Billboard Explains: Dua Lipa’s Radical Chart Achievements

From her evergreen “New Rules” to her Barbie soundtrack smash, “Dance the Night,” Dua Lipa has been the ultimate dancefloor soundtrack for nearly seven years and counting. With three Grammy wins from 10 career nominations and on-screen roles in both Barbie and Argylle under her belt, the pop princess is racking up impressive achievements and accolades across the entertainment scene.

Ahead of the release of her third studio album, Radical Optimism, Billboard explains the resounding chart success of the British dance-pop powerhouse.

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Dua Lipa first debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 back in 2016 with “Blow Your Mind (Mwah),” a track from her eponymous debut studio album that reached No. 72 on Billboard’s primary all-genre singles chart. That album also housed the singles “IDGAF” and “New Rules,” the latter of which became Lipa’s first Hot 100 top 10 hit, peaking at No. 6. Lipa has since collected 23 career Hot 100 entries, including top 10 hits such as “Don’t Start Now” (No. 2), “Levitating” (No. 2) and “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” (No. 7, with Elton John).

“Levitating,” which earned a remix with Hot 100-topping rapper DaBaby, ranked at No. 1 on the 2023 Year-End Hot 100. The irresistible nu-disco banger also stands as the longest charting song among women in Hot 100 history, with 77 total weeks. “Levitating” also boasts the most weeks in the Hot 100’s top 10 for a song by a woman (41 weeks).

Lipa’s success extends to the Pop Airplay chart, where she has notched 23 career entries. Five of those hits reached the ranking’s apex, including 2020’s “Break My Heart” (one week) and 2023’s “Dance the Night” (two weeks).

Over on the Billboard 200, both of Lipa’s studio LPs have reached the chart: 2017’s Dua Lipa (No. 27) and 2020’s Future Nostalgia (No. 3). She also reached No. 28 with Club Future Nostalgia, a remix album she released alongside The Blessed Madonna.

With Radical Optimism — which features the singles “Houdini,” “Training Season” and “Illusion” — on the way, Dua Lipa could very well add a slew of new Billboard chart achievements to her arsenal.

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