Dua Lipa burst onto the music scene in 2017 with her hit single “New Rules,” which quickly became a global sensation. Since then, the British-Albanian singer-songwriter has continued to dominate the charts with her unique blend of pop, electronic, and R&B influences. One of her most successful songs to date is “Don’t Start Now,” released in November 2019 as the lead single from her sophomore album “Future Nostalgia.”
“Don’t Start Now” is an upbeat and empowering disco-pop anthem that encourages listeners to move on from a past relationship and embrace their newfound independence. The song was co-written by Dua Lipa, along with fellow songwriters Caroline Ailin and Emily Warren, and produced by Ian Kirkpatrick. Its infectious chorus and catchy beat have made it a favorite among fans and critics alike, earning it a spot on numerous year-end “Best of” lists.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Dua Lipa revealed that “Don’t Start Now” was inspired by her own personal experience of going through a breakup and realizing that she was better off without her ex. She explained that the song’s message is all about “feeling like you’re winning in your own right, and not needing anyone else to validate that for you.” This message of self-empowerment has resonated with fans around the world, making “Don’t Start Now” one of Dua Lipa’s most successful and beloved songs to date.
She has a unique connection to the football club Arsenal. Her father, Dukagjin Lipa, is a Kosovan Albanian who used to play professional football for the club’s reserve team in the 1990s. Dua Lipa has been spotted wearing Arsenal gear and has even performed at the club’s Emirates Stadium during a pre-match event.
About the Artist
Dua Lipa is an English singer and songwriter who was born in London on August 22, 1995. She is of Kosovar Albanian descent. Lipa began her music career in 2015 when she signed a record deal with Warner Music Group. She released her debut album, “Dua Lipa,” in 2017. The album was a commercial success, reaching number three on the UK Albums Chart and number six on the US Billboard 200 chart. Lipa won a Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act in 2018.
She is multilingual and can speak Albanian, English, and some Spanish. Additionally, she has also learned a bit of Turkish from her father, who is of Albanian descent but was raised in Kosovo under Ottoman rule and therefore speaks Turkish fluently. In interviews, Dua Lipa has mentioned that she often speaks Albanian with her family and friends, and sometimes incorporates the language into her music as well.