Rita Ora Wants to Make You Smile with Her Debut Album

Rita Ora

Rita Ora takes it back to her roots in her latest “24/7″ episode for VEVO. Before she landed a deal with Roc Nation and topped the U.K. charts, the Albanian songstress was trying to make a name for herself. She showed off her early talent by playing the piano and singing “I’ll Be Waiting,” a song she wrote when she was 15.

The bubbly blonde also shared the direction of her forthcoming debut. “I wanted my first album to be about what I wanted to listen to when I heard an album,” said Rita, who is currently opening for Coldplay’s European tour.

“I wanted to escape for three minutes, so I wanted to have something that made me smile. I wanted to make people smile. I haven’t really been through a heartbreak, so I didn’t really want to write about a heartbreak.”

Watch her spread some sunshine below.



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18 Comments

  1. Zane

    I know that’s right! No heartbreak! Until Rob fucks around!

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  2. Redchainsaw

    I really want to like, but to me she’s very forgettable….no doubt she’s talented , but I don’t think she really draws people in.

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    kevin Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, She does draw people in ! How is she forgettable?! Just wait til she blows up and you’ll change your mind! Her album comes out this fall world wide!

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    Raymond Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, I never understand this logic. Its the Rihannization of the music industry. Singers are not just supposed to be singers and sound good; they have to have drama filled lives so we get thrills, chills, and spills constantly. Huh? No shade to Riri. But I just want an Adele or Rita or anyone to perform well, make great songs, and thats it. Who they sleep with, date, party with, whatever I dont care!!!!! I have enough fun in my life, I dont need to live off someone else’s.

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    Kahari Reply:

    @Raymond: I HIGHLY agree! :)

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  3. kevin

    I wish people would stop pitting her against Rihanna! For one thing she is Albanian not from Barbardos and the only thing she has in common with Rih is the blonde hair and the same record label! Rita can sing live and in the studio,while Ri Ri needs help while singing live! She seems real sweet and down to earth! This girl has talent and will go far! She already has a hit song here How We Do,the video is played on the time on MTV and another hit in the UK/Eu R.I.P. She has been promoting her self already with interviews,photo shoots,and performances which is a great start! Roc Nation will make her a success!

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    susanna Reply:

    @kevin, Stands up and applauds. 100000% agree.Only 1 small disagreement, Rita is on Roc nation and Rihanna is on Def Jam; she just managed by Roc Nation.Rita has talent; big time talent.And she can play the piano!Wow.Love her attitude,she is a sweetheart.Yes, two number 1s in the UK and a hit single in the US already.Not bad Ms. Ora :-D

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  4. Kenyon Green

    NO!

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    Clyde Reply:

    @Kenyon Green, Yes!!!!! Hell yes.

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    Kenyon Green Reply:

    @Clyde, All these female singers look & sound the same!!!
    SO HELL NO!!!!

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  5. BW Extreme

    I’ll probably get her first album if it releases in the U.S.

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  6. Beestanbitch

    She s cumin fo yall.She has potential

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  7. Billionaire

    Oh no not this chick again! I’ve forgotten about her until this post! #Sigh

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  8. Antonio

    I dont think she is gonna make it in the US, only in Europe probably. I like her, but i doubt she will make it in the US. She’ll need a lot of promotion.

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  9. True Blood

    Rita is gonna be a megastar.Couple months in an she already got haters.Must be doing something right.What makes the US so hard for her.I hear that Party song all the time the radio and I live here.She got beauty and she can sing,she young, and she has major backing with Jayz.Most of the Brits who fail to cross over either have weak labels or are too old.

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    Kenyon Green Reply:

    @True Blood, NO!!!

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  10. Really

    Where does “party” sit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart???

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  11. Morgan

    Haters stay mad! Go Rita!

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