Dua Lipa is to be honoured with the ASCAP Vanguard Award, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced today.
Dua will be presented with the prestigious Vanguard award on Monday 16 October 2017 at ASCAP’s annual celebration of songwriters and composers taking place in London.
Previous recipients of the Vanguard Award include Jess Glynne, MNEK, Walk The Moon, St. Vincent, fun., Kendrick Lamar, Diplo, Calvin Harris and Janelle Monáe.
Dua’s latest single ‘New Rules’ has spent 7 weeks in the UK Top 5 singles chart after holding the #1 spot for two weeks.
The single has been certified gold with the video going viral and breaking 240 million views.
‘New Rules’ is also the first single by a solo female artist to reach #1 in the UK since Adele in 2015. Dua is the 11th most streamed artist in the world on Spotify with 29.5m monthly listeners and she is about to embark on a massive ‘self-titled tour,’ a mix of sold-out headline shows and support slots for Coldplay and Bruno Mars.
Dua Lipa has spoken about being awarded the Vanguard award she said:
“I’m so honoured and grateful to win this award. I’m very thankful for the response to the music and the recognition. Things like this make me work so hard and I just want to make my fans proud. Thank you!”
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