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2nd LD Writethru: Dua Lipa wins Best New Artist at 2019 Grammys

2nd LD Writethru: Dua Lipa wins Best New Artist at 2019 Grammys

She followed that up with "One Kiss", a collaboration with hitmaker Calvin Harris that also reached the top spot in the U.K. In February 2018, Lipa won two Brit Awards for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.

The 23-year-old was born in London to parents who emigrated from Kosovo; her father moonlighted as a rocker in the Kosovar band Oda, in which he was lead vocalist.

Lipa then said backstage, according to People: "First of all, being in the New Artists category and having so many female artists nominated is a big change, and it's the change that we hope to see for many years to come".

Moments after performing alongside St. Vincent, Lipa received the Grammy for Best New Artist.




Lipa's comments appear to reference Portnow's suggestion from past year that women needed to "step up" when asked why the 2018 awards were predominantly male.

"No matter where you are from, or your background, or what you believe in, never let that get in the way of you and your dreams, because you deserve it", she said on stage.

'I want to say a really big thank you to my fans who've allowed me to be the best version of myself'.

It's unfortunate that Lipa wasn't given time to finish her speech, but Lipa continued the discussion she opened at Grammy press rooms after the ceremony was over.