The world will get a dose of Brazilian taste when Anitta makes her MTV Video Music Awards debut. The 29-year-old Rio de Janeiro native is ready to carry out on the Aug. 28 present on the Prudential Heart in New Jersey, lighting up the stage with a rendition of her hit, “Envolver.” The observe topped the Billboard International Excl. U.S. chart, and reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Sizzling Latin Songs (whereas peaking at No. 70 on the Sizzling 100).
Anitta might make historical past on the 2022 MTV VMAs. “Envolver” is nominated within the Finest Latin class, together with Dangerous Bunny (“Tití Me Preguntó”), Becky G and Karol G (“Mamiii”), Daddy Yankee (“Remix”), Farruko (“Pepas”) and J Balvin and Skrillex (“In da Getto”). As followers tune in to see who takes the Moonperson residence, right here’s what you want to find out about Anitta.
Anitta Is A Brazilian Singer
Born Larissa de Macedo Machado on March 30, 1993, the lady generally known as Anitta first gained industrial success with 2012’s “Meiga e Abusada.” She signed a recording contract with Warner Music Brazil in 2013, the identical 12 months she launched her self-titled debut album. She launched the follow-up, Ritmo Perfeito, in 2014 and her third studio album, Bang, in 2015. Whereas these first three ventures had been commercially profitable, she gained vital acclaim with Kisses, her trilingual fourth studio album. “Envolver” comes from her fifth studio album, Variations of Me, which arrived in 20222.
She Is Proud To Be Brazilian
“I’ll at all times want to hold my tradition,” she advised Billboard in 2022. “I might by no means simply go to a different market and do no matter. What can be the aim: Fame? Cash? I already had that, and that’s not the purpose for me.”
She Took A Threat By Going’ Worldwide’
“Being a global artist is just not solely about being well-known wherever you go, as a result of the world is so large,” Anitta advised Billboard. “It’s about with the ability to affect culturally completely different areas on the similar time.” In 2022, the Brazilian music market was the eleventh largest on this planet. Nonetheless, with Portuguese being the first language spoken there, it’s laborious for artists to have crossover enchantment in Spanish-speaking Latin international locations. She advised Billboard what her brother, Renan (with whom she co-manages her profession with), that she wished to attempt to have a profession past Brazil’s borders.
“[He said] ‘Why? You’ll need to begin from the underside and do the sh-t you had been doing six years in the past. You don’t even have the vitality anymore.’ And I advised him that’s what I wished, though I used to be actually scared,” she advised Billboard. “It meant I’d abandon all the pieces I had accomplished. I knew that if I failed, everybody in my nation would giggle at me. That’s what occurs to everybody who tries and fails. I didn’t need to change into a joke. I wished it to occur for actual.”
Nonetheless, the gamble paid off. Variations of Me is successful, and she or he’s collaborated with some main stars like Becky G, Prince Royce, Diplo, Saweetie, and Snoop Dogg.
She Admits There’s A Distinction Between Anitta and Larissa
“It’s loopy as a result of as an artist—possibly as a result of we don’t need to really feel insecure—my character may be very highly effective, this lady that does all the pieces,” she advised J Balvin in a 2022 dialog for Interview journal. “However most instances I’m very apprehensive about everybody, caring about everybody, serious about my household and ensuring everybody is nice. I’m very non-public, so I don’t let anybody find out about that— it’s type of a secret. However I’m really very a lot the alternative of this highly effective, invincible individual that I promote as an artist.”
“Each time I suffered any injury as an adolescent, I created this character within me that nobody might ever play withm” she added. “She was robust, however I used to be very insecure. It’s a part of me, this facet that’s very assured—and I like that. However there’s this different facet that’s the alternative, and it helps my profession as a result of then I don’t neglect about the place I come from. What retains me going with this character, with this complete trade, is that I care a lot about all the pieces. I’m a really political particular person, and I exploit this character and trade to make the adjustments I need to see on this planet.”
She’s Overtly Bisexual
“I like to alter issues,” Anitta advised Dazed in 2019 “My factor isn’t solely to make music for individuals to have enjoyable and dance to. I prefer to make individuals focus on issues and assume completely different. I’ve an enormous LGBT viewers, and I’m bisexual – however whenever you see me, if I don’t inform you I’m bisexual, I don’t have the bodily illustration of the LGBT (group). It’s completely different whenever you’re a drag queen. They’re not handled significantly, or like they’re gifted individuals. So once I invited [drag queen Pabllo Vittar on her “Sua Cara” song], the thought was to teach individuals with out them feeling like they had been being educated. It was tremendous oblique. I invited her to point out individuals: she sings effectively as f-ck – higher than me, really – she dances, she’s super-cool, she’s lovely, and she or he’s a drag queen, and she or he deserves respect.”