Rita Ora Is Delaying Her Album… Again

Rita Ora, for the umpteenth time, has pushed back her album release.

Rita Ora hasn't released an album since 2012, and that was about to change... She announced earlier this summer her forthcoming record had a November release date, but in a Facebook Live chat today (Aug. 7), the British pop star shared some unsettling news: she’s delaying it until “early next year.”

It's worth mentioning that Rita gives a glimmer of hope of maybe it dropping beforehand, adding an umbrella ~but who knows~ statement afterward. “I’ve never made music like this before,” she mused, and revealed she has collaborated with Stargate, Julia Michaels & Justin Tranter and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

This is not a good sign. Ora recently released a bubbling up comeback track titled "Your Song," which peaked at No. 7 on the UK Singles Chart, and after a couple of listens is actually really catchy. But it appears it’ll be chalked up to a buzz single, and the actual comeback is slated for 2018.

The roadblock didn't derail her promo plans, though. Ora performed her latest single on Good Morning America today and will also perform as the opening act at the Teen Choice Awards.

No word on why Ora is pushing her album back, but it might be safe to assume it's a numbers game.

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