Dua Lipa Earns 10th UK Airplay No 1 With ‘Dance The Night’
Dua Lipa’s new single Dance The Night – taken from the Barbie Soundtrack – has secured her 10th UK airplay No 1.
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The hit extends her run of having more airplay No 1s than any other female artist since Radiomonitor began data in 2008 according to Music Week. Adele is currently on five, with Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Pink and Little Mix all on four, and Beyoncé on three. As it currently stands, the only artist with more is Ed Sheeran, who currently has 14 under his belt.
Dua Lipa has spent 37 weeks at the top of the UK airplay chart, thanks to Dance The Night, 2022 Calvin Harris & Young Thug collaboration Potion, We’re Good, 2020 Miley Cyrus collaboration Prisoner, Levitating, Break My Heart, Physical, Don’t Start Now, 2018 Calvin Harris collaboration One Kiss, and IDGAF.
Jane Arthy, SVP promotions, Warner Records, told Music Week: “Ten No.1 airplay records is an unprecedented headline for any artist – let alone one who is just two albums into her career. We are super-grateful for all the support from UK radio – from the first plays, to this milestone. It’s another reminder of the impact Dua’s music is having, and how she is flying the flag for British artists and for female artists. And it’s just the beginning.”
Dance The Night was produced by Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, and the Picard Brothers. The video includes a cameo from Gerwig. It was was co-written by Lipa, Wyatt, Caroline Ailin, and Ronson.
It was announced back in April that Lipa will be appearing as part of the star-studded cast of the upcoming Barbie movie. The highly-anticipated film is due to hit cinemas on 21 July. The singer announced her role in the film with a post on Instagram on 4 April. “This Barbie is a mermaid!!” She wrote in the caption.