Your Song Rita Ora
Song Title: Your Song
Artist: Rita Ora
Date of release: 26th of May 2017
Description: ” Your Song ” is by Rita Ora ( Rita Sahatçiu Ora ), the British singer and actress. Rita born in Pristina, in present-day Kosovo, she moved to London with her parents in 1991 when she was a baby. Rita rose to fame in 2012 after featuring on the UK Number One single ” Hot Right Now ” by DJ Fresh.
Rita’s debut Album, Ora, was released in August of 2012 and debuted at the top of the UK Albums Chart in the United Kingdom. The Album 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.
” Your Song ” was written by Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac ( Steve McCutcheon ), with Ed also providing backing vocals. The song was produced by Steve Mac. Steve has worked with a variety of artists including Demi Lovato, Shakira, One Direction, The Wanted, Westlife, Susan Boyle, Il Divo, JLS, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, The Saturdays and James Blunt.
The song was released on the 26th of May 2017 by record label Atlantic Records ( Warner Music Group ) and will feature on Rita’s second Album to be released in November 2017. 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 has been settled in May 2016 and her fued with Calvin Harris, the Album has faced delays.
” Your Song ” is an electro-pop ode to love. Rita announced the release of her new single via her social networks on the 12th of May 2017. It was released at midnight on May the 26th, the same day Rita appeared on the breakfast show on British radio network BBC Radio 1 for the single’s first play on UK radio.
The accompanying music video was released to Rita’s official YouTube channel on the 22nd of June 2017. The video was filmed in Vancouver, Canada.
It was directed by Michael Haussman, the American artist, writer, producer and director. The award winning director has worked with many artists including Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Madonna, Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Usher, Shakira, Chris Cornell, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Clapton, Mylène Farmer and B.B. King. His work as a director has won him several MTV and VH1 awards. Two of which were the Music Television for Latin America ( MTVLA ) Best Video and the Museum Of Modern Art award.
The song has been a commercial success for Rita. At the time of writing the song hadn’t entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart but had reached number 28 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart.
In the United Kingdom ” Your Song ” entered the UK Singles Chart on the 8th of June 2017 and reached a peak of number 7. To date the song has spent 4 weeks in the top ten and 8 weeks on the UK chart.
( 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: 7
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 12, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 21, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 22, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 49, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 68, Croatia (HRT) 17, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 17, Denmark (Tracklisten) 27, France (SNEP) 55, Germany (Official German Charts) 17, Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 17, Ireland (IRMA) 13, Italy (FIMI) 91, Latvia (Latvijas Top 40) 15, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 30, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 18, Norway (VG-lista) 27, Portugal (AFP) 57, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 4, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 62, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 27, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 18
Official Website: Ritaora.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/RitaOra
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/RitaOra