Rita Ora

Rita Ora Sahatçiu (* November 26, 1990 in Pristina, Yugoslavia, now Kosovo) is a British singer, model and actress Kosovar Albanian origin. Since 2010 she is at Roc Nation under contract.

  • 4.1 Studio albums
  • 4.2 Singles
  • 4.3 as a guest musician 4.3.1 other publications


Rita Ora came in 1990 as the second youngest child of her parents in Pristina to the world. Even before her first birthday, she moved with her family to London. She speaks both English and Albanian fluently. In her youth she attended, among others, the Sylvia Young Theatre School, a school for the performing arts, in her choir director had recommended it. Her mother is a psychiatrist, her father is the owner of several pubs in London. They even worked with sixteen years in size? , A shoe store. In May 2013, the Scottish DJ Calvin Harris was known to be in a relationship with Ora. Previously, she was romantically involved with Kim Kardashian's brother Rob Kardashian.


2004 - 2009: First experiences with music and record deal

Ora was discovered worked by the Swedish music producer and songwriter Martin Terefe, which among other things already with Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall, James Morrison and Mary J. Blige at the age of 14 years. Here Ora said that she was approached at a gig in a park in London by Terefe, which they then invited into a recording studio. After they had sung there, she signed a little later a temporary two-year production contract. From this point on, she began to deal in greater depth with music and wrote her first songs. By Ora Terefe gained first attention in the music industry. Towards the end of 2008 Ora eventually moved during a concert in London the interest of A & R on itself, which the singer, who she had met for the first time in a studio again Terefes realized. After a meeting the next day, at the Ora woman using her laptop introduced their music, this meant that it was interesting for Jay Brown, the President of Roc Nation. She introduced ultimately also makes contact with the record label, from which it was taken after a few meetings in 2009 also under contract.

2009 Ora had a guest appearance in the music video for the song Young Forever, a single from the eleventh studio album by Jay -Z. Back in 2008, she appeared as a guest musician Craig David at the first single from his Greatest Hits album in appearance, Where's Your Love. However, it was not officially listed as an interpreter of the song. Also in the accompanying music video, she was seen.

2010-2013: Debut Album

After signing her first record deal with Roc Nation Ora began recording their debut album. In 2010 she was also seen in Drake's music video for his single over. Throughout the whole of 2011 posted Ora repeatedly Videos on the website of Roc Nation, which they show at work in the recording studio. In February 2012, the song Hot Right Now was released, in which Ora appears as a guest musician. The title of the main artist DJ Fresh reached after the publication number one in the UK charts in the U.S., the song did not rise in the charts, while the single in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, reached the top 40. In February and March there is also further information was known about their debut album. So Ora worked with, among others, Ester Dean, Drake, The- Dream, Stargate and Kanye West, but Tinie Tempah is the only guest musician on their album.

On February 24, 2012 Ora was with Jay -Z, the head of her record label, Roc Nation, a guest at the radio station Z100, where the song How We Do (Party ), their debut and lead single from their first album, premiered. Since the title has taken over the Notorious BIG's chorus of Party & Bullshit, is often mistakenly assumed that Oras song also bears this name. In May, the title was R.I.P. published, a collaboration with Tinie Tempah. Both singles reached number one in the British charts. Over the summer Ora went along with Coldplay and DJ Fresh to tour. On August 27, 2012 their debut album, Ora appeared. As a fourth single Ora has released the track Shine Ya Light, who incidentally is also a favorite of superstar Beyoncé. In addition, she has published the song Radioactive.

Since 2012 to the present: second album

It was announced that Rita Ora is working on her second studio album, which should be determined also for publication in the United States. The first single from Oras new album to be called I Will Never Let You Down. Produced the song by her boyfriend Calvin Harris. In addition, Ora will be seen in the filming of Shades of Grey.

Influences / Inspiration

Ora called the American singer Gwen Stefani as her biggest inspiration. In an interview she said that she " loves everything that has to do with her ." They also called in the same interview, nor the Contemporary -R & B singer Beyoncé Knowles, of which they had learned during the recording of their debut album, feedback and support. Also, Vybz Kartel, a Jamaican dancehall artist, she had inspired their music.


Studio albums


As a guest musician

Other publications

  • 2012: Roc the Life ( promo single )
  • 2012: Better Than You ( with Conor Maynard )
  • 2013: Torn Apart ( with Snoop Lion )
  • 2013: Facemelt
  • 2014: I Will Never Let You Down (feat. Calvin Harris)


  • 2004: Spivs ( TV movie, as Rosanna )
  • 2009: Euro vision: Your Country Needs You ( talent show, as a candidate for participation in the Euro Vision Song Contest 2009 for the UK )
  • 2013: Fast & Furious 6
  • 2015: Shades of Grey