FROM BEGINNER TO PRO
Hendon, 27th April
Dua Lipa’s agent, Jules, called Carcapain on 30 November 2017. He wanted to arrange a course for Dua for April 2018. A complete beginner, she had a week available for lessons. Her lessons had to be arranged according to her availability, followed by her practical test.
Dua had her first lesson on Sunday, 22 April. She had her lessons over 4 days, scheduled for two days, a break on the 24 April due to a meeting abroad, a further two days of lessons, followed by her test. Dua worked hard, doing 6hrs of lesson per day, and passed her test on Friday 27 April, first time pass. Excellent work Ahmed, I hear you are in need of a holiday after the grueling course.
Dua Lipa is an English singer, songwriter, and model. Her musical career began at age 14, when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she was signed with Warner Music Group and released her first single soon after. In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, titled See in Blue. In January 2017, Lipa won the EBBA Public Choice Award. Her self-titled debut studio album was released on 2 June 2017. The album spawned seven singles, including two UK top-10 singles “Be the One” and “Idgaf” and the UK number-one single “New Rules”, which also reached number six in the US. In 2018, Lipa won two Brit Awards for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
Lipa was born in London, to Albanian parents from Kosovo who had left Pristina in the 1990s. She attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, part-time, before moving to Kosovo with her family in 2008. Lipa grew up listening to her father, singer Dukagjin Lipa. Her given name means “love” in Albanian; its atypical nature was cause for distaste in her youth, but she grew to “enjoy” it as it eliminated the need for a stage name. At the age of 14, she began posting covers of her favorite songs by artists such as P!nk and Nelly Furtado on YouTube. At the age of 15, she moved back to London with aspirations of becoming a singer. Shortly after, she began working as a model. In 2013, she starred in a television advertisement for The X Factor.