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.
The singer has finally spoken out about her much publicised departure from the BBC talent show.
Former judge on ‘The Voice’ and the newest member of the ‘X-Factor’ panel, Rita Ora, has revealed why she jumped ship from the BBC talent show to its ITV rival. But Ora’s reasoning isn't as interesting as we might have hoped. Speaking at the O2 Silver Clef Awards, Ora blamed scheduling for her decision to switch shows, saying it all had nothing to do with her former colleagues on ‘The Voice’.
Rita Ora is the ‘X-Factor’s’ newest judge.
"It's nothing to do with any of the coaches personally. I love them all. But it's definitely something to fit in with my timetable and my schedule,” Ora said, while picking up the Vevo Best Female prize at the awards on Friday.
Rita Ora - Student Quote (April Okwuadi): She was able to connect with all of us so naturally and she is such an inspiration to young people who sometimes need to be reminded that everything worth doing requires hard work.' at Stratford,East London. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 26th June 2015
She announced in June that she was leaving 'The Voice' to join the ITV reality singing contest instead, but has spoken about her decision for the first time today.
New judge on ‘The X Factor’ Rita Ora has revealed that she couldn’t say no to Simon Cowell’s offer once she had heard about the organisers’ new plans for the reality TV show, and that it was this that was the primary factor in her decision to leave ‘The Voice’.
The 24 year old hitmaker spoke to Lorraine Kelly on the British morning chat show ‘Lorraine’ about her high-profile network switch from the BBC to ITV, saying that she just wanted “to be a part of it” when she heard about the new ideas.
Rita Ora performing at Wireless Festival 2015
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First Paloma Faith, then FKA Twigs and now it's Nicole Scherzinger who joins the running to replace Rita Ora on 'The Voice'.
Nicole Scherzinger could be about to return to the world of TV talent shows, as the former ‘X-Factor’ judge has been named as the latest frontrunner to replace Rita Ora on 'The Voice’. Ora left the BBC talent show last month after serving just one season on the judging panel, opting to jump ship to rival ITV series ‘The X-Factor’.
Is Nicole Scherzinger you new judge on ‘The Voice’?
According to The Sun, Nicole is heading to the UK this week to meet with producers of the show at BBC headquaters. “Nicole is meeting with some of the top producers on 'The Voice' this week to discuss the prospect of her replacing Rita,” a source told the newspaper:
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'Child of the Year' contest sewn up already.
British pop star Rita Ora has revealed that she’s bought a multi-million-pound home in London, but has ended up giving it to her parents!
24 year old Rita’s mother and father, Besnik and Vera Sahatciu, have effectively been handed the keys to the £1.3 million semi-detached house in North London, because she herself travels so much and doesn’t get to spend enough time in the capital to be able to enjoy it properly.
Rita Ora has given the keys of her new multi-million-pound London home to her parents
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First it was Paloma Faith, but now FKA Twigs is the new favourite to join ‘The Voice’s’ judging panel.
Another day and another name joins to race to become Britain’s next talent show judge. This time it’s singer FKA Twigs, who’s found herself as the hot new favourite to replace Rita Ora on ‘The Voice’, following the 'Poison' singer's move to the 'X-Factor'.
Will it be FKA Twigs who takes over from Rita Ora on ‘The Voice’?
According to The Daily Star, producers over at ‘The Voice’ want the cool and quirky singer to join next season’s judging panel and bring more musical credibility to the show. "Rita may have brought glamour to 'The Voice' but she wasn't too clued up on musical knowledge,” a source told the newspaper.
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The ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ singer could be ready to take a seat on ‘The Voice’s’ judging panel.
With Rita Ora having just jumped ship to the ‘X-Factor’, BBC talent show ‘The Voice’ has found itself one judge down ahead of its sixth season. But Ora’s empty chair could end up being filled sooner rather than later, as reports say Paloma Faith is next in line to take a seat on ‘The Voice’s’ panel.
Paloma Faith could be set to join ‘The Voice’.
According to The Sun, Paloma is the firm favourite to replace Rita, with a source telling the newspaper, “Bosses think she would be great. They have been impressed by her forthright opinions and love her out-there style.”
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Rita Ora was confirmed as the fourth judge on 'The X Factor's panel for its upcoming 12th series, and the reaction has been mixed to say the least.
Katie Hopkins has become the latest celebrity to launch a criticism of Rita Ora’s accession to ‘The X Factor’s panel, predicting that the pop star will be “hopeless” on the ITV show when it returns in September.
“If her time on ‘The Voice’ is anything to go by, she will be hopeless at telling the truth, congratulate everyone no matter how poorly they perform and fail to get a single act through to the final,” the acid-tongued Hopkins wrote in her regular column in The Sun on Friday (June 19th).
Katie Hopkins has also piled in on Rita Ora's accession to 'The X Factor'
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The new judge was unable to ignore a particularly difficult review of her new job
The appointment of Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw to this year’s X Factor has definitely divided opinion but what cannot be denied is that their addition has created a lot of publicity for the talent show.
Rita Ora as a new X Factor judge has not been warmly received by everyone
Good and bad, there have been a lot of thoughts and viewpoints over popstar Ora and radio DJ Grimshaw taking the two spare judges chairs but it seems that when it comes to really negative criticism, Rita Ora simply can’t ignore it.
Amy Schumer will be opening for Madonna when the singer performs in New York as part of her ‘Rebel Heart’ tour.
Comedian Amy Schumer is opening for Madonna when the singer performs for three nights in New York later this year. Schumer, who is best known for her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, will be an opening act for Madonna on 16th and 17th September at Madison Square Garden and at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on 19th September.
Amy Schumer will be opening for Madonna in New York.
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