Plot­ting re­turn, Bri­tish pop singer Rita Ora set to host MTV Europe Mu­sic Awards

Global Times - - Life -

Ready to launch an al­bum af­ter sev­eral years of re­luc­tant si­lence, pop singer Rita Ora will re­turn to her home­town of Lon­don to host the MTV Europe Mu­sic Awards in Novem­ber.

The youth cul­ture net­work an­nounced Ora – a house­hold name in Bri­tain who has been try­ing to crack into the US top ranks – will lead the EMAs at Wem­b­ley Arena on Novem­ber 12.

A self-pro­claimed life­long EMA viewer, Ora promised to put on a lively show. Like its main US-based coun­ter­part – the MTV Video Mu­sic Awards – the EMAs are more closely watched for pop cul­ture mo­ments than for the ac­tual win­ners.

The 26-year-old also told AFP she would per­form a new song from her up­com­ing al­bum – which she con­firmed was fin­ished and highly per­sonal in sub­ject mat­ter.

Ora has topped the Bri­tish charts with catchy hits such as “How We Do (Party),” an adap­ta­tion of a track by slain rap leg­end The No­to­ri­ous B.I.G.

In 2008, she looked set to break big in the US when rap mogul Jay-Z signed her to his Roc Na­tion im­print.

But she later filed a law­suit, say­ing Roc Na­tion had lit­tle time for her while the con­tract kept her from pur­su­ing mu­sic on her own.

Her up­com­ing al­bum, her sec­ond, will come out on ma­jor New York la­bel At­lantic Records.

In May, Ora put out the al­bum’s first track – “Your Song,” a giddy dance num­ber co-writ­ten with Ed Sheeran.

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