Rita Ora life and biography

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Rita Ora biography

Date of birth : 1990-11-26
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Pristina, Kosovo
Nationality : British
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-07-05
Credited as : pop dance singer, songwriter, Eurovision

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Rita Ora, born Rita Sahatçiu Ora is a British singer-songwriter and actress. In 2009, she appeared on the BBC's Eurovision: Your Country Needs You where she auditioned to be the British contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. Later in 2009, she signed to Roc Nation. Ora is of Kosovar Albanian ethnicity.

Originally born in Prishtina, Kosovo in 1990, Ora’s family moved to London where she was raised. According to the Hot Right Now Songfacts, during her early teens Ora attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School, whose other notable alumni include Emma Bunton and Amy Winehouse.

Her first UK exposure came after several collaborations with British singer Craig David. She also auditioned for BBC talent competition ‘Your Country Needs You’ - the prize of which was to represent England at the Eurovision Song Contest - but withdrew her application.

In 2009, she signed a recording contract with Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation and relocated to America. The How We Do (Party) Songfacts reports that when Ora visited Clear Channel with Jay-Z to present music and videos from her debut release, the executives were so enthused by what they heard that they organised for How We Do (Party) to be immediately premiered on DJ JJ’s afternoon show on New York’s top hit music station WHTZ (Z100).

In 2012, Ora provided the vocals for DJ Fresh’s "Hot Right Now", which has been the fastest selling single in the UK of 2012. Ora's debut single, "R.I.P", topped the UK Singles Chart in May 2012.

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