In January 2017, she won the EBBA Public Choice Award. Her self-titled debut studio album was released on 2 June 2017. The album spawned seven singles, including two UK top-10 singles "Be the One" and "IDGAF" and the UK number-one single "New Rules," which also peaked at six in the United States. In 2018, Lipa won two Brit Awards for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
Lipa was born on 22 August 1995 in London, to Albanian parents from Kosovo who had left Pristina in the 1990s. She attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, part-time, before moving to Kosovo with her family in 2008. Lipa grew up listening to her father, singer Dukagjin Lipa. Her given name means "love" in Albanian; its atypical nature was cause for distaste in her youth, but she grew to "enjoy" it as it eliminated the need for a stage name.
At the age of 14, she began posting covers of her favourite songs by artists such as P!nk and Nelly Furtado on YouTube. At the age of 15, she moved back to London with aspirations of becoming a singer Shortly after, she began working as a model. In 2013, she starred in a television advertisement for The X Factor
In 2016, Lipa created the Sunny Hill Foundation with her father to donate to the citizens of Kosovo, where her parents are originally from
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