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Sizzling new star Rita Ora selected as VEVO’s new LIFT artist

May 15, 2012

NEW YORK, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Roc Nation / Columbia Records newest singing sensation, Rita Ora is ready for blast off as she is featured for VEVO’s next emerging artist LIFT promotion.

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Rita smashed onto the UK charts featuring on the No.1 hit by DJ Fresh’s “Hot Right Now.” With her brand new single “R.I.P.” taking the #1 spot on the charts this week, she is the first singer of 2012 to have two #1′s in the UK this year. Now, she is preparing to race up the radio charts with her debut US single “How We Do (Party).”

The sizzling new VEVO LIFT artist was introduced to the states by a surprise visit to New York’s Z100.

LIFT, VEVO’s emerging artist program, has introduced previously unknown stars One Direction, Jessie J and Tinie Tempah among others by connecting them with music fans through original programming exclusive to VEVO. Rita’s LIFT campaign will feature prominently on VEVO for 8 weeks, giving her an opportunity to reach its huge monthly audience of nearly 60 million users (according to comScore) and turn them into fans. VEVO will film exclusive programming with Rita, including an episode of its music-meets-fashion series, Stylized, behind the scenes interviews and weekly video diary updates. VEVO will also present Rita at a fan showcase live in New York City, which will be filmed for on-demand viewing across VEVO. Through LIFT, VEVO has been firmly established as the number one destination to watch great music from both well-established and emerging talent.

On being included in the VEVO Lift program, Rita Ora stated, “I’m really excited to be chosen as a US VEVO LIFT artist. It’s a great opportunity to reach millions more music fans with my sound and let them see the real Rita.”

Stated Rob Stringer, Chairman and CEO of Columbia Records added, “Rita is one of the most exciting new artists in the world and with her unique visual flair, she is perfect for the VEVO LIFT program.”

“Rita is such an amazing and talented artist,” commented Jay Brown, President and Co-founder of Roc Nation. “With the great ‘behind the scenes’ and exclusive content, the VEVO LIFT program is a great way showcase her energetic performances and personality to her US fans.”

Visit Rita’s LIFT page here: http://www.vevo.com/lift/rita-ora

For more information, visit www.ritaora.com

SOURCE Roc Nation/Columbia Records


Source: PR Newswire