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ess than two years after releasing her third studio album, Anitta, the 24-year-old Brazilian star, released “Paradinha” which quickly climbed the charts. It debuted at no. 2 on Brazil Billboard’s Hot Pop & Popular chart and took the top spot in its second week, overtaking the worldwide hit “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber. Anitta’s part-Spanish, part-Portuguese track also reached no. 12 on Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart.
“Paradinha” also charted in Mexico, Portugal, and Uruguay.
Beyond the charts, “Paradinha” dominated the Internet. At the time, the song’s official video broke the Brazilian record for most views in the first 24 hours when it accrued over seven million over that first day on YouTube.
In just two months, the video has nearly 150 million views on YouTube and it continues to rise the all-time list of most-viewed Brazilian music videos.
“Paradinha” took over Spotify as well. Its debut was the most successful of any Brazilian single on the streaming service. Since its release, it has 45 million of Anitta’s more than 200 million Spotify streams.
In addition to “Paradinha,” Anitta has seen international success as a featured artist. She teamed up with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on “Switch.” The single charted in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Portugal, and Russia.
More recently, she collaborated with Major Lazer and Pabllo Vittar for “Sua Cara.” Just like with “Paradinha,” the video was a hit. In just 40 minutes, the video garnered over two million views on YouTube. It had the seventh best debut of any YouTube video ever, earning over 20 million views in the first 24 hours.
Anitta made her first real international splash when she performed at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
In 2016, Anitta was honored as the Best Brazilian Act by the MTV Europe Music Awards for the third consecutive year. She also won Best Singer at the Young Brazilian awards that same year. Furthermore, she has earned several other nominations ranging from Kids’ Choice Awards to Latin Grammys.
Anitta has released three studio albums. Her 2013 debut album, Anitta, reached no. 1 and was certified Platinum. It featured her single “Show das Ponderosas” which took the top spot in Brazil’s Billboard Hot 100. Her 2014 sophomore album, Ritmo Perfeito peaked at no. 2 while her latest release, Bang, topped out at the third spot.
With music as her foundation, Anitta has become the most influential artist in her country with a foot in the door in the international scene. In the first year of Instagram Stories, Anitta was the Global Top Producer.
Beyond music, Anitta has also acted in various roles in television and film.
Anitta partnered up with Samsung and Cheetos for the promotion of “Paradinha.”
She has openly supported the LGBTQ+ cause. Anitta performed at the 2017 Gay Pride Parade in Sao Paulo. She also put together an event called Combatchy for the community.