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Larissa de Macedo Machado (born 30 March 1993), known by her stage name Anitta, is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, actress and dancer. In 2010, she signed a contract with the label Furacão 2000. Anitta garnered international fame in 2013 after releasing the song “Show das Poderosas” in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Spain and Portugal, and in parts of USA and Canada.[clarification needed] In November 2014, she performed at the Latin Grammy Award, becoming the youngest Brazilian singer to perform at the awards.

She signed a million-dollar contract with the Warner Music label in January 2013 and released her first studio album, Anitta, in July of that year, which went on to receive a triple gold record certificate and double platinum certification by ABPD. The first single from the album, “Show das Poderosas”, became a hit and reached the top of the Brazilian Billboard charts. Its music video has been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube, with less than 2 years in the website.


Anitta was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 30, 1993. She is the youngest daughter of Míriam Macedo and Mauro Machado; her brother Renan Machado serves as her artistic producer. Her father divorced her mother when Anitta was still young.
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. At 11 years of age, with the allowance she received, she decided to take an English course. She later received dance lessons provided by the teacher of her mother.

At 16, she finished a course in administration at a technical school in Rio de Janeiro. A year later, she decided to pursue an artistic career. That same year, she was the winner of the “Revelation of Music” award, an important prize in Brazil.

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



2012–13: First album and international breakthrough

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.

The song “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 Blake Farber, who has worked with Beyoncé Knowles.

The first studio album titled Anitta, was released on 6 June 2013. The music video for the song “Show das Poderosas” received considerable attention in the media in May, 2013. The video became the most watched one on YouTube in Brazil, surpassing 85 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. With the music and the video clip of Show das Poderosas, the singer became internationally known, the song also held the top #10 of the music charts in Spain, Portugal and Argentina.

The first studio album was entitled Anitta and had its launch on June 6, 2013, containing 15 songs.



2014–15: Meu Lugar and Ritmo Perfeito

Sales to the tickets for the recording of their first live album went on sale in November 2013. The presentation took place in Rio de Janeiro on February 15, 2014 and was attended by about ten thousand people.

The song “Blá Blá Blá” was released as a single from the album on March 23, 2014, the song has surpassed expectations of producers Anitta, and remained for weeks at #1 in Billboard Brasil. The album came to be titled Fantastic World Anitta but was renamed to Meu Lugar with the release of the song “Quem Sabe” on iTunes.

The album had its launch on June 4, 2014, was released along with her second studio album, Ritmo Perfeito, that had its cover art released in May 2014.


2015-present: Bang!

On June 15, 2015 she announced the title of the first single of her third studio album, “Deixa Ele Sofrer”, which was released on July 16 and reached the top of the iTunes Brazil. The music did Anitta be the first Brazilian singer to occupy the top of Spotify Brazil. The new Anitta disc was elected by the Billboard Brasil as one of the most anticipated of the year. With great repercussion in Spain and Portugal, the first single “Deixa Ele Sofrer” get a Spanish version. The music is one of the subjects most talked about in Spain and Portugal. The singer gave his third studio album titled “Bang!”, Whose cover is signed by the same designer of American singer Madonna, Giovanni Bianco.

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Main article: Anitta discography
  • Anitta (2013)
  • Ritmo Perfeito (2014)
  • Bang! (2015)


  • Show das Poderosas Tour (2013–14)
  • Meu Lugar Tour (2014–15)


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


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


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


Latin Grammy Award

A Latin Grammy Award is an accolade by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.



Year Award Recipient Result
2014 Best Brazilian Song “Zen” Nominated

Melhores do Ano

Year Award Recipient Result
2013 Best Song of Year “Show das Poderosas” Won
Best Female Singer Anitta Nominated


Kids Choice Awards

Year Awards Recipient Result
2015 Best Brazilian Act Anitta Won

MTV Europe Music Awards

Year Award Recipient Result
2014 Best Brazilian Act Anitta Won
Best Latin America Nominated
2015 Best Brazilian Act Won
Best Latin America Won

MTV Latin Music Awards

Year Awards Recipient Result
2015 Best Live Album Meu Lugar Won

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