Dua Lipa's in Disbelief Over Her 6 Grammy Nominations


| LAST UPDATE 10/17/2021

By Georgina White
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As many of our favorite stars prepare for the 63rd annual Grammys, Dua Lipa's still in disbelief about her six nominations. Her album Don't Start Now is up for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance. Lipa was also nominated for Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Group Performance for her collaboration with J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and Tainy on Un Dia. "Sometimes, when you say it out loud, it's a bit unbelievable, and I'm a little bit overwhelmed," said the artist. 

"I mean, it's bonkers, it's mind-blowing, it's amazing. These things really only happen in your dreams," said Lipa. "I'm hoping no one is going to wake me up and be like, 'Alright, time for school.'" Dua will also be performing at the award show, something she hasn't done in quite a while. "I'm just so happy to be able to get back on the stage, and do it safely, and just get to see all the artists performing," she shared.

Lipa also gave fans a closer look into her process of creating Future Nostalgia, which she's poured her heart and soul into. "Even though it was at home and with the support of everybody around, it gave me so much confidence and made me feel like, I don't know, I could really do it," she explained. These aren't her first Grammy nominations; Lipa won Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording in 2019, and she genuinely couldn't believe she'd come this far. 

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"I wanna say a really big thank you to my fans who have allowed me to be the best version of myself!" she said during her acceptance speech. Back in January, Lipa's album Future Nostalgia reached over three billion streams. "This album has changed my life in so many ways, and I'm so happy it's found a home with you too!!!!!" she shared on Instagram. Unlike her previous albums, Future Nostalgia "is a very happy album," Dua explained.

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"With this record, I felt like I could get out of my comfort zone, almost, and tell myself that it's ok to write happy things and really write about how I feel in the moment," she added. So, get ready for a night to remember at the 2021 Grammys, with performances from Dua Lipa, Cardi B, and more incredible artists.