Born in Kosovo but raised in London, Rita Ora began singing at age 6, singing poems as a way to express herself. Breaking into the industry after Jay Z signed her to his Roc Nation label, Ora — who cites Gwen Stefani and Beyoncé as musical influences — released her debut album, Ora, in 2012. The album featured three No. 1 singles: “Hot Right Now,” “How We Do (Party)” and “R.I.P.”
Ora collaborated with will.i.am, Drake, The-Dream and Kanye West on her debut album, which took two years to complete.
The blonde beauty was tapped to become the new face of Madonna‘s clothing line, Material Girl, in July 2013.
In 2015, she was a coach for the fourth season of The Voice UK on BBC One. In June 2016, Ora signed a new record deal with Atlantic Records. A month later, Tyra Banks announced that Ora would replace her as the host of America’s Next Top Model on VH1.
Ora is currently single but previously dated Travis Barker (2015), Calvin Harris (2013 to 2014) and Rob Kardashian (2011 to 2012).