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31 May 2021

Dua Lipa Already Planning Follow-Up To ‘Future Nostalgia’

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Dua Lipa has already started planning the follow-up to her enormously successful second album, Future Nostalgia, according to an interview with Joe Kentish, the new head of Warner Records, in Variety.

The British singer has had a remarkable year, with Future Nostalgia still in the Top 10 of both the UK album chart and the US Billboard Top 200 over a year after its release. Kentish, who signed Dua Lipa back in 2015, remarked upon the album’s incredible success, “It’s The Terminator of albums, it just cannot be stopped! Every time we think it’s down, another single pops off in another territory or on another platform. And her work ethic is legendary. We use her as an example to other artists at the label and I know her management company, Tap Music, do the same.”

According to Variety, “Kentish says Lipa is ‘already thinking’ about her third album and is planning to pull off ‘something completely different and at scale.'” He continued, “She was talking about album No 3 when we barely had No 2 done! You’re half-expecting that she might want to take a break or go about things differently but she’s like ‘Right, what’s next?’ Her interests, her knowledge, her thirst to learn new things and to be in control of what she does just grows and grows. She’s taking time to fully realise the album conceptually, but her belief in herself and the belief that she can pull off something completely different and at scale has only grown.”

Future Nostalgia topped the charts in 15 countries and reached the Top 10 in 31 countries. In was No 1 in the UK Albums Chart for four non-consecutive weeks as well as earning her first ever nomination for the Mercury Prize, and winning the Brit Award for British Album of the Year. At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, Future Nostalgia was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Pop Vocal Album, while Don’t Start Now was nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

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