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Dua Lipa

Album Houdini (Single)

“Houdini” is the lead single from English-Albanian singer Dua Lipa and her upcoming third studio album. Released on the 9th November 2023 through Warner Records, “Houdini” marks a new era of sound for Lipa.

The nu-disco and electronica track sees Lipa embody the freedom of being single and knowing your worth. Speaking to Apple Music, Lipa explained the song’s meaning:

““Houdini” embodies the energy of a good night out. This was the first track I wrote about that fun and freeing time of being single. The lyrics are a bit cheeky, but there is a real underlying message of understanding yourself deeply and having no guilt about knowing your self-worth. Sometimes you just have to pull a Houdini and leave a situation that’s no longer serving you.” 

The music video for “Houdini” was directed by Manu Cossu and was released alongside the single on the 9th November 2023. In 2 weeks, the video received 34 million views.

Read the lyrics to “Houdini” here.

*All information accurate at the time of publishing (22nd November 2023).

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Release Date

9th November 2023


Danny L Harle, Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Kevin Parker & Tobias Jesso Jr


Danny L Harle, Kevin Parker


Warner Music Uk

Chart Rankings

In less than 2 weeks, "Houdini" charted at: - #7 in Australia - #14 in Austria - #1 & #20 on various charts in Belgium - #20 in Brazil - #5, #17 & #25 on various charts in Canada - #2 in Croatia - #34 in the Czech Republic - #17 in Denmark - #31 in Finland - #7 in France - #17 in Germany - #2 in Japan - #12 in Latvia - #5 in Lithuania - #3 in Luxembourg - #12 in the MENA region - #11 & #23 on various charts in the Netherlands - #13 in New Zealand - #11 in Norway - #42 in Poland - #13 in Portugal - #97 in Russia - #24 in Singapore - #14 & #61 on various charts in Slovakia - #63 & #125 on various charts in South Korea - #24 in Spain - #13 in Sweden - #3 in Switzerland - #2 in the UK - #11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 - #20 on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 - #1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs - #16 on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 *All information accurate at the time of publishing (22nd November 2023).

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