31: Rita Ora – Powerful Women of 2013
Although she has yet to release her first LP in the U.S., Rita Ora has already made an impression on the American audience with her track, 'How We Do (Party).' Part of the Roc Nation family, the Londoner released her debut LP, 'Ora,' in August 2012, and worked with The-Dream, Kanye West, Ester Dean and Drake. She has also made cameos in videos like Jay-Z's 'Forever Young' and Drake's 'Over.'
After supporting Coldplay on tour, she soon headlined her own in the U.K., in January and February. She is currently working on her sophomore album and hopes to show another side of her -- one that's different from the party persona. Even though Azealia Banks thinks she's Rihanna's understudy, we think that Ora is a budding talent that is bound for big things, especially in 2013. Plus, she's currently the face of Madonna's Material Girl fashion line.