Dua Lipa is an English model, singer, and songwriter who began her career in 2015. Although she initially began her career as a model, it is for her music that she is now best known. She has already won several awards during her career in music, and her prominence continues to grow. Now, Dua Lipa’s net worth is $16 million, and here is how this talented woman accrued her wealth.
Dua Lipa’s Early Life
Dua Lipa was born in London on August 22, 1995. She has Kosovar Albanian heritage, as her parents are from Yugoslavia but relocated to the UK. Lipa showed talent as a performer from a young age, and she was a student of the Sylvia Young Theatre School. In 2006, Lipa and her family returned to Kosovo when her father landed a job in their homeland. Lipa then attended the Third Millennium school in Pristina. Lipa began posting videos of herself singing on YouTube when she was just 14. Her performances were covers of artists such as Nelly Furtado and Pink. At the age of 15, she returned to London alone and stayed with a friend. Her decision to return to the UK was influenced by her desire to pursue a singing career. During the week, she attended Parliament Hill School. At the weekends, she was a part-time student at the Sylvia Young Theatre School.
Her Career as a Model
Lipa’s desire to launch a career in the music industry meant that she needed to fund music sessions. It led to her working as a hostess in nightclubs and restaurants. During this time, she was spotted, and she landed her first modeling job at the age of just 16. She was a model for the online catalog ASOS Marketplace. She hoped that working as a model would help her make connections that could launch her music career. However, she quit modeling for the company after she was told to lose weight by a manager. At the age of 18, she appeared in the television advertisement for the popular televised singing competition ‘The X Factor.’
Even after Lipa launched her music career, she has continued to model and began to collaborate in the design of fashion ranges. During 2016, she graced the cover of multiple magazines, including ‘Elle,’ ‘Wilde,’ Stella McCartney’, and ‘Paper.’ More recently, she appeared in an image advertising the 2019 spring/ summer collection for Pepe Jeans London. Working with the jeans brand led to her collaborating with them to design a clothing range, also in 2019. The following year, Lipa released a second clothing range with Pepe Jeans London, which was part of their 2020 spring/ summer collection.
Dua Lipa’s Music Career
Lipa first signed a recording contract in 2013 at a time when she was working as a waitress. To allow her to record music, Tap Management offered her a monthly salary so that she could give up her job. She began spending her time on recording sessions, and it was during one of these that she co-wrote ‘Hotter than Hell’, which she later released. Her first single ‘New Love’ was released in August 2015, followed by her second single ‘Be the One’ in October of the same year. By early 2016, she was touring the UK and Europe. While undertaking the tour, Lipa released ‘Last Dance’ and then ‘Hotter than Hell’, the song she had co-written before releasing her first single. ‘Hotter than Hell’ was Lipa’s first real taste of success, and the single peaked at number 15 on the UK charts. Her fifth single was almost as successful, reaching 30 on the UK charts and becoming the artist’s first single to enter the US Billboard Hot 100.
Dua Lipa released her debut album, which is self-titled, in 2017. It reached number three in the UK album charts. Her second studio album, ‘Future Nostalgia,’ reached the top of the UK album charts when it was released in 2020. According to Billboard, Dua Lipa’s most recent single is ‘Levitating,’ released in 2020. Her next single is called ‘Fever,’ and it features Angele. Lipa has not yet announced the release date of this single. The talented artist has won multiple awards throughout her career. These include three Brit Awards, two Grammy Awards, an NME award, four Global Awards, three YouTube Creator Awards, two Telehit Awards, multiple MTV awards, plus many more.
Her Television Appearances
Dua Lipa has appeared on television many times. Usually, she appears as either a musical guest or as an interview guest. Just some of the series on which she has appeared include ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,’ ‘Sunday Brunch,’ ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, ‘The Jonathan Ross Show,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Alan Carr: Chatty Man,’ ‘The Graham Norton Show,’ and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show.’ However, Dua Lipa has not only appeared as a guest on shows. She has also co-hosted an episode of ‘Sounds Like Friday Night’ in 2017. Furthermore, she had a small acting role at the beginning of her career when she played the role of Robert’s friend in a 2004 episode of ‘Familija Moderne.’
Dua Lipa’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dua Lipa’s net worth is $16 million. She has accrued her wealth through her work in various industries, including fashion and music. Lipa has also earned some of her fortunes through her work as a designer.
Dua Lipa’s Personal Life
Dua Lipa dated Isaac Carew, an English chef, for almost six years. The couple initially began a relationship in 2013 but separated in early 2017. In January 2018, Carew and Lipa decided to give their relationship another go, but the relationship ended for the second time in June 2019. Lipa then began dating model Anwar Hadid in June 2019. Hadid is the younger brother of models Bella and Gigi Hadid, says Wikipedia.