Rita Ora press photo
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Listen to Rita Ora’s Tribute to Her Mother: “Shape of Me” Featuring Keith Urban

Rita Ora (@ritaora) is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter based in the United Kingdom. Not too long ago, she released a lovely visualizer for a brand-new version of her “Shape of Me” single featuring her co-star from The Voice Australia and Country music icon, Keith Urban, via BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited.

Rita Ora – “Shape of Me” Featuring Keith Urban

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM! We’ve been through everything together. You’ve always been such a beautiful inspiration in my life and my music. I wanted to write a song about you for the longest time, so when ‘Shape Of Me’ was written by me and the You & I writing squad for my album and released, I was finally able to share so much that I’ve been feeling about you. It really became clear how much love you’ve shown me and how much you’ve taught me over the years!! So, what better way to say HBD than to share a new version of it with the AMAZING Keith Urban? He helped me make it that much more special as this song is also showing appreciation to all the women in your life! So, surprise Mum, this one is for you! Happy 60th!” – Rita Ora explained

Announced by Rita Ora on her mother’s 60th birthday last week, “Shape Of Me” is an ode to her mother. The accompanying visualizer pays tribute to this with a montage of Rita’s family home movies filmed on VHS.

Rita Ora – “Shape Of Me” (Official Audio)

Co-written by Rita, the original version of “Shape Of Me” featured on Rita’s “You & I” album, which upon release last year landed the coveted #1 spot on the UK Official Independent Albums Chart and was the highest new entry from a female act in the UK Official Albums Chart, debuting at #6.

“Shape Of Me” follows the release of singles “You & I,” “Don’t Think Twice,” “You Only Love Me” and “Praising You” featuring Fatboy Slim, which was recently nominated for Dance Song of the Year at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora - “Shape of Me” cover photo

Rita Ora’s multi-platinum music career has won her commercial and critical acclaim with 13 UK Top 10 singles, four UK Number One singles, and a BRIT Billion award after surpassing the landmark of one billion career UK streams. In the US alone, Rita’s acclaimed singles and star-studded collaborations have earned her a #3 Billboard Hot 100 song, 7 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart (5 of which reached #1), and 6 Top 20 singles on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart.

As a multi-talented industry leader across TV, culture, and fashion, with brand partnerships in key sectors, Rita has continuously expanded her brand to new heights. In 2019, she launched the award-winning Próspero Tequila alongside Conecuh Brands and currently serves as Chief Creator Partner.

Her film and television credits include the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, Twist, The Masked Singer US & UK, The Voice Australia, The X-Factor UK, and the Netflix series Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight. Rita will soon star opposite Jamie Foxx and Robert De Niro in the upcoming film, Tin Soldier, and will join Brandy in the Descendants sequel, The Rise of Red, on Disney+.

Keith Urban & Rita Ora

Rita Ora and Keith Urban on The Voice

“When I did The Voice with Rita, we just clicked right away. She’s great energy to be around and she’s a bad a** singer. So, when she sent me this song and asked if I wanted to sing with her on it, I said, ‘Can I play guitar too?’. I love how it turned out!!!” – Keith Urban stated

Keith Urban has spent the better part of his life harnessing a deep-seated passion for music. This, when combined with his authenticity, talent, and driving musical inquisitiveness, helps to understand why he is one of the most successful and well-respected artists in the world. He’s won four GRAMMY© Awards, 13 CMAs, 15 ACMs, three AMAs, and two People’s Choice Awards, and celebrated nine consecutive gold, platinum, or multi-platinum albums.

2023 has seen Urban’s induction into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (by Dolly Parton), a return to the American Idol stage as both a mentor and performer, and performances for ESPN’s Formula One Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix, the finale of NBC’s The Voice, and the close of his critically hailed Las Vegas residency at the Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. It’s also seen the return of Urban’s “All For The Hall” benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum©.

Keith Urban, P!nk – “One Too Many” (Music Video)

But it’s what hasn’t been seen (or heard) in 2023 that makes 2024 even more exciting for Urban and his fans. The new music, set for release throughout the year, will appear on an as-of-yet unnamed album to be released in ‘24.

The new music joins a litany of chart-topping songs including “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” “Wasted Time,” “Somebody Like You,” “Long Hot Summer,” and “One Too Many,” his duet with P!nk, his 43rd Top 10 single, that garnered over 100 million Spotify streams. The song appeared on his album THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1, which marked his fourth in a historic streak of simultaneous #1 album debuts in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Keith Urban – Texas Time (Live From The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards)

Urban consistently reminds music lovers around the globe why he is one of the world’s best live performers. His concerts have become legendary – as unpredictable as they are explosive. An experience of emotion, musical texture, energy, and showmanship.

Urban’s musical virtuosity and fluidity have made him the musician’s musician. He’s collaborated with a diverse group of artists that include, among others; Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, John Mayer, HARDY, Julia Michaels, Justin Timberlake, Dzeko, Miranda Lambert, Nile Rodgers, Post Malone, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, and Vince Gill.

Urban has long supported numerous charities. His “All For The Hall” benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum© have raised over $4.3 million. He is the first Ambassador of the CMA Foundation, an advisory board member at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and a longtime supporter of Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund and The Grammy Foundation.

Rita Ora – “Shape of Me” Featuring Keith Urban

Rita Ora - “Shape of Me” Feat. Keith Urban cover art

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