Dua Lipa Thrilled by 'Houdini' Success: 'Biggest Reaction Ever

Dua Lipa shines at Variety's Power of Women event.

by Nouman Rasool
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Dua Lipa Thrilled by 'Houdini' Success: 'Biggest Reaction Ever
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Celebrity sensation Dua Lipa has expressed her eagerness to embark on a new phase of her career following the successful launch of her latest single, "Houdini." The three-time Grammy Award winner revealed her anticipation for upcoming projects while attending the esteemed Variety’s Power of Women event, sponsored by Lifetime.

With a new album on the horizon, expected to drop next year, Lipa's fans eagerly await further details. Lipa, known for her chart-topping hits, shared her excitement about her current project, "Houdini," and the overwhelming response it has received.

"The intensity of everyone’s reaction was instantaneous. It’s undeniably the most remarkable response I've ever experienced," Lipa stated. Her joy was palpable as she discussed her readiness to turn the page and begin a new chapter in her illustrious career.

Lipa Honors LuckyChap

At the Variety event, Lipa had the honor of presenting the producer of the year award to LuckyChap Entertainment, co-founded by Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, and Josey McNamara. This tribute recognized their commitment to empowering female storytellers and filmmakers.

LuckyChap Entertainment notably produced this year’s blockbuster, "Barbie," in which Lipa stars as Mermaid Barbie. Her track "Dance the Night," featured in the movie, has garnered a Grammy nomination for best song written for visual media.

Lipa’s involvement in "Barbie" has been a source of immense pride for her. "It’s been a dream to be part of such an iconic movie. The solidarity and energy behind the film, especially among women, has been heartwarming," she remarked.

Further expanding her artistic reach, Lipa teased her upcoming role in Matthew Vaughn’s action-packed spy film, "Argylle," set for a February 2024 release. The film showcases her in thrilling scenes alongside Henry Cavill, from motorcycle stunts to dynamic action sequences.

“Working with Henry was amazing, and Matthew Vaughn’s direction was fantastic," Lipa said, emphasizing her focus on acting in this project. Lipa’s latest single, "Houdini," has been praised by Variety’s executive music editor Jem Aswad as a track that continues the legacy of her previous album, "Future Nostalgia," for which she received a Grammy for best pop vocal album.

The Variety’s Power of Women event also celebrated other influential women in the industry, including Billie Eilish, Fantasia Barrino, Carey Mulligan, and Lily Gladstone.

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