Dua Lipa is the first female British artist to have three singles in Top 10 in the UK, since 1955, and she has also three singles in the Hot 100 in the U.S.
If you’ve been listening to the radio lately (and if you haven’t, what else are you going during home isolation?), then you’ve heard Dua Lipa’s music tearing up the charts. Her big hit from fall last year, “Don’t Start Now,” is a celebratory tune about moving on from a toxic boy who took her for granted. That’s something we can get into fo’sho’, but as it turns out, it’s taken on new meaning in the self-isolation era. The tune has become a major hit amongst TikTokers dancing alone in the comfort (and quarantine) of their homes.
When Dua video-chatted with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night for the at-home edition of The Tonight Show, the singer was blissfully unaware of her TikTok fame until Jimmy (ever the cool kid) pointed it out.
“You’re all over TikTok, by the way,” he said, with his signature giggle. “‘Don’t Start Now’ is, like, the biggest thing. Everyone’s doing, ‘Don’t show up! Don’t come out!’ It just fits in with what everyone’s being told right now. And it’s almost like you wrote it, like, last week.”
“For the self-isolation era!” she chimed in.