British singer-songwriter Rita Sahatçiu Ora made her breakthrough in 2012 when she was featured on the UK number-one hit single Hot Right Now by DJ Fresh. Although she had already signed with a record label, DJ Fresh apparently stumbled across one of her videos on YouTube while looking for a female vocalist for his track and was impressed with what he heard.
Last year saw the release of Ora’s second studio album, Phoenix, which spawned three top-ten UK singles: Your Song, Anywhere, and Let You Love Me.
The six-year gap between Rita Ora’s debut and second album was mainly due to legal entanglements with her original record label.
She has since signed with Atlantic Records UK and recently commented to Billboard Radio China, “It was all these emotions, so my album is definitely a rollercoaster of emotions, but I wanted this album to also be something you could put on and vibe with your friends. There’s a lot of ups and downs, but I’m very, very proud of it.”