It’s pretty safe to say that Rita Ora doesn’t need the most expensive item in the store to complete her look. She insists it doesn’t matter where it’s from, as long as it looks good! Rita sat down with @Jordans_life to describe her own sense of style in three words and dish on how she can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress. She also shares her love for the city of Toronto (because duh).
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Rita Ora, a British singer and actress. Her debut album, ORA, comes out this August.
Just like the DJ Fresh track that got everyone talking about her, Rita Ora is “Hot Right Now.” She expertly mixes street beats with pop, making you want to get up and dance. With her signature platinum blonde hair and bright red lips, this 21-year-old is set to blow up. Her debut album will be out this August, and she’s spending the summer opening for Coldplay.
Full name: Rita Sahatçiu Ora
Known for: Ora is known for her impressive vocal range and her edgy street style.
Used in a sentence: “Since you’re not old enough to drink, get a buzz going with Rita’s delicious musical cocktail of jazz, pop, street beats, and R&B.”
File next to: Rihanna and Aaliyah
Download now: Her new single “Roc the Life.”
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This was actually the first conversation that anyone from ANDPOP has exchanged smells with an artist. It’s not as bad as it sounds, Rita and @Jordans_life were actually discussing their “scents.” Okay, that didn’t sound much better either. We’re referring to Jordan’s cologne and Rita’s perfume. After all the sniffing and smelling they eventually talked about her “journey” through the world of music.
Watch part 1 HERE where Rita talks about being in Jay-Z’s presence & opening up for Coldplay
Being signed to Roc Nation, you know you’re going to have a tight family in the music biz. Rita Ora’s single, “How We Do (Party),” is taking over the world and she dishes out to @Jordans_Life on what it was like meeting Jay-Z for the first time at only 18, and the feeling you get in his presence. She’s already accomplished so much at only 21 considering she started off singing in bars around London (where she wasn’t even old enough to get in), and went onto opening up for Coldplay. It must take a lot to prepare for a huge show of 20,000 people, but she says she doesn’t really think about it.
Rita Ora has all the requisites of a good party in her new music video for “How We Do,” which was directed by Marc Klasfeld. Her hipster crew dances in front of UV lights in party hats, neon sunglasses and bunny ears while a giant fluffy flamingo stands there like “yeah, so what?”
Ora also rocks a Paper Bag Princess / Where the Wild Things Are gold crown. Unfortunately this sets an unattainable standard for future parties. How can we top that?
Watch it here: