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Chart Queen: Rita Ora Breaks Multiple Records With ‘How We Do’

Published: Sunday 19th Aug 2012 by David

Whether her detractors like it or not, there’s just no stopping the rising force that is Rita Ora.

Using the notoriety afforded to any performer affiliated with moguls Jay Z & Beyonce to carve out her own career, today has seen the Calvin Klein spokeswoman extend her lead as the UK’s leading newbie.

By way of her new single ‘How We Do ( Party)‘, she has broken a number of new chart records.

Full story below…

Now her third consecutive UK #1, following ‘Hot Right Now‘ and the Drake penned ‘R.I.P’, ‘Party’ makes Rita the only artist this year to see more than two of her singles  hit #1  in their first week- surpassing feats by Cheryl Cole and fellow record breaker Rihanna.

As if that wasn’t enough, the cut also makes her the first debut act from any genre this year to enjoy the same feat- extending her lead the year’s fastest charting performer in the country, as all three singles were released within the short space of seventh months.

This, casting a shadow over a feat she once shared with Rapper Nicki Minaj, which saw them mark the only two acts to have two singles in the Official Charts Mid Year tally.

Of course, with a third #1 under her belt, Rita now trumps Minaj’s record and sits pretty as 2012’s highest charting singles act- despite the fact that her debut LP ‘ORA’ is yet to be released in the country.

Peep our latest interview with the chart topper below:

Juicy fact:

Every single Rita Ora number launched since her debut has sold over 100,000 copies in its first week.

ORA.

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  1. Kb August 19, 2012

    KUDOS for real. Even though most people disagree…she actually has talent. And seems like a sweet person!

    PS: @THATGRAPEJUICE

    EVERY SINGLE TIME im on TGJ with my iPhone and i wanna click on the second page….the page with Chris Brown fight with Drake and Ushers sales prediction pops up.
    SO i gotta switch to the web view to see the actual 2nd page. Fix That PLEASE!

    • Honestly Speaking August 19, 2012

      Your comment wasn’t first, boo. It’s sad that they’re using you to try and give this post a “positive” spin. She’s a flop and will remain that way.

    • THE REAL TYLER* August 19, 2012

      RIIIGGHHTTTTT MINE TOO!!!!!! I’M LIKE WTF!!! PLEASE FIX THAT!!!

      AND @HONESTLY SPEAKING

      USUALLY I AGREE WITH YOU BUT, COME ON DUDE CHILL OUT

  2. RitasLipstick August 19, 2012

    Rihanna who?

  3. ADELE August 19, 2012

    At least she can sing.

  4. Benron (King Of The Navy) August 19, 2012

    Congradulations Rita. You can finally be a U.K. star just like Cheryl cole! About That U.S album though…. get ready to flop harder than Alexandra Burke. Seriously, do not even release it over here its a waste of money, you’ll have to do promo and nobody wants to see your personalityless ass on stage.

    • Back2Business August 19, 2012

      …but Rihanna first album flopped too. Didn’t it?

      • Benron (King Of The Navy) August 19, 2012

        It sold 69,000 copies in the first week.

        I doubt Rita will sell that here in the first year.

      • Jay Scorpio August 19, 2012

        Unlike Rita…. Rihanna dropped her 1st album just after 1 single and it was released in the USA before the UK

  5. trizzy trainwreck August 19, 2012

    Death by “chart queen”

  6. hautehottie August 19, 2012

    real talk. music artists juice people over in the UK. . . a GOOD music artist tops the U.S. charts. . . if you don’t top the charts here, you’re nothing. *long sigh*

    • hot Flash August 19, 2012

      This is a UK website. She is a UK artist. Don’t like what they write about, don’t post comments. If you care so much for US sales why don’t you go to a US based site, you might find what you’re looking for.

      • 456 August 19, 2012

        F*** YOU B**** YOU UK’S DONT KNOW GOOD MUSIC DON’T EVER TRY TO COME FOR US AGAIN YOU S*** FACE B**** MONKEY. THIS IS A WOLD WIDE WEB IN CASE YOU DIDNT KNOW DUMBASS

  7. slimsexy August 19, 2012

    Wow that’s amazing. 3 #1 all within a year!Ladies and gentlemen Rita has landed.

    • kelly August 19, 2012

      In the UK. How we do peaked at 68 in Canada, 62 in America. RIP peaked top 60’s in European chart and Hit right now did not chart.

  8. MELODY2012 August 19, 2012

    Congratulations to her, i hope Jay-Z will be able to recoup all the millions that he invested into making her a worldwide star. Jay-Z spent a lot of money on her bcoz he thought a white gal with generic pop music will make it big worlwide hence the hype and attention she got from Roc Nation. where is kelly and Lax? I want to know what happened to Bridget Kelly? Not that it matters but I would like to know are there any 100% black artists signed with Roc Nation?

    • kelly August 19, 2012

      Think how much she will have to recoup – even they styling budget has run into millions. 3 yrs and millions and millions of dollars trying be the white Rihanna. She will have to sell like adele to recoup.

      In terms of race, only a color struck black label would waste time and money on this generic hag. NO WHITE LABEL THE UK wanted to touch her; they said she had an attitude and she just sounds like everyone else. Her voice does not stand out like Alicia Keys or Amy winehouse, That white people were smart not to touch Rita. Ron Fair ( jew ) would not touch this, he about finding a 16 year with a voice of her generation who can sell millions worldwide, as he did back in the day with a teen from PA called Christina Aguliera. White label are smart.

      IF a white man was to have signed Rita – they would allow her to swagger jack Rih lfe, love life and music, songs, fashion, west indian heritage ( they would know a white girl cannot play that ) A white man would not have given her three years unless she was under 16 and had a voice like whitney.

      A white man would not give her millions – unless she was a guaranteed teen icon like Britney circa 1999 or Backstreet boys. A white man WOULD NOT DARE GIVE HER A DIME A for fashion, you sell a million FIRST , recoup back it up with a follow up…..THEN comes the fashion, never the other way round. That is why white men stay winning and powerful and black men stay broke ass and loosing.

    • flawda August 19, 2012

      LOL at invested millions, damn hater. Roc Nation manages producers and songwriters, do you think he pays them millions to write for Rita. Roc Nation has Live Nation backing it and industry connects, do you really think Jay has to pay millions. Stop being stupid!

      Rita Ora was signed before Bridget Kelly, so what makes you think Bridget Kelly is gonna come out right away. It took J Cole 2-3 years to come out, it took Rita 2-3 years to come out, don’t act like you don’t see the pattern of how Roc Nation develops it’s artist, they’re not gonna throw them out there until they’re ready,

      Willow Smith is a 100 percent black
      Ester Dean is a 100 percent black
      NO ID is a 100 percent black
      Melanie Fiona is a 100 percent black

      Damn near the whole label is black, from producers, writers, skaters,etc.

      Stop your blind hate and do some research, YOU COLOR STRUCK JIGABOO.

      • kelly August 19, 2012

        Willow smith has famous parents. Nam another BLACK DARK SKING SINGER GET HYPE AT ROC NATION? I am half white, you are a jigaboo or cracker.

      • MELODY2012 August 20, 2012

        You giving me 100% black managed artists, I was talking about artist with recording contracts. Roc Nation has lots of black people but they working on the background. Willow is signed bcoz of Will and Jada. for what is worth I still hope they can recoup their money from Rita. This girl (Rita) got cosigned by all the Industry executives, music magazines and legends (Steven tyler) and still hasnt popped off. Jay-Z is so colour struck its not even funny. There are so many talented girls in the states who can outsing, outdance and outdress Rita Ora with star qaulity, but he decided to sign her.

        I agree with everything Kelly has said. Roc Nation doesn’t know how to run the label. YMCMB is doing way better with its acts, G.O.O.D music is also striving better than Roc atleast its acts are realising music, and don’t forget Maybach Music owned by Rick Ross its also making better waves that Roc Nation. I think the problem is with the label. Are they going to release 1 Album every year.

        Thanks Kelly for that comment but can you please make me understand HOW DO ROC NATION MAKE MONEY? THEY NOT GETTING THAT MUCH FROM THE ARTISTS THEY MANAGE OTHER THAN RIHANNA? AND THEY HAVE TO PAY STAFF, JAY BROWN AND TY TY SALARIES. I DONT THINK THEY GET 20% FROM RIH IT MUST BE 10% BCOZ SHE”S A BIG STAR….

  9. Gilberto August 19, 2012

    Rita ain’t playing around.

    • RICHANDBLACK11(UNLIKE RIHANNA, BUT RICH LIKE BEYONCE 300+MM) August 19, 2012

      I see , I’m happy for her, a person new in the game that has TALENT

  10. Char August 19, 2012

    I don’t care if it reached number one or not, ‘How We Do’ is trash. ‘Hot Right Now’ was hot, ‘R.I.P’ was decent, but I still can’t get down with this atrocious Katy Perry leftover. I don’t get the UK and the way they just accept some mediocre BS.

    Saying that though, I won’t deny the girl can sing. She just needs better material, and should maybe learn how to dance (because that Johnathan Ross performance was NOT it) then maybe she’d be a force to be reckoned with. Her and RiRi should go and learn together.

  11. Honestly Speaking August 19, 2012

    This isn’t really an accomplishment or that big of a deal considering that the song couldn’t even get into the top 50 in the US. She isn’t going anywhere outside of the UK and I’ll be happy when the people over there finally get some taste as well and stop eating up everything that is shoved down their throats just because it’s on the radio on a daily basis. Her music needs to go away and she can take Nicki Minaj with her. Next.

    • Noel August 19, 2012

      Actually it is an accomplishment whether you like it or not. She’s a new artist..she’s from the UK. That’s a great feat for any debut artist…to have 3 number 1’s. So what if she’s not as big in the US yet…everything isn’t about the US.

      • kelly August 19, 2012

        THE USA is the biggest market fashion – all models live in new york. Movies – you need to make it in Hollywood to become a movie star and music. 300 million people So yes, it is about the USA

    • B**** August 19, 2012

      Oop. You mad.

    • Benron (King Of The Navy) August 19, 2012

      Really agree about her and Nicki Minaj

      I can Take Beyonce stans Coming at Rih because she was sucsessful. But why are Nicki and Rita stans going at Rih like they’re favorites have acheived things. Flops.

      In fact even Ciara stans can say s*** bcuz she was sucsessful but thsoe two bozos are nto on Rih’s level.

      • RITA ORA’S FLAT PANCAKE BOOTY AND BEYFAKE’S ASS PADS!! August 19, 2012

        Amen!!! Wether people like it or not RIHANNA IS PLATINUM IN 35 COUNTRIES AND SHE KS EVENSLAYING RITA IN HER OWN COUNTRYY!! RITA HASNT EVEN REACED PLATINUM STATUS EVEN IN THE UK!! HOLLA AT ME WHEN SHE SELLS 20 MILLION ALBUM IN THE UK AND US AND OTHER COUNTRIES AS KING RIH DID!!!!!

      • Honestly Speaking August 19, 2012

        @Benron Exactly. This chick has yet to do anything major or impressive outside of the UK. I really don’t consider getting a number 1 in the UK to be that big of a deal anyway considering that almost any song can become number 1 over there with heavy promo. Even that Tulisa chick was able to get a number 1 and we ALL know that she has no talent.

        They tried bringing Rita’s generic b-sides over to the US and no one was buying it. She’s a flop and yet she somehow has all of these “stans” that are really just Rihanna haters and Beyonce stans. It’s pathetic really.

        #DEAD @ this flop site rearranging the comments section, manipulating the like/dislikes and not letting me comment because they’re trying to push this flop and make this a more “positive” post.

      • Benron (King Of The Navy) August 19, 2012

        You were the first commenter, I was the second, I am sure of it.

  12. POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) August 19, 2012

    Chart Queen ?!!!!!

    L-O-L.

  13. Monstarebel August 19, 2012

    So RIHANNA HAD 4 US #1 SINGLES IN 2010 BEING RUDE BOY, LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE, ONLY GIRL , AND WHATS MY NAME SO SHUT THAT RITA S*** UP! SHE AINT WORTH THAT HYPE HUNTY!! AND CLEARLY THE UK HAS HORRIBLE TASTE IN MUSIC AND WILL JUST EXCEPT ANYTHING ! LOL

  14. DOSSOME August 19, 2012

    After reading the headline,i thought her song had topped BB HOT 100 and her album had topped BB 200 charts…okay next

  15. Back2Business August 19, 2012

    Why do Rihanna stans hate Rita? I actually like her b/c she can ACTUALLY SING unlike most artist nowadays and she seems like a really cool person. I wish her US success in her future.

    P.S. Why does everyone keep calling her a flop? Her album is unreleased, and very few pop artist see huge numbers with their debut; Rihanna MOTS(69K/Gold) &Katy Perry OFTB(47K/Platinum); poor first week numbers, but both are now top selling artist!

    • Back2Business August 19, 2012

      oops i meant OOTB for Katy Perryl.

  16. RICHANDBLACK11(UNLIKE RIHANNA, BUT RICH LIKE BEYONCE 300+MM) August 19, 2012

    work out Rita, To the Titantics stan that stated the u.k has poor taste in music, well wonder why Rihanna is only BIG in the U.K

    • Benron (King Of The Navy) August 19, 2012

      And the U.S where she resides on both the singles and the albums chart. Where is Bey?

      • RICHANDBLACK11(UNLIKE RIHANNA, BUT RICH LIKE BEYONCE 300+MM) August 19, 2012

        HUH : you make no sense…try again

  17. JAKE (I JUDGE FLOPS & PRAISE TALENT = DEAL WITH IT B****) August 19, 2012

    THE U.K MUSIC SCENE BIRTHED:

    “THE BEATLES”
    “THE ROLLING STONES”
    “PINK FLOYD”
    “FLEETWOOD MAC”
    “LED ZEPPELIN”
    “JANIS JOPLIN”
    “AMY WINEHOUSE”
    “ADELE”
    “HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS”
    “AC/DC”
    “ROD STEWART”
    “ELTON JOHN”
    “CHICAGO”
    BARRY MANILOW”
    “THE BEE GEES”
    “BILLY JOEL”
    “QUEEN”
    “FOREIGNER”
    “JOHN LENNON”
    “THE POLICE”
    “STING”
    “VAN HALEN”
    “U2”
    “GEORGE MICHEAL”
    “DEF LEPPARD”
    “GUNS N ROSES”

    …AND MANY OTHER LEGENDARY MUSICIANS WHICH HAVE COMPLETELY DESTROYED RECORDS WITHIN THE U.S MUSIC INDUSTRY, SO THOSE WHO ARE SAYING THAT THE U.K MUSIC SCENE IS S*** AND INSIGNIFICANT – I SUGGEST YOU SHUT THE F*** UP AND GO AND LEARN SOME MUSIC HISTORY. IGNORANT BASTARDS.

    BTW, I AM BRITISH AND I AGREE: RITA IS JUST ANOTHER GENERIC POP ARTIST. #NOTHING SPECIAL INDEED.

    • KING BEY & QUEEN ADELE SLAYS THE F*** OUTTA YOUR FAVES!!! August 19, 2012

      CO-SIGN. 1, 000, 000%

      😉

    • Lax August 19, 2012

      Elvis Presley, Jake!

    • CzarM August 19, 2012

      What?!

      Chicago, Barry Manilow, The Bee-Gee’s, Van Halen, U2, Guns N Roses, Janis Joplin, Huey Lewis and the News are not UK-bred/based artists.

      😆

  18. Roman August 19, 2012

    She may have great vocals, but why does she make trash like Party and RIP, when she has potential to make a Bleeding Love and Better In Time. It’s so sad how these talented vocalists waste their talents, akin Jordin Sparks.

    RIHta has 0 swag wearing those Rihanna-rejected-outfits

    • kelly August 19, 2012

      Because she wants to be tall, booty west indian with an A list love life and worldwide fame. That is why she does the things she does.

      • Lax August 19, 2012

        Kelly lmao she want to be Tall lol,
        and we know why.

      • kelly August 19, 2012

        LAX,

        Come on! What woman wants to have short fat dumpy legs? What woman wants to be short? Why do u think women rock Louboutins? To be taller.

        That old wrinkle hag wishes she had skin that does not age and long legs and height like Supermodel. Short fat women will never be hot.

  19. delani August 19, 2012

    can someone please let sam know that nobody and i really mean nobody is checking for RITA ORA…. sam stop posting stuff about her every 5 seconds… we are NOT INTERESTED!!! she ain’t s*** in the USA and she will flop really bad!!

    • kelly August 19, 2012

      Do you know what Desperate and sad ROC nation has done now? They have out Rita Ora and RIP song in the mtv Vma AWARDS commercial. LOL Why? No one in America is checking for her., so why is she in commercials in Our country? It is so desperate. You cannot force someone to be a star – star quality, unlike Talent cannot be taught. You can learn to sing or dance or act – BUT YOU CANNOT NOT LEARN TO BE A STAR. Rita ora is a singer, but Rihanna is a star.

    • me August 20, 2012

      there is plenty of people checking on Rita she is hot right now whether you like it or not. instead of winning on each Rita’s post the same s*** why do you open the damn post,, strange

  20. Beyonce’s Weave (& Her “HIVE” of Head-Lice) August 19, 2012

    Good for her. Samantha, until Rita Ora has a single that stays in the #1 spot for ten weeks in the UK is when you can put her in the same sentence with Rihanna.

  21. JUDGE August 19, 2012

    Write me a cheque for a million dollars, and i will give Oprah singing nude in the bath No-1
    Just got to line the grease the right palms

  22. kelly August 19, 2012

    She has two number singles and one guest feature number 1 in the UK? Getting the number in the UK is no big deal Sclub 7, blue, atomic kittern, girls aloud, take that, westlife, boyzone, steps, tellytubbies, robson and jerome ( tv actors ) oasis hearssay, liberty x, cheryl cole, are all acts who have had number 1’s in the UK single charts – in fact they used to be huge in the UK……THEN………they could not sell albums OR breakout worldwide. They all got dropped or broke up and many of them cannot get record deals. Hearsay had the biggest selling single of 2001, plus other number 1’s – where are they?
    Sclub 7 use to rule the UK with number 1, tours, tv shows etc – where are they ? Steps had tons of number 1’s – where are they? Atomic kitten use to outsell destiny child in the uk – where are they now?

    Kylie Minogue is mazing – she has ruled the UK charts for 25 yrs – Rihanna murders her in fame, networth and record sales. IF you are not a superstar in teh USA – Your career is not A list – ask Kylie minogue.

    RIP has been released in the USA – WHERE IS THE SONG ON ITUNES ?

  23. blue August 19, 2012

    rita ora officially better than r**** rihanna never had a number 1 hit until her third album rita have 3 with her first album well done brits sis

    • kelly August 19, 2012

      And Rita Ora has never had a USA HIT – RIH did at only 17 – she was just held of by Mariah we belong together. So, rih is winning.

  24. Satah Says August 19, 2012

    This is an achievement but only because she hasn’t released an album, had she released an album after the first single I doubt this wouldn’t be the case because people would’ve already had the songs. I don’t personally find her exciting but good luck to her I guess.

  25. kelly August 19, 2012

    This is the first Time, in the history of modern music that someone has the biggest promotional push – even other celebs ( beyonce, jay z ) vouch for them – even using the name of an superstar – rihanna and still not pop off. I have never seen this in the history of music. I could understand is they have no label support, but to get all the label support ( ahead of the whole label ) and insane hype and not globally pop off?

    That shows, that the problems is not roc nation, it is Rita Ora. She is just not a star. Some girls can be beautiful, but they are not models. No matter what they try, they will never be a model. They say money cannot buy class, well money cannot buy star quality. She has the team, hype and money – swhe even has some number 1’s ( uk) behind her, but she is not a star.

    • me August 20, 2012

      she is a singer and has got the voice for it that all we need, tired of “famous” singers who can’t sing for their life. I wonder why they got into the singing industry in the first place?!

  26. Jer August 19, 2012

    Im sorry but she seriously looks like its halloween and shes dressing up as Rihanna. Its such a joke. It cant be serious.

  27. Lax August 19, 2012

    Hey i am a RIHANNA fan and i do not hate the little bytch
    i just can’t stand the F-AC-T that the little bytch have not
    even dropped a album and they got her on RIHANNA’S
    LEVEL THAT THEY SAY ISN’T A GOOD ARTIST DAH, DAH,
    How did the little bytch BYPASS all of the other artist who is
    making waves and come straight for RIHANNA’S crown b/s.

    • Lax August 19, 2012

      I don’t dislike a “Skunk” i just can’t stand his smell…

      • Lax August 19, 2012

        Many talk about how Rihanna can;t, sin’t and all that
        loose booty talk yet Rihanna’s name is spoken, typed and shouted all around the Universe and still many of you will
        rather swallow several posion pills then to give Rihanna credit for doing anything. Many of you seem to want to keep
        trying to say that Rih have not after going on several years and making 90 million and in the top ten of the biggest tours and even after being number 3 on the highest paid under 30 you are still “Trying Hard” to shyt talk each and everything
        Rihanna ever did and build this little bytch up, well ludy da.

  28. slimsexy August 19, 2012

    No one is checking for Rita?realy?But I thought that in less than a year she has amassed 1 million followers on twitter?Anyway whatever makes the navy sleep well at night.

    • Lax August 19, 2012

      Hmmmm i though she signed with jay in 2009
      Jay just stated on Oprah “Now’ show that pass 5 years in the
      industry is good, just saying.

  29. Smoke & Mirrors August 20, 2012

    Jay-Z bought those #1s. I doubt very many people are checking for Rita like that.

    • me August 20, 2012

      they are why you hating no one is really checking in for all you haters you don’t impress nobody

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