Dua Lipa Scores Her Fourth No. 1 Single in the UK with “Dance the Night”

Dua Lipa at the 26th MTV EMAs in 2019
Dua Lipa at the 26th MTV EMAs in 2019. Photo by Shutterstock (10464850dg)

Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night” has steadily been climbing to the top of the charts since its release in May, and its rise is finally over. The lead single from Barbie: The Album hit no. 1 on the Official Singles Chart in the UK, becoming her fourth single to do so.

Lipa celebrated the amazing news by sharing a photo of herself posing with the Barbie doll of herself and her latest Official Charts trophy. She previously hit no. 1 with three different songs – “New Rules” (2017), “One Kiss” with Calvin Harris (2018), and “Cold Heart” with Elton John (2021).

“Dance the Night” replaces Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For” as the latest song from Barbie: The Album to top the charts in the UK, and it’s been a part of two historic weeks before ever hitting no. 1. Just last week, it helped lead the girl power takeover on the Official Singles Chart, when songs by female solo artist charted in the top six in the UK for the first time in history.

“Dance the Night” also helped Barbie: The Album make history as the first soundtrack album to have three songs in the top five simultaneously, along with Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” and “Barbie World” by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice ft. Aqua.