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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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 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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Tyra Banks Returning As 'America's Next Top Model' Host


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Tyra Banks is set to dramatically increase her workload by returning to host ‘America’s Next Top Model’ after a year away from the show, replacing Rita Ora, on top of her newly-announced hosting duties on ‘America’s Got Talent’.

Just a few days after she secured her position as ‘AGT’s new host, replacing the departing Nick Cannon, the 43 year old presenter, who became a mother for the first time just over a year ago, is returning once again to host the show that made her name.

Tyra BanksTyra Banks is to return as the host of 'America's Next Top Model'

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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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Amy Schumer Is The Most Dangerous Celebrity To Search For In 2016


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She’s long been a thorn in the side of the patriarchy with her irreverent and forthright brand of comedy, but now Amy Schumer is proving to be actively dangerous – to internet users who search for her name!

A new report conducted on various search engines by anti-virus experts shows that Amy Schumer has been the most dangerous name to search for online in 2016, as the internet security firm Intel Security published its annual list of the TV, music and film stars whose names are most regularly hijacked by hackers to lure people to sites carrying malware.

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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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Man Convicted Of Burglary After Breaking Into Rita Ora's London House


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A man has been convicted of burglary after breaking into the London home of pop star Rita Ora and stealing £200,000 worth of jewellery and designer clothes.

26 year old Charaf Elmoudden and an accomplice, who was not caught, broke into the British singer’s £1.2 million home in Kensal Rise she shares with her sister Elena and seized valuables, ranging from Louis Vuitton shoes, vintage handbags, earrings and an assortment of laptops and iPhones.

Rita OraA man who burgled Rita Ora's house was found guilty today

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Lily Allen Faces Backlash Over Her Criticism Of Rita Ora's Prince Tribute


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Prince’s death has triggered an outpouring of emotion from all around the world but Lily Allen has found herself in trouble from both Prince and Rita Ora fans after she appeared to criticise the former X Factor judge’s memory of her idol.

Rita OraRita Ora posted a lengthy tribute to Prince after his untimely death

Rita - who featured on Prince’s last album released in December HITRUN Phase One - wrote a lengthy tribute to the Purple Rain hitmaker remembering the time they spent making music together.

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Rita Ora Speaks About "Racism And Indifference" Her Family Suffered As Migrants


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Rita Ora has opened up about the “racism and indifference” that she and her family suffered when they first arrived in Britain as refugees over twenty years ago.

The 25 year old singer, whose family were forced to flee Kosovo when she was only a baby upon the outbreak of war in 1992, was one of many speakers at We Day UK at London’s Wembley Stadium on Wednesday evening (March 9th).

Rita OraRita Ora speaking at the We Day UK event at Wembley Stadium

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Louisa Johnson's 'Forever Young' Is The Lowest Performing 'X-Factor' Winner's Single In 11 Years


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After being crowned ‘The X-Factor’s’ youngest ever winner last weekend, Louisa Johnson’s first single has suffered lacklustre sales in its debut week. Johnson’s cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Forever Young’ is the lowest performing ‘X-Factor’s’ winner’s single in 11 years and now faces an uphill battle to take the Christmas number one spot.

X-Factor winner Louisa Johnson‘X-Factor’ winner Louisa Johnson.

‘Forever Young’ has achieved combined sales of just 39,000, despite Johnson winning 53.9% of the vote on ‘The X-Factor’ final last Sunday. The single has entered the charts at a disappointing number nine.

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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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Rita Ora

Date of birth

26th November, 1990

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.66




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