By STEPHANIE STEVENS-WADE
YOU may well know Rita Ora for her collaboration with DJ Fresh on the huge No.1 hit single Hot Right Now, but with her big vocals comes an ever bigger sound with a super impressive lineup of collaborators on board for theÂ release her debut single R.I.P. on May 6th.Â
It has been a rollercoaster of a ride for the 21-year-old since being signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation label and it’s clear to see on her debut single that she likes to keep things balanced between her UK roots and her new friends on the other side of the pond.
R.I.P. was written by Young Money superstar Drake, produced by dub step kings Chase and Status and pop powerhouse duo Stargate and also features UK hip-hop’s finest Tinie Tempah. What more could you possibly ask for?
After Hot Right Now garnered a massive seven million YouTube hits to date, fans will now be able to catch Rita Ora touring with DJ Fresh throughout May. Also, most recently announced are her support slots with Coldplay on their European tour Â joined on the bill by Swedish pop princess Robyn and Marina and the Diamonds!
R.I.P will be released in the UK on May 6th 2012. Watch the video HERE.
Rita Ora’s tour appearances are as follows:
With DJ Fresh –
7th – Leeds University Stylus
9th – Oxford Academy
10- Bournemouth Old Fire Station Friday
11th May – Birmingham Academy 2 Saturday
12th May – Liverpool Academy 2 Monday
14th May – London Koko Wednesday
16th May – Cambridge Junction Saturday
19th May – Glasgow Arches
With Coldplay –
18th – Porto, Dragao Stadium -Â Marina & the DiamondsÂ andÂ Rita Ora
20th – Madrid, Vicente Calderon -Â Marina & the DiamondsÂ andÂ Rita Ora
22th – Nice, Stade Charles Herman / Nikaia -Â Marina & the DiamondsÂ andÂ Rita Ora
24th- Turin, Olympic Stadium -Â Marina & the DiamondsÂ andÂ Rita Ora
26th – Zurich, Letzigrund Stadium -Â Marina & the DiamondsÂ andÂ Rita Ora
29th – Coventry – Ricoh Stadium -Â RobynÂ andÂ Rita Ora
2nd – London, Emirates Stadium -Â RobynÂ andÂ Rita Ora
4th – London, Emirates Stadium -Â RobynÂ andÂ Rita Ora
7th – Sunderland, Stadium of Light -Â RobynÂ andÂ Rita Ora
9th – Manchester, Etihad Stadium -Â RobynÂ andÂ Rita Ora
10th – Manchester. Etihad Stadium -Â RobynÂ andÂ Rita Ora