What Was Rita Ora’s First Song? R.I.P. or How We Do (Party)

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Rita Ora shot to fame at age 22 in 2012, but what was her first song? That answer really depends on where you live.

While Ora released covers and videos throughout 2011, her debut studio “Ora” was released on August 24, 2012, through Roc Nation and Columbia Records.

Rita Ora performing songs from her debut album at Estádio do Dragão, an all-seater football stadium in Porto, Portugal, on May 18, 2012

“R.I.P.” featuring British rapper Tinie Tempah was released as the lead single from the album in the United Kingdom on May 6, 2012. Two months earlier, on March 20, 2012, “How We Do (Party)” was released as the lead single from the album in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

DJ Fresh asked Rita Ora to be the female vocalist for his song "Hot Right Now" after seeing her videos on YouTubeEnglish musician DJ Fresh asked Rita Ora to be the female vocalist for his song “Hot Right Now” after seeing her videos on YouTube

Before the release of her album, Ora made cameo appearances in Jay Z’s video for “Young Forever” (2009) and Drake’s video, “Over” (2010). She’s also the main vocalist on “Hot Right Now,” a single by British drum and bass producer DJ Fresh that was released on February 13, 2012.

The song "R.I.P." was released as the lead single from Rita Ora's debut album in the United KingdomThe song “R.I.P.” was released as the lead single from Rita Ora’s debut album in the United Kingdom on May 6, 2012

In December 2015, Rita Ora got ready to take some much needed R&R and family time. She had just concluded her final performance for the year in Hong Kong.

Rita Ora ditches the makeup and hides her hair under a hat as she arrives at London's Heathrow AirportRita Ora ditches the makeup and hides her hair under a hat as she arrives at London’s Heathrow Airport on December 24, 2015

The ShoeDazzle footwear designer seemed to be in a good mood as she returned home via Heathrow Airport in London.

Rita Ora wears an ensemble from A Bathing Ape's 1st Camo line at the London airportRita Ora wears an ensemble from A Bathing Ape’s 1st Camo line at the London airport

Rita took to Instagram to express her gratitude for 2015, and her enthusiasm for the upcoming year.

Rita Ora's feet in Louis Vuitton bootsRita Ora’s feet in Louis Vuitton boots

The then 25-year-old accessorized her look with a pair of sunglasses from Christian Dior and the “Palm Canyon Desert” boots from Louis Vuitton.

Rita Ora wears an all-camouflage outfit with a pair of "Palm Canyon Desert" boots at London's Heathrow AirportRita Ora wears an all-camouflage outfit with a pair of “Palm Canyon Desert” boots at London’s Heathrow Airport

Get Rita Ora’s not-so-basic boots by clicking your way over to consignment stores like The RealReal.

Louis Vuitton “Palm Canyon Desert” Boot, $1,270

Louis Vuitton Palm Canyon Desert Boot

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