She was awarded the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2019, and her collaboration with Silk City, "Electricity," won for Best Dance Recording.

Credit: Courtesy of Dua Lipa/Instagram



Dua Lipa was asked about her beauty's power some time ago, and that resonated with her. Recently, the 25-year-old insisted that her talent led to her level of success instead of her looks.

"I've been thinking about it almost every day, and I was just a little bit taken aback," Lipa told Rolling Stone. "I've never really seen being pretty or beautiful as some kind of power."

She added, "It's never been something that I identify with and — with no disrespect to you, obviously — I feel like I was a little bit shortchanged in a way, because I don't feel like I've gotten to where I am because of that."


Credit: Courtesy of Dua Lipa/Instagram

"I'm extremely hardworking and driven, and I feel like that's the reason why I got to where I am, through my hard work and my drive, and I just wanted to make that clear because it has been playing on my mind," the singer continued.

Lipa worked as a model before signing with Warner Music Group in 2015. Two years later, she released a self-titled debut album.

She was awarded the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2019, and her collaboration with Silk City, "Electricity," won for Best Dance Recording.


Credit: Courtesy of Dua Lipa/Instagram

The singles' success helped her self-titled album gain platinum certification and become one of the most streamed albums on Spotify.

Her second studio album, "Future Nostalgia," hit the shelves in March 2020 to critical acclaim, earning Lipa six Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year.

Meanwhile, Lipa said in an interview with Attitude magazine last year that she has to fight for her LGBTQ fans.


Credit: Courtesy of Dua Lipa/Instagram

"I have a massive group of friends and [members of] my team who are part of the LGBTQ community, who have inspired me so much and taught me so much," Lipa explained. "They're all my role models in life."

"It's entirely a right to be able to love who you want, not just because I have friends in the LGBTQ community, but because we're all human and we deserve it," the pop star added. "It's something I feel very connected to and will continue to fight for."



"To be able to use my platform to spread awareness, show support, talk about it, to make people feel seen, heard and safe, communicate with charities and try to do my part as much as I can ... I see that as my duty," Lipa continued.

During the interview, the singer, who has also shown support for the Black Lives Matter movement, was also quoted as saying she was not yet ready to accept a gay icon title.





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