Dua Lipa’s Studio 2054 Recap: FKA Twigs, Kylie Minogue and More

Dua Lipa’s Studio 2054 Recap: FKA Twigs, Kylie Minogue and More

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Dua Lipa’s Studio 2054 Recap: FKA Twigs, Kylie Minogue and More

Dua Lipa saves our quarantine once again.

Dua Lipa saves our quarantine once again.

Text: Luana Harumi

Just when we thought Dua Lipa was done delivering us little specks of joy to an otherwise grim, weird 2020 with the release of now Grammy-nominated “Future Nostalgia” earlier this year, she decided to also provide us a much-needed break from the chaos with her “Studio 2054” live stream. Shot at a giant warehouse-turned-nightclub in London, the live performance – an homage to legendary New York disco club Studio 54 – was the perfect post-Thanksgiving weekend program for all of us who can’t wait to go back to a crowded dance floor. 

The star-studded pay-per-view show featured guest appearances by Kylie Minogue, FKA Twigs, Miley Cyrus, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Tainy, Angèle, Elton John, and The Blessed Madonna. Surrounded by 20 dancers and multiple neon lights, Lipa and her friends took us to another dimension, where social distancing rules don’t apply and the party never ends. Take a look at some of our highlights below:

FKA Twigs stuns viewers with her dance pole moves

After the first act with music from her latest album, which included hits like “Levitating” and “Break My Heart,”  Lipa was joined by FKA Twigs to perform a snippet of their upcoming collaboration, still untitled. Illuminated by a bright spotlight in the background, Twigs swirled around a lone dance pole in a black revealing ensemble by Nasir Mazhar with matching knee-high boots. Lipa came on the stage in a shimmery Alexander Wang bodysuit and the two closed the performance with a fierce embrace. 

Miley Cyrus, J Balvín, Bad Bunny, Tainy, and Angèle vibe with Dua 

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Sitting in Versace with her dancers in a cozy dressing-room-slash-living-room with hues of red and pink, Lipa welcomed guest acts from across the globe following her performance of “New Rules.” 

First came Miley Cyrus with their recent Olivia Newton-John-inspired song “Prisoner,” featured on Cyrus’ new album “Plastic Hearts.” Instead of a live performance, though, viewers were presented with exclusive unreleased footage from the hit’s steamy music video. Then, Lipa started singing “Un Día (One Day),” her collab with J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and Tainy, who joined the show remotely via the tube television positioned on a corner of the set. The song received a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance nomination for the 2021 Grammys.

At last, Belgian singer-songwriter Angéle joined Lipa for a rendition of their collaboration “Fever.” The pair danced around the room in matching glittery tops, black relaxed jeans, and sneakers – the set later made an appearance towards the end of the show, with Lipa, Angèle and Kylie Minogue dancing there to a remix of ABBA’s “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” and Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now.”

Kylie Minogue brings her disco energy to the show

Kylie Minogue swerved between the crowd of dancers to join Lipa’s party from behind the DJ’s soundboard. The two performed a medley of Minogue’s “Real Groove” and “Electricity,” Lipa’s collaboration with Diplo and Mark Ronson. With her own 1980s-esque release “Disco,” the blonde performer brought breathtaking energy and charisma that seemed the perfect fit for the show. 

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