FROM LEFT: Sarah Stennett (CEO, First Access Entertainment), Julie Greenwald (Chairman & COO, Atlantic Records US), Ben Cook (President, Atlantic Records UK), Rita Ora, Max Lousada (Chairman & CEO, Warner Music UK), Craig Kallman (Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Records US)
Rita Ora signed a worldwide recording contract with Atlantic Records UK. Having enjoyed several #1 successes with her previous album and a number of smash hit singles around the world, Rita will be returning to the studio and working on new material for release later this year.
Rita Ora said “Music is my first love and I am looking forward to getting my new songs released. I’m thankful to my new Atlantic Records family for all their support and encouragement. The next chapter is going to be incredible.”
President of Atlantic Records UK Ben Cook commented, “Rita is a rare talent and a true global star. First and foremost she’s a great singer who’s hugely passionate about music and I’m delighted to welcome her to Atlantic Records. We look forward to getting in the studio with her and making an incredible album.”
Sarah Stennett, CEO of First Access Entertainment, said “I have worked with Rita since she was 17. She has always been a great entertainer with an electric personality; singing is at the heart of everything she does. I am thrilled that Rita has Atlantic Records as her global record label in this next phase of her career.”
Rita rose to prominence in 2012 when her single “Hot Right Now” debuted at #1 in her native UK. Since then Rita has become one of the most globally recognized and successful women in entertainment. In addition to her music success Rita’s impressive resume includes acting in several major motion pictures such as Fifty Shades of Grey, Southpaw, Fast and Furious 6, runs on television as a judge on the UK’s The Voice and later the country’s most popular TV show X-Factor, plus partnerships representing some of the biggest fashion and beauty brands including Adidas, Rimmel and Tezenis. As one of the most successful contemporary British female artists, Rita achieved four #1 singles in the UK with her songs reaching the top of the charts across Europe. Rita also sang the global smash hit “Black Widow” which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. In February 2015 Rita delivered a stirring performance of her Diane Warren penned song “Grateful” on the 87th annual Academy Awards, which was seen by many millions of people all over the world.
Rita has toured extensively in Europe, the U.S and Asia. As a live performer she has performed on some of the most prestigious stages around the world from Glastonbury to the White House.
With her broad social media footprint of avid fans and this new partnership with Atlantic Records, Rita is poised for a new era of chart success.