Rita Ora Eyes Fourth UK #1 With ‘Radioactive’

Published: Wednesday 30th Jan 2013 by David

Let’s face it, when it comes to moulding stars- very few do it better than the folk over at Roc Nation.

Indeed, after successfully turning Rihanna‘s Kool Aid into Caviar with the launch of a flawless chart assault, the company has now turned its sights to Brit Pop Princess Rita Ora, who is fast becoming one of their many cash cows.

Now, in what can only extend her lead the UK’s leading chart staple, she is on course to nabbing her fourth #1 single from her debut album, ‘ORA‘.

Details below…

While currently enjoying a peak position of #32 in the market, the launch of her nationwide concert tour has seen her new single ‘Radioactive‘ soar on a digital tip.

That’s right, by way of its current iTunes spot of #17, the Sia spawned jam has enjoyed a sales spike within the last fortnight, creeping into the Top 20 after spending a number of weeks outside of the Top 40.

If the next week sees it follow this pattern, the Pop stunner can expect to secure her fourth #1 single from ‘ORA’, after watching ‘Hot Right Now’, ‘R.I.P.’ and ‘Party’ top the overall chart last year.

Its chances of doing so are made all the more likely now that it enjoys heavy rotation on Global Radio‘s ‘Capital’, which boasts a reported 6.8 million listeners week on week.

Looks like that Rita reign just won’t let up!

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  1. HoneychildPlease January 30, 2013

    Honey no one checking for the UK charts…

    • BeyWhoUWanna January 30, 2013

      Except Rihanna. It’s the only country she does well in consistently so hush.

      • RESPECT THE VOICE!!!! January 30, 2013

        Um lies!!! She does well in France Germany Norway Switzerland Hungary and Russia japan Israel Spain Canada Sweeden Finland New Zealand do i need to go on? Poland Mexico All of West Africa and All of South Africa!! _/

    • La-Quisha. January 30, 2013

      chile! i cosign. Aint no one checking out that chart.

      Rita stay in the UK.

      • Likica January 30, 2013

        The only market Beyonce does well is the US, at least Rihanna does better in a market which is not her domestic one. And please, Rihanna >> Beyonce in France. Loud – 350 000 copies, Talk That Talk 200 000 copies, Unapologetic is at 170 000 copies so far. 4 has yet to scan 100 000 copies. And Avril Lavigne >> Beyonce!!!!!

      • WTF January 30, 2013

        B**** bye Beyonces albums sell better WW on the whole. though. And US>>>>>>>>>UK

      • HA January 30, 2013

        I cant take anyone who thinks Avril Lavigne slays Beyoncé seriously.

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 30, 2013


  2. HoneychildPlease January 30, 2013

    Rita have you ever heard of the U.S.A?? cause most of them haven’t heard of you boo boo…

    • Rita Slays January 30, 2013

      She’s a U.K artist, she doesn’t need the U.S

      • HoneychildPlease January 30, 2013

        Yes the f*** she does…Save the excuses for flop honey ok. I you havn’t made it in the USA, than you really aint s***…keep telling feeding yourself those lies

      • Monstarebel January 30, 2013

        @HoneyChild is right her main goal is to make it in America that’s what she & her label wants

      • Rita Slays January 30, 2013

        Lmao do you see her winning in the U.K? #1 singles, #1 albums, sold out tours, etc. The U.S will come eventually but right now she’s conquering the U.K

      • HoneychildPlease January 30, 2013

        I don’t mean to offend anyone (or do i), but the truth is the truth durrrrrling and they will deal!

      • HoneychildPlease January 30, 2013

        Lol desperate much hun?? You tried it, but it still remains no one is checking for that loser! @ Rita Slays

      • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

        I thought she was gonna end rih’s career? To clear the way for beyonce to be the number 1 black girl?

  3. the real xoxo January 30, 2013

    i dont minda Rita, #1s have become so redundant now,
    On paper they look good but they have ZERO impact. ask anyone on the street and they probably couldnt whistle the tune to “radioactive”.

    • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

      Low sales and little time at number 1.

  4. OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens… January 30, 2013

    who is she?

    • Rita Slays January 30, 2013

      Weak shade won’t get people to check out your flop blog c***

  5. Monstarebel January 30, 2013

    Lmao Sam you do to much your bragging about this seriously? it’s at 32 let it atleast make it into the top ten before you start bragging you look pathetic… BTW I still don’t see the song on the hot 100 such a shame cause this is on of her best songs so far

    • Rita Slays January 30, 2013

      It hasn’t been released yet

      • Monstarebel January 30, 2013

        Hmmmm hun will it ever be released what are they waiting on?

      • Rita Slays January 30, 2013

        The release date is in February. She’s focusing on the U.K now with the tour

      • Monstarebel January 30, 2013

        She shoulda released it at the same time she did in the UK

      • Likica January 30, 2013

        Hmmmm hun will it ever be released what are they waiting on?
        LOL I can’t at this comment. 😀 Nicole Scehrzinger’s singles were more successful than Rita’s in the USA :/

  6. Mischief January 30, 2013

    Rihanna fans say Nobody checking for the UK its Rihanna biggest market its what almost for months and unaflopegtic has yet to hit 700k mark or even plat? Lol and they called 4 a flop smh

    • Likica January 30, 2013

      Sweetie Unapologetic has sold 530 000 copies so far but 4 has yet to cross 600 000 copies even though it was released two years ago. Unapologetic will outsell it for sure.

      • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

        UNA has sold 695 as of DEC in the UK. Fall back.

      • Likica January 30, 2013

        Nope sweetie, lets be real
        UK: 528.333 copies sold (10 Weeks) [*PLATINUM]
        · 1[99.357]
        · 3[67.162]
        · 6[60.721]
        · 7[89.765]
        · 6[104.492]
        · 3[53.287]
        · 7[17.736]
        · 4[13.882]
        · 6[11.351]
        · 5[10.575]

    • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

      Yup the sales figures will be low, and she will only be number 1 for a short time, what more, she cannot break ANY OTHER MARKET LIKE RIHANNA.

    • RESPECT THE VOICE!!!! January 30, 2013


  7. slimsexy January 30, 2013

    TGJ I can see you are bored.I need my girl Rita to get her fourth number 1 but please don’t jinx it by speaking too early.Any way I hope she gets this number one.
    Ps who cares about the USA for now,I mean its not like she has an album out there.I urge some members of the Navy to focus on their girl’s album sales in the US cos its not looking good right now for Riri in the states!

    • Monstarebel January 30, 2013

      & you need to focus on getting this girl a hit in America

    • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

      She could not drop her LP in the USA, despite numerous attempts to make it in the USA. This time last year, JAYZ made a fool of himself by taking her to z100, introducing her as the next big thing. A year later, where is she in the USA? Where are her hits in the USA?

  8. Rita Slays January 30, 2013

    Radioactive will be her 4th #1 single, no doubt about it. Its already in the top 20 on the U.K iTunes chart. You steamed b****** stay mad and continue to pound at your keyboard while Rita conquers the charts 😉

    • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

      Rih still owns the UK.

      • Likica January 30, 2013

        Honey, even Kelly Clarkson album Greatest Hits Chapter 1 has sold near 500 000 copies worldwide, while Rita has yet to reach it :/

  9. Monstarebel January 30, 2013

    Why hasn’t this girl had a top 40 hit in America yet with all the promo this girl gets you would think she had 4 top ten singles in America which isn’t the case I heard R.I.P. on the radio once I was actually shocked but as the song went on I noticed she was only singing the hook lol they replaced her verses with drake rapping while she just sung the hook the shade is real…

    • wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

      Yeah, they did that in LA, They replaced her with Drake and only had Drake verse. This is on Power 106. Her voice is weak on radio – does not stand out at all. This is why she is not making it. Her voice is basic on radio and that is why she gets no airplay.

      • Monstarebel January 30, 2013

        I know I laughed so hard cause I couldn’t believe she got replaced on her own song & became just the hook singer to it hahaha

  10. HoneychildPlease January 30, 2013

    Sorry but like i said NO ONE is checking for the U.K charts but flops with excuses…

  11. HoneychildPlease January 30, 2013

    I am no Rihanna stan…I just shade bishes when i feel they are deserve it…That is all

    • Likica January 30, 2013

      Who do you stan for? Britney? Xtina? Avril? Madonna? Whitney? Mariah?

      • HoneychildPlease January 30, 2013

        Well i like people like Mariah…but i stan for no one like said. I’m just a shady t***** bish dragging h*** by their pony tail one flop at a time…

      • Monstarebel January 30, 2013

        i respect that about you honey child that saves you from being biased as most people on here your a truth teller

      • HoneychildPlease January 30, 2013

        Thanks @ Monstarebel xoxo

  12. RitasLipstick January 30, 2013

    Rita spreads love. Rihanna spreads her p****.

    • HoneychildPlease January 30, 2013

      Rob Kardasian, and the industry say other wise…

    • Likica January 30, 2013

      20 guys Rob Kadshian reported think the opposite. 😛

  13. wrinkle flop ora, January 30, 2013

    Rita Whora was meant to end rih career in 2012, so beyonce could make a comeback in 2013. Did that happened? Cos Rih is on the front cover of Rolling stone with the line ” crazy in love ‘

  14. ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ January 30, 2013

    Call me crazy but I think this girl will make it. I mean there are stars today that we thought were going to be one-hit wonders but they’ve made it. She just might surprise us and with the navy talking about her, it only gives her more exposure.

    • Monstarebel January 30, 2013

      I doubt it I think she might do decent but tbh she can’t even touch Kesha in the USA…Her handlers are trying to hard to make her into a huge star & keep failing at this point she has no hits in America so she can’t even be considered a one hit wonder

      • ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ January 30, 2013

        Remeber when everyone thought Rihanna was going to be gone after Pon De Reply? But then she made it so we’ll see……

      • RESPECT THE VOICE!!!! January 30, 2013

        But rih wasnt given big budget tours and chances like rita tho. I keep saying this but you have to have a special thing rita just doesnt have it tho! Rihanna has it rita doesnt

    • Likica January 30, 2013

      Hm I don’t think so. Emeli Sande couldn’t make it in the USA but Rita will? I simply refuse to believe it. :/

      • ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ January 30, 2013

        Talent really doesn’t play a factor, I mean Rihanna made it. Even Ke$ha made it into U.S. mainstream, so anything is possible. Nowadays, the U.S. attracts generic so who really knows? I don’t I’m just saying.

    • LndoftheBlind January 30, 2013

      No shade.

  15. JJFan1814 January 30, 2013

    4 #1 singles in the UK and her album sales can’t live up to that? Sounds like a Singles Artist to me doesn’t it Sam?


    • Likica January 30, 2013

      LOL true girl. Emeli Sande didn’t have #1 single but she has the biggest selling album of 2012 is the UK.

    • RESPECT THE VOICE!!!! January 30, 2013

      Even her singles dont sell alot. Rihannas singles goes gold without a video or promotions all rihs singles sell over 3 million worldwide

  16. Kreayshawn January 30, 2013

    Rihanna navy leave Rita along ya always hate on somebody light skin just let the girl do her thing. Ya f****** with her because the color of her skin:( that’s why I feel this way about black people ya treat light skin people like s***. That’s why I have no respect for you coons.. Ya are disrespectful I would put my hands on any of you KFC eating coons.

  17. boopboop January 30, 2013

    how many copies has ORA sold in the uk sam? you like to keep tabs on rih’s album sales, how come you dont mention rita’s p*** poor sales in HER OWN F****** COUNTRY?

  18. Kreayshawn January 30, 2013

    S*** show some respect to Rita Ora s*** let her live! I can’t believe ya are so disrespectful to light skin people. But ya love to stay in a KFC chicken line all day long and not even think about Taco Bell WTF! SHOW SOME F****** RESPECT! And don’t ya stupid ass coons talk about my album sales either cuz I ain’t trying to hear it.. Lets talk about picking cotton in a barn yard

  19. Kreayshawn January 30, 2013

    @honeychildplease – please take you’re ass somewhere and have a seat I seen you’re profile pic on twitter you a ugly ass nappy headed c*** looking chick ok. So please do us whites all a favor stop eating at KFC the s*** ain’t good look ok. You a fat overweight black b**** who hates on white people & light skin people like Rita Ora. I ain’t trying to hear it ok:/ take you’re sloppy joe ass out the KFC line and go hop in the hot topic line and buy my debut album!

    • RESPECT THE VOICE!!!! January 30, 2013


  20. Mischief January 30, 2013

    Rita ora wins rihanna fans hate on her whole day While rita fans are busy getting ready for her TOUR lol I mean they so threatened

  21. : : . W A T E R S P O R T S January 30, 2013

    Wow, congrats Rita!

  22. zed January 30, 2013

    The editor of this site chats s***! i bet this song doesnt get to number 1. just because its 17 at the moment they think ts gonna climb to number 1? her first 3 singles went to number 1 (the first actually as a featured artist on ‘hot rght now’. all songs were released prior to the album coming out. now that the album is out, it wont get to number 1. shine ya light scraped into top 10 and think so will this song but not more than that. plus ts funny how this site panned the song and video and now theyre actually behind it lol

  23. Julie February 1, 2013

    I like this song. She has a great voice. She should really release an acoustic album next.

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