Dua Lipa have teamed up for a new song, which lands next Friday (March 11). Meg teased the collaboration earlier today (March 6) on Twitter. The post includes the release date and photos of colorful cakes with Meg and Dua’s faces emblazoned on the icing.merican rapper Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, known professionally as Megan Thee Stallion and English singer and songwriter
Last month, Dua Lipa kicked off a massive North American tour. Megan Thee Stallion will join as opener later on in the trek. Lipa is currently facing two copyright infringement lawsuits for her hit single “Levitating.” The first complaint was levied against the singer by Florida reggae band Artikal Sound System. The latest suit was filed by songwriters L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer, who claim Lipa infringed upon the copyright of their 1979 disco track “Wiggle and Giggle All Night.”
Meg grew up the daughter of rapper Holly-Wood (Holly Thomas), and listened to Southern rap staples like Three 6 Mafia and UGK from an early age. By 14 years old, this had largely inspired her to start writing her own raps, and she then went on to establish her presence around the Houston rap circuit by battling and beating opponents in local freestyle competitions.
In the present: sexually explicit yet empowering lyrics combined with effortless flows have become Megan’s signature sound—as she strives to emulate her favorite parts of her male rapper influences (such as Pimp C and Biggie Smalls) but in a female version.
In November 2018, Meg signed with 300 Entertainment, making her the first female artist on the label. However, she would later end up suing 300 as a result of them blocking her from releasing music. After this, Roc Nation began managing Meg, which boosted her journey to mainstream superstardom that had already begun on the social media app TikTok with her song “Savage.”
The subsequent Beyoncé-assisted “Savage Remix” then helped Meg attain her first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 2020.
Unfortunately, two months on, Megan sustained gunshot wounds and had to undergo surgery to remove bullet fragments from her feet. She later alleged it was musician and acquaintance Tory Lanez that fired the gun—causing a messy, high-profile public controversy to transpire.
Not letting the incident hold her back, the career-defining hit “WAP” that Meg shared with fellow femcee Cardi B was released in August, also reaching number one and making history in the process.
Some months after, Megan’s debut album Good News dropped, addressing some of 2020’s drama and highlighting her growth as an artist from the four EP’s that came before it.
Reaching a new career milestone: on March 14, 2021, at her first ever Grammy Awards ceremony—Megan won three categories. These were Best New Artist, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance.
In 2016, Dua Lipa broke through in the UK with “Hotter Than Hell,” and scored her first Billboard Hot 100-charting single with “Blow Your Mind (Mwah).” Collaborations with Martin Garrix and Sean Paul on their worldwide hits “Scared to Be Lonely” and “No Lie”“ followed in 2017.
Her self-titled debut album was released on June 2, debuting at #5 on the UK Album Charts and at #86 on the Billboard 200 and receiving positive reviews from critics, many praising Dua Lipa’s vocals and confidence. The album’s sixth single, “New Rules,” became a worldwide hit, topping the charts in the UK and remaining in the top 5 for 10 consecutive weeks.
In early 2018, “IDGAF” was released to similar success, while Dua won two BRIT Awards, including Best Breakthrough Act. She saw continued success with her Calvin Harris collaboration, “One Kiss,” and closed out the year with a Complete Edition reissue of her album.
Dua Lipa spent much of 2019 recording what would become her second studio solo album, Future Nostalgia which was released on March 27, 2020, to critical acclaim. The album was influenced by disco and pop artists such as Moloko, Kylie Minogue, Madonna and OutKast The lead single “Don’t Start Now” was released in November 2019 to worldwide success, becoming her seventh Top 10 single in United Kingdom and her second in United States.
The boisterous “Physical” was released as Future Nostalgia’s second single in January 2020, and quickly became Lipa’s eighth Top 10 single in the UK, followed by “Break My Heart” as the third official single.
Dua Lipa was nominated for 5 Grammys at the 63rd Grammy Awards: Record of the Year ,“Don’t Start Now”, Album of the Year, “Future Nostalgia”, Song of the Year, “Don’t Start Now”, Best Pop Solo Performance, “Don’t Start Now”, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “UN DÍA (ONE DAY)”. She won the nomination for her second studio album, “Future Nostalgia”.
Dua Lipa is well-known for her sultry vocals, the dark storylines and honest lyrics of her songs and her “progressive” pop sound. She describes her musical style as “dark pop”. Her biggest influence is Canadian pop singer Nelly Furtado, her favorite album of all time being Whoa, Nelly!. She also cites Pink, J. Cole, David Bowie, 2Pac, Kendrick Lamar, Bob Dylan, 50 Cent and A$AP Rocky as huge influences on her music, but also on the way she writes and sings.