Singer and songwriter Dua Lipa has been granted Albanian citizenship for promoting the country through her music and fame.
The 27-year-old singer was born in London, England. Her maternal grandmother is of Bosnian descent. Her ancestry can also be traced back to the city of Peja, Kosovo. Both of her grandfathers were historians.
Lipa was musically influenced by her father, who was the lead singer and guitarist of the Kosovan rock band Oda.
Albanian president Bajram Begaj said Lipa has made the country proud with her global career and engagement in important social causes.
The singer was touched by such honor and said “an indescribable great joy” to accept citizenship.
After posing for photos with the President at Tirana City Hall, Lipa took an oath of citizenship, gave her fingerprints, and signed an application form for an identity card and passport.