Be the One Dua Lipa
Song Title: Be the One
Artist: Dua Lipa
Date of release: 29th of October 2015
Description: ” Be the One ” is by Dua Lipa, the English singer, songwriter and model. Dua’s career in music started when she was 14. She began producing covers of songs by artists like Christina Aguilera and Nelly Furtado for her YouTube channel. She signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2015 and a short time later released ” New Love “, her first single.
The song was written by Lucy Taylor and Nicholas James Gale. Lucy is a classically-trained singer-songwriter from London, England. She also goes by the name of Pawws and started posting her solo projects on SoundCloud in 2012.
Nicholas, who goes by the name of Digital Farm Animals, is a British DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter and remixer. As a songwriter and producer he has worked with many artists such as Galantis, will.i.am, Little Mix, Louisa Johnson, R. Kelly, Nelly, Marlon Roudette, Anne-Marie, INNA, Blonde and Sigma. Nicholas worked asa producer for this song along with Jack Tarrant, who provided vocal production.
” Be the One ” was released on the 29th of October 2015 by record label Dua Lipa Limited and taken as the second single from her self-titled 2017 debut Album. The lyrical content of the singles on the Album ( six already released ) revolve around Dua’s personal views of love, sex and self-empowerment.
Dua explained what the song is about during an interview with nylon.com, the online music and fashion magazine, saying ” For me, ‘Be The One’ is about self-belief, perseverance, and fighting for what you want. In this instance, it’s about a relationship, but really, this is an attitude I try to bring into everything in my life.”
There are two accompanying music videos. One was shot around streets of Soho, London and directed by Nicole Nodland, who began her career as the personal photographer to Prince, she toured with the band and documented his life for two years. She has worked with many of the industry’s top artists like Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Lana Del Rey.
The second video ( this one ) was directed by Daniel Kaufman, the American director, producer and screenwriter from New York. Daniel trained, as an actor, with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The school, founded in 1880 in London, England, is an independent music and dramatic arts school. Daniel has over than fifty professional stage credits with many film and television appearances under his belt.
The video features American actor Ansel Elgort, the American actor and singer. Ansel played Tommy Ross in Carrie, Caleb Prior in The Divergent Series and Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars.
” Be the One ” was a commercial success for Dua. In the United States it reached a peak of number 5 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart. In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 26th of January 2017 and reached a peak of number 9. It spent 2 weeks in the top ten and a total of 18 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 9
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Argentina (Monitor Latino) 5, Australia (ARIA) 6, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 7, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 42, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 12, Finnish Airplay (Radiosoittolista) 55, France (SNEP) 42, Germany (Official German Charts) 11, Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 9, Hungary (Single Top 40) 3, Ireland (IRMA) 25, Italy (FIMI) 28, Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard) 8, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 11, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 20, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 1, Portugal (AFP) 70, Romania (Airplay 100) 13, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 4, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 20, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 100, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 11
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