Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012, Rita Ora
23 Jun 2012
In New Music We Trust Stage
Hot Right Now
Currently racing to the top of the charts, Rita Ora is the name on everyone’s lips.
A graduate of the Sylvia Young Theatre School, Rita began singing and acting at a young age, appearing in the Brit flick Spivs and even auditioning to represent England at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.
However it was her collaborations with the links of Craig David and Tinchy Stryder that brought her to the attention of the one and only Jay-z, who immediately flew her to New York and signed her to Roc Nation.
Since then, Ms Ora has been working with Drake, DJ Fresh, Will.i.am and Kanye West on her debut album, creating a style heavily influenced by the likes of Beyonce, Aaliyah and Gwen Stefani.
With latest single R.I.P featuring two fellow Hackney heavyweights – Tinie Tempah on vocals and Chase & Status on producer responsibilities – Rita and her crowd of admirers will show us how to party in June.
- Roc The Life
- How We Do (Party)
- Hot Right Now
- Shine Ya Light