Last night, Dua Lipa took to the stage at O2 ABC on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow, as part of a seven-date headline tour before she releases her debut album in the spring.
After racking up the hits on YouTube – over 2 million views for her track Be The One – Dua has been praised by media tastemakers and playlisted by Radio 1.
Born in London to Kosovar-Albanian parents, she was raised on David Bowie and Bob Dylan – but the first album she bought was by Nelly Furtado.
Her song-writing grew out of her experiences on the London club scene.
Her first original songs were uploaded to SoundCloud in 2012, drawing the attention of Lana Del Rey’s managers, who signed her up and set her to work with top American music producer Emile Haynie.
She arrives in Glasgow as a pop star in the making.
Dua Lipa UK Tour dates:
26.01.16 Glasgow, O2 ABC
27.01.16 Manchester, Soup Kitchen
29.01.16 Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
30.01.16 Nottingham, Stealth
02.02.16 London, Oslo Hackney
Dua Lipa released Be The One in December last year, check out a video of her performing the single live for BBC Sound of 2016.