The problem Rita may suffer trying to be big in the US is that she has little to help her stand out from the likes of Rihanna/Ke$ha/Katy. Most people need a gimmick and she doesn't really have one yet but she has loads of backing and i liked R.I.P. so hope she does well
I love Rita. I stan for her but saying she sings better then Rihanna is irrelevant honestly. it's a opinion that doesn't take away from the fact that majority of the world know her as a Rihanna reject. Having a great voice isn't all it takes. She hasn't released any material that can be stamped as "Rita". As for as debut's. MOTS is a great album compared to most debut's from 16 year olds. So i don't understand the shade. Rita is getting waaaaay more promo then Rih did in her debut and she benefits from Jay already having big artists like Rihanna, Neyo etc. He knows more now then ever how to manage a artist and can fix any mistakes he ever made. But yet Rita still isn't smashing. I blame her team. and everyone that doesnt like Rita are not haters. grow up.
Hopefully Radioactive smashes. she deserves it,
I love MOTS personally, but tlet's be honest it's not the best debut ever, it's a great album but her team could also give her a better album, MOTS is just like Ora probably not full with quality music! But why should that matter, I mean it's a debut, and you have to be lucky with it, Rihanna got the luck and Pon De Replay did amazing, Rita even with all the support was less lucky, that's life.
I just personally hope people stop with the Rihanna comparison's. Just like Rihanna, Rita also probably isn't 100% doing what she would like to show with her debut, whether it is style or music wise, I agree with you that we haven't got something for now that screams "Here is Rita" but everything can come with time!
I think she has a lot of potential. She certainly has the right kind of image to make it. The music itself is what's holding her back. She needs stronger material. Rita needs a song that is really explosive that can put her on the map.