Ora at Perez Hilton's One Night In... Los Angeles in 2012
|Birth name||Rita Sahatçiu|
|Born||November 26, 1990
Pristina, Kosovo, Yugoslavia
|Origin||West London, England|
|Genres||R&B, pop, dance, rock, hip hop|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, actress|
|Associated acts||Tinie Tempah, DJ Fresh|
Rita Sahatçiu Ora (born November 26, 1990) is a British singer-songwriter and actress. Her first 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. Her single "I Will Never Let You Down" also reached number one in 2014.
So far in the UK she became the first artist to appear on four top 10 singles in 2012.
Personal life[change | change source]
Rita Ora was born in 1990 in Pristina, Kosovo to Albanian parents and moved to London in the same year. 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 dated Bruno Mars and Calvin Harris.
Discography[change | change source]
- Ora (2012)
As featured artist
As main artist
- R.I.P (2012)
- How We Do (Party) (2012)
- Shine Ya Light (2012)
- Radioactive (2013)
- I Will Never Let You Down (2014)
References[change | change source]
- "The Official Rita Ora Site". Ritaora.com. http://www.ritaora.com/uk/biography. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
- "Rita Ora Biography and Life Story". AceShowBiz.com.