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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Professor Green Will Keep A "Dignified Silence" On Millie Mackintosh Divorce


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Professor Green has said he will be keeping a “dignified silence” about his divorce from Millie Mackintosh. Appearing on ‘Loose Women’, Green said he’ll be staying quiet on details about the split, because it wasn't a “celebrity relationship”.

Professor GreenProfessor Green is keeping a “dignified silence” over his divorce from Millie Mackintosh.

"The best approach with any matter that personal is a dignified silence," Green told the ‘Loose Women’ panel. "Especially when there's another party involved.” Green married the ‘Made in Chelsea’ star in 2013, but the couple announced they were divorcing back in February.

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Did Taylor Swift Secretly Pen 'This Is What You Came For' With Calvin Harris?


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Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s recent smash hit ‘This is What You Came For’ may have had an unlikely co-writer, the DJ’s ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift. The idea that Swift shares writing credits on the track started as a fan rumour, but now TMZ claims it’s true and may have even led to their break-up.

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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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Is Rita Ora The New Host Of 'America's Next Top Model'?


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British singer Rita Ora has reportedly been tipped as the new host of ‘America’s Next Top Model’, when a revamped version of the competition debuts on VH1. Ora was previously a judge on both the UK versions of ‘The Voice’ and ‘The X Factor’, but ‘Top Model’ would be her first hosting gig.

Rita OraRita Ora could be replacing Tyra Banks on ‘America’s Next Top Model’.

Ora would be replacing Tyra Banks who hosted the competition for its 22 seasons, 12 year run on the CW, before it was cancelled last year. Although she won’t be in front of the camera, Banks will be staying on as an executive producer for the VH1 version.

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Singer Rita Ora pictured wearing a bright red hooded Dolce and Gabbana jacket as she steps out in London after having dinner with friends at The Edition Hotel. United Kingdom - Friday 1st July 2016

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Rita Ora Hospitalised Due To Exhaustion


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Rita Ora was taken to hospital yesterday, shortly after the man who broke into her home last year was convicted of burglary, and was found to be suffering from exhaustion.

The British singer, 25, was hospitalised late on Thursday night (June 29th), and shared a selfie from her hospital bed in A&E with her fans, revealing that her manic schedule over the last few days, culminating in a stressful court appearance to give testimony, had gotten the best of her but that she was recovering.

“Today was pretty tough but I'm getting through it thank you to all of you for the support! I love you,” she tweeted, underneath a picture of herself with an IV drip attached to her arm in the early hours of Friday morning.

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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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Rita Ora seen leaving a recording Studio in London. The singer recently signed a new recording contract with Atlantic Records UK and is thought to be working on new material for an upcoming release. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th June 2016

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Rita Ora avoiding muddy puddles backstage on the first day at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival - Celebrity Sightings at Glastonbury Festival Worthy Farm - Friday 24th June 2016

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Court Hears How Rita Ora Threatened To Attack Intruder Who Broke Into Her London Home


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Singer Rita Ora appeared in court today (June 22) to give evidence in the trial of a man accused of breaking into her London home and stealing £200,000 worth of jewellery. During the hearing the jury heard the frantic 999 call Ora made on the night of November 28, where she threatened to “f*** up” the intruder if he came near her and her sister Elena.

Rita OraRita Ora has given evidence about the night her London home was burgled.

Ora broke down in tears when hearing the 999 call again, saying: "That phone call freaks me out a bit, so just give me a moment.” During the call Ora told the police operator she had locked her and sister Elena in the bedroom, and didn't know if the intruder is armed. 

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Rita Ora - Rita Ora arriving back in England for the first time in months, on a flight from New York. Rita told snappers she had missed them, and was wearing one of the latest Adidas tracksuits that she has designed, with a typically bright and bold pattern. Her sister Elena joined her on the flight home. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 21st June 2016

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Rita Ora - 2016 LA Pride Opening night Festival Day 2 at West Hollywood Park - West Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 10th June 2016

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Rita Ora Signs New Record Deal After Settling Lawsuit With Jay Z's Roc Nation


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Rita Ora has reportedly signed a new record contract, having settled her long-standing lawsuit against her former label Roc Nation, run by Jay Z.

The 25 year old British pop star filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation at the end of 2015 in a bid to have her contract terminated because they refused to release new material by her. However, on Tuesday (June 7th), she shared with her fans that she was in the process of putting pen to paper on a new record deal.

Announcing the news via her Snapchat account, Ora posted a picture of new documents, captioning it “contract time!!” It isn't clear what label she's signed to, though rumours have suggested it might be Warner Bros.

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Rita Ora Confirms Departure From 'The X Factor' After Only One Series


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The X Factor’ is to experience yet more change on-set as Rita Ora has confirmed that she’s stepped down as a judge on the singing competition after just one series.

Her departure, which had been rumoured for some time but given more impetus by a report in The Sun on Monday (May 9th), means that the 25 year old British singer is the third person to quit the judging panel from the last series, which ended in December 2015 amid some of the lowest ratings ‘The X Factor’ has ever received.

Rita OraRita Ora has quit 'The X Factor' after just one season

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Rita Ora And Beyonce Pose For Selfie At Met Gala, Dispelling 'Becky' Rumours


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The 2016 Met Gala, one of the most high-profile celeb gatherings of the year, placed two supposed love rivals in the same room together – but Rita Ora and Beyonce seemed to rubbish suggestions that the former is Bey’s “Becky with the good hair” with a selfie together on Ora’s Snapchat account.

The pair attended the glamorous Manus x Machina event in New York City on Monday night (May 3rd), and posed together for a brief snap in which they were both smiling. 25 year old Rita captioned the pic ‘family’ and added a heart emoji.

Rita OraRita Ora posed for a selfie with Beyonce, dispelling the recent 'Becky' rumours

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Rita Ora

Date of birth

26th November, 1990

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.66




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