Rita Ora Covers GQ Hype / Talks New Album & Now Owning Her Masters

Published: Monday 23rd Jan 2023 by Sam

Check out Rita Ora!

The Pop chart-topper returns to the airwaves this week with the release of her brand new single ‘You Only Love Me’ (due January 27).

Trumpeting her comeback, the 31-year-old appears on the cover of GQ Hype.

Beyond posing it up, Ora dishes on her forthcoming third studio album (her first since 2018’s ‘Pheonix’), owning her masters, falling in love with her partner Taika Waititi, and more.

Pics and quotes below…

On Her Approach To Her Third Album:

“I have this presentation I do for everyone I work with, so we’re all on the same page: what’s the language? What’s the purpose? What’s the connection? I tell everyone my journey. [With the album, I’m] capturing this moment in my life where I’m falling in love. There are things I talk about on it, very personal thoughts, about what it took for me to decide on this person, and to commit to him.”

On Being Central To The Songwriting On Her Album:

“With this album, I’ve just been very brave and confident. I’ve written a lot of songs on this album, I’ve been in every session, and if not, I’ve altered songs to fit me. I’ve never done that before with any album: really done all the work and written every single song or been a part of every single song process.

I never really committed to the songwriting as much with the first and second album as I have with this, but after a few weeks of getting into the groove of it, I realised I could really do this. I can stand and sing on the mic forever, but in understanding the world of songwriting I was getting a bit nervous, because it’s a very vulnerable and open album.

It’s my love story, basically, to the world, but I wanted people to really connect to it. There’s different faces of love: it’s not just being in love with a person. You can be in love with going and getting a pint, which is my favourite thing to do.”

On What Anchors Her Today:

“The position I got myself in: owning my masters and having control creatively. I’m in a different seat on the bus now.”

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: GQ Hype  / Richard Dowker]

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  1. Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 23, 2023

    Owning her masters is HUGE. She may not be big in the US, but she has multiple huge #1 hits in the UK and Europe and a #1 album so believe that she is making BANK!

    #BO$$MOVES

    • JesyLuver January 23, 2023

      Lmao!!! You make fun of American artists being “local” but celebrate this broad who struggles for 10 years to break out of the tiny British market.

    • JesyLuver January 23, 2023

      Monica is more successful

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 23, 2023

        Monica didn’t even have 10 years of success in her “local” market 💀 Where Trenches?

      • Eunice January 23, 2023

        💯the jokers on here love to come for Monica like she doesn’t have a long list of reciepts, #1 hits and albums, awards and 20 plus yrs old relevance in a fickle industry. We don’t even know who Rita WHora is in America…

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 January 23, 2023

        @Eunice, why are you commenting on her if you don’t know her? All you have done is prove what a sad loser you are. Moni99a hasn’t been relevant since the ’90s, even then she was hanging on to her relevancy.

  2. Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 23, 2023

    Flop ass trick 💯

  3. Chloe January 23, 2023

    I’m hyped for the new single

  4. I be all up in those feels man! January 23, 2023

    Excited to see what she’s cooked up! She never disappoints!

  5. Luca January 23, 2023

    She about to come back with a bang 💥

  6. Ming Ming January 23, 2023

    We waiting rita 😁

  7. Tiffany January 23, 2023

    Don’t count her out just yet. The underdog is usually the one to come out on top when no one is expecting it 💯

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 23, 2023

      THIS!

  8. Haterz Gon Hate January 23, 2023

    Great that she owns her masters, she can make bank for her retirement when she sells them again…

    But wait: can we not pretend her stylist must hate her and made her look like she works in a ticket booth in a skating rink and hasn’t washed for weeks???

    She’s a pretty girl but never looked so bad 🤷🏾‍♂️

  9. yup! January 23, 2023

    13 ghosts audition? 👻😱😂

  10. ATL H03 January 23, 2023

    B**** has bops

  11. yup! January 23, 2023

    I googled her to see what her big hits were. I went through an entire video of songs I literally have never heard of or completely forgot about. Only 2 I recognized and liked. Oh well.

  12. Ijs January 23, 2023

    Who?

  13. Miley January 23, 2023

    Fl0pbych

  14. Malik January 23, 2023

    Come through queen!

  15. Adele January 23, 2023

    Oh look riris understudy yall swore up and down would take her spot. Lol Ten years later and it’s still a kii 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 23, 2023

      Rih doesn’t own her own masters 😂

      • Ijs January 23, 2023

        Rihanna does own her masters do your hm.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 23, 2023

        She doesn’t. Do your’s, smelly cat 😂

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 23, 2023

        Rih was a manufactured industry whöre. She ain’t have no input in her ish.

      • Ijs January 23, 2023

        Smelly? What are you 5?..again do your homework.. Rihanna owns her masters lol Rita thought sucking and f*king jay z and all those other powerful men in the industry would get her a Rihanna career. Smh Let us laugh! 🤣

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 23, 2023

        I ain’t reading DAT, smelly cat! lmaoooooooooooo 🤣

  16. Hag on the Rag 🩸 January 23, 2023

    I love Rita’s music. If she were to do a clothing line, I guarantee 100% it would outsell Beyoncé’s.

  17. Read da room January 23, 2023

    gurl don’t NOBODY want new music from you…

  18. Loud and Proud 🏳️‍🌈 January 23, 2023

    Her Phoenix album was a mf masterpiece. Ain’t none of y’all haters can say otherwise!

  19. Sendi January 23, 2023

    So who’s this supposed to be? Couldn’t recognize her out of a line up tbh

  20. Spokenwords January 23, 2023

    Lol Rita had so very little fans LOL that one fan making 7+ account to hype her up. Lmao if only you bought her music instead haha

  21. Shanice January 23, 2023

    Queen!

  22. USE MY H🍩LE January 23, 2023

    Love this b**** music

  23. La’Ray January 23, 2023

    Never heard of her

  24. Jheri Cworrrrl January 23, 2023

    Yassss gworrrrl

  25. Kylie 💕 January 23, 2023

    Rita stays in her bag! 💰 Get money bish!

  26. Truth January 23, 2023

    Lol I recall the days it was said she’d end Rihanna. Fast forward today and she still never even took off

  27. Cuffit January 23, 2023

    Flop we don’t wanna music from you sis you’re not That gurl!!!

  28. Rallo January 23, 2023

    She’s just always been too basic and boring imo 🤷‍♂️

  29. Jacob January 23, 2023

    💤🥱😴 too bland for me

  30. Yuppers January 23, 2023

    Rihanna wannabe never could be that’s she. 💅🏾

  31. Shannon January 23, 2023

    Boring, we don’t know her in Canada

  32. Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 23, 2023

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaas Rita! You got the haters BIG MAD! 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Dc January 23, 2023

      Flop

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 23, 2023

        You a flop lol

  33. Lalaland January 23, 2023

    Harpo who is dis flop?

  34. iluvlucy January 23, 2023

    No one’s checking for this bish. Send her back to Albania.

  35. True Tea January 24, 2023

    Look like she was dug up from the local cemetery in the 1st photo.

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