After success in the UK charts featuring on the No.1 hit Hot
Right Now, 21-year-old Rita Ora will be releasing her debut UK
single R.I.P on May 6. We've embedded the track below so you can
take a listen.
Rita's a new Roc Nation / Columbia Records signing; apparently
she was signed by Jay-Z after just one phonecall. Earlier this
month he took her on a surprise visit to US radio station Z100 to
introduce her to the American public.
Here's what they're saying about the new track: "R.I.P's roll
call of writer and producers is a force to be reckoned with and
marks the spot for the 21 year old who stays true to her UK roots
as well as embracing her new US family. The track that debuts
on UK airwaves on Twin B's 1Xtra show on 29th February was written
by Young Money superstar Drake, produced by dubstep lords Chase
& Status and pop powerhouse duo Stargate, it also features the
Prince of UK hip hop Tinie Tempah. Both sides of the Atlantic
have joined together to create an explosive hit that is fast making
Rita the jewel in the Roc Nation crown."
Rita will be touring with DJ Fresh on his UK tour this summer -
Hot Right Now has received over 7 million YouTube hits to
date. Fans will be able to see Rita perform R.I.P and her new
US single HOW WE DO (Party) live on the dates helpfully listed
R.I.P will be released in the UK on May 6th 2012.
We think she might be one to watch out for! What do you
Fans will be able to see Rita support DJ Fresh on the following
7th May - Leeds University
9th May - Oxford Academy
10th May - Bournemouth Old Fire Station Friday
11th May - Birmingham Academy 2 Saturday
12th May - Liverpool Academy 2 Monday
14th May - London Koko Wednesday
16th May - Cambridge Junction Saturday
19th May - Glasgow Arches