16 Songs, 1 Hour, 8 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rita Ora’s debut is a muscular, brattish assertion of her star wattage. Once opening track "Facemelt" explodes into life, the pace only really slows from party-to-after-party as the Londoner shows off her box of chart-slaying tricks. There’s a whole clutch of high-end hedonistic pop to energise the deadest party (the Biggie Smalls sampling “How We Do (Party)”, “Fall in Love” featuring a dialed-in will.i.am), but it’s an album mindful to give its star room to show off a legitimately impressive voice. “Been Lying” and “Hello, Hi, Goodbye” both offer modern, impactful takes on heartbreak.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rita Ora’s debut is a muscular, brattish assertion of her star wattage. Once opening track "Facemelt" explodes into life, the pace only really slows from party-to-after-party as the Londoner shows off her box of chart-slaying tricks. There’s a whole clutch of high-end hedonistic pop to energise the deadest party (the Biggie Smalls sampling “How We Do (Party)”, “Fall in Love” featuring a dialed-in will.i.am), but it’s an album mindful to give its star room to show off a legitimately impressive voice. “Been Lying” and “Hello, Hi, Goodbye” both offer modern, impactful takes on heartbreak.

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16 16:25

About Rita Ora

Born in Pristina, Kosovo but raised in London, pop singer Rita Ora made her first official appearance in 2007 when she guested on Craig David's single "Awkward." A year later she joined Tinchy Stryder on his single "Where's Your Love," but her big break came in 2009 when an open-mike performance attended by one of Jay-Z's A&R men landed her a deal with the rapper's label, Roc Nation. In 2012, she provided the vocals for DJ Fresh's drum'n'bass hit "Hot Right Now," which topped the charts in the U.K. She returned to the number one spot that same year with her debut solo single, "R.I.P." Ora also released her debut album, simply titled Ora, which went straight to the number one spot on the U.K. album charts. ~ David Jeffries

  • ORIGIN
    Pristina, Kosovo
  • BORN
    26 November 1990

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