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Rita Ora

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In what seems like the blink of an eye, Kosovo-born, London-raised Rita Ora has become one of the most globally recognized and successful women in entertainment.  Rita Ora rose to prominence in the U.S. with her Drake-penned "R.I.P," "Hot Right Now" and collaborations with Chris Brown on "Body on Me," Charli XCX on "Doing It" and Iggy Azalea on "Black Widow." In the U.K., Rita released her debut #1 record Ora at age 18, scoring four consecutive #1 singles.  Her music has taken her to some of the most prestigious stages around the world, from The Vatican to Glastonbury to the Oscars and the White House. In 2016, Rita signed a global record deal with Atlantic Records, on which she will release her upcoming debut album in the U.S.

Rita has designed 15 Adidas collections that have been among the brand's bestsellers and continues her work as Global Ambassador to Rimmel and collaborating with Tezenis. She has scored roles in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, "Fast and Furious 6," Antoine Fuqua's "Southpaw" and recently wrapped filming on "Wonderwell."

Following her celebrated role as host for the successful reboot of "America's Next Top Model" in the U.S., Rita Ora has been tapped by The ABC Television Network to host their summer music competition series "Boy Band," which premieres on Thursday, June 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). In "Boy Band," undiscovered young talent from around the country battle it out to become a member of the next great music sensation. Having served as both a coach on BBC's "The Voice" and a judge on "The X Factor" U.K., Rita is very excited to lend her expertise to this innovative new platform for aspiring singers.

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