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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Zedd ft. Liam Payne – Get Low
  • Kesha – Praying
  • Dua Lipa – New Rules
  • JAY-Z – The Story of O.J.
  • Moon Taxi – Two High

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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa – Scared To Be Lonely
  • James Blunt – Love Me Better
  • Major Lazer ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj – Run Up
  • Julia Michaels – Issues
  • Zara Larsson ft. Ty Dolla $ign – So Good

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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:
  • Sean Paul ft. Dua Lipa – No Lie
  • Charli XCX ft. Lil Yachty – After the Afterparty
  • The Vamps & Matoma – All Night
  • Cheat Codes – Queen Elizabeth
  • KREAM ft. Clara Mae – Taped Up Heart

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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – Side To Side
  • Zara Larsson – Ain’t My Fault
  • TIEKS ft. Dan Harkna – Sunshine
  • John Gibbons – Would I Lie to You
  • Dua Lipa – Blow Your Mind (Mwah)

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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Ariana Grande – Into You
  • Dua Lipa – Hotter Than Hell
  • Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling
  • Selena Gomez – Kill Em With Kindness
  • High Contrast – Remind Me

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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Philip George & Dragonette – Feel This Way
  • DNCE – Cake by the Ocean
  • Troye Sivan – Youth
  • Dua Lipa – Last Dance
  • Lukas Graham – Mama Said

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When I first heard about Dua Lipa, on the release of her debut single New Love in August, I’ll admit I didn’t see a bright future for her. A pretty girl with a pleasant song… so far, so Sunday Girl. But since then, she’s grown into one of the most promising pop prospects for 2016.

Dua’s new single Be The One is a catchy electro-pop number which has become a viral hit on Soundcloud, YouTube and Spotify. She’s had support from all the appropriate press and media, from The Fader to Radio 1, and she features in the BBC Sound of 2016 longlist. This week she announced her first UK tour, in addition to her already-sold-out London gig. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing her at Eurosonic festival in January. Warner Bros, a label that last dabbled in pop with Stooshe, have stepped up their game, with the help of Dua’s management, known for developing and managing Lana Del Rey.

Dua was born in London to Albanian/Kosovan parents, and studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. She worked as a model before her music career fell into place, and her cool style and exotic look will be a strength in terms of fashion press and branding. However, this also means she’ll need to make more of an effort than some of her pop rivals to seem relatable and approachable. I think she’s doing a good job so far, with a friendly tone on social media and a fun, youthful vibe in her videos and photo shoots. Musically, Be The One is a big step forward, but her breakthrough success will ultimately depend on whether she can step up again and find a commercial crossover hit, like Years and Years brilliantly did in 2015. Basically, Dua needs a King.

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Dua Lipa is a new artist from the management company that launched Lana Del Rey, and with her debut single New Love there were notable similarities. The track was co-produced by Emile Haynie, who worked on most of Lana’s best known songs, and the DIY-style montage video seemed intended to be Dua’s Video Games moment. However, the 20-year-old newcomer has set herself apart with the follow-up single Be The One, a vibrant, heartfelt electro-pop tune produced by new Syco signing Digital Farm Animals. While Dua lacks the instantly obvious, cohesive identity that we saw from Lana, and other young female artists such as Lorde and Halsey, there’s enough to get me intrigued for now, and I hope the positive reception to Be The One will spur her on to reveal more. Dua has an interesting background, as she was born in London to Kosovan/Albanian parents, and lived on her own from age 15 when they moved back to Kosovo. She worked as a model and even appeared in an X Factor ad, but a career in music was always her goal. It looks like she’ll achieve it, as the industry is welcoming her with open arms: she’s signed to Warner Bros, receiving strong support from Radio 1 and 1xtra, and already making international promo trips. Rita Ora may soon have to make room for Dua on the Google results page for “singer from Kosovo.”