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Today — Monday, November 26, 2012 — Rita Ora turns 22 years old. Now, it’s pretty hard to narrow our list of reasons we love her down to just 5. This girl is so cute, quirky, and energetic that it’s pretty hard not adore her. But here we go. Take a look at our top 5 reasons why we can’t get enough of Rita:
1. She’s has wonderful and flawless vocals.
2. Shes Sexy & beautiful but she is also humble!
3. Her edgy, glamorous, and ever-changing sense of style..
4. Her Signature Make up look – Red Lipstick.
5. She Is the sweetest to her fans!
Check Out Ritabots Birthday Video to Rita!
Superga UK are pleased to announce British Superstar Rita Ora as the face of their Spring / Summer 2013 campaign.Rita has taken the reins from Alexa Chung, who due to TV commitments in the USA was unable to continue her role as ambassador for the label. Alexa, who helped Superga create iconic images with her creative direction and styling, is happy that the brand will continue with such a talented new signing. With her first three singles of 2012 all going straight to number one in the charts, Rita has also shaken up the fashion world with her street-luxe signature style.
Rita will team up with Superga for an exclusive shoot featuring the brand’s new Spring / Summer 2013 collection; bringing a touch of her cool, raw style to the Italian brand’s coveted shoes. Signed by Roc Nation / Columbia Records after being discovered by the legendary Jay-Z, Rita has gone on to take the music scene by storm and was the natural choice to front Superga’s next campaign launching March 2013.
With three No.1 UK singles under her belt and a No.1 Gold debut album; Rita’s unstoppable domination of the industry as the hottest new girl on the scene has crossed over to America with appearances on all major TV shows as well as aspectacular performance at Jay Z’s huge “Made In America” festival. With three EMA nominations under her belt, four MOBO nominations Rita has fast become one of the most exciting new artists to break through this year.
Rita Ora will be performing LIVE at TD Bank North Garden in Boston at 7:21 PM EST at JAMN 945’s Monster Jam 2012. The live feed can be viewed here: http://www.jamn945.com/pages/MJ2012/.
*Thanks to Robbie DiMinico From JAMN 945 for the info.
Rita Ora, earlier this year, was a guest judge on the X Factor in which she received great praise for her time there. During that time, she put through Rylan Clark instead of Gary Barlow. SugarScape caught up with our girl for an exclusive interview – check it out below:
Hey Rita, how are your American adventures going?
It’s been going good, I’m a bit ill at the moment but you know! We’ve been going to lots of crazy places. I love LA – I’m on my way there now – but we’ve been to Tennessee, Atlanta, Miami.. We’ve been to Toronto, Chicago was really cool too. I think Chicago and Toronto were two of my favourites.
What are the crowds like over there, could they take on the British fans?
I think in the UK people know my songs more when I play shows, but the fans are actually quite similar. The reaction is exactly the same from the fans.
So we are feeling suitably teased by that snippet of the Shine Ya Light video that’s lurking about on the internet – how was it going back Kosovo to film it?
It was so hectic! We flew into Pristina from LA and we had this like VIP section cordoned off for us and then when we left there were loads of fans and kids and photographers outside.
We were trying to shoot the video in all these different locations but basically every half an hour it would get completely filled with all these people so we’d have to move to another location. It was so much fun though, we got to ride motorbikes with this motorbike crew and lots of stuff like that..
The motorbike stunts looks pretty badass in the teaser..
Yeah, it was the most fun to shoot.
Did you have this big vision of how you wanted the video to come across?
I just wanted to celebrate.. I mean it’s called Shine Ya Light so I just wanted people to feel like they could celebrate who they are and where they’re from – that’s how I wanted to do my video.
I mean I was born there, in Pristina, but I moved to London when I was one so that’s why I chose to do it there, to go home for it.
Well Beyonce’s already given the track a big fat thumbs up hasn’t she?
Oh yeah, she loves that song!
She said she’s been playing it on repeat. That must feel pretty good?
She posted on her blog saying she liked it. She’s so sweet, I’m like, ‘Thankyouuu!’. I’ve met her loads of times and she’s really, really nice. Like just how you’d expect her to be – unbelievably so.
We could not be more jealous. Speaking of rave reviews, have you had a chance to see much of the X Factor to check out how the acts you let through at the auditions are getting on?
I have been watching it, not a lot because of touring – it’s like whatever I can watch online when I get a chance. But obviously I’ve been watching all the ones that I gave a yes to and all the people are really, really good.
Personally I think Ella is really cool, she’s so good but loads of them are. I think it’s really good because every year there are surprises. Like with One Direction – they didn’t win but they’ve basically taken over the world and that’s pretty amazing how X Factor does that.
What about Rylan – are you glad you let him through?
You know what, I just think he’s really funny and entertaining so yeah.
He seems to have a pretty big fan base, even if Gary wasn’t over the moon about you guys putting him through?
Nooo, he wasn’t that impressed, but I mean there are so many people – like the Gangnam Style guy – that you still like but don’t have to take too seriously. It’s all just about it being a bit of fun and having entertainment value.
Rita Ora Will be hosting THREE EPISODES of Fuse’s Top 100 Party Playlist this Monday, October 22nd at 7pm EST
About Rita Ora: Roc Nation/Columbia Records recording artist Rita Ora, already topping the charts in the U.K., has been making quite an impression on U.S. audiences. With stellar performances on Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live, Rita recently announced that she will bring hits from her certified Gold #1 U.K. album, ORA, to the U.S., with live performances in five U.S. cities beginning October 23rd. The August/September Complex Magazine cover girl made her U.S. festival debut at JAY-Z’s Budweiser Made In America festival in Philadelphia on September 2nd, and is poised to take the rest of the U.S. by storm with her powerful and infectious live performances. The buzz is growing stateside for Rita, with PerezHilton.com stating, “bucketfulls of charisma, a pinch of cheekiness, and pure, A-Grade talent…everyone wants a slice…so much love for this natural born STAR!” Rita Ora has not only topped the UK charts with her debut album, but became the first artist in the U.K. this year to earn three #1’s with her singles “Hot Right Now”, “R.I.P” and “How We Do (Party).” She toured the U.K. and Europe with Coldplay this past summer, has over a million Twitter followers and over 70 million views on her YouTube channel.
WHAT: Top 100 Party Playlist
PREMIERE: Monday, October 22, 7PM EST
* Thank you to Mallory Kwitter who works as the public relations for fuse tv. She emailed us this information.
He’s one of the biggest established acts, she’s one of the biggest newcomers, hence it’s only fitting that Usher and Rita Ora join forces for a major trek of one the industry’s biggest markets – Europe.
Today saw the the superstar announce a 21-date tour of Europe, titled the ‘Euphoria Tour’ in honor of the fan-favourite song on his latest opus ‘Looking 4 Myself’.
Beginning in Amsterdam on January 18th 2013, the jaunt – which sees Ora serve as a special guest – will journey on to various other major cities in region including London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Sheffield, Nottingham and Manchester.
UK dates and ticket info below…
USHER EUPHORIA UK TOUR DATES:
Jan. 27 London, UK O2 Arena On sale 9/21
Jan. 29 Glasgow, UK SECC On sale 9/21
Jan. 30 Birmingham, UK LG Arena On sale 9/21
Feb. 02 Sheffield, UK Motorpoint Arena On sale 9/21
Feb. 13 Nottingham, UK Capital FM Arena On sale 9/21
Feb. 15 Manchester, UK MEN On sale 9/21
Tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 21st September and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Needless to say, a dual-win for both Usher and Ora. In both cases, most of their successes over the last year has been concentrated in Europe, so why not capitalize on it and make major coin on the way. We’ll be attending…will you?
This year’s MTV European Music Awards is undoubtedly set to be one the industry’s grandest nights- that is, if even half of this year’s nominees show up.
Indeed, though yet to confirm any of the night’s performers, this morning did see the event release its full list of nominations marking phenomenal news for many a chart staple- more specifically though, Pop Princesses Rita Ora and Nicki Minaj.