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Why is Dua Lipa So Famous?

She's a two-time Grammy-winner and a feminist icon. But why?

Dua Lipa at the Barbie Premiere, 2023

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In 2017, Dua Lipa was the world's most streamed female artist on Spotify — beating out titans like Ariana Grande, Adele, and Beyoncé.

Her self-titled album has reached 2.5 billion streams on the platform, with the single New Rules becoming the second song by a female artist to ever crack a billion streams. The 23-year-old has collaborated with some of music production's biggest names, and she won five Brit awards in 2018. This year she took the Grammys by storm, putting on a steamy display of bob-on-bob sexual tension with St. Vincent, and subsequently winning the Grammy for Best New Artist.

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