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Rita Ora Biography

Birth Name:
Rita Sahatçiu Ora
Birth Place:
Pristina, Kosovo, Yugoslavia
Actor, singer-songwriter

Fast Facts

  • Family fled Yugoslavia for the United Kingdom when she was 1
  • In 2007, sang on Craig David's song "Awkward" and worked with him again on "Where's Your Love" in 2008
  • Auditioned for the BBC's Eurovision - Your Country Needs You in 2009
  • Signed a record deal with Roc Nation in December 2009; later that year, appeared on Jay-Z's video "Young Forever"and Drake's "Over
  • " Her single, with DJ Fresh, "Hot Right Now," reached number 1 in the Official UK Singles Chart
  • Released her debut album, Ora, in 2012; it reached the top of the UK Album Charts in August 2012