Singer-actress-model Rita Ora was born in Kosovo in 1990 and moved with her family to the U.K. within the year. She began singing at a young age and started her career at 16 by appearing on Craig David’s track ‘Awkward.’ She was discovered singing in bars and clubs around London and was signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation label. Her 2012 debut album, ‘Ora,’ topped the British charts, as did three of its singles. One of those, ‘How We Do (Party),’ introduced her to audiences stateside. Her brash-glam style endeared her to the fashion world, and she has starred in campaigns from DKNY and Madonna’s Material Girl line. Acting credits include a cameo in ‘Fast & Furious 6’ and a role in the ‘50 Shades of Grey’ movie.
Selected disography: ‘Ora’ (2012) , ‘Spotify Sessions’ (2012), ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ (2014)
Related artists: Calvin Harris, Drake, Jay Z
Further reading: Rita Ora’s Exclusive Acoustic Performance, Rita Ora’s Tour Diary [VIDEO], Rita Ora’s Material Girl Photos