Rita Ora

(Rita Sahatçiu Ora)

Rita Ora
Rita Ora
  • Born: November 26, 1990
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress

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Rita Sahatçiu Ora is a British singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to prominence in February 2012 when she featured on DJ Fresh's single "Hot Right Now", which reached number one in the UK. Her debut studio album, Ora, released in August 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom. The album contained the UK number-one singles "R.I.P." and "How We Do (Party)". Ora was the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012, with three consecutive singles reaching the top position.

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A music video is so different to doing a movie. Music, Chants & Rapps
A New Yorker is anyone who has the guts to really live in the city.
A steamer is like an inhaler, so you can inhale this oil or frankincense or eucalyptus. Before I go onstage, I spend half an hour taking in that steam, and it saves my life! Life
All I can do is take influences from where I was raised.
American Apparel does great colourful basics that you can customise.
Anytime I go on Twitter, there's always the good but the bad as well.
Before every show, I have to put perfume on. I know the crowd's not necessarily going to smell me, but when I smell good, I feel like I can dominate the room.
Being a Mum is a big job.
Between sixteen and eighteen, I was singing anywhere I could, in bars or down at the pub.
Beyonce is this massive star, but she's incredibly humble. But it's weird because even though I love her, she's my boss's wife. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Chanel is my ultimate weakness.
Clothes are fun. The designers have so much fun making them, you should have fun wearing them, too.
Conquering America for a U.K. artist is incredible because that's what everybody wants and dreams about. The accomplishment is dominating a market which you aren't familiar with.
Daphne Guinness was amazingly comfortable in her skin, and she has an amazing collection in fashion that I wish I could just touch.
Every girl, without fail, loves to look at a sexy picture of herself.
Every person has a signature. Just some people don't know it yet.
Everyone wants a love song you can dance to. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Eyebrows are really important because they structure the face. In school it was funny because I was always the one walking around with tweezers plucking my girlfriends' eyebrows. I was really good; eyebrow tweezing runs in my family - my mother used to do mine, and I picked it up. Humor ;Families, Children & Parenting
Fashion is this obsessive narrative that people don't understand but they can't stop looking at.
For me, a fragrance is another way of leaving an impression on somebody.
Girls have always wanted to be pretty, even in Egyptian times. Cleopatra wore all that eyeliner, you know.
'Glamour's always special to me; they gave me one of my first U.K. covers, and I was so excited when I found out I got a cover for it, so, I always, always have a special place in my heart for 'Glamour.'
Growing up in London was the best.
Gwen Stefani's style and flow I just love. She is so cool to me! Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I admire Rihanna.
I always remember smelling Chanel No. 5 at home - my mum used to literally pour it, and she rocked it.
I am committed to glamour.
I am normally the manly-ish girl on the planet.
I can't cook.
I don't ever use dancers, and when I do, it's literally, like, four break dancers.
I don't feel like myself without the red lip. I feel like I'm taking a risk or something without it.
I don't get jealous - I get suspicious.
I don't know how 'X Factor' works. I was only there as a guest judge for a day. But I watched 'The Voice' a lot; I respected how it came across on TV, and I love the freedom we get as coaches to do what we want. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Freedom & Liberty
I don't know what flirting is, really. Sometimes in women, friendliness comes across as flirting. That is not what it is. Women
I don't know what it feels like not to have a great family support system - I was lucky to have that. Families, Children & Parenting
I don't really have that many judgements on things, or crazy statements that I feel like I have to put across.
I don't really remember much about Kosovo. I only remember growing up in London, where my parents had to basically start from scratch.
I don't think I could do a reality show, no.
I don't vocalise things that don't deserve attention.
I don't want people to think that someone gives me something to wear, and I'll put it on.
I dyed my hair blonde when I was 14. My mom was not happy. But I love being blonde. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I end up doing selfies 'cause I am so sad.
I feel like I'm a character already, as in, like, I love dressing up. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I get so nervous, I get belly pains before I go on stage.
I got obsessed with makeup and makeup artists when I was young, with people like Kevyn Aucoin.
I have 20 wigs at home that I play with.
I have a few properties, some in the U.K., some in the States, some in Kosovo. It's a nice little empire - I'm trying to create something so my family can be all right. Families, Children & Parenting
I have always liked the contrast between being blonde and having dark features.
I have had young fascinations but never love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I just love pretty things, whether it is art, a song or a pair of shoes. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I just want to be in a relationship.
I just wanted to be an artist. I didn't care how or what; I just wanted to express my artistic integrity, and I wanted the world to have a vision of what I was seeing in my mind.
I like to call myself a 360-degree artist. I'm a musician, but I have other things I do, too.
I literally touched down in Kosovo and the president, prime minister and mayor were waiting for me to get off the plane. Apparently that's unheard of. They don't wait for nobody.
I love eating at my dad's pub, the Queens Arms in Kilburn. It does a traditional Albanian spinach pie. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Families, Children & Parenting
I love getting dressed up and glamorous for the red carpet. It makes me feel powerful and sexy! Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love how music and fashion are so similar. We need each other. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I love how you can look different, and it changes your mood. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love masculine cuts with suits and chunky jewellery. My hair is so glam, it balances it out, and it's comfy! Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love my pop music. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I love the idea of being part of a campaign that captures the spirit of New York and the stories of women here, passionate about their dreams. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Women
I love the Scottish accent; it is very sexy. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I mix my fragrances with body oils - I love body oils, so that's my little trick. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I never knew how small L.A. was until I started to work here. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I never think too hard about a look. When you consider an outfit too much, that's when it goes wrong.
I really admire people who have long-distance relationships. It's an incredible achievement. I couldn't do it.
I really have paid my dues. When I get to stay in fancy hotel suites these days, I remind myself of that.
I speak fluent Kosovan.
I think it's a big deal to have a great soundtrack for a movie.
I think I've always been fine on stage - though I get nervous beforehand. But once I'm on stage, all of that goes out of the window.
I think music will thrive where it wants to. Music, Chants & Rapps
I think people take the word 'feminist' really seriously, and I think people are scared to use that word.
I think that if you've got a great support system around you, and a great family, and a tight team around you, I think you don't get lost. Families, Children & Parenting
I think the good thing about Macklemore is that he is very precise about what he gets involved in. As you can tell, he's very passionate about what he puts his name on, because he talks about things people don't usually talk about, and his concepts are very, very passionate.
I try to do one thing a day that makes me proud of myself.
I used to do ballet all the time, and I do this ballet workout: it is an amazing thing called Barrecore. It is like pulsing. It turns your legs into, like, jelly, and you feel like a Bambi; you lose so much control over your body because you're pulsing so much. Time
I used to wait in line for Jordans. That's how much of a freak I was.
I walked into this industry blond with red lips, and I will leave this industry blond with red lips. Mark my words.
I was always getting told off by my choir teacher for, you know, riffing when I shouldn't. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I was always that girl who loved music and thought of music as an escape route. Music, Chants & Rapps
I was completely shocked that Prince would even know my name.
I was in Boots buying contact lens solution, and my mobile went off. It was Jay-Z's partner at Roc Nation asking me what I was up to. He asked if I'd been to America, and I said, 'No.' Then he said, 'I'm putting you on a flight to New York tomorrow.'
I was signed at 18 and had to grow up quickly.
I watched 'Kill Bill,' like, three times.
I will always love red lips. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I wouldn't want to do an average fashion line. I'd want it to be an amazing piece of art. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I'd love to be the female Kanye. I think he's so cool and effortless. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'd love to do a whole soundtrack to a movie. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If I can help one person, why wouldn't I?
If I could live in a cabaret, I would. If I could live in 'Moulin Rouge,' I would.
If I'm not working and getting my makeup done, that's my chance to do a hair mask and a face mask and my plucking and waxing and all of that.
If you really want something, you'll make it work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I'm a huge Bruce Springsteen and Duran Duran fan.
I'm a massive fragrance fan - I think fragrance is part of someone's hygiene, and I'm a big believer in leaving an impression through scent.
I'm a real goof-ball deep down. It's always been my thing to make people like me.
I'm basically just a normal girl from West London who speaks from her heart and who loves music. Music, Chants & Rapps
I'm just very good at pretending.
I'm like a dude. Jordans are my favorite. I wear them all the time for shows. I can get girly-girly when I want to, but I can't perform in heels. I would bust my face open on stage, and we don't want that. Time
I'm most scared of failing, of disappointing people.
I'm not going to have a baby until I'm around 30-something.
I'm often mistaken for Spanish or Latin descent.
I'm really excited to be chosen as a VEVO LIFT artist. It's a great opportunity to reach millions more music fans with my sound and let them see the real Rita. Music, Chants & Rapps
I'm scared of a lot of things.
I'm the weirdest person.
I'm too busy for relationships.
I'm very private.
I'm very spontaneous. I go with my gut.
In this industry, all the heads of labels are men, but every artist has to prove themselves, regardless of their sex. I have always been very vocal about the women sticking together. Women
It took me a while to understand that I do have a voice, and I can use it to help people.
It was my dad's idea to change my name from Sahatciu to Ora. He said it would be easier to pronounce. Families, Children & Parenting
It was so much fun working with Rimmel. We're inspired by many of the same things: fashion, color, sounds, style, life in general, and London in particular. Life
It's a terrible feeling being lonely.
It's nice to always make an effort when you get photographed.
I've always been into looking different.
I've been going to Bicester Village since I was young. My mum and dad really loved that place, and I always used to stock up on clothes. I love the fact that it supports great British designers. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Families, Children & Parenting
I've loved music. It was my first everything, but fashion and clothes is just the next step. Music, Chants & Rapps
Jessie J is a great, great girl. I'm a friend and have always been a fan of hers. I'm happy to see her doing her thing.
Kerastase and Bed Head have really good products.
Know yourself; keep your circle tight. Keep your friends and your work circle tight. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Listen, sharing my life with people is just part of my daily routine. Life
Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe - they were myths of greatness.
Music expresses - you express yourself with music. Music, Chants & Rapps
My beauty icons - and this sounds cheesy - have a beauty that comes from inside.
My childhood was great, my family was great. I wasn't in a mansion, but we made it work. Families, Children & Parenting ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
My dad took on every job he could get. He worked like mad. But then, at some point, he had saved up enough to open his first pub. Families, Children & Parenting
My dad wanted me to go down a more academic route. He is very much about sticking to the rule book and sticking to the blueprint of a successful career. Families, Children & Parenting
My first tour sold out in Glasgow, and they were one of the loudest. I couldn't hear myself.
My mum and my dad are the sweetest couple. Families, Children & Parenting
Nothing comfortable is worth wearing to the Met Ball.
One day I will settle down, when I have achieved everything I wanted.
One time I tried to use the bathroom in the dark, and I missed the toilet, and I fell on the floor. Time
People always ask me: 'Do you have black in you? Do you have Spanish in you?'
People like Prince don't have to care about anything, but they care because they want music for the future to be great. Future ;Music, Chants & Rapps
Roc Nation is such an incredible, unique team, especially in the music industry. Everyone genuinely loves and cares about each other. Music, Chants & Rapps
'Roc The Life' is a song I wrote with The Dream, who made 'Umbrella,' 'Single Ladies' and loads more. Life
Social media is so influential now.
Some people may look at you almost like a fantasy at times, you know; some people don't think you're real. Because people forget that celebrities are humans too, sometimes.
Sometimes I see people writing the most ridiculous things about me.
Streetwear for me is what I was raised wearing in London, and my style influences growing up were always people who wore streetwear.
The album is never finished until it's on the shelves!
The best thing Jay-Z ever taught me was patience. Patience
The first album I bought was the Spice Girls, ha ha.
The music industry is very small. Music, Chants & Rapps
The public's not stupid.
The worst thing is when a guy just looks awkward. It's not attractive.
There are bigger queens of the selfie, but I'm up there.
There was a point in school when I was, like, thirteen, that I didn't feel comfortable at all.
To me, British fashion has a story. It has history, and I feel it's very much about our culture. History
To me, I have my friends who I've known my whole life, and I can count them on one hand. They're people I went to school with, my mum's friends' daughters. You know? Life
To me, it doesn't matter who you are or where you're from - if you're a good person and you got my back, I got yours.
To save your own hair, wigs are literally the way forward.
Twitter... can ruin your life. Life
Unfortunately, being a brand is really important nowadays.
What I'll remember about New York is growing up really fast.
When I perform, I usually wear wigs because I love them. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
When I was a kid, I'd spray paint my hair, cut clothes up.
When I was younger, I did my first audition at 'Eurovision.' I was about 17. After my first audition, I blacked out; I was just like, 'I can't do this.' I'm not knocking it or anything - it's been around for years. I'm just very, very happy I made that decision myself. I think that's one of the best decisions I've ever made.
When it comes down to the music, it's just you and the microphone. It's not you and the record execs. Music, Chants & Rapps
When people come to my shows, they're like, 'I can't believe you can actually freaking sing!'
When you perform, you can convey emotions differently, and your look can reflect each of those emotions.
When your time comes, you need to grab it with both hands. Time
When you're involved with someone for a while, and they decided to express their feelings to the public - that's not my personal way of therapy, but I guess everyone takes split-ups differently.
Without my music, no doors would have opened, so I am forever grateful, and I am always going to be singing. But yeah, when the other doors open, why not walk through? Music, Chants & Rapps
Women love an honest man. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Women
Women love an honest man. An honest man that isn't afraid to say, 'Men get hurt too.' And a lot of men don't admit that. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Women
You always have to sacrifice something when you want to achieve something.
You can be forgotten very quickly. So I am aware that I need to stay current, keep connecting, and keep bringing things to the table... Otherwise, you can just disappear.
You can tell an honest artist from one who's just given all their songs.
You have to come to terms with loving your body.
You have to take care of your body.
You know what a wifey means? It's like your other half. Like when you get married, like, that's your wife!
You should communicate with your other one. Understanding what they are on about is pretty key.

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