Pop Shop Podcast: Dua Lipa on Her 'Whirlwind' Year & 'Diversity' of Debut Album, Plus Chart Chat & Oscar Talk
publish date: 2017-02-28
Welcome to the new episode of the .com Pop Shop Podcast, 's weekly audio breakdown of the charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and .com senior editor Katie Atkinson every Tuesday on the Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on .com or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to the previous Tuesday’s edition of the show on .com).
On the latest show, we welcome rising star Dua Lipa! Over the past year, the singer and songwriter has been making waves in Europe and at home in England, where she’s scored five top 40 hits on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, including the top 10 smash “No Lie,” with Sean Paul. In America, she notched her first Hot 100 hit with “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” and followed it up with “Scared to Be Lonely,” her collaboration with Martin Garrix. The latter tune debuts on the Pop Songs airplay chart this week (chart dated March 11).
Regarding the past year or so, Lipa says “It’s been an absolute whirlwind. From doing festivals to doing my own European tour to getting to work with people like Sean Paul and Martin Garrix and releasing my own music -- it's just been mental. Mental.”
Lipa’s self-titled debut studio album is due in June, and she says there will be “a lot of diversity” represented on the set; her influences range from Sia, P!nk and Destiny’s Child to 50 Cent and J. Cole). She also hints at some possible collaborations that “may or may not” appear on the album (more on that in the interview!).