Rita Ora Will Bring Plenty of Surprises on U.S. Debut Album in 2013

Rita Ora had quite a year with the U.K. release of her debut album ‘ORA’ and her chart-topping hits ‘How We Do (Party)’ and ‘R.I.P.’ So when will she release her LP stateside?! Chill, it’s coming, promises the Roc Nation songbird.

Ora has been working diligently on new songs for her U.S. debut album and teased that a couple of Roc Nation artists might join her on the collection. “There’s a few surprises. I don’t want to give them away, but it’s definitely in the Roc family,” she told MTV News. “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.”

Awesome! We can only guessimate which Roc Nation artist will appear on her album, but a duet with J. Cole and her boss, Jay-Z, would make us giddy here in the office. We have been waiting with bated breath on Ora’s new album, so we’re glad that it will drop in 2013.

As for any new plans this year, the 22-year-old blonde bombshell is coy with her answer, but it sounds very promising. “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,” she says.

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Rita Ora Accused of Sleeping With Jay-Z, Denies Rumor

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Rita Ora is baring her claws over a ridiculous rumor started by a U.K. reality star suggesting that she is sleeping with her mentor Jay-Z. While Ora usually seems so sweet and cute, she has proven that she won’t take trash talk lying down. No pun intended, of course.

Ora was dogged by some ugly cheating rumors at the end of 2012 when her ex Rob Kardashian spewed venom on Twitter, accusing her of sleeping with lots of other guys during their time together. She kept rather quiet about that mess, but she couldn’t help herself this time out and responded to Holly Fagan of the U.K. reality show ‘Geordie Shore,’ who for some strange reason suggested that Ora was getting down and dirty with the very-married-to-Beyonce rap guru.

Fagan was tweeting about cheaters, posting: “‘You are all thick if u think just because someone’s absolutely stunning they won’t get cheated on…Cheryl Cole? No relationship is perfect.”

She then launched an attack on Ora, saying, “I’ve been told to say that Rita Ora has been ALLEGEDLY ***** Jay Z! I repeat ALLEGEDLY.”

Who told her to say that and why?

Ora’s response tweets have since been deleted, but she fired back fast and furiously.

You can see the tweet heat here. We’re not sure why Fagan chose to stir this pot, but she did.

Ora basically said she says silent on rumors but couldn’t do it any longer, referring to Fagan as a “Z-lister” who is seeking attention by speaking about her and her family. She only responded due to the ridiculousness of the claims.

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Rita Ora Shows ‘How We Do’ on MTV’s ‘Club New Year’s Eve’ 2013

Rita Ora brought her British swag and beautiful voice to New York City for MTV’s ‘Club New Year’s Eve.’

Ora, fresh from a beach vacation in Dubai, rocked straightened blond locks, her signature scarlet lips, gold leaves in her hair and contained her enviable curves in a white spandex body suit and matching kicks.

Backed by her full and, Ora began the song as a ballad before jumping in to not only the feel-good, fun loving pop track, but also the crowd. Because the show was being broadcast on basic cable, the ‘Radioactive’ songstress had to invoke a bit of self-censorship for the “party and bull—-” lyrics, but she clearly had a great time. Rob Kardashian who?

Rita Ora Shows Off Toned Bikini Body in Vacation Photos

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Eat your heart out, Rob Kardashian! Rita Ora is doing just fine on her own if her vacation pics are any indication. The ‘Radioactive’ singer is flaunting what she’s got — and girl’s got a lot.

Us Weekly reports that Ora and her family celebrated the holidays in Dubai. Must be nice!

Ora’s beach style? Black bikinis and white one-pieces. Ora posted one photo of her insanely toned abs and ample chest with the caption “Tan time,” then another in the water wearing a different suit on Christmas Day, writing, “Xmas by the beach.”

In some other shots, Ora owns it in a white one-piece suit that she manages to make look just as steamy as her black bikinis. Sporting her white suit, Ora evokes images of none other than Marilyn Monroe, complete with her killer curves, blond hair and crimson lips. In one photo she scrawled her name in the sand and captioned, “Gota leave my mark before I leave this island byyeeeeee.”

In another photo that was perhaps telling of her mental state on the trip, she’s stretching on the beach and wrote, “No one can hurt you here….” Keep in mind, her vacay came not long after Kardashian notoriously accused her of cheating — over Twitter, mind you — with over 20 guys, one of whom may or may not be actor Jonah Hill. You hear that, Rob K.? She doesn’t need your drama!

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Teen.com & VEVO’s 25 Under 25 Playlist: Cher Lloyd, Austin Mahone, and More!

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Teen.com and VEVO teamed up for an awesome year-end playlist that features some of the hottest rising stars out there! Our “25 Under 25” Rising Artists Music Video Playlist has familiar names like Cher Lloyd and Rita Ora and some names you’ll probably be hearing a LOT in 2013, Conor Maynard, Becky G. and more.

It’s been a big year for each of these stars. Though the folks over in the U.K have been loving Cher since her season of The X Factor back in 2010, she experienced her first huge international hit with her single “Want U Back.”

Austin Mahone has been compared to Justin Bieber thanks to getting his start from YouTube, but he’s certainly come into his own released not one, but two successful tracks this year. Ritahas also garnered comparisons, although hers are to Rihanna, but she rocked the world with her singles “R.I.P.” and “How We Do (Party).”

To see which videos made the cut, head over to VEVO!

Which one on the list is your fave? Let us know in the comments!

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Rita Ora Covers Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’

Rita Ora played New York City’s Highline Ballroom last night (Dec. 17) after her original show was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy — and she delivered the goods with her cover of Kendrick Lamar‘s ‘Swimming Pools (Drank).’

Rita adds her own trademark to the cover by singing the verses as opposed to rapping them. Ora looks to be having a blast, and we can imagine performing a cover here and there breaks up the monotony of performing your own songs night after night. We give this cover two thumbs up, Rita!

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Does Rita Ora Have a New Man?

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Good riddance, Rob Kardashian! Rita Ora is moving right along. The singer, whom Kardashian publicly humiliated over Twitter with thinly veiled cheating allegations, has yet to comment on what went down between her and the reality star-turned-sock designer. That may be because she has a new love interest! Who’s the lucky guy?

Ora is said to be the apple of ‘X Factor U.K.’ star James Arthur’s eye. The pair met when she performed on the show last month and reconnected at the final episode last weekend. A source told Now magazine (via Entertainment Wise), “He was quite taken with Rita after Saturday’s show. They were getting very chatty backstage and exchanged numbers. He seemed interested in getting to know her better.” Cute!

Apparently the feeling is mutual. Ora told host Dermot O’Leary, “I have to tell you the truth, I love watching James Arthur perform.”

Ora has said before that she’s never been in love (and chances are there’s no longer any love lost between her and R.K.), but there’s a first time for everything. Get it, girl!

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Rita Ora Goes Into the Future for New ‘Radioactive’ Video

Rita Ora has seen the future, and it’s ‘Radioactive.’ Ora’s new video takes the singer into orbit with visual effects that suggest an apocalyptic, intergalactic future.

Ora sings in the narrow corridor of some sort of virtual spacecraft, with clouds and starry skies behind her. The blond bombshell spends much of the video teasing viewers with her sexiest glares every time the camera moves in for a close-up. Later scenes depict the singer sitting in a rotating throne surrounded by guards in gas masks as she sings, “This nuclear heat is a beautiful air.

‘Radioactive’ was co-written by Sia and Greg Kurstin and appears on the star’s debut album ‘Ora.’

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Watch Rita Ora’s Futuristic “Radioactive” Music Video!

Good timing. After trending on the Internet throughout a majority of last week for her not-so-amicable split with Rob Kardashian (Google it; it’s there), Rita Ora just pumped out a new music video for her “Radioactive” track. Now, after watching the futuristic vid from her ORA album, we’re left thinking, “What break-up?” Watch the follow-up to “Shine Ya Light” above, and make sure to sing along with the lyrics below!

Palms to the sky
We unite
I feel it, I feel it, feel, feel it
We rise tonight

I’m checking you out in your sweet desire
I’m coming over to make you my guy
It’s a crime boy, you’re so fine
I’m taking you out, boy, it’s agreed tonight
I’m glad you came over, it was about time
It feels right, boy you’re so fine

This club’s radioactive
Drop the ball, let me feel the beat
This club’s radioactive
Drop the ball, let me feel the beat

Palms to the sky
You know, I feel it, I feel it, feel feel it
We rise tonight
Palms to the sky
We unite, I feel it, I feel it, feel feel it
We rise tonight

Moving on me as the world ends
This nuclear heat is a beautiful air
You might live to tell

This goes where did you matter
Drop the ball, let me feel the beat
This goes where did you matter
Drop the ball, let me feel the beat

Palms to the sky
You know, I feel it, I feel it, feel feel it
We rise tonight
Palms to the sky
We unite, I feel it, I feel it, feel feel it
We rise tonight

Palms to the sky
You and I
Palms to the sky
You and I
Palms to the sky
You and I
We rise tonight

Palms to the sky
You know, I feel it, I feel it, feel feel it
We rise tonight
Palms to the sky
We unite, I feel it, I feel it, feel feel it
We rise tonight

We unite, you and I are right tonight…

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Good timing. After trending on the Internet throughout a majority of last week for her not-so-amicable split with Rob Kardashian (Google it; it’s there), Rita Ora just pumped out a new music video for her “Radioactive” track. Now, after watching the futuristic vid from her ORA album, we’re left thinking, “What break-up?” Watch the follow-up to “Shine Ya Light” above, and make sure to sing along with the lyrics below!

Palms to the sky
We unite
I feel it, I feel it, feel, feel it
We rise tonight

I’m checking you out in your sweet desire
I’m coming over to make you my guy
It’s a crime boy, you’re so fine
I’m taking you out, boy, it’s agreed tonight
I’m glad you came over, it was about time
It feels right, boy you’re so fine

This club’s radioactive
Drop the ball, let me feel the beat
This club’s radioactive
Drop the ball, let me feel the beat

Palms to the sky
You know, I feel it, I feel it, feel feel it
We rise tonight
Palms to the sky
We unite, I feel it, I feel it, feel feel it
We rise tonight

Moving on me as the world ends
This nuclear heat is a beautiful air
You might live to tell

This goes where did you matter
Drop the ball, let me feel the beat
This goes where did you matter
Drop the ball, let me feel the beat

Palms to the sky
You know, I feel it, I feel it, feel feel it
We rise tonight
Palms to the sky
We unite, I feel it, I feel it, feel feel it
We rise tonight

Palms to the sky
You and I
Palms to the sky
You and I
Palms to the sky
You and I
We rise tonight

Palms to the sky
You know, I feel it, I feel it, feel feel it
We rise tonight
Palms to the sky
We unite, I feel it, I feel it, feel feel it
We rise tonight

We unite, you and I are right tonight…

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Rita Ora Shows Her Femme Side on Glamour U.K. Cover

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Despite the fact that she was accused of some dirty business – her reported BF Rob Kardashian claimed she cheated on him in a series of deleted tweets — Rita Ora blooms in a femme, floral Dior frock on the cover of the January 2013 issue of Glamour U.K.

Ora, known for her platinum blond locks, cherry red lips and street wear, changed it up, going extra glam for this cover. Her hair boasts a softer, white light hue and she wore pale pink lipstick, highlighted by that lollipop she’s sucking on. It certainly calls attention to those voluptuous lips. Her white dress is delicate and sweet, too!

The rest of the spread features gorgeous photos of the ‘R.I.P.’ singer in smoky eye makeup and in a pink, strapless gown. Ora is certainly stepping up to the (fashion) plate in terms of her image.

The irony of the spread? It’s the pull quote, which says all she needs in a man is someone who is there for her, who tells her she is beautiful once in a while and who makes her laugh. We don’t think Ora is laughing at all the accusations Kardashian hurled her way earlier this week.

Even with all that drama with a capital “D,” Ora looks breathtaking on the cover of Glamour U.K.

PopCrushers, what do you think of this softer side of Rita Ora?

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