Dua Lipa still has 'pinch myself' moments amidst roaring success

British singer Dua Lipa has admitted she still finds it hard to fathom her rapid rise to stardom.

The songstress only released her debut album last year, and the video for single 'New Rules' has already raked in more than 1 billion hits, joining an exclusive group of YouTube stars.

Despite her rising success, including taking home British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards, the 'IDGAF' star admits it can still feel surreal.

"Everything's a 'pinch myself' moment. I think when things like that happen, I feel like I need to step back and think, I can't believe this is actually happening and I can't believe this is my life," she told Three's The Project.

Lipa even bought her self-titled debut album on iTunes.

"I don't ever listen to my own album, but when it first came I was like, wow, it's so crazy that it's finally out and I can buy my own album."

Lipa is in New Zealand to help kick off Bruno Mars' 24K Magic world tour and spoke to The Project.

Watch the video for the full The Project interview.

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