Rita Ora has teamed up with MNEK and Bastille’s Dan Smith to help revive her music career, Daily Star can reveal.
The pop starlet, 30, co-wrote new track Flame alongside MNEK, whose real name is Uzoechi Emenike, and Dan, which will hopefully see her return to the top of the charts.
MNEK has been behind some of the country’s biggest hits including his Joel Corry collab Head & Heart which dominated the airwaves all of last year.
Meanwhile, Dan has helped guide Bastille to two number one albums and a further nine UK Top 40 singles.
Rita, who currently appears on series two of The Masked Singer UK, had a rocky 2020 after her March single How To Be Lonely written by Lewis Capaldi failed to be a chart smash – despite an accompanying high budget video.
How To Be Lonely peaked it number 57 in the UK charts but fared better north of the border in Scotland where it peaked at number eight.
The I Will Never Let You Down songstress only managed to perform the single live once on Sports Relief before the country was then plunged into lockdown.
Rita was then forced to cancel a string of planned live appearances throughout 2020 as the true scale of the coronavirus pandemic panned out.
In November she issued a grovelling apology after being caught breaking lockdown rules to host an illegal birthday party to celebrate her 30th.
Rita was joined by pals at a bash at swanky Notting Hill restaurant Casa Cruz.
Last week Daily Star revealed how Rita’s bash could have long-term effects on the venue after the Met police launched an official application to revoke its license, barring it from playing music or serving alcohol.
A rep for Met Police said: “A total of four people have been reported for consideration for a fixed penalty notice under ‘The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020’ for contravening requirements not to participate in an indoor gathering of two or more people.
“Officers continue to liaise with the local authority regarding a potential breach of regulations at the premises.”
Weeks after the bash, Daily Star revealed how Rita had risked controversy once more after jetting to Bulgaria to film a music video at the Buzludzha monument – a UFO-shaped building erected in tribute to the brutal communist regime and the Soviet Union.
Rita was granted permission by the local government to shoot both inside and outside the monument despite it being a conservation site with access to the public strictly restricted since the fall of the Soviet Union.
A rep for Rita Ora has declined to comment.