Where is Craig David? He had two hits here - "7 Days" and "Fill Me In" - but he didn't really follow those up. I know he still releases stuff in the UK, but I'm shocked that he hasn't released anything here in 10 years.
Also, I think Rita will find success here, maybe similar to Jessie J, but Rita seems to have more connections. She's going to do fine on Roc Nation.
Craig is not as successful as he used to be in the UK so I doubt he could make a comeback in the US.
This is the kind of music he's releasing now:
I used to be a big fan of his but he's lost all his magic.
So why did you compare her to Rihanna when Rita is an UK act whereas Rih is an US one.
Because they're both pop/urban crossover artists, they're both signed to the same US record label, they both look similar, and R.I.P sounds like a Rihanna album track (and is produced by Chase & Status and Stargate, who often work with Rihanna, and written by Drake, who often works with Rihanna).