This week in...2012
A look at Biritsh pop singer Rita Ora's rise up the music charts
How We Do (Party)
'Cause when the sun sets baby / On the avenue / I get that drunk sex feeling / Yeah, when I'm with you / So put your arms around me, baby / We're tearing up the town / 'Cause that's just how we do
This was the lead single off the British pop singer's debut album Ora and it went straight to No. 1 in the UK, selling over 100,000 copies.
She also became the first artist in 2012 to score three No. 1 singles on the UK charts, following Hot Right Now and R.I.P.
That was then...
Ora was one of the first signees of US rapper Jay Z's record label Roc Nation in late 2008 and made a cameo appearance in his music video for Young Forever in 2009.
Jay Z was so eager to promote his new protege that they visited New York's Z100 radio station together in February 2012 to premiere How We Do (Party).
This is now...
Fast forward to this year and the duo's working relationship has become strained.
Last December, Ora filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation, seeking release from her contract and claiming that they "orphaned" her as Jay Z's attention turned to new endeavours.
But the label counter-sued, seeking US$2.3 million (S$3 million) over claims that Ora allegedly failed to deliver an agreed-upon number of albums for the company.
Things got worse for Ora, 25, after Jay Z's wife, US singer Beyonce's latest album Lemonadesupposedly referenced Ora as the "other woman" - with the lyrics "Becky with the good hair" in the track Sorry - who allegedly had an affair with Jay Z.
Ora was forced to clear her name, tweeting: "I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyonce."
Ora is filming Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to the 2015 erotic drama Fifty Shades Of Grey.
In the first movie, she appeared for about a minute as the sister of male protagonist Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), but it is said she will have more lines in the follow-up.