September 15, 2017


Future Hispanic History Month: 19 Musicians You Need to Know Now


Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Why You Should Pay Attention: Off the bat, those of us (yes, including me) just now stanning for Anitta are already late to the party. The Brazilian singer gained buzz in North America this Spring when her catchy-as-hell "Paradinha" made its way around social media. But let’s start from the beginning, shall we? Anitta’s already dropped three successful studio albums (and a live album) back home in Brazil, including her platinum, 2013 self-titled debut at just 20-years-old. She’s racked up nine Top 10 hits on Brazil’s Hot 100 Airplay chart, including a hit collab with Colombian singer (and fellow Future Hispanic History honoree) Maluma. In the past year she’s sang the hook on Iggy Azalea’s gay club–ready "Switch," and hopped on Major Lazer’s "Sua Cara" along with Brazilian singer, drag queen and viral sensation Pabllo Vittar. As if to let us know she's REALLY coming for our wigs, Anitta just dropped the dreamy "Will I See You," her first fully English single, with frequent Justin Bieber songwriter Poo Bear. The Bieber alignment isn’t by accident, either—the Brazilian bombshell is managed by the Bieber-backed Shots Studios. Mark Sundstrom

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