After smashing into the UK charts featuring on the No.1 hit ‘Hot Right Now’, new Roc Nation / Columbia Records signing Rita Ora is preparing to release her debut UK single ‘R.I.P’ on May 6th. Rita was signed by none other than JAY Z after just one phone call, who earlier this month took her on a surprise visit to US radio station Z100 to introduce his protégé to the American public. ‘R.I.P’’s roll call of writers 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 debuted 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 Tine 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 seven million YouTube hits to date and fans will be able to see Rita perform live ‘R.I.P’ and her new US single ‘How We Do (Party)’ live on the below dates.
7th May - Leeds University Stylus
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