Dua Lipa has released her new single Levitating – a funk driven song featuring a guest verse from Charlotte native, DaBaby.
Produced by Koz & Stuart Price, Levitating is the latest track to be taken from Dua’s Number 1 album Future Nostalgia, which also includes the hit singles Don’t Start Now, Physical and Break My Heart.
Levitating is accompanied by a futuristic art-deco styled video, brought to life via a unique, first of its kind partnership between Dua Lipa and Tik Tok, which called on Tik Tok users to create original content ideas for the official video.
This resulted in 150K video submissions and over 300M challenge views. The end result sees crowdsourced ideas such as makeup looks, original dance moves and even TikToker’s themselves dancing in the video.
Inspired by the Studio 54 aesthetic and the golden era of disco, the video sees Dua transported via a portal to an elevator of illuminated disco lights, partying and even roller girls discovered on Tik Tok. The video is directed by Warren Fu, who is well known for his work with artists like Daft Punk, Mark Ronson and The 1975.
Dua Lipa’s debut album has eclipsed 5 million sales worldwide, with single sales reaching 7 million and the video for her break-out hit New Rules (“the song that changed my life,” she says), made her the youngest female solo artist to reach one billion views on YouTube.
She made BRIT Award history in 2018 as the first female artist to pick up five nominations, with two wins for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist. She then went on to receive two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording for Electricity, her collaboration with Silk City the following year.
Her sophomore record surpassed 294 million streams in its first week and has now exceeded 2.2 billion Spotify streams across all of its tracks, establishing Dua Lipa as the most listened to British artist on Spotify globally and the most listened to female artist on the platform.