Watch Dua Lipa’s Fierce Performance of ‘Don’t Start Now’ on ‘Ellen’


Dua Lipa stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday (Jan. 9) to deliver a jaw-dropping performance of her latest single «Don’t Start Now.»

Flanked by a crew of female back-up dancers dressed in chic, white bodysuits, the British-Albanian pop star glided through the disco-infused number with a combination of laid-back panache and expert precision. «Did a full 180, crazy/ Thinkin’ ‘bout the way I was/ Did the heartbreak change me? Maybe/ But look at where I ended up,» Lipa sang with a smile, clearly enjoying the moment as she and the dancers nailed their theatrical choreography.

The performance comes just one day after host Ellen DeGeneres enlisted the pop star for a hilarious hidden camera sketch, speaking only the lyrics to her hit songs to unsuspecting customers at a Los Angeles home decor store.

«Don’t Start Now» serves as the lead single for Lipa’s upcoming sophomore studio album, Future Nostalgia, and was followed by the funky electro-leaning title track. The LP is expected some time in early 2020, though an official release date has yet to be announced.

Watch Dua Lipa’s crowd-raising performance on Ellen below.

This article was originally published by: Billboard

Selena Gomez Calls Making ‘Rare’ a ‘Nightmare … But in the Best Way Possible’


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Selena Gomez’s new studio album Rare is set for release on Friday, but she tells Spotify in a new interview that she thought it would be ready to come out two years ago.

Her comeback album unpacks the singer’s healing and evolution over the last couple of years, but such a drawn-out process was not what the «Lose You to Love Me» singer had initially anticipated for her third solo project.

«Honestly, this album was kind of a nightmare to deal with, but in the best way possible,» she tells Spotify while sitting down in her glam room. «I thought that I was so ready like two years ago…. I had collected all of these sessions, beautiful sessions, that I don’t even remember half of them because it evolved each year.

«And then something would happen to me and it would be very drastic, so that it would take me somewhere else,» she continued. «And then all of a sudden I found this healing, and I saw something bigger than what I thought that I was. And I think that also added the whole end of the album.»

Watch Gomez’s interview with Spotify below.

This article was originally published by: Billboard