NEWS OF THE WEEK: Dua Lipa began planning Radical Optimism before releasing debut album

The pop star has revealed that she has been working on her forthcoming third studio album since before her first album came out. "Since I was very little, I've jotted down things I dreamt for myself. I've always planned ahead. Although surprises arise that I evaluate in the moment, there's always a long-term goal." Dua shared that even before the release of her self-titled debut album, which came out in 2017, she had already decided who she wanted to work with on her third album.