Dua Lipa opened the 2024 Grammys with a new song titled “Training Season” before performing her recent, psychedelic-influenced single “Houdini.” In between the two songs, she delivered a quick line from her “Barbie” song “Dance the Night,” which was nominated for two Grammys.
Clad in all black except for her red hair, the singer danced around a giant cage on the stage and dropped to the floor during the guitar riff in “Houdini.”
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The singer previously teased a clip of “Training Season” on social media. The single is set for release on Feb. 15, leading up to Lipa’s third studio album, which has yet to receive a release date.
In his monologue, host Trevor Noah called Lipa “one of the greatest performers of a generation.”
A triple Grammy winner, Dua’s nominations this year are in the song of the year and best song written for visual media for her “Barbie” soundtrack song “Dance the Night.” The disco pop track was also nominated for best original song for a motion picture at this year’s Golden Globes though the prize ultimately went to Billie Eilish and Finneas for their song in the same film.
In fact, “‘Barbie’ completely took over our lives — we were completely Barb-ified,” Dua told Variety in their “Behind the Song” episode. “We were putting post-it notes everywhere, trying to brainstorm what ‘Dance the Night’ was going to be.”
“We rewrote ‘Dance the Night’ so many times to match the picture,” Ronson added. “Like, Dua was literally coming up with lyrics — When Margo does that come-hither thing with her fingers [in the scene], that’s when I want to sing ‘Come along for the ride,’ We actually engineered that song almost like a score.”
“Honestly, it hit me so quick — the intensity of everyone’s reaction,” Dua said of “Houdini” at while speaking on the red carpet at Variety’s Power of Women event. “It’s amazing. It’s definitely the biggest reaction I’ve ever gotten from anything I’ve ever done. I’m just really happy and ready to start this next chapter.”
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