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Walking up to the podium to accept her second BRIT Award of the evening, British Breakthrough Act, rising pop superstar Dua Lipa is accompanied by her little brother and sister. “I love you,” she proclaims in one of the most heartfelt moments of the glitzy ceremony. “At the bottom of my album,” she explains, “I thanked everyone and also told them to believe in magic because it’s real. This is the closest I’ve come to it, so I wanted them to experience it first hand.”
Earlier in the evening, Dua Lipa also walked away with the British Female Solo Artist Award, an opportunity she used to commend women who had come before her at the London based celebratory event. Receiving the award from the iconic Kylie Minogue and the ecstatic looking Millie Bobby Brown, she thanked “every single female that’s been on this stage before me.” In a humbling speech, she concluded: “Here’s to more women on these stages, more women winning awards, and more women taking over the world.”
Her rallying cry comes as the singer continues her epic rise, having broken into the UK Album Chart Top 5 with her self-titled debut last year, and delivered huge pop tracks Be The One and the No.1 smash New Rules. Earlier this year, she released IDGAF, again taken from her self-titled debut, propelling her back into the Top 10.
Check out the official video for IDFAG below:
Dua Lipa became the first female artist to be nominated for five awards at the BRITs, walking away with two, having celebrated success on both sides of the Atlantic. It marks a milestone in the London based singer’s already notable career, which this year sees her headline massive venues across the UK, including a hometown show at the iconic Alexandra Palace.
Her music has been lauded by fans and critics alike. Her debut album was selected as one of the best of the year by the likes of Billboard, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone.
She’s effortlessly establishing herself as a shining light in the world of pop and beyond, evident in her mesmerising, energetic live performance of New Rules at the BRIT Awards.
Dua Lipa will be performing across the UK on the following dates:
10 April 2018 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin
12 April 2018 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
14 April 2018 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
17 April 2018 – Genting Arena, Birmimgham
18 April 2018 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
20 April 2018 – Alexandra Palace, London
Remaining tickets for Dua Lipa’s UK shows are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.
Here are all the winners from the BRIT Awards 2018.
British Male Solo Artist
British Artist Video Of The Year
Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times
International Female Solo Artist
International Male Solo Artist
British Album Of The Year
Stormzy – Gang Signs and Prayer
Rag’N’Bone Man – Human
British Breakthrough Act
British Female Solo Artist
Tickets for Dua Lipa’s UK shows are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.
Photos by: JMEnternational