August 27, 2012


Listen: Rita Ora's Super Catchy New Single, "Radioactive"

It was becoming unclear if U.K. songstress Rita Ora (and Jay-Z's Roc Nation protege) would successfully crossover to the U.S. pop world. Her singles "R.I.P." and  "How We Do (Party)" both reached the top of the charts in England earlier this year but failed to do so in the U.S., with "Party" peaking at only No. 62 stateside on Billboard's Hot 100.

But this is the song right here, folks! Written by Sia and produced by the Bird and the Bee's Greg Kurstin (Kelly Clarkson, Lily Allen), it's clear Rita got a little help from some professional hitmakers on her forthcoming Ora single, "Radioactive." Have a listen above, and let us know if you think this track will be the one to help Rita break through. Third time's a charm, right?

Rita Ora's Ora is out today in the U.K. and drops September 25 in the U.S.