Music superstar Dua Lipa takes Albanian citizenship

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s president granted citizenship to Albanian-born British pop star Dua Lipa on Sunday.

President Bajram Begai said Lipa was granted citizenship before Albania celebrated its 110th anniversary of independence from the Ottoman Empire. Begazi thinks it’s an honor to be able to do so because Lipa made Albanians famous all over the world.

“I will also be Albanian with my paperwork,” Ripa said before taking the citizenship oath at Tirana City Hall.

Lipa was born in London in 1995 to Albanian immigrant parents from Kosovar, Anesa and Dukazin Lipa.

Lipa, who began singing at the age of five, was influenced musically by her father, a former singer and guitarist in rock bands. She started posting her songs on YouTube when she was 14 years old. Her first debut her studio album was released in 2017. She won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2019.

Together with her father, she co-founded the Sunny Hill Foundation in 2016, raising funds at an annual concert in her native Kosovo to help those facing financial hardship. increase.

Lipa said, “I feel great indescribable joy at such acceptance, love and all. Afterwards, the artist was photographed in his passport, fingerprinted, and submitted to his ID and passport application forms.” Signed.

Lipa will conclude its annual concert tour in Tirana’s main Skanderbeg Square on Monday in honor of Independence Day.