Rita Ora is an English singer and songwriter. She came to prominence when she featured on DJ Fresh’s single “Hot Right Now”, which reached number one in the UK in February 2012. Her debut studio album Ora, released in August 2012, debuted at number one in the UK.
Height-5 feet 6 inch
Full Name-Rita Sahatçiu Ora
Born-26 November 1990
Birthplace- Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia (modern-day Kosovo)
Occupation-Singer, songwriter, actress
Spouse-Taika Waititi (m. 2022)
Citizenship-Kosovo, United Kingdom
Relatives-Besim Sahatçiu (grandfather)
Genres-Pop, electropop, R&B
Labels-Roc Nation, Atlantic, BMG
Rita Ora’s parents are Vera and Besnik Sahatçiu. Her father, Besnik, is a Kosovar Albanian, and her mother, Vera, is a Catholic of Albanian and Croatian descent. Both her parents were born in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, and moved to the UK in 1991 during the Kosovo War. They settled in London and had two children, Rita, and her brother Don.
Rita’s parents supported her musical career from an early age. His father, Besnik, was a bar owner and often had him perform in his bar when he was a teenager. Her mother Vera was also very supportive and often took her to singing lessons and auditions.
Rita Ora has an older sister, Elena, and a younger brother, Don. She was born Rita Sahatçiu (surname derived from the Turkish word saatçi, meaning “watchmaker”), but her parents later added Ora (Ora, meaning “time” in Albanian) to the surname to make it easier to pronounce.
Rita Ora grew up around Portobello Road in West London and attended St Cuthbert’s St Matthias CE Primary School in Earls Court before graduating from Sylvia Young Theatre School and then St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College. Today she lives in Kensington, London. Ora started singing at an early age.
Rita has dated many celebrities. Rita was in a relationship with Bruno Mars when she was only 18 years old.
They dated from 2009 to 2011. For them, it was love at first sight.
The couple met each other before they became famous. They parted after seeing eye to eye.
After Bruno Mars, Rita only dated Rob Kardashian for two months. Rob Kardashian accused her of having multiple affairs with him.
Then Rita dated Drake. They were romantically involved. Drake wrote the song “RIP” for his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, which Rita sang and became a huge hit. Although they were rumored to be romantically linked, the pair remained friends.
Rita dated a DJ named Calvin Harris, and they even worked together professionally.
However, like her previous relationship, it didn’t last long.
Rita and Tommy Hilfiger’s son Ricky Hil went public with their relationship in August 2014. But their relationship ended shortly after 14 months. Travis Baker came into her life after Ricky Hill.
They met in Los Angeles. They broke up because Travis Baker didn’t want a serious relationship. Rita was often spotted with Lewis Hamilton after Travis Baker, but they did not agree to a relationship.
Rita dated Andrew Watt, but their relationship happened because they were both busy with work.
Due to a busy schedule, they decided to break up. Following Andrew Watt, she dated Andrew Garfield.
After four months, they broke up because Andrew Garfield did not want to make their relationship public.
He was a private and reserved person. Romain Gavras was next in her life in 2020-2021.
Rita Ora has confirmed that she is married to husband Taika Waititi and even released a song called ‘You Only Love Me’ to celebrate the latest nuptials. Rita spoke about her wedding in January 2023 after keeping her wedding private for five months.
Taika Waititi is a New Zealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian. He is a recipient of an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Grammy Award, and has received two nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Taika is dad to Te, 11, and Matewa, seven, from his previous relationship. On marrying Taika, Rita said”His kids were there, and I really wanted them to be a part of it. It was either then or we had to wait for ages. I didn’t want to do it without my step kids there.
Rita Ora began performing at open mics in London and occasionally in her father’s bar. In 2008, he took part in BBC One’s Eurovision: Your Country Needs You to be Britain’s entry for Eurovision 2009, but later withdrew from the competition after a few episodes because he “didn’t feel ready” and thought “the challenge was” t. for her”.
Soon after, Ora’s management contacted America’s Roc Nation and told them about her. Ora signed a recording and publishing deal with Roc Nation in December 2008 and was one of their first signings. Rita Ora made a cameo appearance in Jay-Z’s video for “Young Forever” (2009)
Rita Ora first UK single from her debut album, “R.I.P.”, was released on 6 May 2012. “Shine Ya Light” was released on 4 November and became the fourth consecutive UK top ten single of 2012, peaking at number ten. On November 28, 2012, Ora performed as a special guest in Tirana, Albania at a concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of Albania’s independence. In January 2013, Ora embarked on her first UK tour, the Radioactive Tour, in support of her debut album.
Rita Ora revealed that her second album was clearer and more directional than her first. On February 26, 2013, she revealed to Digital Spy that her second album shows a different perspective on the “feast”. On 24 May 2013, Ora headlined the BBC’s In New Music We Trust. Radio 1’s Big Weekend. On 28 June 2013, he performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury
Rita Ora in 2014, had two UK top five singles; “I Will Never Let You Down”, which debuted at number one, and she appeared on Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow”, which peaked at number four in the UK, with the latter becoming Ora’s first top ten hit on the US Billboard Hot. Number three in the 100 table
In June 2016, it was announced that she had signed a new record deal with Atlantic Records. On September 3, 2016, she performed with other Albanian artists, accompanied by the Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra, at the canonization of Mother Teresa at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
Rita Ora released the song in April 2019″Carry On” with Norwegian producer Kygo, as a standalone single for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, a film in which she also briefly appears. On 31 May, she released the song “Ritual”, with Tiësto and Jonas Blue.
In February 2022, it was announced that she would star in Disney’s prequel to 2017’s Beauty and the Beast—an eight-episode limited series—in a role described as “a refugee with surprising powers who harbors a secret that could affect the entire kingdom.”, but the project was put on hold indefinitely until then.
Rita Ora was nominated for three awards at the 2013 Brit Awards, including the Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act. In February 2015, Ora featured on Charli XCX song, “Doing It”, which debuted at number eight in the UK. On 22 February 2015, at the 87th Academy Awards, she performed the song “Grateful”, which appears in Gina Prince-Blythewood’s film, Beyond the Lights (2014)
Rita Ora joined the charity group in 15 November 2014 Band-Aid 30 to record a version of the track, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, to raise money for the 2014 Ebola crisis in West Africa. On 9 March 2016, she gave a speech on immigration and the Syrian refugee crisis at the We Day UK event in London, organized by Free the Children. In April 2019, she became one of UNICEF UK’s ambassadors.
- In 2015 Glamour Award for Solo Artist
- MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video (2018 · Lonely Together)
- In 2015 Glamour Award for TV Personality
- Glamour Award for TV Personality in 2015
- Glamour Award for Solo Artist in 2013
- Bambi – International Music in 2015
- Glamour Award for Entertainer in 2022
- Ora (2012)
- Phoenix (2018)
- You & I (2023)
As featured Artist
- Hot Right Now (2012)
- Black Widow (2014)
As main artist
- I.P. (2012)
- How We Do (Party) (2012)
- Shine Ya Light (2012)
- Radioactive (2013)
- I Will Never Let You Down (2014)
- Poison (2015)
- Body on Me (2015)
- Champagne Lights (2020)
- Seaside (2021)
- Follow Me (2021)
Net Worth 2023
Rita Ora’s reported net worth is $30 million in 2023, which no one really expected but seems to be true.
Rita apparently makes money from singing and touring (not to mention sounding major movies like Fifty Shades of Grey), but most of her income comes from television and endorsements.