“Saturday Night Live” will return tonight for the final 2020 episode, hosted by show alum Kristen Wiig with musical guest Dua Lipa

If you’re wondering, “Who is Dua Lipa?”, fear not. Here’s everything you need to know about the talented 25-year-old leading up to today’s “SNL” “

Lipa was born in London in 1995 to Albanian immigrants, Dukagjin and Anesa (and yes, her real name is actually Dua Lipa, her first name can be translated “love” in Albanian). She performed at a young age and returned Returned to Kosovo as a child When she was 15 she returned to London to pursue a singing career At this point, she began posting videos of her singing covers on YouTube

In a recent clip on WIRED’s YouTube channel, Lipa said she used these YouTube videos as “a form of portfolio” to work with producers and go to the studio after recording some demos, Lipa finally achieved a recording deal and released her first single “New Love” in August 2015

Lipa released a number of singles in 2017 that led to her newcomer album of the same name, including two of her breakout hits, “Hotter Than Hell” and “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)””Not long after that, Lipa made history in 2018 when she became the youngest artist to reach a billion views in a music video,” reported NME. The colorful choreographed video for New Rules, the sixth single from their first album, now has more than two Billions of views on YouTube achieved

Lipa released her highly anticipated second album “Future Nostalgia” at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the singer told People at the time that after the success of her first album, she was feeling a lot of pressure to deliver her second album

“I said,” Oh my god, I have to try to do something with the second record, “she said,” But I wanted to get away from all the pressures and other people’s expectations and opinions about what to do, because I felt like I was trying to recreate “New Rules” and never get anywhere I wanted to mature as an artist ”

Lipa’s hard work over the past five years has paid off on the critically acclaimed ’80s pop fusion album earned the singer six Grammy nominations including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, The Song of the year and the best pop solo performance But Lipa is no stranger to the 2019 Grammys, with Diplo “Electricity” she not only won the best dance recording for her track, but also the coveted award for best new artist

Saturday will not be the first time that Lipa has reached the “SNL” level. The two-time Grammy winner was the musical guest of the show alongside presenter Natalie Portman in February 2018. This year she played her hit “New Rules, ”followed by her ballad“ Homesick, ”co-written by Coldplay’s Chris Martin

Since June 2019, Lipa has been romantically linked to model Anwar Hadid, brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid

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Source: https://www.today.com/popculture/who-dua-lipa-here-s-what-you-need-know-tonight-t204336