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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 »

Russian 'Bachelor' Shoots Shot at Rita Ora After Her Manager Shuts Him Down

Rita Ora
Accepts Date With Russian 'Bachelor' ... But Her Manager Won't Set Them Up!!!

Rita Ora is totally down for a night on the town with hunky Russian 'Bachelor' Alex Sparrow, but there's a huge problem ... her manager is standing in the way.  Alex -- a… READ MORE >

Rita Ora Lip-Syncing During Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy's & John Legend Defend Her

Rita Ora
Lip-Sync Fail At Parade John Legend Defends Her

Rita Ora is taking tons of heat for lip-syncing her performance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ... but with freezing temps and technical issues, the deck appeared to be stacked against… READ MORE >

- 150 days ago
'Hot Felon' Jeremy Meeks & Chloe Green Enjoy First Night Out Since Baby was Born

Jeremy Meeks & Chloe Green
Parenting Goes South (of France)

Jeremy Meeks and Chloe Green called in some reinforcements for their new baby, jetting off to the French Riviera for a group date night to kick off the week. The new parents were hanging… READ MORE >

- 293 days ago
Celebs Show Up and Show Off at Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week
Stars Show Up ... And Show Off

It's not like celebs need a reason to flaunt their latest style or fashion statement ... but Paris Fashion Week provided one anyway. Stars like Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Rihanna, Bella Hadid,… READ MORE >

- 302 days ago
Rita Ora and BF Have Toe-Sucking Fun in Italy

Rita Ora
Toe-Sucking in Italy ... That's Amore!!!

Here's Rita Ora and her musician boyfriend, Andrew Watt, strolling along a beach in Italy -- and while she might be there for the sun and fun ... he'll just have the toes. Grazie!  Andrew… READ MORE >

- 319 days ago
Rita Ora Tears Up On Stage Over Avicii

Rita Ora
Fights Back Tears On Stage ... During Avicii Tribute

Rita Ora got choked up mid-performance in front of thousands at a music festival before belting out the song "Lonely Together", her collab with late DJ and producer Avicii. Rita was… READ MORE >

- 358 days ago
Grammy Awards After-Parties Flooded with Celebs

After the Show It's the After-Party ... Chappelle, Rita & More

The Grammy Awards after-parties had some good variety -- huge comedians, famous ball players and, of course, musicians. Dave Chappelle, Sarah Silverman and Trevor Noah were arguably… READ MORE >

- 447 days ago
Grammy Awards NYC Florists Flooded with White Rose Requests

Grammy Awards
NYC Florists Flooded w/ White Rose Requests

The white rose movement at the Grammys has florists scrambling to fill TONS of orders ... the demand is so overwhelming they've had to turn away business. We talked to a bunch of NYC flower shops… READ MORE >

- 450 days ago
Liam Payne Turns On Rita Ora, Radio DJs With 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Reading

Liam Payne
Turns On Rita Ora, Radio DJs ... With 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Liam Payne's voice doesn't just turn on Rita Ora ... he left at least 3 dudes speechless with his seductive reading of "Fifty Shades of Grey." Liam and Rita were guests… READ MORE >

- 458 days ago
Conor McGregor Takes Dee Devlin On Louis Vuitton Shopping Spree, Great Timing!

Conor McGregor
Takes Dee Devlin On Louis Vuitton Spree ... Great Timing!

What do you do when everyone in the world thinks you're trying to bang Rita Ora??  If you're Conor McGregor ... you take your REAL girlfriend on a luxury shopping spree!! Check out the UFC… READ MORE >

- 494 days ago
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