Rita Ora earned £3m in 2016
Rita Ora earned £3 million in 2016 – despite not releasing a single track of her own.
The 26-year-old singer hasn’t released a new song since ‘Poison’ in 2015, but Rita has kept the money rolling in thanks to her promo work with various brands, including Adidas and Coca-Cola, as well as her appearance in two movies in the ‘Fifty Shades’ series.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Rita’s earning power is incredible given she hasn’t released any music for almost two years.
"She is actually one of the hardest-working stars in the business."
Rita is currently preparing to release her long-awaited second album, but figures show her firm Ora Multi Services Ltd saw its assets rise from £2 million to £4.4 million, while Ora Live Ltd made a profit of £700,000 in the year ending April 2016.
Rita released her debut album ‘Ora’ in August 2012 and speaking in September last year, the blonde beauty admitted she was "desperate" to showcase her new music.
She shared: "It’s very real – real instruments, believable lyrics. I’ve not only grown as an individual but as a woman. People are going to see that."
Rita left her original record label Roc Nation and signed with Atlantic Records last year, saying the move has afforded her more freedom as an artist.
Asked what fans can expect from her new record, she previously explained: "It’s just everything from my personal life to what I couldn’t do due to previous situations and now being free. I’ve never been freer than I am right now.
"It’s about everything from being a refugee, from flying in from Kosovo and living in London."
And despite her musical frustrations, Rita has enjoyed an incredible time since the release of her debut album.
She confessed: "I’ve been in a whirlwind but I’ve honestly been living my dream."