Rita Ora inspired by Prince

PTI| Updated: Oct 24, 2013, 11:33 AM IST

Los Angeles: British pop star Rita Ora has taken inspiration from Prince and Chaka Khan for her next album.

The `Radioactive` hitmaker says she has gone back to basics while working on her second album, reported Ace Showbiz.

"I`ve grown and I`ve listened to music that people have released recently. I`ve gone back to the basics of my love for Prince and Chaka Khan. It`s just me finding that balance. I think it`s time, I really do. Nowadays, I don`t think people have any patience to think, `What is she releasing?` You just have to be bold and be yourself," Ora said.

The 22-year-old singer`s second studio album will be her first international release, and she is hoping to achieve the same success in the US as her 2012 debut album `ORA` which topped the UK charts last year.

Ora has reportedly been in secret talks with TV mogul Simon Cowell to appear as a judge on `The X Factor` in the US in a bid to help her crack America.