Rita Ora Dishes On New US Album

Published: Thursday 3rd Jan 2013 by Sam

Having blazed the UK charts last year, 2013 sees Rita Ora make a beeline for the US.

The last twelve months have seen the Londoner’s “brand” established on a global scale, thanks to a slew of promotional appearances, radio runs, and the widespread reach of the “net”.

Now, the Roc Nation priori is looking to use that footing to leap into worldwide success by breaking the notoriously tough American market.

Originally slated to release her ‘ORA’ album with bonus tracks last year, that idea has since been scrapped in favour of an entirely new LP.

Find out what the 22 year old had to say about the project, in a new interview with MTV, after the jump…

Via MTV:

“2013 is really important for me because it’s gonna to be the first time the U.S. hears my official album and I wanted to put a few extra tracks on there and make it really special. So I’m basically giving you guys a whole new album of new material.  So to the world it’ll be like a second album, but to you guys it’ll be like a first album.

(Regarding collaborations) Yes, there is. There’s a few surprises. I don’t want to give them away, but it’s definitely in the Roc family

(Overall) 2013’s got a lot of things I want to achieve. There’s a lot of kind of plans and ideas that are gonna come out in 2013.”


And that, folks, is how a skilled team handles a “positive problem”.

What was the”problem”, though?

Well, it was clear that Rita’s US buzz was beginning to outpace the logistics needed to launch her effectively Stateside while she was blowing up in the UK at the same time. Put simply, it’s hard to “work” two territories when your standing in one is so vastly different to the other (see: major player at home / newbie in America).

At least now a proper plan can be actioned to ensure to smashes in the US, while keeping her UK buzz a’buzzing. All with the same project.

Needless to say, we can’t wait!

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  1. Pop Royalty January 3, 2013

    she need to DISH herself in the US charts actually ……..

  2. MRB January 3, 2013

    Again! Who is really checking for Rita? I need a single that isnt Rihanna rejected!

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    • Fierce P**** January 3, 2013

      I don’t like this woman or her music. She’s not that special as a singer either. Something about her just doesn’t click….but her eyes look beautiful in that pic.

      • MRB January 4, 2013

        I dont think she’s a bad artist because on the real she can sing but I just need them to revamp her whole image and start over! If she wasnt such a rihanna clone i think people would like her better!

    • TinaMinaj January 4, 2013

      You took the time to post so you are checking for her. SIT!

      • MRB January 4, 2013

        @ TinaMinaj LMFAO Im gonna need for you to choose your own identity first before you go telling people to sit! You minaj reject!

  3. Nay nay January 3, 2013


  4. Kreayshawn January 3, 2013

    I’m gonna need Rihanna navy to shut there KFC chicken eating asses up cause they can buy a industry h** album but can’t seem to buy mine. But can get in line at KFC for some damn chicken & then go to shop rite for some watermelon & KOOL-AID. Smh but can’t seem to buy a 10 f****** cd at hot topic or on iTunes! F****** jack asses I can’t stand ya asses

    • Pop Royalty January 3, 2013

      have a watermelon !!!

    • SlayDeleLaurieBlueAdkins January 3, 2013

      Here, Have a chicken leg!!

    • Touché January 3, 2013

      You’re just pressed as usual because no one will buy that floppy CD.

    • Mark111 January 3, 2013

      I’m not paying $10 for a coaster. My puppy needs a play toy tho, but Rita hasn’t release her s***** CD in the States yet 🙁

  5. Queen of Disco (Beyonce’s Weave) January 3, 2013

    LOL we shall see this US buzz, just because ORA has sold 200K, based on nothing but empty hype, doesn’t mean it’ll do great numbers in the USA. She has no hit in the USA and she’ll most definitely not have one.

    2013 is fully booked so all those planning to release material in that year should think of 2014. There is no way, absolutely no way (unless you’re a country artist or Adele) that you can compete with Lady Gaga, Katy Perry an Rihanna in the same year and still have a career. This is a suicide mission, I do not like Lady Gaga at all but I’ll most definitely be buying ArtPop and cannot deny her dominance in the pop scene today.

    Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga in the same year and you want to release music?? You must be suicidal, I sure as hell know BeYAWNce is.

    • RITANATION January 3, 2013

      Girl, shut you’re ass up you come on here everyday. B**** do you work, go to school, strip, like what the f*** do you do besides sit on TGJ all day and talk s*** girl, just shut the f*** up damn.

      • Queen of Disco (Beyonce’s Weave) January 3, 2013

        I wait for my fans (like you) to reply to my commentaries.

      • wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

        Rih told allure that her and beyonce are not close friends-

    • Pop Royalty January 3, 2013

      please STFU , and no one fears a damn katy perry album in the first place , that b****’s album took 2 years to sell decently , so ………..

      and lady gaga is so yesterday’s news.
      I respect her , but look at her LA leg of the tour , a str8 Flop.
      so ….

      • Queen of Disco (Beyonce’s Weave) January 3, 2013

        I see you cannot face the facts, if people are not scared of Katy Perry, Rihanna or Gaga, they should be because Katy Perry, Rihanna and Gaga releasing music in the same year means there’s no room for anyone else unless you’re a country artist or Adele.

        All the other artists (BeYAWNce, Ora, Ciara..etc) will be overshadowed by the awesomeness that is Rihanna, Katy and Gaga in the same year.

        Warn your favs because I honestly don’t think the world will know what to do in 2013.



    • wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

      When do you think they are ever gonna send beyonce new single to radio?

      I love how Rih f***** beyonce head again. The rumors are that her new single is some urban song called Ratchet, well rih was gonna drop her urban jam pour it up, but….now she is going with right now, KNOWING that right now will outsell ANY BEYONCE SONG AND RULE ON POP RADIO.

      I love how rih f***** beyonce comeback. We all know dance rihanna is thee rihanna slays- Beyonce cannot do dance.

      • Likica January 3, 2013

        B**** please! Titty Gimmick Scary sucks, that b**** cannot sing to save her life. Even with reloaded album she cannot outsell Born This Way and Loud. Her first album Kate Hudson is the biggest flop of all time, just 100 copies sold hahaha I can’t. I would always say
        Beyonce >> Katy Perry


      • Queen of Disco (Beyonce’s Weave) January 3, 2013

        LMAO and 4??? How did 4 fare against Teenage Dream?? Teenage Dream’s US sales alone > 4closure’s WW sales.

      • Likica January 3, 2013

        But I Am Sasha Fierce/B’ Day and Dangerously in Love have all oustold Teenage Dream worldwide. Let’s wait and see how will Katy Scary do with her 4th album. I like all these girls, but if you want to bring sales, Lady GaGa can eat all of them, The Fame has sold over 15 million worldwide so let’s not. Katy ‘s music doesn’t have a big impact on pop music, her bubble gum music is repetitive and predictable.

    • TinaMinaj January 4, 2013

      Looool!! Count on someone stupid to bring Beyonce into something that doesn’t concern her at all. Lets just wait and see how “suicidal” “Beyawnce” is. You and the majority of the navy will be eating your words….

  6. WJ January 3, 2013

    She has to re-work her image, definitely. I liked her months and now she starts looking boring. It is funny to see that Roc Nation always want to promote their female artists as new Rihannas:
    Rita Ora – British Rihanna
    Alexis Jordan – Romantic Rihanna
    Willow Smith – Little Rihanna

    It is clear they have to stop doing that! I want to see who Rita really is.

    • wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

      She is so boring that I do not even have the energy to drag her anymore.

  7. RITANATION January 3, 2013

    @beyonce weave must not really have a decent life she never answer me in what she do in life. (Laughing) she really needs to find a hobby cause this Internet s*** talking ain’t cutting it b****. If you got something to say to Rita Ora say it to her face when you get out you’re mom house and get a Job.. Then get fame by doing p***

    • Queen of Disco (Beyonce’s Weave) January 3, 2013

      I love that you always stalk my comments, it’s nice to know I have fans on this blog.

    • wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

      The same can se said for you about Rihanna. Although it more likely Beyonce ewave can meet na name rita, than your broke as get close to a mega star like Rih

  8. wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

    All that promo she had…..did her album outsell Rihanna or Emelie Sande? NO, then she is FLOP.

    Did any of her singles outsell Diamonds? No, then she is flop. I heard that she had to do a full a TV promo just to sell a discounted money. What waste of money. Is that why they cut the budget for radioactiove ?

    Anyway, she is never gonna be a star or snatch rihanna wig. She is not gonna snatch anyones wig even Beyonce could never f*** with rih. I am sure Sony expected her to make £ 10 million for them. She made profit loss,. Let see what the budget will be for her this time? I still say she will get dropped…..mark my words.

    Jayz is the act who will feature. That will be so embarassing for him as he cannot get a hit without Kanye and she is flop.

    The good news is Rihanna is now dropping Right now as her second USA single and I know that slay beyonce comeback. That is all we need.

    xxo xo

    • Yellow Bone January 3, 2013

      oh I thought Rihanna would drop stay???
      I guess she’s saving it for later cause that’s a potential #1!!!
      Righ Now is my least fav on the album but it’s still alright.

    • TinaMinaj January 4, 2013

      But this is her first album so……ya stupid irrelevant comment!

  9. wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

    3RD of jan? When is beyonce single being sent to radio? Any dates?

  10. wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

    Well, it was clear that Rita’s US buzz was beginning to outpace the logistics needed to launch her effectively Stateside while she was blowing up in the UK at the same time. Put simply, it’s hard to “work” two territories when your standing in one is so vastly different to the other (see: major player at home / newbie in America).

    At least now a proper plan can be actioned to ensure to smashes in the US, while keeping her UK buzz a’buzzing. All with the same project.

    That is f****** BS and you know c***. How do u explain the spice girls being hot in the UK and slaying the USA on their 1st song? Or britney being red hot in the USA and slaying the UK with her 1st song?

    F*** outta here. Admit defeat, she is no star and she is a flop. Her album has not been certified platinum in the UK yet? She had to scrape gold by discounting and heavy promotion to sell a discounted album- What a terrible investment. Sony need tommy motola to save them. Rob stringer is an awful CEO. This BS would never go down under Tommy Mottola watch. When he was running Sony, he was spending monet make Mariah, JLO, Beyonce, Shakira stars. Rob stringer is spending money on a flop who was murdered by rih album from last year and her album that came out 6 weeks ago. Tommy was great businessman, any one, who underperforms gets dropped. This dumbass, who runs Sony looks like he will get fired.

    And Sam, you make it seem like Rocnation is this amazing team. But what stars have they made? Do not f****** say Rih, cos she is on the same label as Justin bieber.

  11. House Mother Kanye January 3, 2013

    She needs a makeover and a new sound if she wants to make here in the U.S. And we don’t like people who name drop all the time…So she might want to stay away from doing that.

  12. OK January 3, 2013

    I think she’s gonna get lost in the shuffle in 2013. Like someone said above, she should aim for 2014. Spend a year revamping her entire image and sound, and instead of adding extra tracks to this so-called “new” album, record songs that DON’T sound like they were swiped from Rihanna’s reject pile and that people can listen to and hear RITA, not Rihanna V2.0. All the Roc Nation promo won’t help if she’s perceived as a Rihanna clone.

    Oh, and she needs to stop the name-dropping. It’s probably in her contract to constantly mention Beyonce, but still…it makes her sound like a groupie and a wannabe, instead of an artist who can shine on her own merits.

    • wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

      Sony cannot afford to keep her till 2014. She has to make back the tens of millions they wasted trying to make her a star.

    • Mely B January 3, 2013

      The thing that you Rita-haters don’t get (because you obviously didn’t listen to her album) is that she is not going after a Rihanna-sound (whatever the eff that is since she has multiple genres on her albums).

      As someone who actually listened to her ORA album tracks, she seems to be going for a Fergie/Gwen Steffani (solo Gwen) style which I think could work for her but they should also pair her with the producers who work with Agnes Karlsson. She does more uptempo dance tracks and has a kick-ass voice.

      Rita just needs people behind her who “get” her as an artist & can push for the right songs to showcase her talent. It’s my opinion that she is being used as some type of pawn to make Rihanna act right – that’s the only way I can account for them being so sloppy introducing her.

      • wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

        so why does she copy rihanna twwtes, instagram and actual dresses – even does the whole umbrella thing? Give it up b****.

    • Leyla January 31, 2013

      You didn’t even hear the new tracks. Maybe they are something new, we don’t know yet. And please, Rihanna’s first album wasn’t such a big hit either, so why should Roc drop Rita when they didn’t drop Rihanna?!

  13. Queen of Disco (Beyonce’s Weave) January 3, 2013

    LMAO what will Beyonce do in 2013?? Apparently Rihanna has sent chosen Right now as her next single lol. It’s over Bey, it’s over. David Guetta plus Rihanna on the same song? Explosive.

  14. Evan January 3, 2013

    Sam stay making excuses for rita ora. Why don’t you go soooooo hard for Emeli Sande ? You always say how talented she is anyway. Rita ora just isn;t someone to have a heart attack over like you do, you butch queen.

    • Likica January 3, 2013

      I agree, Emeli Sande is a great artist, I adore her song My Kind Of Love. It’s amazing.

      • Evan January 3, 2013

        I know right!

      • Likica January 3, 2013

        Do you like Natasha Bedingfield either?

      • Yellow Bone January 3, 2013

        I love ”clown” that’s one of my favs

    • Mely B January 3, 2013

      Sam is a smart administrator – he knows that hating on both Rita & Rhianna bring the hits to this site 😉

  15. Monstarebel January 3, 2013

    There’s guna be so much competition this year from lady gaga beyonce Rihanna Nicki & Katy I don’t think Rita stands a chance…if she couldn’t make it in 2012 when there wasnt much competition what makes you think she’ll make it this year

    • Evan January 3, 2013

      Exactly! It’s not like i hate Rita Ora, its just a shame to see Sam go so hard for a flop.

  16. Kreayshawn January 3, 2013

    Rita Ora is neither s*** or fierce, so that will work against her advantage. She has no clue as to who she is an artist. Her voice doesn’t sound good over pop tracks.

    • wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

      Yup! You got it! Even her so called dirty personal life could not help her chart in the USA. The kardashian family are so famous and she could not even turn that Rob diss into a hit.

  17. Hermes January 3, 2013

    I’ve noticed that Jay Z loves to sign light skinned females, regardless of their talent. Bridgette Kelley, Alexis Jordan and Rita Ora are all light skinned with no X factor and basic voices. He doesn’t have a good ear for talent.

    • wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

      And Paige Thomas is mixed too.

    • wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

      Reasons like that are why black men do not make good businessmen. I am sure Jay would of passed by Whitney houston. * In julia roberts pretty woman voice* ” Big mistake, huge ‘

  18. wrinkle flop ora January 3, 2013

    Good news that Right now is the second USA single. It big ass dance record with David Guetta. Just what the pop radio stations love. Is this why there is no news on beyonce single?

    • TinaMinaj January 4, 2013

      Leave Beyonce out of things. Unlike your fave, Beyonce doesn’t need promo in a RITA ORA post..

  19. Jay Scorpio January 3, 2013



    • Mely B January 3, 2013

      umm reading is fundamental – her album came out in the UK, they are re-working it as a completely NEW album for the US.

  20. junjou romantica January 3, 2013

    She needs to change her image n have the right sound simples

  21. Mars January 3, 2013

    Rita has a voice better than rihanna but navy pls leave her alone cos she is not a threat to rihanna,
    you all come to her post and bash her like she has already taken rihanna thunder thesame way u do on bey post thumbing down positive comment by her fans,



  22. King B>Rihanna(My Hair is Layed like Beyonce’s Haters Loose P****) January 3, 2013

    I’ll give Ms.Ora a chance she has a good voice and some potential however the music better not be wack and s***.

  23. THE HBIC January 3, 2013

    Stop trying to make her happen, she is wack. Next!!!

  24. the truth January 3, 2013

    with all the hype this blog gives her i actually brought the album to see what she was all about and I must say I was very disappointed she really needs to rework the album for the U.S.

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  26. Rita Slays January 3, 2013

    Lmao I see Sybil and Beyonce’s Weave are here filling this post with their typical poison. Where were you c**** yesterday? What happened to Ora not even passing 100k? Kelly, I thought you knew your facts. LMAO!!! You basic c**** were throwing a types of shade about Ora’s sales. But she ain’t getting dropped with a quarter of a million albums sold.

    I and most definitely excited for Ora to come out in the U.S and I’m glad they are revamping it. Her team is smarter then I give credit. I brought the original album online and I loved most of it except 3 tracks. But overall there was no distinct direction or flow that an album needs. Hopefully the U.S version flows better. And I’m praying one of those collaborations is with Iggy Azalea

  27. BCinKS January 3, 2013

    NObody is checking for her in the US. Nobody even knows who she is unless they read this blog. We have plenty of generic pop artists already. She won’t stand out unless they put a LOT of money into her campaign.

    She might be better off trying to “Beyonce” the UK market as opposed to “Lil Mama’ing” the US market. LOL.

  28. ENOUGH ONIKA (0 GRAMMY NOMS…) January 3, 2013

    Rita Rita Rita……What will it take for you to get that no one is here for your boring, scripted, wanna-be personality and Rihanna rejected music?? The US will not fall for another Jay-Z lie. I do not want this year of music ruined by pointless pop crap like last year when Ora came out. The US does not want/need you here.

  29. the truth January 3, 2013

    I’m loving that pic of her she kind of looks like Shelia E but she cant even get 100 plus replys in her own thread without the mention of Rihanna

  30. Mark111 January 3, 2013

    242,500 albums sold, she’s killing your fave! -Said No One.

  31. SAGAT January 3, 2013

    Rita is great! Rita №1!

  32. TinaMinaj January 4, 2013

    She definitely is in need of revamping her image. The original concept was good. Use Rihanna to get noticed just like she used Bey, but then got to make something “unique” out of it. In Rihanna’s case it was going on to have this bad girl image. Don’t know how Rita can spin this but she can find a balance somewhere and hope she does…

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