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Dua Lipa: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 14 April 2017

"THIS IS CRAZY," asserts Dua Lipa, which may be exaggerating the situation a bit. Being able to sell out the 2,000-capacity Shepherd's Bush Empire will certainly look good on the Kosovar-British singer's CV, but in an overflowing pop marketplace (see also: Tove Lo, Zara Larsson), true craziness only starts when your name has resonance beyond your own fanbase. Despite nominations for both the Critics' Choice and Sound Of awards, and A-list ubiquity for the singles 'Hotter Than Hell' and 'Be the One', Lipa isn't yet there.

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