Rita Ora has settled her contract dispute with Roc Nation and signed a new record deal.
Ora had been in dispute with Roc Nation since December 2015 over the delay to her second album. Ora claimed that the five-album deal she signed in 2008 with Roc Nation violated a California law which states that a contract can’t be enforced for longer than seven years without being renewed to both parties’ satisfaction.
In turn, Roc Nation initiated a counter lawsuit against Ora, stating that she had failed to complete a follow-up to her 2012 debut album ‘Ora’.
Ora posted a Snapchat message on Sunday hinting at a new record deal, stating: “Contract time!!” Although it’s yet to be confirmed, Ora’s new label is reported to be Warner Music.
Since her album, which featured No 1 singles ‘How We Do (Party)’ and ‘RIP’, Ora has been a judge on both BBC1’s The Voice, and ITV’s The X Factor as well as fronting advertising campaigns for Coca-Cola and Samsung Galaxy. Her most recent music was Sigma collaboration ‘Coming Home’.
— Rita Ora Snapchat (@RitaOraSnapchat) June 5, 2016
Ora is currently filming Fifty Shades Darker. It’s the sequel to Fifty Shades Of Grey and sees Ora reprise her role as Christian Grey’s younger sister Mia Grey. The film is due out in 2017.