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Dua Lipa banks £25 million DOUBLING her annual earnings as pop star gains on the likes of Adele

Dua Lipa is one step away from making it onto the top 10 richest musical earners on the planet, banking £24.7 million over the past year.

The British pop star – who, last month, released her sophomore album Future Nostalgia – made £11.8 million last year and has now doubled her earnings.

This places her in the realms of music megastars Adele and Ed Sheeran, who sit just below the likes of veterans Sting, Mick Jagger and Elton John. 

Big earner: Dua Lipa is one step away from making it onto the top 10 richest musical earners on the planet, banking £24.7 million over the past year

As reports The Sun, the 24-year-old ‘also has £17.3 million cash in the bank, up from £8.6million 12 months ago’.

The publication sourced the figured from Dua Lipa Live LLP, filed with Companies House.

The songstress – who is London-born to Kosovan-Albanian parents and currently dating Anwar Hadid, brother to supermodels Gigi and Bella – proved her star power this week as she was bestowed the opening lines in Radio 1’s charity single Times Live There, to help battle the global COVID-19 pandemic.

A music industry source told The Sun: ‘Dua has quietly gone about her business, and is now one of pop’s most successful performers. 

Rich lister: The British pop star – who, last month, released her sophomore album Future Nostalgia – made £11.8 million last year and has now doubled her earnings

Music's finest: This places her in the realms of music megastars Adele [pictured] and Ed Sheeran

Music's finest: This places her in the realms of music megastars Adele [pictured] and Ed Sheeran

Top of the heap: Adele and Ed [pictured] sit just below the likes of veterans Sting, Mick Jagger and Elton John

Top of the heap: Adele and Ed [pictured] sit just below the likes of veterans Sting, Mick Jagger and Elton John

Music’s finest: This places her in the realms of music megastars [L-R] Adele and Ed Sheeran, who sit just below the likes of veterans Sting, Mick Jagger and Elton John

Coupled up: The songstress is London-born to Kosovan-Albanian parents and currently dating Anwar Hadid, brother to supermodels Gigi and Bella [pictured in November 2019]

Coupled up: The songstress is London-born to Kosovan-Albanian parents and currently dating Anwar Hadid, brother to supermodels Gigi and Bella [pictured in November 2019]

Coupled up: The songstress is London-born to Kosovan-Albanian parents and currently dating Anwar Hadid, brother to supermodels Gigi and Bella [pictured in November 2019]

‘The latest accounts show she could be heading towards the same earnings bracket as Ed Sheeran. 

‘Given she is five years younger, the world really is her oyster. If she continues at this trajectory, she will be rivalling Adele soon.’

Ed is worth an estimated £170 million, while Adele ccmes in at £150 million. Robbie Williams splits the pair up, with a fortune of £155 million.

Dua has climbed above the likes of pop mainstays Cheryl, Rita Ora and Stormzy.

15 OF POP’S RICHEST STARS

1. Sir Paul McCartney

£750 million

 

3. Sir Mick Jagger

£275 million

 

5. Ed Sheeran

£170 million

 

 7. Adele

£150 million

 

9. Liam Payne

£44 million 

 

11. Dua Lipa

£25 million

 

13. Cheryl

£20 million

 

15. Rita Ora

£12 million

 2. Sir Elton John

£320 million

 

4. Sting

£200 million

 

6. Robbie Williams

£155 million

 

8. Harry Styles

£64 million

 

10. Calvin Harris

£31 million

 

12. Sam Smith

£24 million

 

14. Stormzy

£16 million

 

Dua first burst onto the pop scene after starting out as a model.

In 2015 she signed to Warner Music Group, releasing her eponymous debut album in 2017, which hit number three in the UK Albums Chart and yielded nine singles.

The album sold 16,223 copies in its first week and by the end of July 2018, the record was certified platinum having sold 301,181 copies in the United Kingdom.

Opener: The songstress proved her star power this week as she was bestowed the opening lines in Radio 1's c harity single Times Live There, to help battle the global COVID-19 pandemic

Opener: The songstress proved her star power this week as she was bestowed the opening lines in Radio 1's c harity single Times Live There, to help battle the global COVID-19 pandemic

Opener: The songstress proved her star power this week as she was bestowed the opening lines in Radio 1’s c harity single Times Live There, to help battle the global COVID-19 pandemic

Group effort: On the track she joins the likes of Chris Martin, Rita Ora, the Foo Fighters and Paloma Faith

Group effort: On the track she joins the likes of Chris Martin, Rita Ora, the Foo Fighters and Paloma Faith

Group effort: On the track she joins the likes of Chris Martin, Rita Ora, the Foo Fighters and Paloma Faith

It is estimated to have sold over 1.2 million units in total at the time of writing. 

Her track New Rules peaked at number one in the UK and number six in the US, getting her noticed across the pond.

She later collaborated with the likes of Calvin Harris to further raise her profile, as well as supporting the likes of Coldplay and Bruno Mars on tour, before headlining her own tour between 2017-2018.

Success story: Dua is pictured performing at the 70th Sanremo Music Festival, Italy two months ago

Success story: Dua is pictured performing at the 70th Sanremo Music Festival, Italy two months ago

Success story: Dua is pictured performing at the 70th Sanremo Music Festival, Italy two months ago

Flush: She has three BRIT Awards to her nam, as well as two Grammys and further gongs from the likes of GQ, Global, BBC Music and NME

Flush: She has three BRIT Awards to her nam, as well as two Grammys and further gongs from the likes of GQ, Global, BBC Music and NME

Flush: She has three BRIT Awards to her nam, as well as two Grammys and further gongs from the likes of GQ, Global, BBC Music and NME

The Future Nostalgia tour will take place later than planned, pushed back to 2021 due to COVID-19.

She has three BRIT Awards to her name – scooping British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist in 2018, taking home the 2019 British Single Of The Year 12 months later for her collaboration with Calvin, One Kiss.

She also has two Grammys from 2019, as well as gongs from the likes of GQ, Global, BBC Music and NME.

The singer boasts 4.7m followers on Twitter and a massive 43.9m followers on Instagram.

Courtesy DAILY MAIL

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