Dua Lipa is a woman of the world right now. She has won, not one but, two Brit Awards for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act and her song New Rules is the most important female anthem. Instead of making this world traveler jump through hoops to make it into our studio, we called her while she was in Malaysia, and wow we had big news to talk with her about.
Today, UEFA and Pepsi® have announced Dua Lipa as the music artist performing at the 2018 “UEFA Champions League Final Opening Ceremony presented by Pepsi," and we are so excited for her! Dua will be helping fans around the world celebrate their love of football and will be entertaining fans minutes before the sporting event kicks off in Kyiv, Ukraine on Saturday, May 26th.
But performing at shows isn't the only things she does while in a new country. "I love to really be able to experience the culture and do some touristy stuff," explains Dua to Elvis Duran. Dua is constantly doing show after show, traveling to Asia, Europe, the U.S. we have to know how she gets through it all. Adrenaline is what gets her through the shows, but what about when she gets off the stage? Dua explained to Elvis that "jet lag is never easy," and even revealed that when she got off the stage in Hong Kong she "was so dizzy." But that's not going to stop her from heading to Kyiv, Ukraine at the end of this month!
"Honestly, I didn't even think something like this was possible. I'm over the moon and so excited," says Dua on the upcoming ceremony. "I've never done anything like it and it's going to be a really big, fun performance."
This is the third year of the “UEFA Champions League Final Opening Ceremony presented by Pepsi,” and it is airing in over 220 countries and territories around the world with an estimated 86 million viewers. "I'm really looking forward to it," says Dua.
Alongside UEFA Champions League, Pepsi launched its global “LOVE IT. LIVE IT. FOOTBALL.” campaign starring global football players: Leo Messi, Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Carli Lloyd and Dele Alli. The campaign's purpose is to "connect art and sport to bring the beautiful game to life – on and off the pitch – to create a unique take on the sport with a global lineup!