Women In Music

Dua Lipa Opens 2020 Billboard Women in Music With Stunning 'Boys Will Be Boys' Performance

To open the 2020 virtual edition of Billboard Women in Music, honoree Dua Lipa pivoted from her standard high-energy and vibrant visuals to a more stripped-down, pointed performance of "Boys Will Be Boys."

The Future Nostalgia closer was the perfect statement-making song for the night, as Lipa repeated its chorus "boys will be boys ... but girls will be women." Wearing a black gown and performing in front of a blank canvas, occasionally illuminated to show silhouettes of the string players accompanying her, the bare-bones setup allowed Lipa's impassioned vocals -- and the song's message -- to take center stage.

Lipa released Future Nostalgia, her acclaimed second album, earlier this year and more recently performed a record-breaking livestream, Studio 2054, to more than 5 million viewers around the world. Lipa is the recipient of this year's Women in Music Powerhouse Award, given to an act whose music dominated streaming, sales and radio.