Rita Ora

Mar
14
Behind the Video: Rita Ora – ‘I Will Never Let You Down’

I Will Never Let You Down

Rita Ora is back and ready to share her happiness with the world. The 23-year-old singer has unveiled the red-hot cover art for “I Will Never Let You Down,” the first single off her upcoming sophomore album.

Earlier this month, the blonde bombshell shot the video with director Francesco Carrozzini (Beyoncé’s “Jealous”) in L.A. The fashionista was all smiles as she went in front of the lens, modeling a green python dress, ruffly red top, and Chanel earrings and gloves. In one scene, she electrified in pink as she walked through red paint in her sneakers.

The uplifting love song, produced by her boyfriend Calvin Harris, reflects her current mood.

“I think this is the perfect song to launch my new album because I want it to be as personal and honest as possible and I’m happy right now,” said Rita. “I’m in a very good place. I really wanted people to just see how I felt and how I want other people to feel when they listen to my music, happy.”

Watch Rita spread some sunshine on set.

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Jan
30
Rita Ora Previews Calvin Harris Collaboration ‘I Will Never Let You Down’

Calvin Harris and Rita Ora

Rita Ora is back for another round. During her visit to “Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show,” the Roc Nation singer previewed her new single “I Will Never Let You Down.” The song, which she sang live on air, was produced by her boyfriend Calvin Harris (“We Found Love”).

“When you say you’ve had enough and you might just give it up / Oh, I, I will never let you down,” sings Rita, who will perform at this year’s Radio 1 Big Weekend in Glasgow in May.

Rita has been in the studio working on the follow-up to her 2012 debut Ora. She has also collaborated on a song with Meek Mill called “I’ma Ride” for his upcoming album.

In addition to music, Rita stars as Mia, the adopted younger sister of Christian Grey, in the upcoming movie Fifty Shades of Grey, which is currently filming in Vancouver.

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Jan
25
Rap-Up TV: Meek Mill Enlists Rita Ora, Timbaland for Sophomore Album

The Maybach Music crew is gearing up for a big year ahead with new albums from Rick Ross, Wale, and Meek Mill, who plans to drop his sophomore LP this spring. While attending the launch of “REVOLT Live” in Hollywood, the Philly MC revealed that he has recorded over 80 songs and collaborated with the likes of DJ Khaled and Rita Ora, who appears on a song called “I’ma Ride.”

“It’s fire. Just know I’m spittin’ on it,” Meek exclusively told Rap-Up TV. “[Rita's] singin’. She’s sounding very good on it. Hopefully the people love it when it drops.”

Timbaland has also lent his production skills. “That’s the OG,” said Meek. “Me and Timbaland always kickin’ it for the last year or two, so I seen him one day, I was playin’ some music for him and Hov, and he was like, he wanna go in and make some magic. I was all the way with that.”

So what can fans expect from the follow-up to his 2012 debut Dreams and Nightmares? “You can expect just quality music,” explained Meek, who still hasn’t decided on a title. “You know me, I’m a street rapper. I come with that street shit, so I’m just comin’ with that on another level right now and takin’ them to a different place.”

During his recent trip to Miami, he met up in the studio with Justin Bieber. “I seen him the day before he got locked up. We just was chillin’,” said Meek, who shared his support for the Biebs following his arrest.

“He’s a kid. Kids gon’ be kids. Everybody’s not perfect.”

Dec
2
Rita Ora Cast in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Rita Ora

Now that she’s conquered music, Rita Ora is ready to make her mark in Hollywood. The “R.I.P.” singer has joined the cast of the erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Nov
18
Rita Ora Collapses During Photo Shoot

Rita Ora

Rita Ora was rushed to the hospital in Miami on Monday after collapsing on set of a photo shoot.

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Oct
30
Usher, Pharrell, Rita Ora, & Maxwell Attend Angel Ball

Usher and Pharrell

The stars got dressed up in their finest for the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation’s Angel Ball 2013 in New York City last night. Usher, sporting a mini Afro, looked dapper in his glittery suit and bow tie, and worked up a sweat as he danced onstage with model Jessica White.

Tina Knowles stepped out with her new man Richard Lawson and revealed that her granddaughter Blue Ivy will be dressing up for Halloween. “Beyoncé has about five outfits picked out for her and she has yet to make a decision,” Bey’s mother told E! News.

Fresh off their wedding, Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh looked dashing as they made their way down the carpet. The Neptunes producer, who is set to score The Amazing Spider-Man 2, also brought some of the ladies on stage while performing with Usher.

Rita Ora was stunning in a gold Donna Karan Atelier gown, while Maxwell opted for a classic black suit and tie.

Check out more pics from the glamorous evening below.

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Sep
10
Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora Celebrate #DKNY25 Birthday Bash

Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora

DKNY celebrated its 25th anniversary with some young and pretty faces. Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea were among the starlets at the stylish soirée, which was held during New York Fashion Week on Monday. The British sensation had the crowd on its feet with her hits including “R.I.P.” and “How We Do (Party),” while a twerking session ensued during Iggy’s “Work.”

“I honestly had a blast at the #DKNY show tonight… And I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I don’t even say ‘blast’ but it feels right,” tweeted the Australian rapper.

With designer Donna Karan, Melanie Fiona, and models Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls by their side, the ladies tore into a giant cake in the shape of a taxi cab, licking the icing off their hands.

See more pics from the fun and fashionable night below.

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