Dua Lipa is our biggest tip for 2016. She's one of those artists that we fell in love with the second we heard her music. And we have no doubt that you, and the world are also gonna love it huge amounts.
Dua combines synths, complex beats, and some super sexy melodies into something that makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Is it weird to describe her as the pop equivalent of Baileys? Yeah? Okay, this is probs where Dua should take over... DUA??
Hey Dua, thanks for taking the time to talk to us here at Popshade. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit about who you are and what you do?
I'm Dua Lipa, I'm 20 years old and I'm a singer songwriter from London haha! 💥💥
Big up on making onto the Sound Of 2016 List. Huge moment, how was it when you found out? Did you go a little crazy?
Thank you so much! It was definately a massive milestone for me! I danced around the living room for a good 10 minutes I was absolutely ecstatic!
Be The One is a sick pop jam. How did the song come about?
I'm glad you like it! Be The One is the only song on my album I didn't write. Its written by Pawws and its produced by Digital Farm Animals. And when I heard it I loved it so much! It really spoke to me and I really wanted it to be on my album!
And the video looks like it was super fun to shoot too, was it?
I had the best time! My friend Nicole Nodland directed it (she also directed New Love) and we just had such a blast.
You’ve already collaborated with some awesome peeps, Emily Haynie to name just one, but who’s on your bucket list to work with?
I don't actually have a bucket list! I'd love to collaborate with a rapper for my album as I'm a big hip hop fan but other than that I work with some of the most amazing people! And sometimes when I've gone into sessions when I've not really knowing what they've worked on before. But if I did then a lot of them would be on that list!
We’re buzzing for your London show in Feb next year? What can we expect from a Dua Lipa live show?
A LOT OF FUN! 💥💥💥💥
We always ask this - what’s one pop tune you’re absolutely LOVING right now?
The new Coldplay tune! Adventure of a Lifetime! I just wanna sing along to the Wooh's at the end FOREVER!!
And who is your favourite popstar of all time?
We’re nearing the end of 2015, so what does 2016 hold in store for Dua Lipa?
Loads more shows! New music which I'm so excited to share with you all! and moreeee videos!!! ITS PARTY TIME
And finally where can peeps find you? Upcoming shows/social media.
My UK Tour is now on sale so you can come and dance with me! And of course on social media, you can find me all over it @dualipa. Be there or be square!
We'd like to thank Dua for taking the time to answer these questions.
There you have it. An artist who manages to tick all the boxes - passionate, a right good laugh, and a killer songwriter. We cannot wait to hear the new tunes that are dropping in 2016, and we're also pretty buzzing for her tour too.
You can check the tour dates HERE. We'll see ya down the front at the Nottingham one!