Rita Ora Explains Debut Album Title As She Poses For Seductive GQ Magazine Shoot

7 August 2012, 14:07

The 'R.I.P.' star admits 'ORA' references the length of time she took to complete her record.

Rita Ora has revealed the reason she named her debut album 'ORA'.

The 'How We Do (Party)' star told GQ magazine that the record is not simply a reference to her surname, but admitted it suggests the length of time she took to finish her album after signing with Jay-Z's Roc nation three years ago.

"It's my name but also ora in my language means time, and it took me so long to do this album. Like three years," she confessed.

The Kosovo born singer also admitted how much of a "great boss" the '99 Problems' rapper is, and an influential factor in her taking her time over her debut record.

" Jay-Z taught me a lot about patience as an artist. I was itching," she declared.

"He's a great mentor, a great boss and so is his wife," she added.

"There's not a lot of people on Roc Nation so the few that are genuinely get time spent on their project. It's like a family, well especially now with Blue Ivy - although she just chills: eats, sleeps, wakes up, eats, sleeps."

You can view a picture of Rita posing with a lollipop, taken from the September issue of GQ, out now below: (Picture: Simon Emmett)

The singer also recently revealed how Jay-Z told her to watch Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin's live performances in order perfect her craft.

Rita will release her album later this month on 27th August, and her latest single 'How We Do (Party)' will be looking to claim the Vodafone Big Top 40 number one spot this weekend.

You can check out the front cover of the September issue of GQ magazine below: (Picture: Simon Emmett)