Rita Ora

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Rita Ora

Ora at Perez Hilton's One Night In... Los Angeles in 2012
Background information
Birth name Rita Sahatçiu
Born 26 November 1990 (1990-11-26) (age 23)
Pristina, Kosovo, Yugoslavia[1]
Origin West London, England
Genres R&B, pop, dance, rock, hip hop
Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present
Labels Roc Nation
Associated acts Tinie Tempah, DJ Fresh
Website ritaora.com

Rita Sahatçiu Ora (born 29 November 1990[2]) is a Yugoslavian-born British singer-songwriter and actress. Her album Ora was released in August 2012 and entered the charts at number one in the UK and number two in Ireland. Four singles have been released which appear on the album; "Hot Right Now" featured Rita Ora's vocals and entered at number one in the UK in March 2012. Rita was the lead artist on "R.I.P" and "How We Do (Party)", which also entered the UK charts at number one. Two other singles, "Shine Ya Light" and "Radioactive", are to be released.

So far in the UK she became the first artist to appear on four top 10 singles in 2012.

Ora will play Mia Grey in the 2015 movie Fifty Shades of Grey.[3]

Personal life[change | edit source]

Rita Ora was born in 1990 in Pristina, Kosovo to Kosovar-Albanian parents and moved to London in the same year.[2] In 2004, she appeared in the British movie Spivs. She auditioned for Eurovision: Your Country Needs You on BBC One to be the British contestant for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. She later withdrew from the competition after a few episodes, as she did not feel ready. In 2009, Ora made a cameo on Jay-Z's video for "Young Forever" and "Over" by Drake. Ora caught the attention of Jay-Z and he signed her to Roc Nation, for which she was featured in a commercial for Roc Nation + Skullcandy Aviator Headphones. Ora started dating Calvin Harris in May 2013.[4]

Discography[change | edit source]

Albums
Singles

As featured artist

As main artist

To be released

References[change | edit source]