Today, Dua Lipa releases her new single ‘Levitating’’; the track transports listeners straight to the dance floor. Produced by Koz & Stuart Price, this funk driven song features a guest verse from rap sensation ‘Dababy’ who has exceeded 7 billion global streams since signing with Interscope Records in 2019. ‘Levitating’’ is the latest track to be taken from Dua’s Number 1 album ‘Future Nostalgia’ which also includes the hit singles ‘Don’t Start Now’, ‘Physical’ and ‘Break My Heart’.
‘Levitating’ is accompanied by a futuristic art-deco styled video, brought to life via a unique, first of its kind partnership between Dua Lipa and Tik Tok, which called on Tik Tok users to create original content ideas for the official video. This resulted in 150K video submissions and over 300M challenge views. The end result sees crowdsourced ideas such as makeup looks, original dance moves and even TikToker’s themselves dancing in the video. Inspired by the Studio 54 aesthetic and the golden era of disco, the video sees Dua transported via a portal to an elevator of illuminated disco lights, partying and even roller girls discovered on Tik Tok! Directed by Warren Fu, who is well known for his work with artists like Daft Punk, Mark Ronson and The 1975.
Since the release of her first single in 2015, Dua Lipa has become one of the music world’s hottest young artists. Her eponymous debut album has eclipsed 5 million sales worldwide, with single sales reaching 7 million and the video for her break-out hit “New Rules” (“the song that changed my life,” she says), made her the youngest female solo artist to reach one billion views on YouTube. She made BRIT Award history in 2018 as the first female artist to pick up five nominations, with two wins for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist. She then went on to receive two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording for “Electricity,” her collaboration with Silk City the following year. At the end of 2019, Dua performed her Number 1 global hit single ‘Don’t Start Now’ at the MTV EMAs, ARIAs, AMA’s and MAMA’s in the lead up to the release of her latest album, Future Nostalgia. Her sophomore record surpassed 294 million streams in its first week and has now exceeded 2.2 billion Spotify streams across all of its tracks, establishing Dua Lipa as the most listened to British artist on Spotify globally and the most listened to female artist on the platform. Future Nostalgia features 3 top 10 hit singles ‘Don’t Start Now’, ‘Physical’ and the recent hit ‘Break My Heart’ and also holds the record for the most streamed album in a single day by any British female artist and also had the longest run of 3 tracks in the top 10 by a female artist since 1955.