Dua Lipa set the stage on fire as she opened the 2024 Grammys with a sizzling performance of her new track, “Training Season,” followed by the mesmerizing psychedelic vibes of her recent single, “Houdini.” Decked out in an all-black ensemble and vibrant red hair, Dua showcased her dynamic moves around a giant cage on stage, even dropping to the floor during the guitar riff in “Houdini.”
In a delightful surprise for fans, Dua seamlessly weaved in a snippet from her Grammy-nominated “Barbie” song, “Dance the Night,” between the two hits. Her electrifying stage presence and the impromptu medley highlighted her versatility as an artist.
The buzz around “Training Season” was real, with a social media teaser preceding the Grammys. The full single is slated for release on Feb. 15, building anticipation for Dua Lipa’s eagerly awaited third studio album, yet to receive a release date.
During the opening monologue, Grammy host Trevor Noah showered praise on Dua Lipa, dubbing her “one of the greatest performers of a generation,” setting the tone for an unforgettable night.
While already a triple Grammy winner, Dua’s 2024 nominations include “song of the year” and “best song written for visual media” for her “Barbie” soundtrack hit, “Dance the Night.” Though missing out on a Golden Globe, the track’s nominations underscore Dua Lipa’s enduring impact on the music scene.
In a candid interview on Variety’s “Behind the Song,” Dua shared insights into the creative process behind “Dance the Night,” emphasizing the meticulous adjustments made to synchronize with the film’s scenes. Collaborator Mark Ronson shed light on the track’s evolution, likening it to a cinematic score.
Reflecting on her recent chart-topper, “Houdini,” Dua expressed her excitement about the overwhelming positive response. Speaking at Variety’s Power of Women event, she described it as the “biggest reaction” she’s ever received, signaling an auspicious beginning for the next chapter of her musical journey. Dua Lipa is poised to continue making waves and captivating audiences worldwide.