Rita Ora Biography
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Rita Ora At A Glance
Rita Sahatçiu Ora is a British singer, songwriter, and actress who is gaining great popularity for her hit song “How We Do (Party)” under Jay Z’s record label, Roc Nation. She credits Gwen Stefani as her greatest influence for her music and fashion inspirations. She also named Beyoncé as a major influence and mentor for her success.
Rita Ora’s Early Life & Career
She was born on November 26, 1990 in Pristina, Republic of Kosovo. Shortly after her birth, she moved to the United Kingdom where she grew up in West London. Rita Ora’s passion for music started at a young age. She appeared in the British film Spivs in 2004 and was a contestant for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest (she withdrew after several episodes as she did not feel ready).
Rita Ora’s Rising
Rita Ora started gaining real traction in 2007 when she was featured on Craig David’s “Awkward” and in 2008 for Tinchy Stryder’s “Where’s Your Love”. In 2009, Rita Ora was invited to meet with Jay Z. Soon after, she made an appearance for Jay Z’s video “Young Forever” and Drake’s “Over”. Her predicted stardom was secured once she signed onto Jay Z’s record label, Roc Nation.
Rita Ora Present Day
Rita Ora’s popularity exploded when she released viral videos giving her fans the inside scoop on the work behind her debut album. Ora collaborated with DJ Fresh to release “Hot Right Now” on YouTube in which the video has over 17 million views. On February 24, 2012, Rita visited New York’s most popular radio station, Z100, to debut her lead single “How We Do (Party)”. The audience loved her song and that folks, is where RitaOraMusic will say that the rest will be history ;)