March 4, 2016

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Dua Lipa Interview: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Rising Pop Star

Nicole Nodland
Nicole Nodland

Dua Lipa is a name pop fans will want to remember: The 21-year-old U.K. star has been heating up overseas for quite some time, and she's making a concerted effort to introduce herself to U.S. audiences. The blogosphere already adores her, and with good reason: songs like “Be The One” and “Last Dance” offer a soulful spin on the edgy pop of artists like Charli XCX and Marina & The Diamonds.

Before everyone else begins gabbing about how amazing Dua Lipa is, get to know the British up-and-comer with these five fun nuggets from her recent chat with Fuse.

#1She’s (almost) done with her debut album

After dropping gems like “New Love” and “Be the One” in 2015, the new single “Last Dance,” released in mid-February, hints at a riveting pop debut tagged for later in 2016. Lipa's thoughts on the album date:

“We’re hoping for summer. The album’s not really finished until it’s actually out, really. Now I’m in the studio while I’m in L.A., going back and forth with ideas. It’s 95 percent done, I’m just trying to get another song or so.”

Naturally, she wants her first shot to be free of flaws. “This is my baby,” she says of the LP. “When everyone hears it, I want it to be perfect. I feel if I have the chance to keep writing… I mean, I just had a week off, and I was like, ‘I’m just gonna go and write some more.’”

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