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  • - [Interviewer] My seats to the show

  • better be this good Dua.

  • - Hey, Vogue.

  • - [Interviewer] And answering 73 questions

  • is now your opening act.

  • - I'm ready.

  • - [Interviewer] Okay, can you first tell me

  • what you're standing on.

  • - This is the levitator.

  • - [Interviewer] Can you tell me the purpose

  • of the levitator?

  • - I get up every night and I perform levitating

  • on this while flying through the arena.

  • - [Interviewer] Oh my God, that sounds like magic.

  • And how many shows have you performed on your tour so far?

  • - I've done 23 shows out of 109.

  • - [Interviewer] Almost a quarter done.

  • And what is the first thing you do

  • when you get to a new city?

  • - I love to find a good restaurant

  • and a really fun dive bar.

  • - [Interviewer] How would you describe

  • the Future Nostalgia Tour in your own words?

  • - The craziest thing I've ever done.

  • - [Interviewer] What's been the most memorable show

  • on the tour?

  • - You know, I do get spoiled almost every night

  • but I have to say "I Missed You"

  • was a really special one for me.

  • - [Interviewer] Love New York City.

  • And how has your approach to touring changed

  • since you first started?

  • - It's definitely not rock and roll.

  • It's lots of sleep and lots of tea.

  • - [Interviewer] Two very important activities.

  • What tip would you give to someone

  • who's about to start their first ever tour?

  • - Make sure you take some time for yourself

  • to stay grounded in the midst of all this craziness.

  • - [Interviewer] And what is your pre-show ritual?

  • - I do my dance warmups with my dancer, Sharon

  • and then I do my vocal warmups with my backing vocalists.

  • And then I have like a little fist pump handshake

  • with my monitor engineer, Alex.

  • And then I'm off on stage.

  • - [Interviewer] How was on stage Dua different from Dua

  • just hanging out?

  • - Pretty much the same just a lot more adrenaline.

  • - [Interviewer] When did you feel most vulnerable on stage?

  • - Well, I dropped my mic at my show in Washington, DC

  • and I was not prepared for that.

  • So I think that was probably the most vulnerable moment.

  • - [Interviewer] What's something people may not know

  • about dancing during a performance?

  • - Well, I guess, there's a lot thinking

  • with dancing and singing at the same time,

  • but sometimes you're just thinking about what's for dinner.

  • - [Interviewer] Now you have me thinking about dance moves.

  • What would you say is your most famous dance move?

  • - I think I'm just gonna have to show you that one.

  • - [Interviewer] Oh, I was hoping you'd offer that to me.

  • So Dua, you take the stage, the spotlight is on you,

  • what is the perfect experience you want fans

  • to have at your show?

  • - I would love them to have a really fun,

  • really sweaty dancing experience

  • where for 90 minutes you can just forget

  • about everything that's happening on outside these walls.

  • - [Interviewer] Oh, love it.

  • And what's the first thing you look for in a stage outfit?

  • - I love something that's comfortable

  • but makes me feel really good.

  • - [Interviewer] And you wore four outfits during the show.

  • How did you go about selecting them?

  • - So my show is split up in like four acts

  • and so each outfit tells a different story.

  • From the first one being the dance size class

  • to the space suit at the end.

  • - [Interviewer] Very cool.

  • - Girls, can we do the dance 'cause Vogue wanna see it.

  • You ready?

  • - [Interviewer] That's right.

  • - Yeah?

  • All right. - [Interviewer] Okay.

  • - Five, six, seven, eight.

  • You happy Vogue?

  • - [Interviewer] Yes, Dua, you completely made my day.

  • - I'll catch up with you guys in a sec.

  • - [Interviewer] Do you have a message

  • for people who may have made fun of that dance?

  • - No, I think the message has been received.

  • - [Interviewer] Got it.

  • Now, Dua, how do you hope you inspire your fans?

  • - I really think, without sounding cliche,

  • if I can do it, you can too.

  • So if you are really passionate about something,

  • then you should really just go for it.

  • - [Interviewer] That's right.

  • And how old were you when you realized

  • you wanted to be a singer?

  • - Well, I dreamt about it from when I was like four or five

  • but really put it into action when I was 15

  • when I left Kosovo for London.

  • - [Interviewer] And what was the first song you ever wrote?

  • - First song I wrote was probably around the age of four

  • or five and I wrote it for my mom.

  • It was in Albanian and to translate it,

  • it's like, "When I grow up, can I borrow your shoes?

  • When I grow up, can I wear your dress?

  • When I grow up, can I be as pretty as you?"

  • And now it's just a running family joke.

  • - [Interviewer] Oh, that's cute.

  • And what was the most important lesson

  • you learned when you started making music?

  • - Just to be really proud of the things

  • that you put out, what you represent

  • and who you are as an artist

  • just to make sure that you have no regrets

  • when you look back on the decisions that you made.

  • - [Interviewer] What trait did you get from your mom?

  • - I definitely got my nurturing side

  • and wanting to take care of people from my mom.

  • - [Interviewer] And what about from your dad?

  • - The hardworking side and definitely the curiosity element.

  • - [Interviewer] Was Albanian or English your first language?

  • - Albanian was my first language.

  • - [Interviewer] What Albanian phrase was most often repeated

  • in your house?

  • [speaks Albania]

  • And what does that mean?

  • - It means, "What's for dinner?"

  • - [Interviewer] What was for dinner?

  • - Lots of yummy stuff.

  • My mom, she's a great cook

  • and she cooks amazing traditional Albanian food.

  • So I always look forward to it

  • especially after a long stint on tour.

  • - [Interviewer] Oh, that's amazing.

  • And what was the most important thing you learned

  • after moving out of your parents' house?

  • - I learned how to cook

  • and how to do my dishes and do my laundry.

  • - [Interviewer] Those are important things to know.

  • And how do you unwind after a performance?

  • - I'm still figuring that out.

  • But do you wanna follow me

  • and I'll show you something really, really cool.

  • - [Interviewer] I would very much love

  • to see something cool.

  • Now, Dua, what is the most important thing

  • that travel can do for a person?

  • - I feel like it can really just broaden your perspective

  • and your horizons.

  • - [Interviewer] Now I need some travel racks.

  • Where should I get the best coffee in New York City?

  • - Ludlow Coffee Supply.

  • I love a maple hot latte from there.

  • - [Interviewer] Best fish and chips in London?

  • - Seashell of Lisson Grove.

  • - [Interviewer] And since we're in Los Angeles right now,

  • where can I see some good art around here?

  • - I really love the Broad and LACMA,

  • I think they've got great exhibitions on.

  • - [Interviewer] Very nice.

  • - If you wanna follow me, just be careful down these stairs.

  • - [Interviewer] Cool.

  • - And mind your head as well.

  • - [Interviewer] I wonder where Dua is taking me right now.

  • - I'm taking you to the underworld.

  • - [Interviewer] Oh, I'm ready.

  • And now you're making me crawl.

  • I can't believe how crazy the stage is.

  • - Hi, Brando.

  • - Hi, darling.

  • - This is Marlon Brando.