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11 May 2024

Dua Lipa Hits The UK Album Chart No 1 With ‘Radical Optimism’

Dua Lipa performing during the Brit Awards 2024 at the O2 Arena, London. Picture date: Saturday March 2, 2024.
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Radical Optimism has given Dua Lipa this week’s No 1 album in the UK and the biggest opening week for a British female in three years. Radical Optimism also tops the Official Vinyl Albums Chart.

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According to Official Charts, Radical Optimism shifted a total of 46,300 chart units in its first seven days; the most for any British female since Adele’s November 2021 chart-topper 30.

Radical Optimism has also become Dua’s first album to debut at No 1 in the UK. Her 2020 record Future Nostalgia reached No 1 in its second week on chart. Her self-titled 2017 debut only reached No 3 but has notched up 354 weeks on the Official Albums Chart (so far).

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Lipa will be the Friday night headliner at Glastonbury Festival this June and has announced a date at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 17 October.

Lipa recently spoke with Variety about the statement she is hoping to make with her new album, Radical Optimism.

“I think for me, the importance of understanding that when things are bad, there’s always some light at the end of the tunnel,” she said. “I always think about it like, when I’m in the midst of a mess of turmoil or everything’s going wrong, I always tell myself, in a couple months, I’m gonna look back on that moment, and be like, thank God I walked through it. I didn’t decide to hide or not deal with the problem at hand, whatever it is, but actually choose to go through it. And that’s how I grew. And I feel like that just overall, especially in the world right now, I think it’s important that we just learn to walk through the fire and not hide away from it, or shy away from it. That’s just optimism. It’s probably the most daring thing we can do.”

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