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Rita Ora

Rita Ora is a popular singer and songwriter from the United Kingdom. Rita Ora shot to fame in February 2012, when she appeared on DJ Fresh’s single “Hot Right Now,” which went to number one in the UK.

Early Life and Childhood

Rita Ora was born on November 26, 1990, in the city of Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia. Her age is 32 years as of 2022 and she is a naturalized British, Kosovar citizen, and Catholic by religion.

Similarly, her full name is Rita Sahatciu Ora and her birth sign is Sagittarius. Vera her mother is a psychiatrist, and her father, Besnik Sahatçiu, is a pub owner who previously studied economics.

Her siblings’ names are Elena and Don. Her family left Kosovo for political reasons, as a result of the persecution of Albanians that began with Yugoslavia’s disintegration.


In terms of her educational background, she grew up in Notting Hill, West London, and attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, a performing arts school. Later she enrolled in Access Creative College and St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College. However, her additional academic credentials are unavailable on the web.

Rita Ora – Net Worth 2023

Ora is a popular singer and songwriter and her estimated net worth is around $16 million as of 2023. Also, her annual salary is $550k and her source of income is mainly her singing and songwriting profession. However, her monthly and weekly wages are unknown.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to her career, she began performing at open mic nights around London, as well as in her father’s pub on occasion. In 2008, she auditioned for Eurovision Contest 2009, and she qualified.

But she later dropped out after a few episodes because she did not feel ready and thought that challenge wasn’t for her. Moreover, Sarah Stennett, her manager later told HitQuarters that she reassured her that competing in Eurovision would hurt rather than help her chances of making it as a solo artist.

Soon after, her management contacted the American label Roc Nation and informed them about her. She was one of Roc Nation’s first signees, signing a recording and publishing deal in December 2008.

Furthermore, she made a cameo appearance in Jay Z’s “Young Forever” video in 2009. After signing, she recorded an album and planned to release it, but her label advised her not to, so she began working on other material for her debut album.

Additionally, she released covers and videos about her debut album on YouTube throughout 2011. The videos suddenly piqued the interest of DJ Fresh, who was looking for a deserving female vocalist for his song “Hot Right Now” at the time.

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Caption: Rita Ora in a stage show. Source: Abc Celebs

More about her career

On May 26, 2017, she released her first solo single in nearly two years, “Your Song,” which peaked at number seven in the United Kingdom. She was named Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo by then-President Atifete Jahjaga on July 10, 2015, at the Kosovo Embassy in London.

Also, “R.I.P.” her famous song was released as the first UK single from her remarkable debut album on May 6, 2012. The song, which was produced by Chase & Status, debuted at the top of the UK Singles Chart, becoming her first solo UK number one.

Moreover, Rita Ora is known for her work on the songs “How We Do (Party),” “Anywhere,” and “For You,” and she has also found success in acting and design. She has roles in each of the three Fifty Shades movies and is now developing the action movie Tin Soldier.

Brand Endorsements

Ora appeared in a Skullcandy headphones commercial in 2010. Similarly, she appeared in Calvin Klein’s CK One campaign in 2011. In 2013, she was the face of the Italian sneaker brand Superga, as well as the face of Madonna’s clothing line “Material Girl.”

Furthermore, Rimmel announced their collaboration with her for makeup collections in September 2013. She was the face of two Donna Karan 2014 collections, the Resort and the Autumn/Winter. Similarly, she was also the face of the DKNY My NY fragrance, which was inspired by New York City. She was also a part of Marks & Spencer’s “Leading Ladies” campaign in March 2014.

Later that year, she was the face of Roberto Cavalli’s Autumn/Winter campaign. She appeared in Coca-Cola and Samsung Galaxy S6 advertising campaigns in 2015. Likewise, in 2019, she was the face of several German brands, including Escada, Thomas Sabo, and Deichmann, a footwear retailer.

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Caption: Rita Ora promoting a brand. Source: Beauty

Awards and Nominations

At the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards, she was nominated for Best New Artist, Push Artist, and Best UK/Ireland Act. She was nominated for consecutive three Brit Awards in 2013. Similarly, in 2015, she was nominated for a Silver Clef Award for Best Female Artist. Likewise, she won the Bambi Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, China Music Awards, Glamour Awards, Latin American Music Awards, etc.

Relationship Status

From 2013 to June 2014, Ora dated Scottish DJ Calvin Harris. Also, she began dating American musician Andrew Watt in 2016 but later they broke up. She has been in a relationship with New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi since 2021 and they are said to have married on August 8, 2022.

However, she has not revealed how they both met and dated each other. Moreover, it is seen that they both are quite happy being a couple at the moment.

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Caption: Rita Ora with her husband. Source: People


Ora violated the COVID-19 restrictions in November 2020 by holding her birthday party at a West London restaurant during a national lockdown. She had just returned from Egypt and was supposed to spend 14 days alone as a result.

According to the police, her team offered the venue £5,000 for violating the rules and requested that the CCTV cameras be turned off. The restaurant’s representative denied making such a payment. Later, she apologized and was fined $10,000 for the violation.

Body Measurements

Talking about her height she is 5 Feet 6 inches tall and weighs 55kg. Similarly, her body measurement is 34-27-33 inches, her eye color is brown, and her hair color is blonde. Also, her dress size is 6 and her shoe size is 7(US).

Rita Ora – Social Media

Rita Ora is very active on Instagram. She has 16.1M followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @ritaora. Similarly, her Twitter handle @RitaOra is followed by 6.4M followers. Her Facebook account is @RitaOra and she has 6.42M followers.