Anitta has released a stack of collaborations with massive artists. In 2015, she released her third studio album entitled Bang, which was certified platinum and produced the singles “Deixa Ele Sofrer”, “Bang”, “Essa Mina é Louca” and “Cravo e Canela”.
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Go behind the scenes with Brazilian pop icon Anitta, along with her friends and family, as she aims to create a new song and music video each month. Yeah. It’s a lot of pressure because Brazilian people are really warm and they want to share love and be with you, so it’s tricky. I try to keep a balance. When I see people doing anything for a video or a picture or a like, I say ‘hey, just enjoy the present’. I make sure and tell them to relax. I try to educate them.
Few Latin pop stars have proved themselves as culturally fluent as Anitta, the only Brazilian artist to simultaneously crack the top 10 of Billboard’s Latin Airplay , Latin Streaming Songs , Latin Digital Song Sales and Social 50 charts And although her appeal relies in part on familiar tropes – twerking in various states of surgically enhanced undress for hundreds of millions of YouTube viewers – it would be a mistake to underestimate what lies below the surface.
The new hit is part of the album Kisses”, the work released by Anitta last April including the participation of Snoop Dogg, Swae Lee and Caetano Veloso, among others, with songs in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Another international work of the singer will be released in June: a funk in Portuguese for Madonna’s new album.
Sexy, romantic and dreamy. This is a powerful piece of cinematic seduction that shows a confidently guarded and flirtatious side of the Brazilian superstar as she teases rapper Swae Lee with some fancy… ahem… ‘backlighting’.
The Brazilian singer dropped a new record on Friday (April 5) which features 10 tracks—and accompanying music videos!—and blends all her musical influences, including Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande In an interview with Entertainment Tonight , Anitta revealed why she thinks her album is “risky” and why she took her time with it.
After all these achievements in Brazil, Anitta’s natural way was the international career and her first single was Ginza” feat J Balvin. It was followed up by Sim ou Não” with Maluma and Switch” with Iggy Azelea.
Anitta also revealed that she worked on Kisses for over a year and that each track has a purpose. “All of the songs are really really good. None of the songs are just to fill the album, just to be there, just to play one more song,” she shared, adding that her collaboration with rapper Becky G was very important to her.
Latin music is having a moment right now, and post-Despacito it’s 26-year-old Anitta who has world domination in her grasp. Vegan , bisexual and feminist, fiercely body positive and sharply self-aware, Anitta’s what’s-it-to-you attitude is part of a wide-net career strategy that includes acting, marketing, philanthropy, public speaking, 37 million Instagram followers and a six-part Netflix docu-series, Vai Anitta (Go Anitta).
Anitta’s slight, sweet soprano was sometimes lost in the more beats-heavy tunes, especially during the raucous sing-a-long that accompanied Vai Malandra, but her message of empowerment was palpable, extending to her constant, often mesmerising but arguably overdone twerking.
Balancing the second screen on her Gucci sweatpant-clad knee, Anitta guides me through the album’s tracks, a sultry mix of reggaetón, dance and R&B tunes on which she swaps puns with Becky G (Banana”), captivates Snoop Dogg (on Onda Diferente,” he raps, Anitta, Anitta, so glad to meet ya!”) and rouses her own tribe of women” (girl-power anthem Atención”). Anitta shuffles genres and languages effortlessly, jumping from her native Portuguese – she is the most-streamed Brazilian singer on Spotify in Brazil – to Spanish, the lingua franca of the worldwide Latin market, to English, the passkey to crossover success. Sometimes she does it all in the same song.
In person, Anitta is friendly, unaffected, and tactile, touching my arm a couple of times to underline a point. Because she explains her business decisions so matter-of-factly, it’s easy, at least in the moment, to miss just how impressive her achievements actually are. When I ask why she wanted the superstar Brazilian drag queen Pabllo Vittar to join her on sassy Major Lazer collaboration Sua Cara ”, Anitta’s answer is both savvy and socially conscious.
Hours after Lizzo’s hit single “Truth Hurts” made history on the Billboard Hot 100, the Texas native decided to clear the air on a cloud of plagiarism claims. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday (Oct. 23), the 31-year-old addressed songwriter Justin Raisen’s statement that she lifted the line “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch” from a 2017 studio session. The lyric was reportedly inspired by singer Mina Lioness’ tweet that became a meme, who Lizzo states recently received a credit.
In 2018, after a string of regional hits, Anitta debuted at No. 1 on Latin Airplay and No. 2 on Latin Pop Songs with Machika,” a fierce reggaetón chant with Colombia’s J Balvin and Aruban newcomer Jeon. She scored a six-part docuseries on Netflix, Vai Anitta (Go, Anitta), that touched on everything from her struggles with depression to her bisexual awakening. Her breakthrough duet with Balvin, 2017’s Downtown,” recently topped 400 million YouTube views, helping to push her to a total of over 3 billion.
Five years later, Anitta found fame in Brazil with Meiga e Abusada (Sweet and Sassy) and Show das Poderosas (Show of the Powerful), but her skills at navigating the online markets have been the key, helping catapult her to rapidly growing international stardom. She has 28 million followers on Instagram and her 2015 song Bang has been watched 343 million times on YouTube.
While this song is gearing up to be the song of the summer, I was curious what their favorite summer bop of all time is. Walshy settles on Dr. Dre’s The Chronic record; That had the summer.” Even though it sounds kind of corny,” Diplo says that Informer” by Snow says summer to him. I remember when I was in high school,” he explains, It was the biggest. They crossed over everywhere for one summer time.” Fair pick: Informer” still slaps.
Billboard magazine named her number 10 on a list of the most influential artists of social networks last December, while this February, Vogue magazine places her among the world’s most influential people.
The director of the “Meiga e Abusada” music video has also directed videos for Beyonce Knowles. She’s collaborated with artists such as J Balvin , Becky G , Natti Natasha , Maluma , Rita Ora and many others.
Brazilian singer extraordinaire, Anitta, is one of the most streamed, watched and followed artists online! She has just dropped a new record, Kisses, featuring 10 tracks with a stack of high-profile collaborations. So, here’s everything you need to know about this rapidly rising superstar.
Anitta and I are meeting shortly before she performs at Nile Rodgers’ Meltdown festival – she collaborated with the Chic legend a few years ago , and tonight he comes on stage to introduce her with real enthusiasm. Ahead of the gig, Anitta asks me about the London audience – will they really stay sitting down? She needn’t have worried; Anitta turns the stately Royal Festival Hall into a jubilant party, where a largely female and LGBTQ+ crowd dance and twerk to her irresistible funk carioca rhythms. We’re from Brazil, we like to shake our asses,” Anitta says from the stage. She and her all-female troupe of backing dancers do exactly that.
When I arrive on set in Costa Rica for the filming of the Make It Hot” music video, Diplo and Walshy Fire of Major Lazer are sitting on a porch, facing the ocean, a BACARDÍ mojito by their side. Inside, the Lazer Gyals, Sara Bivens and Helen Gedlu, take a break after dancing like their lives depend on it. Somewhere on set, Brazilian pop star Anitta saunters around in a way that makes me wonder if I’m just imagining the heat. She’s been dancing all morning, but still looks flawless.
Five years later, Anitta found fame in Brazil with “Meiga e Abusada” (“Sweet and Sassy”) and “Show das Poderosas” (“Show of the Powerful”), but her skills at navigating the online markets have been the key, helping catapult her to rapidly growing international stardom.
Larissa is a common name here, and I wanted to stand out. I wanted a name that when people say it it could only be me. Anitta is from a TV series in Brazil that I used to watch as a teenager and she was the girl who could be whatever she wanted to be. It wasn’t necessary for her to be only one woman.
Which lands us here, in the beautiful Costa Rica, where the BACARDÍ is plentiful and the energy is electric. When I tell you that I listened to Make It Hot” on set more times than I can count and still wanted to hear it again, I’m not exaggerating even a little bit. The song’s dancehall-inspired beats mixed with Anitta’s sultry vocals (and dance moves) make it a must-have on your summer playlist.
A music insider said: Madonna’s new album is heavily influenced by Portugal after she moved there and as one of the hottest Portuguese-speaking acts, Anitta was someone she really wanted to work with. Their song is very contemporary and the album will show a new side of Madonna. It’s her best since 2005’s Confessions On A Dance Floor.
Anitta, one of Brazil’s biggest pop stars with more than 3.5 billion views on YouTube and over 40 million followers on Instagram, hasn’t made any public comment. In 2017, she was chosen by Billboard as the 15th most influential artist in the world on social networks.
Anitta’s myriad accolades come at no surprise to her; she speaks as though her stars have simply aligned. I used to tell my family that I was going to be a singer since I learned how to talk,” she says with a chuckle. From the age of nine through her teens, she’d draw people into her grandfather’s church by singing during his sermons. I like everything that challenges me,” she asserts. I can’t accept that something is impossible.” Rolling Stone caught up with the 25-year-old star about her many upcoming projects, Brazilian TV and her whirlwind of a summer.
So I always loved to sing and I put a video on YouTube of me singing and dancing, like as a joke, and a producer saw it. From there I started to make music and go from Favela to Favela – I used to live in a Favela – and then from there we went to the city, then to the state then to the country and then to other countries.
Mariah Carey was the first singer I ever listened to. Then there was Luis Miguel, who is Mexican. About a year ago, I found out that they were once in a relationship! I always loved them. But growing up, I listened to everything, all types of Brazilian music. That’s what I try to do in my work, to show how eclectic I am. My new song Medicina” talks a bit about this — that music has no prejudice. You don’t choose who your public will be. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or not, if you’re beautiful or not, or if you’re a child or an adult. Music is something everyone can appreciate. That’s why the chorus has no lyrics, which goes Ta-ta-ta-ta-ra-ra-ta-ta-ta-ra-ra.” Everyone can sing it. That was my idea, to have kids from all over the world singing. Kids are the future, and I tried to bring together as many cultures as I could, singing the same thing.
Touching my arm to illustrate her point, Anitta adds: I don’t think ‘I’m the boss’ or ‘I’m better than this’. I like to think of myself as a normal person, the same girl I was when I was poor.” As she hugs me goodbye and bounds off to meet her fans, I’m struck by her seriously impressive energy levels and work ethic. In exactly one hour’s time, she’ll be on stage singing, dancing, and making sure everyone is shaking their ass, so pre-show downtime is not an option. Then again, Anitta didn’t go from the favelas to the Royal Festival Hall without going above and beyond the pop star norm.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – First, Anitta conquered Brazil. Now, the singer best known abroad for her smouldering, booty-shaking video “Vai Malandra,” has her eyes set on the rest of the world. I can confirm she has teamed up with Brazilian superstar Anitta, most recently seen twerking in nipple tassels, for her comeback album.
Anitta and the 23-year-old Colombian have a single together, Sim Ou Não which means Yes or No, and they performed a very steamy and sexy rendition of it in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 2. Anitta, one of the biggest pop stars in Brazil, was encouraged during her journey to the top by family members and friends who believed in her talent.
Brazilian singer who went from unknown to singing at the Olympic Games, becoming her country’s answer to the likes of Rihanna, Beyoncé, or Katy Perry. Anitta – whose racy outfit features in the video for Bola Rebola, her new track with J Balvin and Tropkillaz – has become one of Latin America’s most in-demand artists.
IHEARTCOMIX joined forces with Poplife to create a memorable press event for Brazilian sandal company, Ipanema, celebrating the release of Anitta’s new album, Kisses. Neymar ‘s having himself one helluva week – raging at Carnival in Rio with a very famous, very attractive Brazilian singer.
Brazilian singer Anitta went from an unknown to singing at the Olympic Games, becoming Brazil’s answer to the likes of Rihanna , Beyoncé , or Katy Perry , and one of the country’s biggest stars. The Brazilian singer took to Instagram early Monday (Oct. 21) to share her love and admiration for the California rapper in honor of his 48th birthday.
Speaking of social media though, is it true that 10% of the population of Brazil follow you on Instagram (she has 28m followers)?! That’s madness. Larissa de Macedo Machado, known professionally as Anitta, is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and businesswoman.
Singing in English and Spanish overcomes the hurdle of having Portuguese as her native language. Although Brazil has a huge market, the rest of the continent speaks Spanish – and that’s before you start looking further afield. While English is “the universal language,” she is also focusing on Spanish-language songs to reach the rest of the Latino world, recording alongside Colombian artists Maluma and J Balvin. She spent two years visiting clubs in Spain, the United States and Mexico to get a feel for the market and her potential fans, seeing herself as Brazil’s answer to the border-hopping Latin sensations Ricky Martin and Alejandro Sanz.