Dua Lipa is a true "female alpha" as she sings in her motivational mantra in the opening song on the smashing, chart-topping pop record Future Nostalgia.
The 26-year-old Albanian-English musician has taken matters into her own hands from the very beginning. At just 15, she moved from her parents' home in Kosovo to London to pursue a career in music.
When Dua Lipa first stepped on stage at Roskilde Festival, the year was 2018. At this time, the English singer rode on a wave of great attention. She had just released her self-titled debut album and was quickly touted as England's new pop queen. With the single "New Rules", she not only gave advice to an army of young women, she also moved past chart-making names such as Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Rihanna.
Then Future Nostalgia came out, and big got even bigger.
Future Nostalgia became the big, unifying pop record in the year of 2020, which was marked by a worldwide lockdown. Future Nostalgia has been called "powerful pop perfection", "high-octane pop bliss", and the singer herself has been called a "true pop visionary". Dua Lipa's loving nod to disco, 80s boogie and house is the perfect sound for right now, and her efficient mix of inspirations ties the sound together to a perfect whole!
Just listen to singles like "Don't Start Now," "Physical," "Break My Heart," "Hallucinate" and "Levitating" – they speak their own distinct language.
Dua Lipa had more songs that she could fit in on the album, so she released a so-called ‘moonlight edition’ of Future Nostalgia, which came out in 2021 and includes the smash hits "Prisoner" with Miley Cyrus, "Un Día (One Day)" with J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Tainy and "Levitating".
2022 has offered a new summer hit where Dua Lipa has teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion (and yes, she’s also playing Roskilde this year) in the song ”Sweetest Pie”. It’s a kind of flirtatious cousin to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s sexually aggressive ”WAP” from 2020.
Right now, Dua Lipa is the most listened-to female artist on Spotify and she is currently the fifth most streamed artist in general.
Dua Lipa was a big when she first played at Roskilde. When she returns, she is be bigger than ever. So expect a pretty packed area in front of the Orange Stage when this pop comet takes the stage.