Rita Ora
Singer-songwriter and actress
Rita Ora
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.
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'America's Next Top Model' has a new look
CNN - 2 months
Rita Ora has been watching "America's Next Top Model" for almost half her life, and now the 26-year-old the multi-hyphenate is taking her love for the show to a new level as host of the model competition series.
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Could Rita Ora be fashion's next celebrity designer?
Yahoo News - 3 months
Rita Ora has hinted that she could be set to expand her fashion design empire. The singer and actress, who celebrated her 15th collaborative collection with Adidas earlier this week, is considering the prospect of designing under her own brand, WWD reports.
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Rita Ora, Uma Thurman and Tom Hanks at the Tom Ford Show - New York Times
Google News - 6 months
New York Times Rita Ora, Uma Thurman and Tom Hanks at the Tom Ford Show New York Times Odell Beckham Jr. Responds to the Lena Dunham Dust-Up: 'I Have to Learn More About the... New York Fashion Week: An Oral History. The First Shows · New York Fashion Week: An Oral History. Unforgettable Moments · New York Fashion Week: An Oral ... Go Inside Tom Ford's Revolutionary New York Fashion Week ShowABC News Tom Ford Runway Show's Star Studded Audience: Zayn Malik, Alicia Keys, Julianne Moore, Karlie Kloss [PHOTOS]International Business Times Choose Your NYFW Tribe: Yeezy's Understated It Girls or Tom Ford's Uptown GlamazonsVogue.com Los Angeles Times -Daily Mail -GQ Magazine -Marie Claire.co.uk all 36 news articles »
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Fans fear Rita Ora is too thin
Fox News - 8 months
Of Rita Ora flocked to her Instagram page to voice their fears over her slender  physique in her most recent selfie.
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Topless Rita Ora flashes beachgoers
Fox News - 9 months
Serial flasher Rita Ora was up to old tricks as she gave onlookers an eyeful of her breasts during a beach photo shoot in California.
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Calvin Harris Might’ve Dumped Taylor Swift For A Pretty Ridiculous Reason
Huffington Post - 9 months
News of Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris' breakup might have just taken a really 'meh' turn.  Although it didn't initially appear that Harris and Swift ended things with bad blood between them -- sources initially told People "there was no drama" -- another source has since told the magazine that the two broke up because he was unnerved by her incredible career.  "[Harris] said on multiple occasions that he was intimidated by Taylor, which is why he would not attend any events where she was being honored, or any award shows unless he was nominated," a friend of Swift's told People. Harris is a very successful DJ, but Swift's career obviously eclipses his. While Swift regularly sells out massive stadiums, Harris usually sticks to Vegas gigs and clubs. The "This Is What You Came For" hitmaker jokingly made light of his career differences with Swift in a 2015 tweet referencing her battle with Apple Music:  I just played a gig inside a giant owl and my girl just chan ...
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Solange, Beyoncé and Becky at the Met Gala
LATimes - 10 months
Rita Ora is Not Becky. Katy Perry is Not Becky. And Solange Knowles says she was throwing shade at a pink cartoon character after the 2016 Met Gala on Monday night. We believe two out of three. "Shout out to when you think you all 'artsy and [expletive]', but your just rude and annoying lol," Solange...
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Rita Ora Pulls Off Half A Bathing Suit And Jeans With Ease
The Huffington Post - 11 months
Rita Ora has got it, and flaunts it, both on and off camera, so the singer/actress/fashion sweetheart's latest look is far from shocking. Still, it's an outfit very few other people would be able to pull off -- even if they were, say, at the beach. More...
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Thurman, Ora at Paris couture as Dior shows without designer - Washington Post
Google News - about 1 year
Washington Post Thurman, Ora at Paris couture as Dior shows without designer Washington Post PARIS — Spring-summer couture shows blossomed into focus Monday — parading their silken, and often sexy, savoir faire to front rows spilling with celebrities from Uma Thurman, Kate Bosworth to Rita Ora. Here are the highlights of the 2016 collections ... Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week 2016: The Best Looks From the RunwayE! Online Designers show latest luxury creations at Paris haute coutureReuters Versace sexes up haute couture with racy Paris showExpatica France all 155 news articles »
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10 Amazing Beauty Tricks You Should Steal From Makeup Artists
Huffington Post - about 1 year
By Faith Xue Photo: Imaxtree We imagine the mind of a makeup artist must swirl with brightly colored lipsticks and creamy (but never cakey) foundations, shiny glosses and powdery shadows, crisscrossing and intertwining into a kaleidoscope of shimmering colors. We imagine that's what it's like because we've seen this vision manifest via a slew of jaw-dropping makeup masterpieces IRL (like this one or this one)--hence, the "artist" moniker. But unlike other artists, makeup artists tend to be a generous bunch and are happy to share their trade secrets with those less brush-adept (e.g., never-satiated beauty editors). And like eager disciples, we lap up the wisdom, taking careful notes and even tentatively trying out their teachings on our own--albeit in the safety of our own bathrooms and not on an A-list celebrity, thankfully. Curious what this wisdom might consist of? We've got 10 perfect examples for you ahead. These are things that makeup artists have revealed to us they do ...
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11 Reasons We'll Always Love Aaliyah's Tomboy Style
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Before there was Ciara, Rita Ora, Tinashe or Keke Palmer, there was Aaliyah. The late singer-actress, who topped music charts in the '90s with hits like "Back & Forth," "If Your Girl Only Knew" and "Are You That Somebody?," was an innovator of tomboy style. Aaliyah coupled her R&B hip-hop-infused vocals with a wardrobe consisting of oversized jackets, midriff-baring tops, boxer briefs and cargo pants, proving that you don't have to dress overtly sexy to be taken seriously as an entertainer. Despite the fact that she died in a 2001 plane crash at just 22 years old, Aaliyah's sound and style still lives on today. In honor of what would have been Aaliyah's 37th birthday on Jan. 16, we remember her signature tomboy style. What is your favorite Aaliyah fashion moment? Tell us in the comments section.  Also On HuffPost:  Are you as happy as you could be? Sign up for our newsletter and join our 30-day happiness challenge to become a happier, healthier version of yourself ...
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Kendall Jenner Gives Her Best 'Psycho' Scream In Love Magazine's Blooper Reel
Huffington Post - about 1 year
All December long, Love Magazine rolled out some truly unusual content for their annual advent calendar, so it only makes sense that they had some fun behind-the-scenes clips, as well.  In case you forgot, Rita Ora channeled "Mean Girls," Kris Jenner took a dive to "Trap Queen" and Kendall Jenner made you some feel some sorta way about hammerhead sharks.  The almost six-minute blooper reel gives you a peek at what it takes to create the highly stylized debauchery. Highlights? Christina Milian falling on an inflatable donut, Zendaya's ab workout and Kendall channeling Janet Leigh's signature "Psycho" scream.  Laugh it up and watch the full video above.  Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Kendall Jenner Gives Her Best 'Psycho' Scream In Love Magazine's Blooper Reel
Huffington Post - about 1 year
All December long, Love Magazine rolled out some truly unusual content for their annual advent calendar, so it only makes sense that they had some fun behind-the-scenes clips, as well.  In case you forgot, Rita Ora channeled "Mean Girls," Kris Jenner took a dive to "Trap Queen" and Kendall Jenner made you some feel some sorta way about hammerhead sharks.  The almost six-minute blooper reel gives you a peek at what it takes to create the highly stylized debauchery. Highlights? Christina Milian falling on an inflatable donut, Zendaya's ab workout and Kendall channeling Janet Leigh's signature "Psycho" scream.  Laugh it up and watch the full video above.  Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Kendall Jenner Catches Fire For Love Magazine's Advent Calendar
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Move over Clement Moore, we'll be singing this Kendall Jenner-inspired Christmas Eve poem from now on.  Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Calabasas/ Not a Kardashian was stirring, not even their asses/ Except Kendall Jenner in lingerie with her bum laid bare/ Catching fire like Katniss Everdeen had never been there.  Over the past month, Love Magazine has released some truly off-kilter content for its annual advent calendar, ranging from Kris Jenner swimming in a pool to "Trap Queen" to Rita Ora's "Mean Girls" tribute -- but Kendall Jenner writhing around in lingerie, while a forest burns down around her might just take the cake.  According to The Mirror, the video's director James Lima envisioned Kendall as "a goddess who created the seasons, the elements, and the concept of astronomical time," describing her as "the perfect person to play this character." "She is beautiful, powerful, fearless, and yet vulnerable," he added. Jenner's modeling pr ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rita Ora
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 25
    In July 2016, Tyra Banks, the creator of America's Next Top Model, announced that Ora will replace her as host of the show which will air on VH1.
    More Details Hide Details Ora possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Ora credited Gwen Stefani and Beyoncé as her idols and biggest influences. Ora called Beyoncé her mentor, expressing admiration and gratitude at being able to have Beyoncé give her feedback on her debut album. Her other musical influences include Freddie Mercury, Christina Aguilera, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Celine Dion, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and Sade. Ora also stated that she was inspired by her parents' record collection which included artists such as Prince, Earth, Wind & Fire, Eric Clapton and B.B. King. Ora has mentioned her admiration for Rita Hayworth as an early inspiration for wanting to pursue an acting career. Ora is of Albanian ethnicity and speaks Albanian. Asked about her religion, Ora said that she doesn't consider herself religious, but "more of a spiritual person." Ora considers herself a feminist.
    In June 2016, it was reported that she signed a new record deal with Atlantic Records.
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    On 9 March 2016, she gave a speech on immigration and Syrian refugee crisis at the We Day U.K. event in London, organised by Free the Children.
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    In January 2016, Roc Nation filed a counter-lawsuit against Ora for breaking her recording contract, in New York.
    More Details Hide Details They reached a settlement in May 2016.
  • 2015
    Age 24
    On 14 November 2015, Ora performed during half-time at David Beckham's UNICEF charity "Match for Children" held at Old Trafford, Manchester.
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    She broke up with Richard Hilfiger in July 2015 after a one-year relationship.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Ora, who was joined at the ceremony by her parents, and former British Prime Minister and his wife, Tony and Cherie Blair, stated she was "overwhelmed" by the honour and pledged to help the youth of Kosovo.
  • 2014
    Age 23
    On 15 November 2014, Ora joined the charity group Band Aid 30 along with other British and Irish pop acts, recording the latest version of the track "Do They Know It's Christmas? " at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, to raise money for the 2014 Ebola crisis in West Africa.
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    On 7 May 2014, Ora headlined the third annual “Gabrielle’s Gala” fundraiser at Old Billingsgate Market, London, with proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.
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    On 18 May 2014, the song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, making it Ora's fourth overall single to reach the apex of the chart, and third as a solo artist.
    More Details Hide Details Ora featured on Iggy Azalea's single titled "Black Widow", from her album The New Classic. "Black Widow" peaked at number four in the UK, and became Ora's first top ten song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number three. On 14 December 2014, Ora performed at the 2014 telecast of Christmas in Washington, filmed at the National Building Museum. On 22 February 2015, at the 87th Academy Awards, she performed the Academy Award-nominated song "Grateful", which appears in the film Beyond the Lights. She released the song "Poison" on 28 June 2015 as the first single from her second studio album. The song debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart, becoming her sixth top five single in the country. In December 2015, Ora filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation, seeking release from the label and citing that the contract she signed in 2008 is "unenforceable", due to California's "seven-year rule." The complaint stated that she's "only been permitted to release one album despite creating multiple additional records for release" and that her relationship with Roc Nation is "irrevocably damaged." Her complaint also pointed out a breach of contract, reporting that Roc Nation breached the recording agreement by improperly taking twenty per cent commission of her income from opportunities that it did not procure or was not authorised.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Also in 2014, Ora featured on Iggy Azalea's single, "Black Widow", which reached number three in the US. In 2015, Ora became a coach on the fourth series of The Voice UK, and later that year, a judge on the twelfth series of The X Factor. Ora was born in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia (present-day Kosovo) to Albanian parents. Her mother, Vera Sahatçiu (Bajraktari), is a psychiatrist, and her father, Besnik Sahatçiu, is an economist and a pub owner. Her mother is Catholic and her father is Muslim. Ora has an older sister, Elena, and a younger brother, Don. She was named after the favourite film star of her film director grandfather Besim Sahatçiu, Rita Hayworth. She was born as Rita Sahatçiu (surname derived from the Turkish word which means "watchmaker"), but her father later added Ora (means "time" in Albanian) to the family surname so it could be easily pronounced.
  • 2013
    Age 22
    On 3 November 2013, Ora hosted the BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards alongside Nick Grimshaw.
    More Details Hide Details On 19 October 2014, Ora and Grimshaw hosted the award show for the second year in a row. In 2015, she was a coach on the fourth series of The Voice UK on BBC One. The same year, it was confirmed that Ora and BBC Radio 1 presenter, Nick Grimshaw, signed as judges for the twelfth series of The X Factor on the rival TV network ITV, after a bidding war between The X Factor and The Voice UK. She mentored the "Girls" category and chose Louisa Johnson, Lauren Murray, Kiera Weathers and Monica Michael for the live shows. Johnson became Ora's final act in the competition after the semi-final and subsequently won the series.
    In September 2013, Rimmel announced their collaboration with Ora for makeup collections.
    More Details Hide Details In 2014, Ora was one of the cast members of Marks & Spencer's "Leading Ladies" campaign, and appeared as the face of Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter campaign. In January 2014, Adidas announced a designer collaboration with Ora for their line of casual sports clothing, Adidas Originals. Ora designed her own apparel collections for the brand, including footwear and accessories. In 2015, she was the face of Coca-Cola and Samsung Galaxy S6 advertising campaigns. Following the departure of judge Kelly Rowland, Ora was asked to be a guest judge on the ninth series of The X Factor in the UK. She was a judge during the auditions that were filmed at the O2 Arena in London.
    In 2013, she was the face of Italian sneaker brand, Superga, and the new face of "Material Girl", a clothing line designed by Madonna.
    More Details Hide Details She was the face of two Donna Karan 2014 collections, Resort collection and Autumn/Winter collection. She's also the face of the label's fragrance, DKNY My NY, inspired by New York City.
    Ora was featured on Jay Z's Made in America, a Ron Howard-directed documentary about the Budweiser Made in America Festival, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details In April 2014, Ora appeared alongside Korean pop star, Hyuna, in an episode of Funny or Die called "Girl, You Better Walk." In 2015, she played Christian Grey's sister, Mia, in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. Ora originally approached the production hoping to contribute to the film's soundtrack, and instead was asked to audition for the role of Mia Grey by the director of the film, Sam Taylor-Johnson. She will reprise her role as Mia in the two film sequels. In 2010, Ora featured in a commercial for Skullcandy headphones. She appeared in two Calvin Klein campaigns, in 2010 and 2011.
    In 2013, Ora appeared as a guest star in 90210, as well as appearing as a race caller in the film Fast & Furious 6.
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    She dated Calvin Harris from May 2013 to June 2014.
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    In December 2013, along with other British artists, she filmed "No Place Like Home" campaign with UNICEF UK, in support of their appeal for the children affected by the Syrian conflict.
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    On 1 June 2013, Ora performed at the "Chime for Change" charity concert at Twickenham Stadium, London, which raised funds and awareness for girls' and women's issues around the world.
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    On 23 March 2013, Ora performed as a special guest at Le Bal de la Rose du Rocher, an event organised by Karl Lagerfeld in Monte Carlo in aid of the Princess Grace Foundation.
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    On 28 June 2013, Ora performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.
    More Details Hide Details On 30 January 2014, she announced that her new single would be called "I Will Never Let You Down", produced by Calvin Harris.
    On 24 May 2013, Ora was the headline act on 1Xtra Arena/In New Music We Trust stage at Radio 1's Big Weekend.
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    On 26 February 2013, she revealed to Digital Spy that she had been working with Dev Hynes for the second album and that the record shows a different angle to a "party girl".
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    In January 2013, Ora revealed that her second album would be clearer and have more direction than the first one.
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    She was nominated for three awards at the 2013 Brit Awards, including the Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act.
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    Ora embarked on her twelve-date UK "Radioactive Tour", from 28 January through to 13 February 2013, to support her debut album.
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    She was nominated for three Brit Awards at the 2013 ceremony.
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  • 2012
    Age 21
    On 28 November 2012, Ora performed as a special guest at the concert held in Tirana, Albania for the 100th Anniversary of the Independence of Albania.
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    "Shine Ya Light", released on 4 November 2012, became Ora's fourth consecutive top ten single in the UK, peaking at number ten.
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    From 23 October through to 30 October 2012, Ora embarked on her first headlining tour, Ora Tour, a five-date US tour supported by MTV.
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    In September 2012, it was announced that Ora will be the opening act on the UK concerts from Usher's Euphoria Tour set to start in January 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Eventually, the tour was postponed due to Usher's "professional and personal commitments".
    Ora was nominated for Best UK/Ireland Act, Best New Artist, and Push Artist at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards.
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    It was Ora's second UK number one as a solo artist, and third overall in 2012. Whilst supporting Coldplay on their Mylo Xyloto Tour, she later announced that her debut album would be titled Ora. It was released on 27 August 2012 and debuted at the top of the UK Albums Chart.
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    The first UK single from her debut album, "R.I.P." (featuring Tinie Tempah), was released on 6 May 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Produced by Chase & Status, the song debuted at the top of the UK Singles Chart, becoming her first solo UK number one. On 12 August 2012, "How We Do (Party)" was released and reached number one in the UK and Ireland.
    During February 2012, Ora was also the opening act on the UK concerts from Drake's Club Paradise Tour.
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    Ora featured on the single that was released on 12 February 2012, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart.
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    Her debut studio album, Ora, released in 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom.
    More Details Hide Details The album contained the UK number-one singles, "R.I.P." and "How We Do (Party)". After reaching the peak position as a featured act on DJ Fresh's "Hot Right Now", Ora became the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012, with three consecutive singles reaching the top position.
  • 2011
    Age 20
    Throughout 2011, Ora released covers and videos about working on her debut album on YouTube.
    More Details Hide Details The videos caught the attention of DJ Fresh, who at that time was looking for a female vocalist for his song, "Hot Right Now".
  • TEENAGE
  • 2008
    Age 17
    Shortly after, Stennett got in touch with the American label, Roc Nation, and told them about Ora. She signed a recording deal and a publishing deal with Roc Nation in December 2008, and was one of their first signees.
    More Details Hide Details She made cameo appearances in Jay Z's video for "Young Forever" (2009) and Drake's video, "Over" (2010). After being signed, Ora recorded an album and wanted to release it, but her label advised against it and she started to work on other material for her debut album.
    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."
    More Details Hide Details Her manager, Sarah Stennett (who also worked with Ellie Goulding, Jessie J and Conor Maynard), later told HitQuarters that Ora had entered the competition because at the time she felt it was her only chance at finding success. Stennett reassured her that performing in Eurovision would hinder rather than help her chances to make it as a solo artist.
  • 2007
    Age 16
    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.
    More Details Hide Details On both tracks she was not officially credited. She featured on two songs of James Morrison's album, Songs for You, Truths for Me, as backing vocalist.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1991
    Age 0
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She grew up near Portobello Road in West London, and attended St Cuthbert with St Matthias CE Primary School in Earls Court, following which she graduated from a performing arts school, Sylvia Young Theatre School, and then St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College. She began singing from an early age.
  • 1990
    Born
    Born on November 26, 1990.
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