Since breaking through in Brazil six years ago, Anitta has become the leading artist of a new generation of Latin American music. As the biggest ever global female popstar to come from Brazil, she has amassed 55 million Instagram followers and over 15 million YouTube subscribers garnering more than 5.6 billion views.
Anitta has been named among the world’s 15th most influential musicians on social media by Billboard. In July 2013, she released her self-titled first album, Anitta, which consisted of 14 new tracks, most of which were written by her. Anitta’s second album, Ritmo Perfeito, was released in July 2014, followed by her third album, Bang, in 2016. The album contained 15 original tracks and the music video for the album’s title song, “Bang,” has garnered over 412 million views since its release. Her latest album, Kisses, was released in April 2019 and marks Anitta’s first trilingual album with songs in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Kisses was nominated for “Best Urban Album'' at the 2019 Latin GRAMMY® Awards.
This year she also won “Best Female Artist” at the Latin AMAs. Since 2014, Anitta has been named “Best Brazilian Act” at the MTV Europe Music Awards for five consecutive years. She was a highlight of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony, where she performed alongside Brazilian singer/songwriters Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso. Anitta has graced the covers of countless magazines including Vogue Brazil, Marie Claire Brazil, GQ Mexico, and GQ Brazil. Anitta has worked with the likes of Madonna, Major Lazer, J Balvin, Diplo, Ozuna, and Maluma among others.
In April of 2021, Anitta released her hit “Girl From Rio”, which was her first single to hit Top 40 radio in the US. Anitta also released a remix for the track featuring DaBaby. Before that she released “Tócame” feat. Arcangel & De La Ghetto, “Fuego” with DJ Snake and Sean Paul, “Loco” and “Me Gusta” featuring Cardi B and Myke Towers which popped off as one of her biggest smashes yet with 223 million-plus streams. Newly signed to Warner Records, Anitta is currently in the studio recording her fifth album, which will be in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Most recently, Anitta released her latest single, “Boys Don’t Cry,” which became the biggest solo debut by a Brazilian artist in the history of the Spotify Global Chart and broke Anitta’s record by reaching #1 on iTunes in 19 countries. It was the #1 most added at Top 40 and received over 70M global streams in two weeks. Anitta performed the record on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show on Jan 31, 2022.