Diplo Thanks Dua Lipa, Recalls Their Meeting & Making the Grammy-Winning 'Electricity'

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Diplo and Dua Lipa attend the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in association with Hugo Boss at Tate Modern on Sept. 5, 2018 in London, England. 

Diplo is an entertainer constantly on the lookout for fresh talent. He's traveled the world in search of the most unique voices, and when he first heard Dua Lipa's "Be the One" in 2015, he was immediately awestruck. Fast-forward to 2019, and he and Lipa just won a Grammy for best dance/electronic recording for their song "Electricity," a single from the producer's collaborative project Silk City alongside Mark Ronson. Lipa also won the award for best new artist, which prompted him to share their friendship backstory on Instagram.   

"She had only jumped out of nowhere, was just starting out, and had a really weird name to me," Diplo writes. "She is a one of a kind of artist that can be on any genre any style."  

   

When he and Ronson wrote "Electricity," they knew Lipa was the perfect fit.   

"We sent her a demo and she came over and helped us write and finish the record and she smashed it," he writes. "She was the only voice we wanted on this song.. a deep / full voice and an excellent performer. after 6 months electricity has moved from a club song to a radio song to a genuine classic and every night I see it moving more people and grow even bigger. she got another award sunday for best new artist and it was very well deserved.. love you Dua for being around for me since day one."

It's a heartwarming tale of friendship that's sure to continue for years to come. We all benefit in the form of more great music. Congratulations to Silk City and Dua Lipa for their Grammy wins. Read Diplo's full message to Lipa below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I randomly dmed @dualipa 3 years ago on twitter after I heard be the one. she had only jumped out of nowhere, was just starting out, and had a really weird name to me. I had a song called “my love” for major lazer with wizkid and wale that we wanted her to be on.. she is a one of a kind of artist that can be on any genre any style. 2 years later she’s become one of the biggest pop stars in the world. when we were writing “electricity” we sent her a demo and she came over and helped us write and finish the record and she smashed it. she was the only voice we wanted on this song.. a deep / full voice and an excellent performer. after 6 months electricity has moved from a club song to a radio song to a genuine classic and every night I see it moving more people and grow even bigger. she got another award sunday for best new artist and it was very well deserved.. love you Dua for being around for me since day one.

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