Anitta (singer)

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is de Macedo and the second or paternal family name is Machado.
Anitta
Colored image where the anitta smiles looking at the camera
Anitta during a music festival in February 2015.
Born Larissa de Macedo Machado
(1993-03-30) 30 March 1993 (age 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • record producer
Years active 2010–present
Website anittaoficial.com
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
Labels Warner Music

Larissa de Macedo Machado (born March 30, 1993),[1] known by her stage name Anitta, is a Brazilian recording artist, songwriter, and dancer. Anitta rose to fame in 2013 after releasing her debut single "Show das Poderosas", which reached the top of the Brasil Hot 100 Airplay chart.[2][3][4] In November 2014, she performed at the Latin Grammy Award, becoming the youngest Brazilian singer to perform at the awards.[5]

She signed a contract with Warner Music Brasil in January 2013 and released her debut studio album.[6] In July of the same year, she received a triple gold record certificate and platinum certification by ABPD.[7] The first single from the album, "Show das Poderosas", reached the top of the Brazilian charts. Its music video has been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube, with less than two years in the website.[8] The album hit the mark of 170,000 copies sold, being also released in Portugal. Ritmo Perfeito, her second studio album, was released on June 4, 2014 and the band sold in the first month totaled 45,000 copies sold.[9] On the same day was released the first live album, Meu Lugar.[9] 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".[10]

In 2013, Anitta was the singer who most remained at the top of iTunes Brazil and was elected by the same as the Artist of the Year.[11] She was also elected by APCA (Associação Paulista de Criticos de Artes) as the revelation of the year in music in 2013. In 2015 the artist won the EMA Worldwide Act Latin America, being the first Brazilian artist to win the award.[12]

Biography[edit]

Anitta was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 30, 1993.[13][14] She is the youngest daughter of Míriam Macedo and Mauro Machado;[15] her brother Renan Machado serves as her artistic producer. Her mother raised the two children by herself.[16][17]

She began her career at 8 years old singing in the choir of Santa Luzia Church in Rio de Janeiro by the intervention of her maternal grandparents.[18] At 11 years old, with the allowance she received, she decided to take an English course. She later received dance lessons provided by her mother's teacher. At 16, she finished a course in administration at a technical school in Rio de Janeiro.[19][20] A year later, she decided to pursue an artistic career. That same year, she was the winner of the "Revelation of Music" award.[21]

Anitta's stage name was inspired by the character Anita, from Rede Globo TV series Presença de Anita.[22] She thought the character "amazing" because "[she] could be sexy without looking vulgar, girl and woman at the same time".[23][24] Following the advice of a musical producer, she added an extra "t" to the name.[25]

Career[edit]

2012–13: Debut album and initial success[edit]

In January 2013, due to the success of the song "Meiga e Abusada" in Rio de Janeiro, Anitta signed a recording contract with Warner Music Group.[26][27] "Meiga e Abusada" became among the most requested songs on Brazilian radio stations in early 2013, The music video of the song was recorded Las Vegas, United States, and directed by American director Blake Farber, who has worked with Beyoncé.[27]

Her self-titled debut album was released in June 2013.[28] The music video for the song "Show das Poderosas" received considerable attention by the media in May 2013. The video became the most watched on YouTube in Brazil, surpassing 120 million views. Also helping to music, which remained for weeks at the top of the best selling in the digital store iTunes Brazil, and still making it the third most played song on radio in the country in the year 2013. The song also held the top ten of the music charts in Spain, Portugal and Argentina.[17]

2014–15: Meu Lugar and Ritmo Perfeito[edit]

Sales to the tickets for the recording of their first live album went on sale in November 2013.[29] The event took place in Rio de Janeiro on February 15, 2014 and was attended by about 10,000 people.[30] The song "Blá Blá Blá" was released as the lead single from the album on March 23, 2014.[31] The album was first titled Fantástico Mundo de Anitta,[32] but was later renamed to Meu Lugar with the release of the song "Quem Sabe" on iTunes.[33] The album was released on June 4, 2014, just a day after the release of her second studio album, Ritmo Perfeito.[34]

2015-present: Bang and collaborations[edit]

Anitta, (center) with singers Caetano Veloso (left) and Gilberto Gil (right) performing at the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

Her third studio album Bang was released in October 2015. It was elected by Billboard Brasil as one of the most anticipated albums of the year.[35] Its album cover art was signed by Giovanni Bianco, the same designer of American singer Madonna.[36] Bang debuted at number three on the Brazilian albums chart with 40,000 copies sold at its first week.[37] The album has sold 300,000 copies as of May 2016, surpassing sales of her debut album, which has sold 170,000 copies.[38] It was also certified Platinum by the Associação Brasileira de Produtores de Discos (ABPD).[39]

The first single of the album, "Deixa Ele Sofrer", which was released on July 16, 2015 and reached the top of the iTunes Brazil chart.[40] The song also made Anitta the first Brazilian singer to occupy the top of Spotify Brazil.[41] The following single, "Bang", was also a success, staying at number one on iTunes and Spotify for several days, and its music video becoming an international viral video and receiving over 200 million views on YouTube.[42][43] Other singles released from the album were "Essa Mina É Louca" and "Cravo e Canela".[44]

In 2016, Anitta was featured on a remix of the song "Ginza", by singer J Balvin.[45] In August, she released a single titled "Sim Ou Não" featuring Colombian singer Maluma, and performed "Isto aqui, o que é?" at the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony along with singers Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil after the parade of delegations.[46]

Musical features[edit]

Anitta has a slight Soprano voice, whose vocal extension covers 2 octaves, with homogeneous vocals and reasonable bass.[47] The celebrity website "Vocal Pop" detailed that her voice appears to be a 15-year-old girl and she has a "very sharp and light voice" and added that she has "no such master of her own voice and leaves Wanting in many gaps as a singer and an interpreter." Forbes' Anderson Antunes has indicated that the R&B singer, also used by Rihanna and Kesha, could be the next "global superstar," as Shakira, who follows the "world music appeal." In a critique of her album titled Anitta, Braulio Lorentz of G1 described her voice as being tweaked and sweet, and her songs have "letters about women's power, seductive power and other predicates of whoever claims to" have power." The site ItPOP, detailed that the voice of Anitta is quite limited making "falls short in many questions".

Discography[edit]

Main article: Anitta discography

Tours[edit]

Filmography[edit]

This is a chronologically-ordered list of films and television shows in which Anitta has appeared.[48]

Films[edit]

Year Film Character Notes
2014 Copa de Elite News reporter Supporting Role
Didi e O Segredo dos Anjos Deusa Solares Lead Role
2015 Breaking Through Herself Supporting Role

Television/Documentary[edit]

Year TV Show Role Notes
2013 Amor à Vida Herself
2014 Sai do Chão Herself Season 1
Dança dos Famosos Herself Talent Show
2015 Música.doc Herself MTV Brazil documentary
Vai Que Cola Herself Season 2
Tomara Que Caia Policial Pereira Season 1, episode 1

Awards and nominations International[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Brazilian Act Anitta Won
Best Latin American Act Nominated
Latin Grammy Award Best Brazilian Song Zen Nominated
2015 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Artist Brazil Anitta Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Brazilian Act Won
Best Latin American Act Won
2016 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Artist Brazil Nominated
Prêmio Jovem Brasileiro Melhor Cantora Won[49][50][51]
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Brazilian Act Won
Latin Grammy Awards Best Urban Fusion/Performance Tubarao featuring Maneirinho & Anitta — "Pra Todas Elas" Nominated

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