Rita Ora

  • 26 April 2012

Date of birth

26th November, 1990

Occupation

Musician

Sex

1st January, 1970

Height

1.66

Rita Ora (born Rita Sahatçiu 26.11.90) is a pop singer from London who rose to fame after featuring on DJ Fresh's number one single 'Hot Right Now'.

Musical career: Rita Ora's first professional venture was singing on Craig David's song 'Awkward' in 2007. She soon followed that with an appearance on Tinchy Stryder's 'Where's Your Love' and a brief spell on James Morrison's albu 'Songs for You'. In 2009, she signed with Jay-Z's Roc Nation label and in 2012 appeared on DJ Fresh's number one hit 'Hot Right Now'. 2012 also saw her release her debut album 'Ora', featuring singles 'How We Do (Party)' and 'R.I.P.' feat. Tinie Tempah. The album was produced by Chase & Status and she supported it with a US headline tour. She also embarked on a UK tour following the release of final single 'Radioactive'. In 2014, she release the lead single from her second album. 'I Will Never Let You Down' was produced by Calvin Harris and reached number one in the UK. That year she also appeared on Iggy Azalea's single 'Black Widow'.

Personal life: Rita Ora entered the world in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia (now called Kosovo) but was raised in London by her psychiatrist mother Vera and pub landlord father Besnik. Her father added 'Ora' to the family name to make pronunciation simpler. Having always wanted a career in performing arts, she went to Sylvia Young Theatre School and St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College. Though not especially religious, Ora has admitted her belief in God. There were early rumours surrounding a relationship with Bruno Mars, though she dated Calvin Harris from 2013 to 2014. She began dating rapper Ricky Hill in 2014.

Six More Huge Albums Still To Come In 2018

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 21 October 2018

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Six more major album releases still to come before 2018 is out - including Rita Ora, Muse and The 1975!

The nights are drawing in and the clocks are about to go back, meaning that the year is coming to an end. For music critics, that means it’s time to start thinking about those Albums of the Year lists.

However, although the year is over 80% done, there’s still a handful of big album releases to come before 2018 is over. Here, we list half a dozen of the most exciting albums still left to look forward to before 2019 arrives!

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Rita Ora at the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Awards held at Tate Modern gallery in London. This year, Prince Charles and Johnny Marr were the big winners of the event - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 5th September 2018

Charli XCX Defends Rita Ora's Controversial 'Girls' Record

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 29 May 2018

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The song has been slammed by a large proportion of the LGBT community.

The women of the LGBT community have reacted with fury over Rita Ora's new song 'Girls', featuring Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX, because of its depiction of female same-sex relationships. Charli XCX has responded to the backlash in a recent interview, defending her collaborator over her choice of song.

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The outrage has been over the stereotypical girl-on-girl lyrics, including the suggestion of a threesome with a man and that the protaganist has been stoned and drunk while engaging in lesbian trysts. It's, frankly, a harmful exploration of such a relationship that panders to the male fantasy rather than any kind of realistic love affair.

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Ed Sheeran Is UK's Top Earning Young Musician In Sunday Times Rich List

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 10 May 2018

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Sheeran earned £28 million over the last 12 months.

It’s been a great year in financial terms for young British artists, with Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Calvin Harris all shooting up the Sunday Times’ Rich List after enjoying significant chart success over the last 12 months.

27 year old Sheeran, who released his third album Divide to such huge success in early 2017 that all 16 tracks made the top twenty of the UK Singles Chart, has seen his wealth grow by £28 million over the last year alone, meaning he’s now worth an estimated £80 million, according to the list published on Thursday (May 10th).

However, that still puts him a way behind the traditional big earners in British pop music, with Sir Paul McCartney heading the list with an estimated worth of £820 million.

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Rita Ora at the 2018 Costume Institute Gala (aka the Met Gala or the Met Ball) held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This year's theme was 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination' - New York, New York, United States - Monday 7th May 2018

Rita Ora performs at a 'March For Our Lives' event in Downtown Los Angeles. The protests took place in various US cities including Parkland, Washington D.C. and New York, with various celebrities supporting the fight to end gun violence - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 24th March 2018

Rita Ora at the 2018 Brit Awards held at the O2 Arena in London. This year's big winners included Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Gorillaz. Ed Sheeran was the recipient of the Global Success Award - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st February 2018

Rita Ora Joins Shirley Bassey And Petula Clark In The Record Books

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 20 February 2018

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British beauty Rita Ora has joined Shirley Bassey and Petula Clark in the record books.

Rita Ora has joined Shirley Bassey and Petula Clark as one of the British female artists with the most UK Top 10 hits.

The 27-year-old beauty has yet to release her long-awaited second album, but that hasn't stopped Rita from entering the records books alongside two of the country's best-known performers.

As well as achieving significant success with the launch of her debut record 'Ora' in 2012, Rita has also featured on number other singles in recent years.

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Rita Ora Releases Behind-the-scenes Video

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 29 January 2018

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British star Rita Ora has given her fans a behind-the-scenes look at her latest music video.

Rita Ora has given fans a behind-the-scenes look at her latest music video.

The chart-topping singer - who is due to release her long-awaited second album later this year - has teased the video for the track 'For You', which also features Liam Payne.

In the video clip, Rita is seen wearing a spectacular red dress as she wanders through a rose garden.

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Are Rita Ora And Liam Payne Collaborating On The 'Fifty Shades Freed' Soundtrack?

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 21 December 2017

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Both singers have hinted at a possible collaboration.

Rita Ora and Liam Payne have sent fans into meltdown by teasing that they may be collaborating on a song for the upcoming soundtrack to ‘Fifty Shades Freed’.

Both singers took to their social media on Wednesday to share a teasing snap of them side-by-side looking glamorous in front of a large window, with each captioning the image: ‘#FiftyShadesFreed’.

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Why More Women Should Freeze Their Eggs Like Rita Ora

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 24 November 2017

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More and more young women are going down this route.

Rita Ora has revealed that she froze her eggs a few years ago in order to take her life into her own hands. Of course, as ideal as it sounds - especially for someone who is often too busy to even contemplate starting a family any time soon - it's not an option for most young women.

Image caption Rita Ora at the Bambi Awards

The popstar - who's about to celebrate her 27th birthday - made the decision on a recommendation from her doctor. At £5,000 per cycle, it's merely a drop in the ocean as far as she's concerned, thus she decided to go ahead with the procedure in her early twenties.

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Rita Ora Reveals She Has Frozen Some Of Her Eggs

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 22 November 2017

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The singer said she wanted to safeguard for future with children in it

Singer Rita Ora - who was last seen rocking the red carpet at the MTV EMAs in London in a bathing robe - has revealed she had her eggs frozen in her early 20s. Despite being just 26 years old, the Hot Right Now hitmaker said her doctors encouraged her to undergo the painful procedure to safeguard her future potential to have kids.

Image caption Rita Ora has revealed she had her eggs frozen in her early 20s

The treatment is similar to IVF and her family doctor told her to "strike with the iron is hot". Rita, who used to date DJ, Calvin Harris, revealed she would rather be safe and save them now.

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Rita Ora Reveals 'Meltdown' While Battling To Free Herself From Roc Nation Contract

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 27 October 2017

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In a wide-ranging interview with The Guardian, Ora also opened up about being hospitalised for exhaustion four years ago.

Pop megastar Rita Ora has opened up about the downsides of her hectic schedule in a new interview, revealing that she was hospitalised for exhaustion back in 2013.

The 26 year old British star’s second album is finally due to be released in March next year, nearly six years after her debut record Ora. The new album has been delayed after a lengthy legal wrangle to extract herself from a contract with Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation, which she eventually settled in May last year. She launched the lawsuit after feeling that the label had “forgotten” about her and refused to aid in her making or releasing new music.

“I lost a lot of confidence in myself,” she told The Guardian about the legal battle. “I thought: ‘What am I going to do?' It felt like the worst thing. But it was the only decision I could make. My appreciation and respect for them hasn’t changed at all.”

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Rita Ora seen arriving at Capital Radio - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 26th October 2017

Rita Ora Announced As 2017 MTV EMAs Host

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 28 September 2017

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Ora will be hosting the MTV EMAs in London on November 12th.

Rita Ora has been announced as the host of the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards, with the ceremony to take place in London for the first time in more than 20 years.

The 26 year old singer will also be using the occasion to perform some new music, her first in several years, at the SSE Arena in Wembley, North London, on November 12th. The performance will also include her recent collaboration with Avicii, ‘Lonely Together’.

“I've always watched it, since I was younger,” says Kosovo-born Ora in reaction to her appointment. “I've always kind of had memories from the MTV EMAs and I'm from Europe.”

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