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Rita Ora

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Rita Ora is a British singer-songwriter. She was born in 1990 in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia, now Kosovo, to Vera (Bajraktari) and Besnik Sahatçiu. She is a granddaughter of director Besim Sahatçiu. At age one, her family decided to move to the United Kingdom. She grew up in West London and attended St Cuthbert with St Matthias CE Primary School in Earls Court, following which she graduated from Sylvia Young Theatre School and then St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College. She began singing from a young age. In 2004, she appeared in the British film Spivs. Whilst never confirmed it has been theorized by multiple sources that the then young Rita had a sexual relationship with her co-star Christos-o-dodolos Zenonos. She auditioned for Eurovision: Your Country Needs You on BBC One to be the British contestant for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest but later withdrew from the competition after a few episodes as she did not feel ready. In 2007, Ora had her first music release when she appeared on Craig David's track entitled "Awkward" and then again in 2008 on "Where's Your Love" featuring Tinchy Stryder, for which she also appears in the music video. Ora began singing in bars in and around London, and in 2009 a A&R told Roc Nation about Ora, a few days after Ora flew out to New York and met Jay Z. In 2009, Ora made a cameo on Jay Z's video for "Young Forever" and "Over" by Drake. Ora caught the attention of Jay Z and he quietly signed her to Roc Nation, in which she was featured in a commercial for Roc Nation + Skullcandy Aviator Headphones.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Rita Ora Puts Her Back into Helping Houston Relief Effort

Rita Ora
Lends a Hand in Houston

Rita Ora talked about pitching in on Hurricane Harvey relief, then walked the walk by chipping in at a donation center. Rita was in Dallas and said early Wednesday she wanted to do… READ MORE >

Rita Ora Steps Out in See-Through Top, No Bra (PHOTOS)

Rita Ora
See-Thru Top Is Doorman Approved

Rita Ora made a cool exit from her hotel ... and put a look of sheer delight on the doorman's face. The singer and actress left her hotel in NYC on Thursday rocking a slick all-black suit with a… READ MORE >

- 179 days ago
Rita Ora Was Out to Get Me on 'ANTM' 'Cause I Dated Calvin Harris (VIDEO)

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Rita Ora 86'd Me Cause We Both Dated Calvin Harris

Rita Ora was out to get one of the contestants on "America's Next Top Model," because they both banged Calvin Harris ... so claims the chick who was booted. Krislian… READ MORE >

- 256 days ago
Justin Bieber, Rita Ora -- Que Ora Es?  Time to Hook Up (VIDEO)

Justin Bieber, Rita Ora
Que Ora Es? Time to Hook Up

Justin Bieber and Rita Ora connected for sure Wednesday night ... and Thursday morning, too. The Biebs and Rita arrived separately at Warwick nightclub in Hollywood, Justin shrouded in a hoodie.… READ MORE >

- 509 days ago
Beyonce -- Rita Ora Cleared from the 'Becky' List (PHOTOS)

Beyonce
Rita Ora Cleared From the 'Becky' List

Judge Beyonce has made her ruling and it appears Rita Ora has been acquitted in the mysterious "Who the hell is Becky?" case. The singers were smiling and hanging together inside the Met Gala… READ MORE >

- 539 days ago
Jay Z's Company Sues Rita Ora -- We Didn't Screw You, You Screwed Us

Jay Z's Company Sues Rita Ora
We Didn't Screw You You Screwed Us

Roc Nation, the music label run by Jay Z, is now suing Rita Ora. The label claims it signed Rita in 2008 when she was unknown and invested millions in her career. In return she had to deliver… READ MORE >

- 630 days ago
Rita Ora -- Almost Full-Frontal On The Beach (PHOTOS)

Rita Ora
Almost Full-Frontal On The Beach

Rita Ora and her skimpy bikini learned the dangers of the mighty ocean as she ran ashore ... covering up her almost exposed hooha.  "The X Factor" judge and 25-year-old pop star left very… READ MORE >

- 664 days ago
Rita Ora Sues Roc Nation -- You Don't Care About Me ... So Set Me Free

Rita Ora Sues Roc Nation
You Don't Care About Me ... So Set Me Free

Rita Ora is suing Jay Z's Roc Nation claiming she was left in the dust when the company started repping pro athletes.  TMZ obtained the lawsuit, filed Thursday in L.A., and Rita says the… READ MORE >

- 676 days ago
Rita Ora -- Are You Fir Real?!

Rita Ora
Are You Fir Real?!

Rita Ora's fashion is something to pine after. Here's a noble looking Rita Ora (25) leaving a club in London Tuesday night (left) ... and an abandoned Christmas tree left curbside in London after… READ MORE >

- 678 days ago
Rita Ora -- Birthday Collision with Lewis Hamilton ... and a Pole! (VIDEO)

Rita Ora
Birthday Collision with ... Lewis Hamilton and a Pole!

Rita Ora's 25th birthday was almost a night she'd never remember because she almost knocked herself out by smashing into a giant metal pole.  Ora was leaving a London restaurant Tuesday… READ MORE >

- 699 days ago
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