Dua Lipa

FIFA 21 has got some new rules, “New Rules.”

EA Sports has announced that Dua Lipa will be added as an unlockable player in a update to the 28th installment of the popular soccer video game which was released last month.  The songstress will become the first female celebrity to get a headline bill in the wildly popular game, While the addition may seem random to some, the British singer has a longtime relationship with the sport having performed at the opening ceremony of the UEFA Champions League Final a few years ago. A track from 25-year-old’s Club Future Nostalgia remix album is featured also on the FIFA 21 soundtrack.

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Other famous faces coming to the virtual FIFA 21 field include David Beckham, F1 stars Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo, NBA forward Joel Embiid, and DJ Snake.

EA Sports has been doing these kind of celebrity gaming crossovers for some time now. Greek pro basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers recently appeared in Madden NFL 21, while boxer Anthony Joshua was playable in both EA Sports UFC 4 and FIFA 21. Volta Football will also be getting a bunch of new non-footballer faces including Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

FIFA 21 is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

After working as a model, Lipa shot to fame with her self-titled debut album in 2017. The album peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart, and produced nine singles, including “Be the One” and “IDGAF,” and the UK number-one single “New Rules,” which also peaked at number six in the U.S. Her fame continued to grow with the success of her singles”One Kiss” with Calvin Harris and “Electricity,” a collaboration with Silk City, which won her the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. The success of the singles helped her self-titled album become one of the most-streamed albums on Spotify. Her second studio album, Future Nostalgia, was released in March 2020 and features the lead single “Don’t Start Now.”