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Get up to speed on the 'R.I.P.' singer-songwriter with the Capital guide to Jay-Z's hottest new discovery, 'Hot Right Now' vocalist Rita Ora.
The singer was born on 26nd November 1990 in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia (no Kosova) before moving over to the UK before her first birthday - she's 21.
The 21 year-old singer-songwriter was signed up by the '99 Problems' rapper to his Roc Nation label almost three years ago.
Rita says the Canadian rapper has given her a lot of good advice about enjoying her newfound success.
Rita burst onto the music scene in early 2012 when she contributed guest vocals to the 'Louder' DJ's latest Vodafone Big Top 40 hit.
Rita launched Tinie Tempah collaboration 'R.I.P.' as her first single in May 2012, which shot straight to number one on the Vodafone Big Top 40 in its first week of release.
The 21 year-old singer chose to release the party-fuelled song 'How We Do (Party)' as her first solo release stateside.
Before launching her solo pop career this year Rita appeared as a cameo in both Jay-Z's 'Young Forever' music video and Drake's promo for 'Over'.
The 21 year-old performed a cover of Destiny's Child's 'Say My Name' in front of Beyonce at a gig in New York after which the 'Love On Top' singer told Rita she had enjoyed the performance and her interpretation of the song.
Rita recently admitted that working alongside the 'We Found Love' singer is one of her goals, and she said a music video featuring the two of them would be 'kinda hot'. Picture: Photoshot
The 'R.I.P' singer is expected to feature a host of surprise collaborations when she releases her highly anticipated debut album later this year.
The 'R.I.P.' singer will be joining Chris Martin and Co on their upcoming UK tour when she opens for them on several shows.
The 'Hot Right Now' singer posed in a variety of swimsuits topped of with a Pink Ladies style jacket for a recent photo shoot in Brooklyn. Picture: Splash