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Rita Ora: all news and scoops!

  • Occupation: singer, actress
  • Real name: Rita Sahatçiu Ora
  • Sign : Sagittarius
  • Date of birth: Monday, November 26, 1990 (age: 30 years old)
  • Country : Great Britain

The new protégée of Jay-Z, regularly compared to Rihanna, was born on November 26, 1990 in Pristina, Kosovo. But she hardly knows her country of origin since Rita Sahatçiu Ora is barely 1 year old when her parents move to England. She grew up in Notting Hill, London with her older sister Elena and her younger brother Don.

She quickly proved to be a gifted singer and in 2007 she appeared on Craig David’s Awkward and a year later on Where’s Your Love with Tinchy Stryder. At this time, she began to sing in London bars. In 2009, she was selected for the BBC music show that was to select the artist representing Great Britain at the Eurovision Song Contest. However, Rita did not feel ready enough and withdrew from the competition after a few acts. But the same year she is approached by a member of Roc Nation, the label created by Jay-Z, who proposes her to meet the R & B star. The current passes and Jay-Z signs her on his record company. Rita’s career is launched.

She starts recording her first album in 2011. The following year, DJ Fresh asked her to participate in his track Hot Right Now which easily climbed to the top of the English charts. A perfect springboard for How We Do (Party), the singer’s first single, which was released a month later and sold nearly 350,000 copies. Her second single R.I.P. was released on May 6, 2012, as a prelude to her album ORA which arrived in stores three months later. It features several celebrities from the world of hip-hop including Will.i.am, Ester Dean and Kanye West. As soon as it was released, the album ranked first in the English charts. In December 2013, the singer announces that she will interpret Christian Grey’s sister in the adaptation of the novel 50 Shades of Grey which will be on the screens in 2015. In September 2014, she joins the jury of the English TV show The Voice, alongside Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Ricky Wilson.

Like her famous friends, including Rihanna and Cara Delevingne, Rita Ora has a very sure taste in clothing and she appears willingly in the plays of great designers. She is also the muse of Material Girl, the clothing brand of Madonna and her daughter Lourdes.

On the private side, Rita Ora, after having dated Bruno Mars and Rob Kardashian, is currently in a relationship with DJ Calvin Harris. But their idyll ends in June 2014.

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