The popstar Dua Lipa takes home Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards ANA YGLESIASGRAMMYS FEB 10, 2019 – 8:27 PM Popstar Dua Lipa just won Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. It is her second win of the night, after “Electricity” won Best Dance Recording, her track with Silk City aka Diplo and Mark Ronson.
“I want to say thank you to my fans who have allowed me to be the best version of myself,” Lipa said.
Dua Lipa bestest her class of fellow talented Best New Artist nominees: Chloe x Halle, Luke Combs, Greta Van Fleet, H.E.R., Margo Price, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith.
Born Aug. 22, 1995 in London, England to Albanian parents, Dua Lipa broke out with her massive hit “New Rules,” which gave women and girls everywhere an anthem to move on from an ex. The song is from her 2017 self-titled debut album, which also features her platinum single “IDGAF.”
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Dua Lipa is a first-time GRAMMY winner. Diplo earned his first two career GRAMMYs for 2015 for Best Dance Recording with his production duo with Skrillex, Jack Ü, for “Where Are Ü Now” and Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü.
Prior to the 61st GRAMMYs, Mark Ronson earned five career GRAMMYs for his work both as a producer and a solo artist. His previous wins include recognition as a producer on Amy Winehouse’s 2006 studio album, Back To Black. In addition to his win for “Electricity,” he earned Best Song Written For Visual Media during the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony for his work on “Shallow,” featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, for the film, A Star Is Born. “Shallow” and Ronson earned an additional nomination for Song Of The Year.
Fellow nominees for Best Dance Recording for 2018 were Above & Beyond featuring Richard Bedford (“Northern Soul”), Disclosure featuring Fatoumata Diawara (“Ultimatum”), Fisher (“Losing It”), Silk City (aka Diplo and Mark Ronson) and Virtual Self (“Ghost Voices”).