Rita Ora has been given an official seal of approval after she was picked out by the Government as being among chart acts expected to boost the economy.
She is on a list of “expected highlights of 2015” put together by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), along with the new series of Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones and writers including JK Rowling.
The list was published alongside figures showing the creative industries including films, music and publishing contributed £146,000 to the economy every minute in 2013, adding up to £76.9 billion a year.
The DCMS said they also accounted for 1.7 million jobs.
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said the industries’ “contribution to the UK economy is evident to all”.
The highlights, singled out by Whitehall, are expected to boost the economy this year and include the new James Bond Film, Spectre, and the latest instalment in the Star Wars films.
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