Rita Ora Says Jay-Z "Loved" Her Debut Album 'ORA': "I'm Ready For People To Hear It"
10 August 2012, 09:20 | Updated: 10 August 2012, 09:53
The 'R.I.P.' singer has received the nod of approval from '99 Problems' rapper Jay-Z for her first record.
Rita Ora has revealed her debut album 'ORA' is all finished and ready for release, and says mentor and label boss Jay-Z "loves" it.
The 'Party And BS (How We Do)' singer says she knew the record was ready when she got the nod of approval from '99 Problems' rapper Jay-Z, who signed Rita to a contract with his label Roc Nation back in 2009.
"He loved it," Rita revealed to MTV News. "He looked at me and said, 'You love it?'. I said, 'I love it' and he said, 'Well, I love it too'."
The 'R.I.P.' singer went on to say she is starting to feel nervous about the official release of 'ORA' later this month, after working on the album for much of the past three years.
"It took me two and a half years to finish this album, and I'm just ready for people to hear it," Rita explained. "It's a bit scary actually putting this album out. I don't know what's going to happen.
"We worked really hard, me and Roc Nation, we are happy to say that we are finally done, and it's an honest real album, and there's so many different types of genres on there," she added. "It's a very eclectic album."
View a picture of '99 Problems' rapper Jay-Z at the re-opening of his club earlier this year below (Credit: Getty):
Earlier today Rita spoke out about getting to meet Beyonce for the first time, describing her as a "superwoman" and saying she hopes to echo the 'Love On Top' singer's music career.
Rita Ora will launch her brand new single 'Party And BS (How We Do)' this weekend (12th August) before releasing her album 'ORA' on 27th August.