Rita Sahatçiu Ora born on 26 November 1990 is a British singer and actress. She was born to Albanian parents in Pristina , SFR Yugoslavia currently known as Kosovo. Her mother Vera is a psychiatrist and her father Besnik Sahatçiu, is an economist and a pub owner. Ora has a younger brother Don and an older sister Elena. When she was a year old her family left Kosovo because of the persecution of ethnic Albanians and left for England in 1191. She grew up near Portobello Road in West London and there she graduated from Sylvia Young Theatre School in Arts. Ora began performing at open mic around London and in her father’s pub.
Ora’s first music release was when she appeared on Craig David’s track title”Awkward” though she was not officially credited. She was qualified contestant for Eurovision Song Contest 2009 but later withdrew from the competition as she did not feel ready and thought the challenge was not for her. Her Sarah Stennett after the incident got in touch with an American label Roc Nation. In December 2008 Ora signed a record deal and a publishing deal with Roc Nation and a was their first signees.
Ora uploaded videos of her working on her debut album on YouTube. Soon after she was featured on DJ fresh’s single “Hot Right Now” which was released on 12 February 2012. The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.
Ora’s debut album titled “Ora” was released on 27 August 2012 which topped the UK Albums Chart. The first single from her debut album “R.I.P” featuring Tinie Timpah was released on 6 May 2012, second single “How We Do (Party)” and her third single “Shine Ya Light” overall of the singles were a big hit, all asingles debuting at number one on the chart. To support her debut album Ora began her first UK tour “Radioactive Tour” in January 2013.
In January 2013 Ora stated that her second album would be different and clear than the first one. On May 18, 2014 the song “I Will Never Let You Down” debuted at number one on the UK singles chart. Ora was featured on Iggy Azalea’s single “Black Widow” which peaked at number four on the UK chart, and Ora’s first peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
In December 2015 Ora filed a case against Roc Nation stating 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 percent commission of her income. In January 2016, Roc Nation filed a counter-lawsuit against Ora for breaking her recording contract, in New York. They reached a settlement in May 2016.
In June 2016, it was reported that Ora signed a new record deal with Atlantic Reccords.
She dated Calvis Harris from from April 2013 to June 2014. She broke up with Richard Hilfiger in July 2015 after a one-year relationship.