” Anywhere ” is by Rita Ora ( Rita Sahatçiu Ora ), the British singer and actress. Rita was born in Pristina, in present-day Kosovo. She moved to London with her parents in 1991 when she was a baby.
Rita began performing in public at open mic sessions in and around London. Her first music release came when she worked with Craig David, the British singer-songwriter. His 2007 track, ” Awkward ” featured Rita on additional vocals.
In 2008, Rita worked again with Graig on ” Where’s Your Love “, which featured Tinchy Stryder. The song reached number fifty-eight on the UK Singles Chart. Rita was not officially credited on either track.
She rose to fame in 2012 after featuring on the UK Number One single ” Hot Right Now ” by DJ Fresh. Her debut album, Ora, was released in August of 2012 and debuted at the top of the UK Albums Chart in the United Kingdom. It was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry ( BPI ) for sales of 300,000.
In 2012 she became the artist with the most chart-topping singles with three consecutive singles reaching Number One. Rita has won many awards which include ASCAP ( American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ) Pop Music Award, which she won in 2015 for ” Black Widow “, with Iggy Azalea.
” Anywhere ” was written by Alessandro Lindblad, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Wotman, Brian Lee, Nicholas Gale and Nolan Lambroza. Production for the single was by Alesso, Andrew Watt and Sir Nolan.
Alesso ( Alessandro Lindblad ) is a Swedish DJ, record producer and musician. He was born on the 7th of July 1991 in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. He began playing piano at the age of seven and sixteen became interested in dance music. Alesso has worked with many artists, including Tove Lo, Theo Hutchcraft, Ryan Tedder, Calvin Harris, Usher, David Guetta and Sebastian Ingrosso.
Andrew Watt is an American musician, guitarist, singer and songwriter. As a teenager studying at the New York University ( NYU ), Andrew began playing gigs around New York. His first professional work came when he was occasionally performing with The Roots, the American hip-hop group. In 2013, Andrew co-founded the English-American hard rock band California Breed, along with Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham. He has worked with a variety of artists including Camila Cabello, Justin Bieber, Avicii and Bebe Rexha.
Sir Nolan ( Nolan Lambroza ) is an American songwriter and record producer. Born on the 25th of July 1990 in Washington, D.C, he is now based in Los Angeles. During his professional career, he has worked with many top recording artists including Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo, Enrique Iglesias, Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, The Wanted and Lady Antebellum.
” Anywhere ” was released on the 20th of October 2017 by record label Atlantic UK ( Warner Music Group ) and is to be taken as the second single from Rita’s upcoming second studio album. The album is being released five years after her debut. Due to a legal dispute between Rita and the record label Roc Nation ( owned by rapper Jay Z ), which was settled in May 2016, and her feud with Calvin Harris, the album has faced delays.
The track fuses dance-pop and electropop with the composition based on keyboards and guitar. Rita explained what the lyrics are about in an interview saying that it is a love song with a meaning of escapism. In an interview, she said that it is about ” having a desperation of wanting to break free from whatever it is you’re going through. ”
The accompanying music video was directed by Declan Whitebloom, the award-winning English director born and raised in London, England. After finishing art school and collecting his BA, he moved to Los Angeles and started editing music videos before getting his first commission to direct. Now a sought-after director, Declan has worked on videos for Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Leona Lewis, Pixie Lott, Jesse McCartney, Jess Glynne, Hilary Duff and One Direction.
” Anywhere ” has been a commercial success for Rita. In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 2nd of November 2017 and at the time of writing has reached a peak of number two. It has spent three weeks in the Top Ten and as of the 30th of November 2017 spent five weeks on the UK chart.
It has also reached the Top Ten in Croatia, New Zealand, Sweden and Scotland.
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 23, Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 46, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 22, Croatia (HRT) 10, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 61, Finland (Suomen virallinen striimatuimmat) 39, Germany (Official German Charts) 77, Hungary (Single Top 40) 28, Ireland (IRMA) 11, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 99, New Zealand Heatseeker (RMNZ) 2, Portugal (AFP) 84, Russia Airplay (Tophit) 98, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 41, Slovenia (SloTop50) 33, Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 37
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