One of pop’s most unassuming faces, and a singer with great hosting skills, Rita Ora has evolved into one of the most successful singers in the music industry with hit singles like “Let You Love Me”, “I Will Never Let You Down” and the list goes on.
The English singer and songwriter, who turns 29 today, began her music career in 2012 when she was featured in the DJ Fresh hit “Hot Right Now.” She found herself in the spotlight quickly after that with her debut studio album “Ora” and two hit singles “R.I.P” and “How Do We (Party)”, reaching No. 1 on the UK Charts, that same year. She also kept busy with features and collaborations with artists like Chris Brown, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Avicii and many more.
Here’s a look back at some of her hit songs!
Body On Me
The steamy collaboration with American recording artist Chris Brown was released on 7th August, 2015. The songs came strong at No. 2 on the US Bubbling Hot 100 Billboard Charts, scoring 219 million viewers in YouTube as well.
The second single from her album ‘Phoenix’ talks about escaping the world with a loved one, and leaving all your problems behind. The single made it in the Top Ten of 15 countries. The singer co-wrote the song with well known songwriters Ali Tamposi and Brian Lee.
Poison was released on 18th May, 2015 and debuted strong at No.3 on the UK Singles Chart. The catchy song talks about a toxic relationship which is something many young adults could relate to.
Only Want You
This catchy yet sad song is about being unable to move on –
“I don’t want another night/ Trying to find another you, another rock bottom/ “
“Only Want You” was released on 1st March, 2019 and peaked at No 60 on the UK Singles Chart.
The famous collaboration featured Cardi B, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha and boldly talks about same sex attraction. The pop song which has a groovy hip hop beat underlay, peaked at No. 3 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart on Billboard, and the steamy music video made waves on YouTube.
Here’s to you Ms. Ora – you with all your sass, powerful vocals and positivity – nothing’s stopping you!