Dua Lipa the English singer/songwriter with a deep, sultry, emotive voice is poised for stateside stardom. Over the past year she has been an A-lister in the UK and Europe where she’s racked up 5 top 40 hits. Although Lipa has already made some noise in America, the dropping of her debut album this summer should put her squarely on the US map.

 

Dua (means “Love” in Albanian) was born and raised in London until the age of 11 when her family relocated to Kosovo. At 15 she returned to London to live with a friend and pursue her music career. Lipa started uploading covers of Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys to YouTube (seriously how many artists has YouTube kicked off?!). Within a year she attracted the attention of Lana Del Rey’s manger and by 18 Dua had a recording contract with Warner Bros. Somewhere in between she did some modeling but quickly left that biz when she was told she had to lose weight. Lipa says of that time, “ I love food too much and I’d like to think that my voice is my best feature”. If I didn’t already L-O-V-E this girl for her wicked voice I love her even more now!

 

This week on In The Mix with HK Dua’s latest single Be The One is my Pick To Hit.

 

Speaking of hits….I’ve got all your faves like you’ve never heard them before! Get ready for exclusive HK remixes on Marian Hill, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers and Katy Perry. Plus new bangers by Zayn, Stargate featuring Pink & Sia, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Halsey and of course Dua Lipa! Then just when you thought the party was over the top I’m putting together a mashup that will blow you away! Call the crew, it’s all going down right here on Mix 94.9 Saturday at 10pm and Sunday at noon! Remember…if it's hot, if it's new and it makes you wanna move…you're In The Mix with HK