Rita Ora

Singer-songwriter and Actress
Born Nov 26, 1990

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. Ora possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range. In 2012, Ora provided the vocals for DJ Fresh’s "Hot Right Now", which topped the UK Singles Chart. Ora's debut single, "R.I.… Read More

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1990 Birth Born on November 26, 1990.
1991 Birth Her family left Kosovo for political reasons, because of the persecution of ethnic Albanians initiated with the disintegration of Yugoslavia. They relocated to England in 1991, when she was a year old, settling in London. … Read More


2007 16 Years Old Ora began performing at open mic sessions around London and, occasionally, in her father's pub. In 2007, Ora had her first music release when she appeared on Craig David's track titled "Awkward", and then again in 2008 on "Where's Your Love", featuring Tinchy Stryder, for which she also appeared in the music video. … Read More
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In 2008, she auditioned for Eurovision: Your Country Needs You on BBC One to be the British contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 and qualified, but later withdrew from the competition after a few episodes as she "did not feel ready" and thought "that challenge wasn't for her." … Read More


2011 20 Years Old Throughout 2011, Ora released covers and videos about working on her debut album on YouTube. … Read More
…  Her debut studio album, Ora, released in 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom. … Read More
She was nominated for three Brit Awards at the 2013 ceremony.
Her single, "I Will Never Let You Down", became her fourth UK number one when it debuted at the top of the charts in 2014. … Read More
On 10 July 2015, Ora was named an honorary ambassador for the Republic of Kosovo by the country's president, Atifete Jahjaga, at the Embassy of Kosovo in London. … Read More
In January 2016, Roc Nation filed a counter-lawsuit against Ora for breaking her recording contract, in New York. … Read More
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