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Dua Lipa Names Kylie Minogue the “Queen” of Pop

Dua Lipa admits Kylie Minogue has been an inspiration to her since she was a child.

The 25-year-old singer and Minogue - who is now 53 - teamed up to record the remix of "Real Groove," taken off the Australian pop superstar's 15th studio album Disco, and Dua admits the experience was a dream come true because she has been a fan of Minogue since she was eight years old.

Dua said: "Since before I was in year three, I've loved Kylie. I've loved all her songs, her music videos, she's such an icon, she's the queen.

"I think stylistically what we're both doing has come at the perfect time and I think we're both killing it."

Dua, like many musicians, saw her career put on hold in 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

But one thing in lockdown that she is grateful for is the opportunity to collaborate with Miley Cyrus on the track 'Prisoner' as neither artist had the time to make the collaboration happen before due to their hectic schedules.

In an interview with Australian radio station KIIS105, Dua said: "After the first four months of lockdown that happened in the U.K. I went back to the States and me and Miley ended up getting together in the studio and working on prisoner. But this had been coming, we've been friends for a little while and we had an idea and planned to do a song together. We just didn't have the opportunity because we were always so busy and traveling so we couldn't really get together in a room. Whereas now this feels like the perfect collaboration because it's the perfect combination of both our sounds, I think it really represents both of us. I'm really proud of it. 'Prisoner' was such a release on everything that was happening."

The British superstar was “heartbroken” recently when she was forced to delay her Future Nostalgia tour until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She was set to hit the road in May 2020, but the concerts were rescheduled for January this year, before being moved to September and October 2021. They will now take place in the spring of 2022, with some additional dates. The jaunt will kick off next year on April 15 at Manchester's AO Arena, and end in Lisbon, Portugal on June 6, 2022. Check ticket availabilty here.

Listen/stream Dua Lipa here.

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