Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Dua Lipa calls for equality in music

LOS ANGELES: Dua Lipa has called for greater equality in the music industry. The 22-year-old singer insisted there needs to be a better representation of female artists amongst performers are award ceremonies and suggested her contemporaries don’t get enough recognition on the prize shortlists. Speaking to Rolling Stone, she said: ‘’You want to see a lot more female artist and a lot more awards performances, getting nominated for a lot more awards.

I feel like equality in the music industry is something that’s needed a lot more.’’ The ‘New Rules’ hitmaker explained how thing are changing, with female pop stars slowly getting rid of the ‘’stigma’’ surrounding them. She added: ‘’I feel like for so long there’s always been this stigma behind female pop stars. Because when a male pop star comes on the scene, people instantly believe that they write their own songs, that they direct their own videos, that they do all this.

‘’Whereas if you’re a female artist and you’re not sat by a piano, or a guitar, or you’re not playing an instrument and your kind of performing a song, people instantly think that you’re manufactured and you’re no longer kind of authentic to yourself.’’

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