from the choirs in the church to the institute of ‘Elite’
“I can conquer everything I want“, sang in 2012 the then unknown Larissa de Macedo Machadoknown worldwide as Anitta. The song ‘sweet and cheeky‘ (‘Meiga e Abusada’), which has 120 million views on YouTube, began its dizzying rise. Everything was so fast that in just a decade she went from making home videos to becoming, according to ‘Billboard’, one of the 15 most influential artists on social networks. Hers ‘perreo de ella’ from her to the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, at the Los40 Music Award party was a viral frenzy.
The carioca has collaborated with Miley Cyrus, Madonna Luis Fonsi and Ricky Martin. “A kind of Beyoncé made in Rio”, was recently defined by ‘Vanity Fair’. Anitta has just been one of the luminaries of the brazilian carnival. She had promised herself to rest in 2023. But no. Close to turning 30, with a life that oscillates between Miami, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid, the singer-songwriter, dancer, presenter and businesswoman herself has joined the seventh season of the soap opera of institute ‘Elite’, on Netflix.
The news of her jump as an actress caused some surprise in the Brazilian media. Anitta came from singing and waddling in the carnivals of her hometown, as well as in Minas Gerais, Pernambuco and Bahia. Last December she had been diagnosed Epstein-Barr virus, which can cause multiple sclerosis. “Health is a disaster. But, with a lot of discipline and care, I have achieved it. Everything hurts,” she said through her Twitter account when the festivities ended.
She started singing at the age of eight. Like many Brazilians, the first place was the church. Anitta is the daughter of YouTube. Her own home recordings gave her visibility. A disc jockey sensed that in that teenager she could go further. The success of “Dulce y descarada”, whose video shows the lustful fantasies in Las Vegas of a girl without a horizon, opened the doors of the Warner Music record label.
His first album, published 10 years ago, soon reached the top sales position in his country. Four years later, he made his first bet on the Spanish-speaking market. “I want to provoke you, you will see”, sings in ‘Paradinha’, a video viewed 321 million times. Then came ‘Machika’, accompanied by J Balvin. In 2019 she recorded a trilingual album, ‘Kisses’, a kind of declaration of purpose, among them, to be a voice and a face that is always present in Brazil, but also in the United States, Latin America and Spain.
Annita is a frequent award contender Latin Grammys. For now, he has won numerous MTV awards in Europe and the United States. That record debut of hers still showed her in a “natural” state. The operating room has transformed her to the beat of the irradiation of her name. What she does or says makes a big impact in Brazil.
when he decided support Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the past elections, the extreme right could not contain its anger. On March 30 he will be 30 years old. ‘folha’ of Sao Paulo allowed himself to remember his 30 courtships and ephemeral crushes, among them with Neymar and James Rodriguez. Also girls. “People don’t accept bisexuality. I, for example, have been with women. And I say it “, she assured ‘Vanity Fair’ the next protagonist of ‘Elite’.