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Roc Nation’s Rita Ora To Appear In Fifty Shades of Grey

You know who Rita Ora is, right? Sure you do! The Albanian-born British songstress is signed to Roc Nation and debuted a platinum album.

You know who Rita Ora is, right? Sure you do! The Albanian-born British songstress is signed to Roc Nation and debuted a platinum album. Legend has it that she was signed by Jay Z within 48 hours of arriving in New York. She was also Harper's Bazaar Woman of the Year for 2013. Three consecutive No.1 singles? Still no? See, y'all need to stop playing. She also was featured in a DKNY ad campaign and was selected by Madonna to be the face of her "Material Girl" clothing line.

Well, we're saying all that to say she has been picked to star in the highly anticipated film adaptation of E.L. James' best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Grey. She will appear as Mia, the adopted sister of the protagonist Christian Grey. This isn't the first time the multi-talented young woman has been on the big screen. Ora also had a cameo in the most recent installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise as well.

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