In addition to working on her second album, partying at the Cannes Film Festival and dating Calvin Harris, Rita Ora will soon be seen on the big screen. The multi-talented singer scored a role in the highly anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, scheduled for release on February 13, 2015. “It was one of the best experiences of my life,” Rita told VH1 of her time on set. This is a woman who’s worked with J.Cole and Sia, so that’s pretty high praise.
Here in the U.S., we know that Rita Ora has long been on the Roc Nation roster, but we haven’t yet felt the full range of the British pop star’s talent. Well, take note folks, because Rita is ready for world domination.
Music’s baddest babes are known for their risque, controversy causing outfits. From Rihanna‘s clothes that are so threadbare they’re barely clothes to Miley Cyrus‘ high cut leotards that threaten to betray the cooch, pop’s hottest young women are often less covered than not.
Sultry pop singer Rita Ora is definitely turning people on, but what actually makes her go wild? We discover her lusty longings during an interview about her new music.
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Azealia Banks just had an exciting weekend in Australia. She almost got into a fist fight with The Stone Roses, and then promptly joined Prodigy on stage for a live performance of “Firestarter”, and if that wasn’t enough, she took to twitter to call Rita Ora out for being a mean girl–a charge Ora promptly denied via text…that Banks then shared with the world.
Rita Ora turned down her chance to become the voice for her country after auditioning for Eurovision: Your Country Needs You at the age of 18. The judges were blown away by a young Rita, but for whatever reason–perhaps she thought bigger things were in store for her–she said thanks, but no thanks. Read more…
Last year was dominated by celebrities, athletes and even politicians miming the lyrics to an undeniable musical force known as “Call Me Maybe.” The first few spoofs were cute–dare we say entertaining?–but after a while the sheer ubiquity forced us to temporarily break up with Carly Rae Jepsen and her infectious piece of pop perfection. It was for the best! Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” stepped in toward the end of 2012, but which act and his or he super duper catchy track will receive the same treatment in the new year?
These trends start with the kids, but often get the biggest boost once celebrities get involved. James Franco made a case for Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” last week, which was interesting (as all things Franco tend to be) but covering a song that’s nearly a year old feels like too little too late; there are more important Bieber topics to discuss nowadays. The latest entry vying for most shareable proof of celebrity goofiest comes courtesy of BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, and features a bevy of British acts giving their best G.O.O.D. Music audition. Oh, God!
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Her name created enough buzz in 2012 for Rita Ora to make our Music’s Biggest Breakout Stars of 2012 list. But according to Jay-Z‘s British protege, 2013 is going to be her year. In an interview with MTV she is seemingly excited about the U.S. release of her debut Ora. “2013 is really important for me because it’s gonna to be the first time the U.S. hears my official album and I wanted to put a few extra tracks on there and make it really special,” she told MTV. “So I’m basically giving you guys a whole new album of new material.” Read more…