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Dua Lipa is the debut studio album by English singer Dua Lipa. It was released on 2 June 2017 by Warner Bros. Records. The lyrical themes revolve around her personal views of love, rising above, sex, and self-empowerment.

The album has spawned eight singles, including the UK top 40 singles "Be the One", "Hotter Than Hell", "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)", "IDGAF" and "New Rules", with the last becoming Lipa's first number-one single in the UK. "New Rules" also reached the top 10 in the United States, peaking at number six. The album received positive reviews from music critics.

A super deluxe edition of the album, titled the Complete Edition, was released on 19 October 2018. It features three brand-new songs and past collaborations Lipa has been featured on, including Calvin Harris's UK number-one single "One Kiss" and Martin Garrix's single "Scared to Be Lonely". Lipa promoted the album in various TV performances, award shows and also by two concert tours, the most successful being the Self-Titled Tour.

Background and composition[]

Lipa relocated from her parents' Kosovo back to England at the age of 15, with the intent to pursue music as a career. Without family, she took up residence in Camden Town, and shared a flat with a friend, re-enrolling at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School part-time. Lipa networked as she hostessed at nightclubs and began modeling; she starred in a 2013 X Factor commercial that brought wider exposure.[1]

Upon completing her studies at Parliament Hill School, Lipa decided to take a gap year and resolved to find a music manager—which came to fruition as her demos caught the attention of Ben Mawson and she inked a major-label deal with Warner Bros. Records before the year was through. Work on her debut album began immediately in 2015 as Mawson arranged sessions with a string of collaborators, and Lipa seeking a sound marrying that of J. Cole and Nelly Furtado. Work continued throughout 2016 as Lipa traveled to promote released music in the United States. Lipa describes the album as "dark pop".

Commenting on the album's direction, Lipa said "When I had taken interest with my own music, I would listen to Nelly Furtado, P!nk and Destiny's Child, but as I grew older I found my love for hip hop, so the main thing I listen to are rap..., I love the realness behind it, that's why I try to also bind that into the music". "This album has a mixture of that and a heavy influence with hip hop. where I like to sing the rap, so I start my verses that are very fast paced then you hear a pop chorus".

During an interview with the Official Charts Company in June 2017, Lipa said, "I've been working a lot, writing some more, finishing off the album... it's been really crazy – I've been working with some amazing people. A couple of things have happened where I've had to stop and pinch myself."She also confirmed that she was working with MNEK in the studio.

Release[]

The album was originally scheduled to be released on 30 September 2016, but it was eventually pushed back to 10 February 2017. On 11 January 2017, Lipa announced via Twitter that the album's release had been delayed again until 2 June, as she wanted to include "new songs and exciting collaborations". The song "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" was released to iTunes on 26 August 2016, along with the reveal of the album artwork and pre-order.

In April 2017, a series of animated collages for each track on the album was produced by artist Joe Webb.

Title and artwork[]

Commenting on the album title and cover, Lipa said, "I'm so excited to share my album artwork with you and thank you all for being so patient and supportive. The reason it is self-titled is because this album is me. It's a pure representation of who I am as a person and as an artist". The standard album cover has been described as "minimal yet smoldering", featuring Lipa in a scaly jacket and she stares longingly into the camera with wet hair covering one side of her face with shades of purple and blue. The deluxe album cover features the same picture of Lipa, just with the difference in the shades, now being pink and green, while the Complete Edition features the same picture with glitter added to the background.

Singles[]

"New Love" was released as the album's first single on 21 August 2015. A music video directed by Nicole Nodland for the song was released.[2]

"Be The One" was released as the first proper single from the album on 30 October 2015. It was met with widespread commercial success, being certified platinum the UK, Australia, Belgium and Italy, and gold in Germany, and reached number nine on the UK Singles Chart.

"Last Dance" was released as the album's second single on 9 February 2016.

"Hotter Than Hell" was released as the third single on 6 May 2016. The song peaked at number 15 in United Kingdom and reached the top 20 in several markets.

"Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" was released as the fourth single on 26 August 2016, giving Lipa her second UK top 40 single at the time.

The album's fifth single, "Lost In Your Light", was released on 21 April 2017 and features Miguel.

"New Rules" was released as the sixth single from the album on 7 July 2017, and has reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Lipa's first number-one single on the chart.[20]

On 1 December 2017, "Homesick" was released as a digital single and later the same month for airplay in Belgium and the Netherlands.

On 16 November 2017, it was confirmed that "IDGAF" would serve as the album's eighth single.[3] It was serviced to contemporary hit radio in the United Kingdom on 12 January 2018. The song peaked at number 3 in United Kingdom and reached the top 10 in several markets.

Promotional singles[]

On 28 October 2016, the first promotional single "Room For 2" was released. An accompanying music video was released a week later on Hunger TV's YouTube channel.[28]

A studio version of "Thinking 'Bout You", a previous demo song recorded by Lipa, was released as the second promotional single on 6 January 2017.

"Want To" was released as the third promotional single from the album and the first promotional single from Dua Lipa: Complete Edition on 6 September 2018.

Tracklist[]

Standard edition[4]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. Genesis Dua Lipa, Andreas Schuller, Sarah Hudson, Coffee Axident, Big Taste, Lorna Blackwood, Cameron Gower Poole 3:25
2. Lost In Your Light (featuring Miguel) Lipa, Miguel, Rick Nowels Miguel, Stephen "Koz" Kozmeniuk, Blackwood 3:07
3. Hotter Than Hell Lipa, Adam Midgley, Tommy Baxter, Gerard O'Connell Kozmeniuk, Jay Reynolds, Tom Neville 3:07
4. Be The One Lucy Taylor, Digital Farm Animals, Jack Tarrant Digital Farm Animals, Tarrant 3:22
5. IDGAF Lipa, MNEK, Larzz Principato, Skyler Stonestreet, Whiskey Waters Kozmeniuk, Principato, Blackwood 3:37
6. Blow Your Mind (Mwah) Lipa, Jon Levine, Lauren Christy Levine 2:58
7. Garden Lipa, Greg Wells, Sean Douglas Wells, Kozmeniuk 3:47
8. No Goodbyes Lipa, Dan Traynor, Lindy Robbins, Ilsey Juber Kozmeniuk, Grades 3:36
9. Thinking 'Bout You Lipa, Adam Argyle Kozmeniuk 2:51
10. New Rules Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren, Ian Kirkpatrick Kirkpatrick 3:29
11. Begging Lipa, Cara Salimando, James Flannigan, Gabriel Simon Flannigan, Kozmeniuk, Suzy Shinn 3:14
12. Homesick Lipa, Chris Martin Bill Rahko 3:50
Italian special edition bonus track[5]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. Bang Bang Sonny Bono Kozmeniuk 2:17
Deluxe edition bonus tracks[6]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. Dreams Lipa, Neville, Chelcee Grimes Ten Ven 3:40
14. Room for 2 Lipa, Neville, Autumn Rowe Ten Ven 3:28
15. New Love Lipa, Emile Haynie, Andrew Wyatt Haynie, Wyatt 4:31
16. Bad Together Lipa, Grimes, Tom Barnes, Ben Kohn, Peter Kelleher TMS 3:58
17. Last Dance Lipa, Kozmeniuk, Talay Riley Kozmeniuk 3:48
Japanese edition bonus tracks[7]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
18. Hotter than Hell (Miike Snow remix) Lipa, Midgley, Baxter, O'Connell Kozmeniuk, Jay Reynolds, Tom Neville, Miike Snow 4:12
14. For Julian Lipa, Eg White White 3:36
Japanese special edition bonus tracks[8]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
20. New Rules (Initial Talk remix) Ailin, Warren, Kirkpatrick Kirkpatrick, Initial Talk 3:44
21. IDGAF (Initial Talk remix) Lipa, MNEK, Principato, Stonestreet, Whiskey Waters Kozmeniuk, Principato, Blackwood, Initial Talk 3:27
22. IDGAF (Hazers remix) Lipa, MNEK, Principato, Stonestreet, Whiskey Waters Kozmeniuk, Principato, Blackwood, Hazers 4:00

Cut Songs[]

Bold typing indicates that the full song has leaked. Italic typing indicates that the song is partially leaked. Underlined indicates that the song has been performed live/released at one point.

Dua Lipa (Complete Edition)[]

"Dua Lipa: Complete Edition" is a "super deluxe" re-release of her first album, Dua Lipa. It was first announced in a tweet on September 4, 2018. The album will contain all songs from her debut self-titled album Dua Lipa and the era’s notable collaborations. Complete Edition will debut the new tracks "Kiss and Make Up", "Want To", and "Running".

Personal & credits[]

Personnel and credits[]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of the deluxe edition of Dua Lipa.

Recording locations[]

  • Sarm Music Village, London (Vocals on tracks 1, 5 and 9)
  • Pulse, Los Angeles (Track 1)
  • TaP / Strongroom 7, London (Tracks 13 and 14; vocals on tracks 2–4, 6, 7, 10–12 and 15–17)
  • Paramount, Los Angeles (Tracks 2 and 5)
  • KasaKoz, Toronto (Tracks 3 and 17)
  • Sony/ATV (Track 4)
  • The Synagogue, Los Angeles (Track 6)
  • Rocket Carousel, Culver City, California (Vocals on track 7)
  • Wendyhouse, London (Track 8)
  • HyGrade, London (Track 8)
  • Modulator Music, Canada (Tracks 9 and 11)
  • Zenseven, Woodland Hills, California (Track 10)
  • NRG, North Hollywood, California (track 10)
  • Atlantic, Los Angeles (Track 10)
  • Comic Sands, Los Angeles (Track 11)
  • Woodshed, Malibu, California (Track 12)
  • The Music Shed, London (Track 16)


Musicians

  • Dua Lipa – vocals (all tracks); backing vocals (tracks 4, 11)
  • Andreas Schuller – keyboards, percussion (track 1)
  • Leroy Clampitt – guitar (track 1)
  • Miguel – drums, percussion, bass, vocals (track 2)
  • Rick Nowels – electric guitar, keyboards (track 2)
  • Stephen "Koz" Kozmeniuk – guitar (track 2); drums (tracks 2, 3, 5, 8, 9); synths (tracks 2, 5, 9); keyboards (tracks 3, 8, 17); bass (tracks 5, 8, 9, 11); piano (track 5); additional drums, synth programming (track 11); programming (tracks 11, 17); backing vocals (track 17)
  • Dean Reid – percussion, synth bass, electric guitar, keyboards (track 2)
  • Mighty Mike – live drums (track 2)
  • Zac Rae – piano, synths (track 2)
  • Jay Reynolds – additional keyboards (track 3)
  • Aadin Church – backing vocals (track 3)
  • Talay Riley – backing vocals (tracks 3, 17)
  • Lucy Taylor – backing vocals (track 4)
  • Jack Tarrant – guitar (track 4)
  • MNEK – additional backing vocals (track 5)
  • Todd Clark – additional backing vocals (track 5)
  • Larzz Principato – guitar (track 5)
  • Jon Levine – keyboards, Rhodes, bass, guitar, drum programming (track 6)
  • Greg Wells – piano, drums, bass, synths (track 7)
  • Grades – keyboards, programming, drums (track 8)
  • Adam Argyle – guitar (track 9)
  • Ian Kirkpatrick – programming (track 10)
  • Cara Salimando – backing vocals (track 11)
  • James Flannigan – piano, drums, drum programming, synth strings, percussion, programming (track 11)
  • Chris Martin – additional vocals, piano (track 12)
  • Tom Neville – percussion, programming (track 13); keyboards (tracks 13, 14)
  • Tom Barnes – drums (track 16)
  • Pete Kelleher – keyboards (track 16)
  • Ben Kohn – guitar (track 16)
  • Matt Vlahovich – additional keyboards (track 17)

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Technical

  • Axident – production (track 1)
  • Big Taste – additional production (track 1)
  • Lorna Blackwood – additional vocal production (track 1); vocal production (tracks 2, 5)
  • Cameron Gower Poole – additional vocal production (track 1); engineering (track 9)
  • Jeff Gunnell – engineering assistance (tracks 1, 5)
  • Tim Burns – mixing (tracks 1, 13, 14)
  • John Davis – mastering (tracks 1, 3–5, 7, 8, 11–17)
  • Miguel – production (track 2)
  • Stephen "Koz" Kozmeniuk – production (tracks 2, 3, 5, 7–9, 17); additional production (track 11)
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing (tracks 2, 15)
  • Chris Galland – mix engineering (track 2); mixing assistance (track 15)
  • Jeff Jackson – mix engineering assistance (track 2)
  • Robin Florent – mix engineering assistance (track 2)
  • Kieron Menzies – engineering (track 2)
  • Dean Reid – engineering (track 2)
  • Trevor Yasuda – engineering (track 2)
  • Chris Garcia – engineering (track 2)
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering (tracks 2, 6, 10)
  • Jay Reynolds – additional production (track 3); mixing (track 7)
  • Tom Neville – vocal production (track 3)
  • Michael Sonier – engineering assistance (tracks 3, 17)
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing (tracks 3, 4, 6, 16)
  • John Hanes – engineering for mix (tracks 3, 4, 6, 16)
  • Digital Farm Animals – production (track 4)
  • Jack Tarrant – vocal production (track 4)
  • Evelyn Yard – recording (track 4)
  • Larzz Principato – co-production (track 5)
  • Josh Gudwin – mixing (tracks 5, 10, 11)
  • Joel Peters – engineering (track 5)
  • Jon Levine – production, engineering (track 6)
  • Greg Wells – production, engineering (track 7)
  • Grades – co-production, vocal recording (track 8)
  • Matty Green – mixing (tracks 8, 9, 17); mastering (track 9)
  • Olly Thompson – engineering assistance (track 9)
  • Ian Kirkpatrick – production, vocal production, engineering (track 10)
  • James Flannigan – production (track 11)
  • Suzy Shinn – additional vocal production (track 11)
  • Matt Deutchman – production co-ordination (track 11)
  • Bill Rahko – production, engineering (track 12)
  • Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young – mixing (track 12)
  • Aleks von Korff – engineering assistance (track 12)
  • Ten Ven – production (tracks 13, 14)
  • Emile Haynie – production (track 15)
  • Andrew Wyatt – production (track 15)
  • Ike Schultz – mixing assistance (track 15)
  • TMS – production (track 16)


Dua Lipa: Complete Edition[]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Dua Lipa: Complete Edition.[9]

Musicians

  • Dua Lipa – vocals (all tracks)
  • ADP – programming (track 1)
  • Stephen "Koz" Kozmeniuk – drum programming (track 1); synth, bass, drums, programming (track 2)
  • Andrew Wyatt – piano (track 2)
  • Blackpink – vocals (track 3)
  • Chelcee Grimes – backing vocals (track 3)
  • Yannick Rastogi – drums, bass, synths, keys, programming (track 3)
  • Zacharie Raymond – drums, bass, synths, keys, programming (track 3)
  • Thomas Wesley Pentz – instrumentation, programming (track 5)
  • Mark Ronson – instrumentation, programming (track 5)
  • Philip Meckseper – instrumentation, programming (track 5)
  • Maxime Picard – instrumentation, programming (track 5)
  • Clément Picard – instrumentation, programming (track 5)
  • Jacob Olofsson – instrumentation, programming (track 5)
  • Rami Dawod – programming (track 5)
  • Frank van Essen – violin, strings (track 6)
  • Sean Paul – vocals (track 7)
  • Will Bowerman – musical direction, arrangement, drums (track 8)
  • Kai Smith – guitar, keyboards (track 8)
  • Matthew Carroll – bass guitar, keyboards (track 8)
  • Ciara O'Connor – backing vocals (track 8)
  • Naomi Scarlett – backing vocals (track 8)


Technical

  • ADP – production, engineering (track 1)
  • Stephen "Koz" Kozmeniuk – production (tracks 1, 2)
  • Jamie Snell – mixing (track 1)
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering (tracks 1, 3, 5, 8)
  • Matty Green – mixing (track 2)
  • John Davis – mastering – mastering (track 2)
  • Banx & Ranx – production (track 3)
  • Jamie Snell – mixing (track 3)
  • Yong in Choi – engineering (track 3)
  • Calvin Harris – production, mixing (track 4)
  • Mike Marsh – mastering (track 4)
  • Silk City – production (track 5)
  • The Picard Brothers – additional production (track 5)
  • Jarami – additional production (track 5)
  • Riton – additional production (track 5)
  • Alex Metric – additional production (track 5)
  • Jr Blender – additional production (track 5)
  • Josh Gudwin – mixing (track 5); original mix (track 8)
  • Hunter Jackson – mixing assistance (track 5)
  • Will Quinnell – mastering assistance (track 5)
  • Martin Garrix – production, engineering (track 6)
  • Valley Girl – production (track 6)
  • Giorgio Tuinfort – production (track 6)
  • Lorna Blackwood – production (track 6)
  • J.P. Negrete – engineering (track 6)
  • Cameron Gower Poole – engineering (track 6)
  • Sermstyle – production (track 7)
  • Pip Kembo – co-production (track 7)
  • James Royo – mixing (track 7)
  • Paul Bailey – engineering (track 7)
  • Barry Grint – mastering (track 7)
  • Ian Kirkpatrick – original production (track 8)
  • Jay Reynolds – live version production, live version mixing (track 8)
  • Will Bowerman – co-production (track 8)
  • Will Nicholson – recording, engineering, front of house (track 8)
  • Alex Cerutti – monitors (track 8)
  • Jon Bond – backline technician (track 8)
  • Richie Mills – backline technician (track 8)

References[]

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