Rita Ora embraces the Rihanna comparisons

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 May 2012
Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Rita Ora says being dubbed the UK version of Rihanna is a "compliment"

Rita Ora takes being compared to Rihanna as a "compliment".

The budding R&B signer's debut single, 'R.I.P.' - which features Tinie Tempah - was first offered to Rihanna, and Rita is honoured to be compared to the star.

The 21-year-old told Digital Spy: "It's a compliment to be compared to someone like her.

"She's so successful and an amazing woman. I'd rather be compared to her than someone not as successful, so it's good. I'll take that!"

Rita is also closely mentored by Jay-Z, boss of the label Roc Nation which she is signed to.

Talking of the rap mogul, she said: "He's so chilled. He lets you grow. He doesn't influence your music at all, he just helps you. He lets you do your own thing.

"He's a great boss. He knows his stuff and what it takes to be successful. I'm really lucky to have someone that loves music as well as knows the business."

Rita has already collaborated with Chase and Status, will.i.am and The Dream, but her album is still unfinished.

She added: "For me it's not wrapped up until it's put on the shelves!"

Rita will also be supporting Coldplay during their upcoming summer 2012 arena tour.

Rita Ora

British pop R&B diva who has scored some huge hits with RIP and How We Do (Party).

Manchester Academy

Tue 15 May

£32.45 / 0161 275 2930

O2 Academy Birmingham

Wed 16 May

£33 / 0121 622 8250

O2 Academy Bristol

Sat 19 May

£33 / 0844 477 2000

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Sassy pop and R&B packed with attitude from the multi-award-winning Barbadian singer actress, who has topped the UK charts again and again with hits including 'Umbrella', 'Only Girl (In The World)', 'We Found Love' and 'Diamonds.'

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