Rita Ora Delays Album To 2016 / Cites ‘X Factor’ Commitments

Published: Friday 9th Oct 2015 by Sam

In news that will devastate Rita Ora‘s legions of loyal fans, the ‘Body On Me’ belter has revealed that her long-awaited new album has been bumped to 2016.

Details below…

The Roc Nation set was finally due to descend in stores in November, after a lengthy journey to this point.

Indeed, who could forget the public fall-out with ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris; a break-up reports claim caused the scrapping of the first version of the project early last year.

Yet, any hope the album arriving this year were dashed last night when the 24-year-old revealed that she’s made the difficult decision to focus on her current judging role on ‘The X Factor.’

Speaking to the Standard, she said:

“I was wishing [the album] would come out this year, but realistically it’s not. Physically I wouldn’t be able to achieve the success I want with the (X Factor) contestants and the album, so I’m going to do it one at a time.”


Truth be told, we anticipated this – and it’s not rocket science as to why.

‘Body On Me’ – the first true single she’s attempted to work in both the US and UK – hasn’t caught on as planned; a fact we attribute solely to her inability to promote it as hard as needed in both markets simultaneously. The end result? Gaining little traction in either region.

Granted the delay is not a good look, the reality is that all albums – regardless of their final level of success – should be entitled to the “right” setup. One under-performing single was never going to grant a fair chance to sell its parent album. So, in that regard, Ora gets a marginal pass.

Moving forward, we imagine she’ll smartly use the X Factor to score another UK top 10 (with ‘Body’ or something else) and make a more measured attempt at a global single early next year, with the album to follow. At least we hope.

‘Ora,’ the singer’s UK-only debut, opened at #1 in 2012, birthed three chart-topping singles, and was certified Platinum a year later.

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  1. Janet1814 October 9, 2015

    “that will devastate Rita Ora‘s legions of loyal fans”


    • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 9, 2015

      Right? “Dooo It!” If they were so loyal, they would’ve purchased “Body on Me” to death, like bee other singles, and made it another #1 for her. Chris Brown is officially a curse to any song he features on.

  2. BEY>RIH October 9, 2015

    But wasn’t “Fists on me” supposed to be her first global smash? This isn’t a good look..

    • maurice October 9, 2015

      SCREAMING at your comment.
      I cannot deal with my existence right now. lmao.
      “fists on me”

    • coolness October 9, 2015

      BYE @ Fists on Me! I guess that Chris Brown stimulus package failed to yield any decent results.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig October 10, 2015

      NOT ‘Fists on me’…. yas!!!, Lmao I HOLLEREDDD!

    • red wine October 10, 2015

      oh my god the fist on me comment lmao

  3. Taylor Tori Azalea October 9, 2015

    Rihanna might wanna do the same…… Since she’ll also be on the voice….. Similar story similar Jay Z puppets

    • StarXavi October 11, 2015

      I don’t think she’s gonna be on the Voice anymore…from the looks at the Battle rounds she was no where to be seen….but maybe shell come later in the season.

  4. Jai October 9, 2015

    Whora gets a pass though? Lmao.She’s so lost and clearly Roc Nation gave up on her. She’s been scrapping albums and pushing back for almost 4 damn years. She clearly is more interested in being a socialite/c*** dumpster. What happened to the song/video with Prince, song with snoop and those other flops she released.

    It’s almost sickening to think that she has a team behind her of which is investing so much money into trying to give her a career that clearly isn’t meant to be when there are so many other unknown – talents with fresh and exciting ideas on their door steps.

    • jamon October 9, 2015

      Rita gets a pass, but Rihanna don’t. Even though Rihanna has mutiple platinum albums, #1 singles, and awards. Sam/David is wack as hell. You keep putting her over Rihanna and she hasn’t even had a US hit, or even released an album for that matter.

  5. Rated R October 9, 2015

    Rita come on now , I like you but it’s starting to look like all hype . If she waits to release material that is already a year old she risks the chance of her being late “sound” wise but oh well good luck tho . I would just promote body on me to work on stage presence , label it a buzz and set up the real single. And let the single be you only save the collabs for a later time .

  6. Teflon Boy October 9, 2015

    Unless ‘RitaOra’ secretly a group of identical quintuplets, I was starting to wonder how she was managing to be in both America and the UK at once. Probably better to perform Body On Me on the X Favtor and just drag it out until then.

  7. Queen Molly October 9, 2015

    Death!!!!!!!!! Is it because Body On Me was a bigger flop than DLWML? Kii even CB couldn’t save this thot.

  8. Taylor Tori Azalea October 9, 2015

    Wow!!! This album has been delayed since 2014 the first single came out first quarter 2014……. Rihanna 2.0 indeed
    But i’ll check it out Ora was almost a great album

  9. Ben Carson Stan October 9, 2015

    Her album has been delayed for three years. Hang it up ho.

  10. IG: @mixedboy October 9, 2015

    Legions of fans tho? ????????

  11. Hur October 9, 2015

    Cites “Flopping Singles”

  12. King Mark111 /.\ October 9, 2015

    Another year, another push back. Told y’all having Chris on a record holds as much water as having Nicki, Wayne or Drake on a record, nothing!

  13. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 9, 2015

    At this point, it’s truly not even a coincidence any more that her album is delayed. Those label executives are delaying her album on purpose UNTIL she can finally catch that big break with a substantial hit single, which may very well never happen. What type of lame excuse is it that your album is delayed because of X-Factor commitments? I’m not buying it at all, and even though the album will go platinum in the U.K. easily, she won’t ever see a release in the states if she doesn’t get a lead hit there.

  14. King Mark111 /.\ October 9, 2015

    Sam sitting here for months dissing R8, now gotta wait another year for O2, or O1 in the USA. Lol

  15. La love October 9, 2015

    Should that really be an excuse to not put out your album? If she was releasing music regularly then people would be more focused on the music rather than the other matters. I think she’s just happy being a model/socialite/X Factor judge rather than artist but used music as platform to become famous.

  16. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 9, 2015

    It’s almost like she’s waiting on Rih to release first and then she’ll go after. Well, after Adele touches down on Earth again, she’ll have to extend the delay until 2017 at least because we all know that album will kill everything in its way the entire year.

  17. Tweet October 9, 2015

    Idk why I can’t feel sorry for this chick. When she came out, she was just such a Rihanna knock off that I couldn’t help but scoff. She’s hella lame to me, and all the rumors and negative press about her being a low down słut doesn’t help. Rob Kardashian probably would be 300 pounds lighter if she hadn’t broke his heart by f****** all of Hollywood. Also, I side eye ANYBODY who collaborated with Iggy Azalea in 2014.

    • badnastydingaz October 10, 2015

      Iggy gave her a bb hott 100 top 5 tho with black widow

  18. La love October 9, 2015

    I remember when she was begging for them retweets. She still didn’t get enough? Lol

  19. Ultra October 9, 2015

    It’s definitely an excuse and a crap one at that. her “machine” just made a big stink about this single and video with Chris Brown, and even he wasn’t able to help. Please believe if that single had blown up right away we would’ve seen an album rushed out from her camp by Xmas.
    Aint nobody checking for no damn Rita Ora… Honestly, never met anyone that is a fan of her music…

  20. Ibrahim October 9, 2015

    I would not say the problem here is promotion. Is that she has not found a musical identity yet, therefore all of her singles flop and are really generic.

    I feel like she still has a chance in the world of fashion, TV or movies. But up till now she’s been know musically as someone you would call to do a filler song when you dont want to pay much.

    • King Mark111 /.\ October 9, 2015

      She’s everywhere tho, doing nothing, performing on shows, effing the next rapper or producer. So that excuse isn’t gonna cut it, we just don’t like her. Bye…

  21. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 9, 2015

    Honestly, I have no idea why she moved on from “Poison” so quickly and stopped promoting it. That song is the perfect lead single and it had potential to be a worldwide smash hit if she would just stick with it and run it to the ground with promotion. It’s catchy, that beat is weird/innovative, the lyrics are relatable, and the autotune was on point. Plus, the “ooh ooh” part in the chorus is infectious and nothing short of it. I swear, her and Nicki just need to PROMOTE one single at a time steadily, and then they’ll receive the results they want.

    • Mother October 9, 2015

      Poison was absolute garbage, who you trying to kid?

      • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 10, 2015

        No, I’m really serious! I love that song and even though she didn’t promote it enough, it was successful in the markets it charted in.

  22. Ultra October 9, 2015

    They want to release her album when there’s no competition..kiii

    • HotlineBling October 10, 2015

      She pushing back cuz ANTI is comin. Roc Nation gave her a warning… Sounds like insider trading if u ask me

  23. FKA Twigs October 9, 2015

    Fűck this talentless industry c*** bucket. FKA Twigs is better than her.

  24. JanStan October 9, 2015

    This girl just has mean girl syndrome. I don’t know if she is, but like Nicole Scherzinger does have some talent but don’t nobody want what they’re selling. She needs an image overhaul.

  25. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy October 9, 2015

    See what had happened was, after a long night session in the studio Rihanna yelled, “It’s done.” and once she said that, everything else on the Roc Nation roster became irrelevant. Don’t believe me, check out the timing.

    • King Mark111 /.\ October 9, 2015

      I just got a visual of that.

  26. Pray for #R8 October 9, 2015

    Rita Ora is a non-factor. That is all.

  27. Jamie October 9, 2015

    Even if there wasn’t an X Factor, her shiiit still would’ve been shelved.

  28. Jacob October 9, 2015

    Nah she just can’t compete with Rihanna lmao. She didn’t expect Anti to drop so now she gotta cancel her album lmao.

  29. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) October 9, 2015


  30. bunny October 9, 2015

    Jayz don’t play around ( ask Dame and all other s at rockafella.)

    JAY Z WILL DROP HER BY THE END OF THE YEAR. SHE IS NEEVR GONNA HAPPEN. SHE IS DONE. I see her on I am celebrity get me out of here

  31. bunny October 9, 2015

    first true single she’s attempted to work in both the US and UK – hasn’t caught on as planned; a fact we attribute solely to her inability to promote it as hard as needed in both markets simultaneously. The end result? Gaining little traction in either region.

    She went on Ellen and one of the late night shows., How much more is needed?

  32. bunny October 9, 2015

    first true single she’s attempted to work in both the US and UK – hasn’t caught on as planned; a fact we attribute solely to her inability to promote it as hard as needed in both markets simultaneously. The end result? Gaining little traction in either region.

    Body on me flopped; Posion flopped. I don’t see her getting anymore top 10 in the UK even with Xfactor. The british public are fickle and I think they have had it up to here with Rita. Factor is flopping with her on the show.

    SHE WILL BE DROPPED AND DO celebrity reality TV; maybe date rich men, but she will never be a star,.

  33. .::Centurion::. October 9, 2015

    ….yyyyyeah. Rihanna’s new album is coming out. Roc Nation is using all its resources and calling shipping companies to put out ‘ANTi’. Rihanna is priority #1.

  34. RihannaIsMadonna October 9, 2015

    Queen of album scrapping, buy #Revival

  35. lolhart October 10, 2015

    She’s clearly somebody who just wants to be famous and rich. When she left The Voice for the X-Factor, the head producer for The Voice even said it was because of the money.

  36. Crystal Vidal October 10, 2015

    LMAO. She’s an epic fail. Nobody outside of London will ever check for her thirsty ass.

  37. What now October 10, 2015

    Rita iz the ultimate delay Queen. She’ll b working n an Adidas store wen R8 drops. Bookmark me. Bridget Kelly 2.0 Christina Milian 2.0 Tierra Marie 2.0 Amerie 2.0 and etc 2.0

  38. xedos October 10, 2015

    trust me if those singles had take off she would have never push back the album. her music career sucks and she needs to use xfactor to pay the bills. yet sam wetting his panties over rihanna’s album. rihanna has lots of business besides music and she owns her own label she release music when she wants

  39. Dev October 10, 2015

    Rita would have time to record and promote the album if she wanted to if she didn’t attend the opening of every envelope.
    Her market is with the U.K so she automatically gets radio play so requires less promotion and she appeared on enough U.S shows(radio and TV) to get her name more, but mostly on both sides of the atlantic she is known for exiting establishments after establishment for either party or dinner.

  40. Theman October 10, 2015

    Lol promo isn’t the reason that she isn’t releasing her album. The singles aren’t flying. Sam creates all kinds of excuses for people that he favors. She should just drop an Ep.

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