Here’s everything you would like to understand about pop sensation Dua Lipa before tonight’s ‘SNL’ Saturday Night Live” will return tonight for the last episode of 2020 hosted by show alum Kristen Wiig with musical guest Dua Lipa.

If you’re asking yourself, “Who is Dua Lipa?”

Here’s everything you would like to understand about the talented 25-year-old before tonight’s “SNL.”Who is Dua Lipa? Lipa was born in London to Albanian immigrants, Dukagjin and Anesa in 1995. Her given name are often translated to mean “love” in Albanian.

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She began working at a young age, returning to Kosovo as a toddler . When she turns 15, she ended up moving back to London to pursue a singing career which is when she began posting videos of her singing covers to YouTube.

In a recent clip on WIRED’s YouTube channel, Lipa said that she used these YouTube videos as “a sort of a portfolio” to figure with producers and obtain into the studio. After recording a couple of demos, Lipa eventually scored herself a record deal, releasing her first single “New Love” in August 2015.

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Lipa released a series of singles leading up to her freshman eponymous album in 2017, including two of her breakout hits, “Hotter Than Hell” and “Blow Your Mind (Mwah).” shortly after, Lipa made history in 2018 for becoming the youngest female artist to hit one billion views on a music video.

The colorful choreographed video for “New Rules,” the sixth single off her first album, has now garnered quite two billion views on YouTube Lipa released her much-anticipated sophomore album, “Future Nostalgia,” at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The singer told People at the time that she felt tons of pressure to deliver on her second album following the success of her first album. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, I even have to undertake and do something with the second record,'” she said.

“But I wanted to urge faraway from all those pressures and other people’s expectations and opinions of what I should be doing because I felt like then i might attempt to recreate ‘New Rules’ and never get anywhere. I wanted to mature as an artist.”

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Lipa released her much-anticipated sophomore album, “Future Nostalgia,” at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The singer told People at the time that she felt tons of pressure to deliver on her second album following the success of her first album.

“I was like, ‘Oh my God, I even have to undertake and do something with the second record,’” she said. “But I wanted to urge faraway from all those pressures and other people’s expectations and opinions of what I should be doing because I felt like then i might attempt to recreate ‘New Rules’ and never get anywhere. I wanted to mature as an artist.”

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All of Lipa’s diligence throughout the last five years has paid off. The critically-acclaimed ’80s pop-fusion album earned the singer six Grammy nominations, including record of the year, album of the year, song of the year and best pop solo performance, among others. But Lipa is not any stranger to the Grammys. In 2019, she won not only best dance recording for her track with Diplo “Electricity,” she also won the coveted award for best new artist also .