Rita Ora is often compared to Rihanna, but the British pop star’s ethnic background is much different from that of the Barbadian beauty.

Rita was born in Pristina, Kosovo (formerly a part of Yugoslavia with a large Albanian population), and immediately moved to West London, England. She now lives in Kensington, a district of London, but has been back visit her birthplace a couple of times.

The video for her song “Shine Ya Light” was filmed in Kosovo, with Rita performing for excited locals in her hometown. She also performed at a special party celebrating the 100th anniversary of Albania’s independence and even had tea with the president of Albania.

It sounds like she’s a hot commodity all over Europe!

Sources: YouTube, Daily Mail

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