Ahead of the Grammys this weekend, finest new artist nominee Anitta is again for part two of her Billboard interview, sharing extra of the backstory alongside along with her plans for the following part of her profession.
“I really wanted this because I heard so many times that it was impossible, and I wanted to prove that it was not, someone can do this,” Anitta says of the times she spent hustling in her native Brazil to make her profession occur. When she was confronted with the argument that Brazilians couldn’t cross over within the States, she says she merely “could not accept it.”
She tracks her hustling days, recalling the period when she’d carry out in Brazil on Friday, Saturday and Sunday then fly to the States to community in the course of the week, earlier than flying again to Brazil to play reveals on the weekend, all whereas taking English classes and doing studio classes in English to get used to recording within the language. “It was crazy,” she says, including that she was “so tired.”
But in fact, the work paid off, with Anitta crossing over within the States, significantly upon the discharge of her 2022 album, Versions of Me, and its massive single “Envolver.” Of this success, Anitta says followers in her residence nation “are super happy and very supportive of me, whenever ‘Envolver’ was starting to get really really big on the charts out of Brazil, the Brazilians, they saw it and were like, ‘If you love your nation, you’ve gotta play this song.’ … When it was No. 1 global, it was a holiday.”
Anitta additionally reveals that she “for sure, definitely” will finish her singing profession within the subsequent 5 – 6 years, saying that she loves “change, challenges and trying news things” and is keen to develop her performing profession. (She notes that she’s already been invited to seem in plenty of movies.)
Given her penchant for each hustle and success, cash is on Anitta reaching something she units out to get. Watch the entire interview above, and tune in to the sixty fifth annual Grammy Awards on Sunday evening at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS to see if Anitta wins for finest new artist.