Dua Lipa wants to emulate Madonna and have a long career in pop

The singer says she hopes to be releasing her best music into her 40s.

Dua Lipa says she hopes to emulate Madonna and continue to enjoy chart-topping success into her 40s. 

The 24-year-old hopes to have a long career in pop, continuing to push herself musically, before retiring "with a couple of dogs". 

“I want to do this for as long as I can," she told The Sun newspaper. "I feel like Madonna peaked at 40 or 45 and made the best pop album known, and she continues to kill it.

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“Women, we can do it for as long as we want to. And then at some point I’ll retire with a couple of dogs and take up smoking again.”

Dua has so far enjoyed huge success worldwide. Since making her Official Chart debut in 2016 with Top 20 hit Hotter Than Hell, she's landed 14 Top UK 40 singles, including two Number 1s in New Rules and Calvin Harris collaboration One Kiss. View Dua's full chart history here.

Her second album, Future Nostalgia, hit Number 1 in April and has spent four weeks at the summit.

Dua's ever-growing list of accolades includes three Brit Awards, incuding British Female Solo Artist in 2018, and two Grammys, for Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording for Electricity (with Silk City).

"The success I’ve had is more than I ever imagined was possible," she said. "To be really honest, I never thought I would get this far. Not because I didn’t think I could, but because I didn’t know something like this was possible.

"Every time I went on stage was so exciting. At the Grammys, that moment, I sometimes have to watch it back to remember it, because when they called my name I felt like I blacked out."

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