Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber are hanging in Billboard’s Top Ten with their collaboration ‘10,000 Hours‘ at the #8 spot.
At #9 is the welcome return of Dua Lipa with her new single ‘Don’t Start Now.’ Her sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, is due out on April 3. I was a huge fan of Lipa’s debut and, if this song is any indication, the new record should be a worthy follow-up.
I asked my 16-year-old daughter if she’d heard the new Dua Lipa song and she said “yeah” with a shrug, then followed up with “she’s not really relevant anymore.”
It seems like less than a year ago that Lipa was the hottest thing going — an insanely beautiful woman with next-level vocal chops and a stellar debut album under her belt. She had superstar written all over.
Since I last wrote about Dua Lipa in April, I feel like she’s been everywhere. That’s probably because I follow her on Instagram and the Albanian pop star is very active on that platform.
Lipa has been riding high on the success of her self-titled debut album, which has sent five singles up the charts (particularly in England, her birthplace), and maintaining an exhausting tour schedule. She also must be working out a whole lot, based on the amazing shape she’s in in the aforementioned Instagram photos.
After years of resisting, I finally took the plunge and joined the music streaming revolution. Specifically, I signed up for the Amazon Music Unlimited Family plan, which for a little more than $12 per month gives my whole clan access to pretty much every song ever recorded.
I fought this move for so long because I clung to the idea of my own personal music library. If I own everything, do I really own anything? And if I stop paying Amazon one day, am I prepared to lose all of the music I’d virtually amassed? Do I want to be locked into a monthly payment forever?
I always get about a month’s worth of year-end recap posts at this time of year, making it one of my favorite periods. Over the next two weeks I’ll blog about ten of the best music videos to hit screens in 2017, five by women and five by men.
Dua Lipa is a 22-year-old British pop singer who got her start posting covers on YouTube. She released her debut album this year and ‘New Rules,’ the album’s sixth single, reached the top of the UK charts.