Dua Lipa wins ‘Public Choice’ prize at European Border Breakers Awards
London singer songwriter Dua Lipa has won the Public Choice Award at the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA).
The 2017 winners were announced at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in the Dutch city of Groningen.
Dua Lipa received the award after winning an online vote in part due to the success of her singles such as Be The One, Last Dance and Hotter Than Hell.
Over the last year, she has performed at a multitude of European festivals, including Lowlands, Frequency, Pukkelpop and Way Out West and charted in countries such as Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany and Austria.
The EBBA show also featured outstanding performances by all 2017 winners: Alan Walker (no), Jaakko Eino Kalevi (fi), Namika (de), Hinds (es), Filous (at), Jain (fr), Dua Lipa (gb), Natalie La Rose (nl), Walking on Cars (ie) and Era Istrefi (al).
The EBBA are funded under the European Union’s (EU) Creative Europe programme. With the EBBA, the European Union wishes to highlight the success of 10 emerging European artists in selling albums and touring outside their home territory.
Meanwhile, Anna Meredith, Azekel and Moonlandingz are among 13 acts playing at Eurosonic 2017 thanks to PRS for Music Foundation’s International Showcase Fund (ISF).
Photo credit: Ben Houdijk