.2 million copies and 17 million singles worldwide.
Dua Lipa states, “I was honoured to be asked by UEFA and Pepsi to perform at the ‘UEFA Champions League Final Opening Ceremony’ – it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. I can’t wait to get in front of the fans and be part of such an exciting event – I’m planning to put on an unforgettable show!”
This year’s Final will be played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv on Saturday, May 26th and air in over 220 countries and territories around the world.
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