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Oi, gente! Hi, all!
Gretchen, the ‘Queen of Rebolado’ (swing) from our previous post, is not the única (only) Brazilian who has been successful around the mundo (world) lately. The release of the videoclip Sua Cara (your face), in late July, the result of a partnership of two Brazilian artists with the group Major Lazer, brought a lot of visibility to ambos (both). But quem são eles (who are they)?
Palavras-chave (keywords): cantores (singers), funk, clipe (video), música (song), deserto (desert)
Anitta: Larissa de Macedo Machado is vinte e quatro (24) years old and began singing at oito (8) in a igreja (church) on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. In 2010, after posting a video cantando (singing) on Youtube, she caught the attention of the producer of the independent record company Furacão 2000, specialized in funk, and started her professional career.
The stage name “Anitta” was inspired by the protagonist of the miniseries Presença de Anita (Anita’s Presence), by Rede Globo network. The character, lived by the actress Mel Lisboa, was the representation of a young woman who was sensual and sweet ao mesmo tempo (at the same time).
Her success earned her a contract with Warner Music Brasil and, by 2013, Anitta was the primeira (first) Brazilian artist to reach 100 million views on Youtube. Gradually, funk gave way to references from the pop world, which becomes evident in the video from the song Bang.
From then on, she caught on with several hits and was even present at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games. In addition to Sua Cara, she has outras (other) recordings with international artists such as Iggy Azalea, Maluma and rapper Tyga.
Pabllo: Phabullo Rodrigues da Silva, vinte e dois (22), is the nova (new) pop music sensation in Brazil. He started singing at age treze (13), at school recitals, family parties and also at church, just like Anitta. As um adolescente (a teenager), he left his hometown, São Luís, in Maranhão, to try to become a professional in São Paulo.
But when he was quinze (15) years old, he moved to Uberlândia, in Minas Gerais, where he presented at small gigs, and três (3) years later started to identify himself as a drag queen.
In 2015, the Brazilian drag queen began to gain national notoriety with the release of the Open Bar music clip, a re-reading of Major Lazer’s song Lean On in partnership with MØ. The video reached more than a million views in less than um mês (a month).
In janeiro (January) 2016, Vittar was hired by Globo as the new lead singer in the band of the show “Amor & Sexo”. This hiring was a great victory for the drag community, since in Brazil it is not common for them to gain visibility for any other talent other than just being drags.
Um ano depois (a year later), in early 2017, Pabllo released his first studio album and reached the status of most followed drag queen on digital platforms in the world, outdoing even the world-famous RuPaul.
Now vamos (let’s) watch the video:
Check out the lyrics here: https://www.letras.mus.br/major-lazer/sua-cara/
Have your heard about them before? What did you think?
Tenham uma boa semana! Have a good week!