Is she Britain's answer to Rihanna?
With a passing resemblance and a love of gritty pop tunes, it's no surprise that Rita is being compared to Rihanna. What's more, her single R.I.P is even rumoured to have been written by Drake for the Bajan babe herself before Rita got her hands on it.
Rita featured on DJ Fresh's smash hit No. 1 Hot Right Now in 2011, but it wasn't until 2012 when it was announced that she would be touring with Coldplay on their Mylo Xyloto tour that she got her first real taste of the big time.
Rita certainly seems to be making her mark as an artist in her own right though. Signed by Jay-Z himself, Rita was in good company whilst recording her debut album Ora working with everyone from will.i.am to Kanye West.
A brief stint as a guest judge on the ninth series of The X Factor made her a household name and more chart success soon followed with R.I.P ft. Tinie Tempah and How We Do (party) hitting the number one spot.
Ora was finally released in August 2012 and debuted at the top of the UK Albums Chart. The album features collaborations with the likes of J. Cole and will.i.am. Her new single Shine Ya Light sees the singer go back to her birth place of Kosovo and is set to become another smash hit for the rising star.
Rita was linked to but later denied a relationship with Rob Kardashian in early 2012 but the pair recently put rumours to rest after posting very cosy pictures of them together on Twitter.
Whatever the case, we are preparing ourselves for a whole lot more from Rita and we couldn't be happier!