Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Biography

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.



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Rita Ora Announced As 2017 MTV EMAs Host


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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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Fifty Shades Freed Trailer


They say that marriage can sometimes destroy a couple's sexual chemistry - but that is most certainly not the case for Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), even if they have mutually decided to take a more vanilla approach to their bedroom antics. On the other hand, it doesn't mean that everything is plain sailing for their relationship either. Christian is still as possessive as always, as much as he loves his new wife, hating her not taking his surname at work following their nuptials and feeling angry about her sneaking out to see her friends. He tries to keep her happy by throwing his billions around, but when their relationship plans go awry there's massive discord between them.

Meanwhile, Ana's father has a serious car accident, and she's being hunted down by her vengeful former boss Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) who is extremely bitter about being fired from Seattle Independent Publishing and will do anything to take down Grey's empire. Plus, there's all manner of people in between causing strife, including Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger); a former friend of his mother's who seduced him at a young age and introduced him into the world of BDSM; who he continues to have in his life.

'Fifty Shades Freed' is the final movie in this intense erotic thriller trilogy, following 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and 'Fifty Shades Darker', based on the book series by E. L. James released between 2011 and 2012. Director James Foley ('House of Cards', 'At Close Range') from the previous movie is at the helm once again with Niall Leonard ('Wire in the Blood', 'Monarch of the Glen') having returned to write the screenplay.

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Rita Ora Is Tired Of Hearing Despacito


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Rita Ora has grown bored of listening to 'Despacito'.

The chart-topping Brit made the confession during a game of Billboard's series '1 Has 2 Go', in which she's given a number of song options and has to decide to cut one particular record.

Given a choice between Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito', DJ Khaled's 'Wild Thoughts', and Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You', Rita made what was, perhaps, a rather surprising decision.

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Rita Ora at the 70th Cannes Film Festival 70th Anniversary Soiree held at Palais des Festivals - Cannes, United Kingdom - Tuesday 23rd May 2017

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Rita Ora and Fawaz Gruosi at the 70th Cannes Film Festival 70th Anniversary Soiree held at Palais des Festivals - Cannes, United Kingdom - Tuesday 23rd May 2017

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Rita Ora on the red carpet at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena. Drake walked away as the biggest winner on the night with Beyonce also picking up five awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 21st May 2017

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Rita Ora on the red carpet at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards Arrivals held at T-Mobile Arena. Drake walked away as the biggest winner on the night with Beyonce also picking up five awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 21st May 2017

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Rita Ora Looking Forward To Kidnapping Storyline


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No sooner did the premiere of 'Fifty Shades Darker' arrive earlier this year than Rita Ora started planning her role in the third film of the series. 'Fifty Shades Freed' isn't expected until early next year, but after this intense installment, it's no wonder some people are thinking ahead.

Rita OraRita Ora stars in 'Fifty Shades Darker'

Rita Ora, who plays Christian Grey's adopted younger sister Mia Grey in 2015's 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and the recent sequel 'Fifty Shades Darker', is getting pretty excited about her role in the third and final movie having read the original trilogy by E. L. James.

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Rita Ora 'Lucky' She Didn't Have Any Crazy Sex Scenes


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Rita Ora is back on the big screen in sequel Fifty Shades Darker and this time things are even steamier.

The singer turned actress plays Mia Grey, the sister of Jamie Dornan’s S&M loving millionaire Christian Grey, in the erotic franchise, a role which ‘luckily’ means she missed out on doing any ‘crazy sex scenes’.

Rita OraRita Ora stars as Mia in Fifty Shades Darker

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Rita Ora seen on the red carpet at the 2016 Billboard Women In Music event held at Pier 36, New York, United States - Friday 9th December 2016

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Simon Cowell Makes Awkward Lewis Hamilton Joke In Front Of Nicole Scherzinger


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Simon Cowell made things a little awkward during the filming of the bootcamp stage of this year’s ‘X Factor’ on Sunday (July 10). The music mogul decided to tease fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger about her ex-boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, but the former Pussycat Doll didn't see the funny side.

Simon Cowell and Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger was teased by Simon Cowell about Lewis Hamilton.

According to The Mirror, a contestant named Niall Sexton decided to perform Scherzinger’s 2014 hit ‘Run’ and afterwards Cowell decided to take a swipe at his fellow judge. “What’s the song called? Run. Why does it make me think of Lewis Hamilton? He’s fast. Let’s dedicate that to Lewis, shall we?” Cowell said.

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Jay Z's Roc Nation Files $2.3M Lawsuit Against Rita Ora


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Jay Z’s Roc Nation label has responded to the lawsuit filed by singer Rita Ora in December, with a countersuit claiming breach of contract. However the lawsuit is likely to just go away, as Ora’s lawyer Howard King claims Jay Z has already promised to release the singer from her contract.

Rita OraJay Z’s Roc Nation has filed a countersuit against Rita Ora.

According to TMZ, in the lawsuit Roc Nation claim they have already spent more than $2.3 million marketing Ora’s second album which is yet to be released. Ora signed to the label in 2008 when she was unknown and was contracted for five albums, only one of which has been released so far.

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'X-Factor' Winner Louisa Johnson Reportedly Has 'Music Industry Past'


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Louisa Johnson, who was crowned this year’s ‘X-Factor’ winner on Sunday, may have had some past music industry experience it has been claimed. Two professional-looking music videos featuring the 17-year-old have recently resurfaced online, showing the ‘X-Factor’ winner performing two songs, ‘Go’ and ‘Lately’.

X-Factor winner Louisa JohnsonLouisa Johnson was crowned this year’s ‘X-Factor’ winner on Sunday.

In the professionally shot videos Johnson can be heard belting out the songs, with her famous powerhouse vocals, which assured her victory in the ITV talent show on Sunday. Johnson, from Essex, is the show’s youngest ever winner at just 17-years-old.

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Are Weekly Double Eliminations The Answer To 'The X-Factor's' Ratings Problems?


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As the current series of ‘The X-Factor’ continues to suffer from a drop in ratings, Simon Cowell is said to be considering eliminating two acts every week to keep viewers interested. The move comes after girl band Alien Uncovered and Leeds-born singer Bupsi became the first two contestants to be eliminated from the competition last Sunday, as part of a shock double elimination.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell could consider eliminating two acts a week, in a bid to increase ‘X-Factor’ ratings.

According to The Sun, the double elimination cause a a slight spike in viewing figures and now Cowell and ITV bosses are said to be considering using the format every week, in a bid to attract a larger audience.

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Only Wants To Win With The Right Act


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The countdown to Christmas can officially begin because The X Factor live shows have again graced our Saturday night screens. As we count the Saturdays to Santa’s big day, Cheryl, Simon and co. are counting down their days to the big win.

Cheryl Fernandez-VersiniSeasoned judge Cheryl will only back the X Factor act she thinks should win

However, Mrs Fernandez-Versini has recently revealed that she only wants to have the winning act if they deserve to be at the top spot.

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Rita Ora

Date of birth

26th November, 1990

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.66




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Rita Ora Movies

Fifty Shades Freed Trailer

Fifty Shades Freed Trailer

They say that marriage can sometimes destroy a couple's sexual chemistry - but that is...

Fifty Shades Darker Trailer

Fifty Shades Darker Trailer

When Ana and Christian had their first fateful meeting, neither party knew much about the...

Southpaw Movie Review

Southpaw Movie Review

Slick direction and meaty performances may be enough for some viewers, but this boxing drama's...

Southpaw Trailer

Southpaw Trailer

The life of a boxer has never been easy, but for heavyweight champion, Billy Hope...

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Review

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Review

After all the hype, it's impossible not to expect steam from this adaptation of E.L....

Fifty Shades Of Grey - Clips And Extended Trailer

Fifty Shades Of Grey - Clips And Extended Trailer

When reserved college girl Anastasia Steele meets mysterious businessman Christian Grey for an interview, she...

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Fifty Shades Of Grey - Fairy Tale TV Spot Trailer

Fifty Shades Of Grey - Fairy Tale TV Spot Trailer

Sometimes, a single favour to a friend can end up changing you entirely. When a...

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Budding journalist and college student Anastasia Steele has never been the adventurous type in any...

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Anastasia Steele is a shy college student who is forced to interview an enigmatic entrepreneur...

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

When young college student Anastasia Steele meets a mysterious wealthy businessman named Christian Grey, she...

Made In America Trailer

Made In America Trailer

Made in America Festival is an annual music event founded by rapper and businessman Jay-Z...

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