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Dua Lipa returns to the "Brit Awards" with trophies

The singer from Kosovo has returned to the "Brit Awards" after a two-year break, receiving the next trophy on Saturday night. It triumphed in the category for the best song of the pop genre with "Dance the Night", the soundtrack of the movie "Barbie". It is her seventh trophy at the "Brit Awards". This year, with six trophies, the artist Raye broke the record, who was once nominated with DJ Regard from Kosovo.

Dua Lipa has stormed back into the UK music industry's biggest awards ceremony. The singer with roots from Kosovo received the award for the best pop song at the "Brit Awards" ceremony on Saturday night in London. She won with "Dance the Night", soundtrack of the movie "Barbie".

After receiving the award, Lipa thanked the fans, saying that without them she would not be where she is now.

“Amazing, thank you so much! I believe there's more than one reason... my fans are the reason I'm here. So I want to say, 'Thank you to each and every one of you who voted for me.' That means a lot. I am very, very happy to be here. You people have given me this radical belief that I can do anything, I can try and experiment.... You are there to support me. All the love, optimism and support is what inspires me, so thank you very much", said Lipa as she thanked her team for the work done.

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Lipa was invited to open this year's ceremony with the interpretation of the new hit "Training Season" (Photo: AP)

Lipa has been nominated in two other categories: for the best song of the year and the best artist. But it was the English artist, Raye, who beat her in both categories. She even made history for the most awards won in one year. Received six awards, including the main ones for artist and best album with "My 21st Century Blues". She had already made history with seven nominations. The 26-year-old pop star also received trophies such as "Best Songwriter", "Best R&B Performance", as well as "Best British Artist".

But it was up to Lipa to open this year's ceremony with the interpretation of the new hit "Training Season".

Lipa, Rob Beckett and Ellie Goulding were among the many celebrities who paraded down the red carpet for the occasion, before entering the O2 arena in London to kick off the awards party. After Lipa, artists such as: Kylie Minogue, Raye, Calvin Harris and Ellie Gouldin, Tate McRae and others took to the stage to perform.

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Raye with six trophies broke the record at the "Brit Awards 2024". In 2021, she was nominated for the collaboration with DJ Regard from Kosovo

The well-known Scottish DJ and producer, Calvin Harris, was awarded an award in the "Best Dance Performance" category. Among the international artists honored with awards during the evening were, SZA, who was declared "Best International Artist", Miley Cyrus won the award "Best International Song" for the hit "Flowers", while "Best International Group ” was announced as “Boygenius”.

The special career award, "Global Icon" this year was awarded to the Australian pop-artist, Kylie Minogue. 

The last time Dua Lipa triumphed at the "Brit Awards" was in 2022 when she grabbed the trophy that crowned her as: Best Pop/R&B Artist. That year she was not present at the ceremony, she used social networks to share the joy with her followers. He thanked everyone for the votes.

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Lipa was also nominated in two other categories: for the best song of the year and the best artist (Photo: AP)

"Anyway we wish we were in London to celebrate with you - we've been rehearsing to put on the best show for you," she would write. It didn't win an award that year, even though it was nominated for best pop/R&B song. Dua Lipa's history with the UK's biggest music awards began in 2018 when she took home the award for Best Female Solo Artist and Youngest Breakthrough Artist. A year later, she again received the award for the best song with "One Kiss". Although he was not among the nominees in 2020, he returned in 2021 with a triple nomination. It won in two categories. Lipa was awarded Best British Female Artist and won Best Album. In the category for the best album, he triumphed with "Future Nostalgia", which gave him the epithet alpha of disco. That year, he failed to triumph in the category for the best song with the hit "Physical". Lipa was among the musicians who also performed in 2021, bringing some of her hits to the ceremony that was physically attended by 4 people and broadcast live. "Thank you very much, it's an honor to be here and on stage again. Last time when I was here in 2018 I said that I wish to see more women on this stage and three years later I am very happy to see this", Lipa said then. Lipa appeared singing the song "Love Again" in the subways of London. He also started singing the hit "Physical" there. However, the pre-recorded performance continued live at the "O2 Arena". He made this shift precisely with "Physical", the song with which he intended to receive the Award for the best song (British single). After the hit "Hallucinate", she ended her performance with the super-hit "Don't Start Now" and the words "Future Nostalgia".

Well, Raye, who shocked the "Brit Awards" with six trophies this year, also has a story related to another musician from Kosovo - Dardan Ali, known as DJ Regard. In 2021, he was nominated for the best British song for "Secrets" with the star of the "Brit Awards 2024". It was the year when Dua Lipa defeated them in this category and was declared the queen of that edition.  

Prepared by: Endrit Berisha and Edona Binaku

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