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Rita Ora

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Rita Ora is a British singer-songwriter. Ora was born in 1990 in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia, now Kosovo. 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. 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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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 >

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 >

- 125 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 >

- 137 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 >

- 139 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 >

- 159 days ago
Rita Ora -- Travis Barker's Really Rubbing Off On Me (PHOTO)

Rita Ora
Travis Barker Is Really ... Rubbing Off On Me

Two weeks in and Rita Ora and Travis Barker are already acting like they've been living together for years.  The new couple rolled out of bed Sunday for brunch in West Hollywood,… READ MORE >

- 210 days ago
Rita Ora And Travis Barker -- DATING!!! In The Blink Of An Eye

Rita Ora And Travis Barker
DATING!!! In The Blink Of An Eye

Travis Barker and Rita Ora are dating, Travis' rep confirms to TMZ. We're told the couple's so smitten with one another they've spent almost every day together since hitting it off at the… READ MORE >

- 214 days ago
Rita Ora -- New Mystery Man

Rita Ora
New Mystery Man

If Rita Ora really was with Wiz Khalifa, it seems that's history, because Friday night she was locked and loaded with a new guy. Rita was leaving Chris Brown's concert in Anaheim, holding the… READ MORE >

- 226 days ago
Rita Ora -- Star-Spangled Nipples (PHOTOS)

Rita Ora
Star-Spangled Nipples

Rita Ora put her love for the good ole U.S. of A. on full display ... on her nipples.  Ora fell 48 stars short of a true American flag salute after her Wednesday night show at the El Rey… READ MORE >

- 249 days ago
Wiz Khalifa and Rita Ora -- Teen Choice Awards Not a One-Off (VIDEO)

Wiz Khalifa and Rita Ora
Teen Choice Awards Not a One-Off

Wiz Khalifa and Rita Ora are pretty clearly together ... not for certain, but pretty clearly. In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, they showed up together at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood… READ MORE >

- 258 days ago

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