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Dua Lipa is the debut studio album by English singer Dua Lipa. It was released on 2 June 2017 by Warner Bros. Records. The lyrical themes revolve around her personal views of love, rising above, sex, and self-empowerment.

The album has spawned eight singles, including the UK top 40 singles "Be the One", "Hotter Than Hell", "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)", "IDGAF" and "New Rules", with the last becoming Lipa's first number-one single in the UK. "New Rules" also reached the top 10 in the United States, peaking at number six. The album received positive reviews from music critics.

Background and compositionEdit

Lipa relocated from her parents' Kosovo back to England at the age of 15, with the intent to pursue music as a career. Without family, she took up residence in Camden Town, and shared a flat with a friend, re-enrolling at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School part-time. Lipa networked as she hostessed at nightclubs and began modeling; she starred in a 2013 X Factor commercial that brought wider exposure.

Upon completing her studies at Parliament Hill School, Lipa decided to take a gap year and resolved to find a music manager—which came to fruition as her demos caught the attention of Ben Mawson and she inked a major-label deal with Warner Bros. Records before the year was through. Work on her debut album began immediately in 2015 as Mawson arranged sessions with a string of collaborators, and Lipa seeking a sound marrying that of J. Cole and Nelly Furtado. Work continued throughout 2016 as Lipa traveled to promote released music in the United States. Lipa describes the album as "dark pop".

ommenting on the album's direction, Lipa said "When I had taken interest with my own music, I would listen to Nelly Furtado, P!nk and Destiny's Child, but as I grew older I found my love for hip hop, so the main thing I listen to are rap..., I love the realness behind it, that's why I try to also bind that into the music". "This album has a mixture of that and a heavy influence with hip hop. where I like to sing the rap, so I start my verses that are very fast paced then you hear a pop chorus".

During an interview with the Official Charts Company in June 2017, Lipa said, "I've been working a lot, writing some more, finishing off the album... it's been really crazy – I've been working with some amazing people. A couple of things have happened where I've had to stop and pinch myself."She also confirmed that she was working with MNEK in the studio.

Release Edit

The album was originally scheduled to be released on 30 September 2016, but it was eventually pushed back to 10 February 2017. On 11 January 2017, Lipa announced via Twitter that the album's release had been delayed again until 2 June, as she wanted to include "new songs and exciting collaborations". The song "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" was released to iTunes on 26 August 2016, along with the reveal of the album artwork and pre-order.

In April 2017, a series of animated collages for each track on the album was produced by artist Joe Webb.

Dua Lipa (Complete Edition) Edit

"Dua Lipa: Complete Edition" is a "super deluxe" re-release of her first album, Dua Lipa. It was first announced in a tweet on September 4, 2018. The album will contain all songs from her debut self-titled album Dua Lipa and the era’s notable collaborations. Complete Edition will debut the new tracks "Kiss and Make Up", "Want To", and "Running".

TracklistEdit

Standard Tracklist

  1. Genesis
  2. Lost In Your Light (featuring Miguel)
  3. Hotter Than Hell
  4. Be The One
  5. IDGAF
  6. Blow Your Mind (Mwah)
  7. Garden
  8. No Goodbyes
  9. Thinking 'Bout You
  10. New Rules
  11. Begging
  12. Homesick (featuring Chris Martin)

Bonus track on Italian release

13. Bang Bang

Bonus track on US release

  1. Dreams
  2. Room For 2
  3. New Love
  4. Bad Together
  5. Last Dance

UK Deluxe Tracklist

  1. Genesis
  2. Last Dance
  3. Hotter Than Hell
  4. Be The One
  5. IDGAF
  6. Blow Your Mind (Mwah)
  7. New Love
  8. No Goodbyes
  9. Thinking 'Bout You
  10. Room For 2
  11. Lost In Your Light (featuring Miguel)
  12. Bad Together
  13. Garden
  14. Dreams
  15. New Rules
  16. Begging
  17. Homesick (featuring Chris Martin)

German, Swiss, and Austrian Release

  1. Genesis
  2. Last Dance
  3. Hotter Than Hell
  4. Be The One
  5. IDGAF
  6. Blow Your Mind (Mwah)
  7. New Love
  8. Garden
  9. Thinking 'Bout You
  10. Room For 2
  11. Lost In Your Light (featuring Miguel)
  12. No Goodbyes
  13. New Rules
  14. Begging
  15. Homesick (featuring Chris Martin)
  16. Dreams
  17. Bad Together

Japanese Release

  1. Genesis
  2. Last Dance
  3. Hotter Than Hell
  4. Be the One
  5. IDGAF
  6. Blow Your Mind (Mwah)
  7. New Love
  8. Garden
  9. Thinking 'Bout You
  10. Room For 2
  11. Lost In Your Light (featuring Miguel)
  12. No Goodbyes
  13. New Rules
  14. Begging
  15. Homesick
  16. Dreams
  17. Bad Together
  18. Hotter Than Hell (Miike Snow Remix)
  19. For Julian