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Rita Ora
Rita Ora (cropped)
Ora performing in Sepang, Malaysia, during the Future Music Festival, in March 2013
Background
Birth name Rita Sahatçiu
Born (1990-11-26) 26 1990 (age 28)
Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia
Origin London, England
Occupation Singer. actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present
Label Roc Nation, Columbia, Atlantic
Website ritaora.com

Rita Sahatçiu Ora (born Rita Sahatçiu; 26 November 1990) is a British singer 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.

Personal life

Ora speaks Albanian. Her mother is Catholic and her father is a nominal Muslim. When asked about her religion, Ora said that she does not consider herself religious, but "more of a spiritual person." Ora considers herself a feminist.

Her maternal grandfather, Osman Bajraktari, was the Albanian consul to Russia (then part of the Soviet Union). Her paternal grandfather, Besim Sahatçiu, was a film and theatre director.

On 10 July 2015, Ora was named an Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo by the country's president, Atifete Jahjaga, at the Embassy of Kosovo in London. Ora, who was joined at the ceremony by her parents, and former British Prime Minister and his wife, Tony and Cherie Blair, stated she was "overwhelmed" by the honour and pledged to help the youth of Kosovo.

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