Guest X Factor judge (and Jay-Z’s latest signing) Rita Ora has been tipped by many music industry types as the UK Rihanna, and following her THREE number one singles (‘Hot Right Now’ with DJ Fresh, ‘RIP’ feat. Tinie Tempah and ‘How We Do (Party)’), Rita’s debut album Ora was released yesterday!
We gave you all the goss on the album MONTHS ago (we’re good like that), and after her first three singles each sold over 100,000 copies in their first weeks, Ora looks set to hit the top of the album charts on Sunday.
What’s more, the lovely Rita is doing an album signing in London tonight! Ms Ora will be meeting fans and signing CDs at HMV Whiteleys in Bayswater from 6pm. Wristbands to access the event are available instore from 9am today (first come, first served), so get yourself down there and tell Rita that Maximum Pop! sent you.
What: Key 103 Live
When: 19:30, 22nd July, 2012
Where: Manchester Arena
Who: One Direction, Little Mix, Alexandra Burke, Tulisa, Cover Drive, Rizzle Kicks, Pro Green, Labrinth, DJ Fresh
Tickets: Buy tickets
With the snow finally gone and spring fast approaching, it’s time for our favourite pop stars to start busting out their best hot summer jams – we wanna start hearing loads more songs like Jessie J’s ‘Domino’ and Cover Drive’s ‘Twilight’.
And it might only be February, but new girl on the block Rita Ora has already answered our prayers. You may remember her as the voice on new Number One single ‘Hot Right Now’ from DJ Fresh, or as the well-dressed star that almost tried to steal MP! mascot Braithwaite when he visited the Big Top 40 studio.
Proper debut single ‘Party And Bullsh*t’ is nothing groundbreaking, but it’s insanely catchy and feel-good, which are two of the most important ingredients in amazing pop songs, right? Plus the radio premiere was introduced by mentor Jay-Z. Doesn’t get any more promising than that, does it?
Listen to ‘Party And Bullsh*t’ below.
Take the production skills of a chart topping DJ, add the vocals from an up-and-coming new female artist, and what do you get? You get the addictive ’Hot Right Now’ by DJ Fresh, featuring the talents of next-big-thing Rita Ora – and despite not being the most innovative song we’ve featured on the site, we reckon that it’s destined to be a smash hit, which is why we’ve given the most important accolade of all: it’s today’s Alarm Pop song of the day.
Watch the video for ‘Hot Right Now’ below and let us know if you think this will rule the charts next week…
- Follow DJ Fresh and Rita Ora on Twitter
- Pre-order ‘Hot Right Now’ on iTunes
- Read our exclusive Big Interview with DJ Fresh
Congratulations to our lucky winner – @rhianonjade
Enjoyed reading our Big Interview yesterday with DJ Fresh? Fancy seeing the ‘Louder’ hit-maker live in at The Garage in London? Are you free from 7pm on February 5th?
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED!
He’s the mysterious face behind one of last summer’s biggest hits – and now MP! are getting closer to DJ Fresh to find out exactly what makes him tick. Read on for big spoons, theme tunes and his expert opinion on who will be ruling the charts in April 2029…
Hello DJ Fresh! What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Lucky Charms, cold milk, big spoon.
Your real name is Daniel – where did “DJ Fresh” come from?
Because Daniel would be boring, what kind of name would Daniel be for a Drum and Bass legend?
If you could pick ONE artist in the charts right now to work with, who would it be and why?
Coldplay and the Fleet Foxes.
Who wouldn’t you want to work with?
Louder was your first ever UK Number One – how did you celebrate?
Went for dinner – Lebanese. I also jumped around Radio 1 when I heard.
How will you celebrate if your next single reaches Number One?
Jump even higher and go out to do an even more expensive video.
According to Wikipedia, Louder was the first ever dubstep song to top the UK charts, how does that make you feel?
Feels amazing, my sound is slightly different to the pioneers of DnB like Scream, Benga and Casper but I feel the more people listening to music that crosses over then discover the real roots of the music.
Rita Ora features on your brand new single, what was it like working with her?
Great, she is wicked. She is a lot of fun, she has a really cool sense of humour and is super talented and a pleasure to work with.
Rumour has it that she’s going to be the next big thing – can you tell us any secrets or embarrassing stories about her?
Yeah that would be a really sensible thing to do with someone that is going to be the next big thing.
Are there any other amazing collaborations we should look out for on your upcoming album?
There are but I cant say just yet, the artists I have worked with so far have been less well know but the ones coming up are with people you would be familiar with.
How would you rate your new album out of 10 – and why?
If it was any less than 10 and it hadn’t even come out yet that would be a disaster. It’s yet to come out… But I am aiming for 10.
If we asked you to help produce a theme tune for Maximum Pop! would you say yes?
Yeah defo! I [have] space in my diary in April… 2029 – Let me know.
Could you get any big pop stars to sing on it?!
We’ll have to see who is hot in 2029, I hear Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter will be hot then. You heard it here first.
Finally, do you make a good cup of tea? If so, what’s your method?
Not really, not an expert on tea… I make a wicked cup of coffee
- Pre-order ‘Hot Right Now’ featuring Rita Ora on iTunes.