A few years ago, Rolling Stone Magazine did a feature on women in rock music They ran a contest on their site to determine who would be on the cover - it was a flip cover, but it was a cover.
Karmin won. And you know I was campaigning hard for them.
The artist they beat in the finals of this NCAA-type tournament? Rita Ora. Now, I had no idea who Rita Ora was, but I. Knew. I. Didn't. Like. Her!
After hearing her new single - already a huge hit overseas - I know I was wrong about her. This song, written and produced by Calvin Harris, is a clear possibility to be declared Song of the Summer. Sure, she's prematurely comparing her song to Whitney Houston, but that doesn't mean this is not a solid tune.
(By the way, Rolling Stone did a nice article on Rita Ora, too.)