Dua Lipa (born 22 August 1995) is an English pop singer, songwriter and model. Her parents are Albanians from Kosovo, who moved back to Albania with her for a few years in her youth before she moved back to London alone to become a singer and model. Her first single "New Love" was released in October 2015.
Her self-titled debut album was released in June 2017, featuring the hit single "New Rules", which became her second #1 song in the United Kingdom (after being part of a charity cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire), as well as her first top ten single in the United States. The album itself was placed in the top 20 of three websites' "Best Albums of 2017" list, even being named the 9th best of the year by Rolling Stone.
- Dua Lipa (2017)
I got new tropes, I count 'em:
- And Then John Was a Zombie: A good version of this trope. The "New Rules" video features a group of girls that follow Dua around and stop her from having any contact with her ex-boyfriend. Halfway through, she's shown to have listened to them, and at the end, she joins the group and helps them do the same to another girl.
- An Aesop: In "New Rules", if your ex wants you back but you want to move on, don't talk to them ("#1: Don't pick up the phone; he's only calling because he's drunk and alone."), don't see them ("#2: Don't let him in [to your home]; you'll have to kick him out again."), and don't be their friend ("#3: Don't be his friend; you know you'll wake up in his bed in the morning."), because you're just giving them a chance to make you think that you need each other ("And if you're under [them], you ain't getting over him.").
- Ascetic Aesthetic: The "IDGAF" video takes place in a circular white room projected with soft colored lights.
- Break Up Song: "New Rules" and "IDGAF" qualify as this.
- The Commandments: "New Rules" features three rules that Dua holds whenever she breaks up with a boyfriend: don't call him, don't let him into your home, and don't be his friend.
- Either/Or Title: "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)"
- Like Parent, Like Child: Dua's father, Dukagjin Lipa, is also a musician. She says that she learned to sing from him.
- List Song: Dua lists her new rules about her lover in "New Rules".
- Meaningful Name: Dua Lipa's first name means "Love" in Albanian. Considering how love seems to be a recurring theme in her songs, this is fitting.
- The Oner: The beginning of the "New Rules" music video is shot in one take.
- One-Word Title: "Genesis", "Begging", "Dreams", "Garden", and "IDGAF".
- Self-Titled Album: Her debut album.
- Walk on Water: Does this in her music video for "New Rules". In reality, it was a platform placed in a pool.