The world’s most exciting popstar is still pinching herself

Shortly before she picks up the phone, Dua Lipa makes modern music history. Last Friday, after narrowly missing out on a number one debut for her sophomore record Future Nostalgia, the Kosovo-born star, arguably the most exciting, dynamic figure in our corona-stalled pop landscape right now, ascended to the top spot in the UK album charts. She brought three singles — “Don’t Start Now”, “Physical” and “Break My Heart” — into the top 10 with her. The last British woman to achieve that holy trinity of top tier success was Dame Vera Lynn nearly 70 years ago, and even she didn’t have the number one album out at the same time…

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