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Dua Lipa, with three Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award and an American Music Award, is undoubtedly one of the most successful female artists in the music industry. She can even be dubbed as a total chart-dominator, as her songs have stormed the charts all over the world over the last few years. Here are some interesting facts about her that will make you love her even more:

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  1.  In the year 2016, along with her father Dukagjin, Dua co-created the Sunny Hill Foundation, with the aim to raise funds to help people in Kosovo, who are facing financial difficulties.
  2.  She was honored with the Pristina Key, by the then-Mayor of Pristina – Shpend Ahmeti. This marked the first time for anyone to have received the prestigious award.
  3.  Lipa has been a supporter of Black Lives Matter movement and even attended a BLM protest in Hyde Park, London, along with her family, on June 3, 2020, in the wake of George Floyd protests.
  4.  Being an advocate of social equality amongst the LGBT community, she raised a LGBT flag while performing "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" at a concert at the Palais Theatre of Melbourne on March 12, 2018.
  5.  During a three-day visit to a camp in Beirut, Lebanon, for youth and refugee children, in April 2019, she became an UNICEF supporter. She also visited the young Palestinians and Syrians in Bourj el-Barajneh refugee camp.
  6.  Dua Lipa was born on August 22, 1995, to Kosovo Albanians Dukagjin Lipa and Anesa Lipa (from Pristina, Yugoslavia) in London. She has two siblings – a sister named Rina and a brother named Gjin.
  7.  Her father was the lead singer and guitarist of the Kosavan rock band Oda, who used to play songs of artists like Bob Dylan, The Police, David Bowie, Sting, Radiohead and Stereophonics, along with his own compositions.
  8.  He was a major influence on Lipa, who began singing at the age of five. She attended music lessons including cello, during her time at the Fitzjohn’s Primary School.
  9.  Her teacher in the Fitzjohn’s Primary School told her that “she could not sing” when she auditioned to enter the school choir.
  10.  When she was just nine years old, she started taking weekend singing lessons at the Sylvia Young Theatre School.
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  12.  Her grandfather, Seit Lipa, was a historian of Kosovo Institute of History who died of myocardial infarction in 1999.
  13.  Following Kosovo declaring independence in the year 2008, she and her family moved to Pristina, where she learned more about the Albanian language and considered a musical career.
  14.  However, she moved back to London, when she was just 15 years old, and started working in a cocktail bar as a waitress to make ends meet, while also looking for opportunities.
  15.  She was honored with the Powerhouse Award by Billboard in the year 2020. The award is awarded to the act whose music dominated through streaming, sales, and radio in that year.
  16.  Even before her musical career started, she uploaded her own songs to SoundCloud. She also uploaded videos of herself covering songs like "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera and "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys.
  17.  In the year 2013, she signed a contract with Tap Management, who offered her monthly salary to quit her job and focus fully on recording music.
  18.  Following the COVID-19 pandemic, she requested her fans to make donations to the UNHCR agency in March 2020, in an effort to raise money and help the refugees who have limited health services.
  19.  On August 11, 2020, Lipa was named as the global ambassador of the French mineral water brand évian. She claimed that it was an honor to work with the brand.
  20.  For an advertisement for the brand’s “Drink True” campaign, she performed a cappella for her song “Levitating,” in March 2021.
  21.  In collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, she launched a limited edition lip gloss named “Cremesheen Glass" for the brand’s campaign titled “Future Forward.”
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  23.  She supported a campaign by the brand Yves Saint Laurent named "Abuse Is Not Love" which goes against intimate partner violence, in the year 2021.
  24.  Through her song “Boys Will Be Boys,” Lipa lyrically illustrates the sexual harassment, male violence, toxic masculinity, misogyny and double standards that the women face in today’s life.
  25.  She is the face of the perfume "Libre" launched in the Yves Saint Laurent campaign in September 2019. She is also the face of the new version of the same perfume named “Libre Intense.”
  26.  Lipa also recorded a promo cover of the song "I'm Free," which was featured in all the advertisements related to her campaigns with the brand.
  27.  During the 2020 Presidential elections, she expressed support for Joe Biden, and even urged her Instagram followers to vote against Donald Trump.
  28.  Lipa’s first was figure was unveiled at the Madame Tussauds London in February 2019, which was inspired by her appearance in her performance at the Glastonbury Festival 2017.
  29.  Following the 2019 Albania earthquake, Lipa requested her fans for donations and support for victims and also launched a limited edition line of t-shirts – “Pray for Albania,” in collaboration with Albanian fashion designers, in an effort to raise funds.
  30.  Lipa indorsed British car brand Jaguar's new electric car, I-PACE in September 2018, after performing at F1 Singapore Grand Prix.
  31.  Jaguar brand created a remix of Lipa's song "Want To" and launched a new service through which fans were able to create their own version of the Dua Lipa x Jaguar's song on the Join the Pace website.
  32.  In the year 2021, Lipa was included on Time magazine's “100 Next” list about the future 100 most influential people in the world.
  33.  Dua Lipa Net Worth: $16 Million

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