Real name: Rita Sahatçiu Ora
Effective period / Period of releases: 2012 - 2019Rita Sahatçiu Ora, born 26 November 1990 in Pristina, Kosovo, is a British singer, songwriter and actress of Kosovar Albanian descent. Her debut studio album, ORA (2012), debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, and spawned the number-one singles "R.I.P." and "How We Do (Party)". After reaching the peak position as a featured act on DJ Fresh's "Hot Right Now", Ora became the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012.
In 2014, she released "I Will Never Let You Down", intended to be the lead single from her second studio album, scheduled to be released in 2015. However, in December 2015, Ora filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation, citing that the contract she signed in 2008 was "unenforceable", due to California's "seven-year rule." Although Roc Nation filed a counter-lawsuit against Ora for breaking her recording contract, in January 2016, they reached a settlement in May 2016 and Ora was released from her contract.
In June 2016, she signed a record deal with Atlantic Records. The debut single from her second studio album, Your Song, was released on 26 May 2017.