Rita Ora

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Rita Ora
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Ora at Perez Hilton's One Night In... Los Angeles in 2012
Rita Sahatçiu Ora

(1990-11-26) 26 November 1990 (age 32)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • television personality
Years active2007–present
Musical career
OriginWest London, England
  • Vocals
  • piano

Rita Sahatçiu Ora (born 26 November 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.

Ora played Mia Grey in the 2015 movie Fifty Shades of Grey.[3] In 2019, she will appear in the movie Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.

Personal life[change | change source]

Rita Ora was born in 1990 in Prishtina, Kosovo to 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 dated Calvin Harris.[4] The artist is currently married to Taita Waititi.

Discography[change | change source]

  • Ora (2012)
  • Phoenix (2018)
  • You & I (2023)

As featured artist

As main artist

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Official Rita Ora Site". Ritaora.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-13. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Rita Ora Biography and Life Story". AceShowBiz.com.
  3. http://news.sky.com/story/1177134/fifty-shades-of-grey-role-for-singer-rita-ora
  4. "Rita Ora: 'I Am A Huge Calvin Fan' - MTV UK". www.mtv.co.uk.