Rita Ora to headline O2 Academy Bristol tonight
Rita Ora fans are to turn out in their hundreds tonight to see the superstar headline the Bristol O2 Academy.
The R&B singer-songwriter, who shot to fame after being spotted by world-famous rapper Jay-Z, is to take to the Academy stage in the latest leg of her Radioactive tour.
The Hot Right Now star, whose debut album ORA immediately soared to number one, will be supported by Australian hip hop artist Iggy Azalea.
Earlier this morning the artist turned to social networking site Twitter to shout out to her fans:
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Ora has three number one singles to her name and has collaborated with artists including Tinie Tempah and DJ Fresh. She also called in A-list producers to work on her album, including Will.i.am, Kanye West, Drake and Stargate.
Ora has picked up three nominations in two categories at the BRIT Awards 2013, which take place later this month. She has been nominated in the Best British Breakthrough Act category and the Best British Single category for R.I.P. and Hot Right Now.
The Radioactive Tour, which kicked off in Manchester on January 28, has so far taken Ora to Newcastle, Glasgow, Cardiff, London and Bournemouth.
The 22-year-old songstress will later head to York, Leeds, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Ora stormed onto the music scene after being spotted by Jay-Z at the age of 18. She had been at college studying for her A-levels and working in a trainer shop in Portobello Road west London in order to pay musicians to play with her at gigs in the evenings.
She was out of the blue contacted by Jay-Z’s record label Roc Nation, and a meeting was arranged.
But Ora embarked on her path to fame years earlier – she began singing at the age of six, and went to the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School.
Hundreds of fans have turned to Twitter to share their excitement ahead of Ora’s Bristol performance.
User @PlesterG wrote: "Is soooo excited about seeing @RitaOra tonight in #bristol#RadioactiveForNumber1".
Meanwhile @benjhardinge’s message “Buzzing for @RitaOra tonight #bristol” was re-tweeted by the star.