Anitta Signs Global Deal With Sony Music Publishing

Anitta is going global…

The 28-year-old Brazilian singer, whose full name is Larissa de Macedo Machado, has inked a worldwide deal with Sony Music Publishing after a breakthrough year on the Billboard charts.


Sony Music Publishing, the current leading publisher for the Top Radio Airplay and the Billboard Hot 100 charts, has announced the signing of pop sensation Anitta.

Known across the world for her fusion of latin, radio pop, and Brazilian bale funk, Anitta’s new agreement will see her represented by the publisher across all territories.\

The new deal arrives after a breakthrough year in the U.S. market for the singer, whose songs “Girl From Rio,” featuring DaBaby, and “Faking Love,” featuring Saweetie, both cracked the top 40 on Billboard’s Pop Airplay chart in 2021.

In her native Brazil, Anitta reigns as the nation’s highest streamed artist, and she made history this year as the country’s first musical export to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).


She is also a six-time Latin Grammy nominee and nine time MTV EMA winner.

Anitta to Perform on Miley Cyrus’ New Year’s Eve Special “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party”

Anitta is spending the New Year in Miami…

The 28-year-old Brazilian singer will perform in NBC’s Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted by Miley Cyrus & Pete Davidson.


The New Year’s Eve special, hosted by Miley Cyrus and Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, will also feature performances by Brandi Carlile, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green DaySaweetie, Jack Harlow, 24kGoldn and Kitty Ca$h, with the network promising more surprise guests.

The special airs live on NBC from Miami starting at 10:30 p.m. ET and also will be live-streamed on Peacock.

Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party succeeds NBC’s New Year’s Eve special hosted and produced by Carson Daly, which aired on the network from 2004 until last year (an NFL game pre-empted the 2017-18 special).

Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted By Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson is executive produced by Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live, Cyrus and Lindsay Shookus.

Joe DeMaio directs.

Gloria Estefan to Perform at the Latin Grammy Awards Show

Gloria Estefan is headed to the Latin Grammys stage…

The Latin Recording Academy has announced additional performers set to take the stage for the 22nd annual Latin Grammy Awards on November 18 in Las Vegas, with the 64-year-old Cuban singer and four-time Latin Grammy winner among those on the list.

Gloria EstefanMaking her return to the Latin Grammys stage after more than a decade, Estefan — accompanied by AnittaCarlinhos Brown, Laércio da Costa, Pedro CapóFarina, Giulia Be and Diego Torres — will open the Latin Grammys with a three-song medley, including her iconic song “Abriendo Puertas,” along with “Cuando Hay Amor” and “Magalenha.”

Additionally, Ángela AguilarPepe Aguilar, María BecerraEladio Carrión, Silvestre Dangond, EmmanuelJoss Favela, Evaluna MontanerRicardo Montaner, Fito PáezResidente, Sofía Reyes, among others, have joined the broadcast as presenters.

The new group of artists join previously announced performers Mon Laferte, Grupo Firme, Bad Bunny, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga, Rubén Blades, C. Tangana, Calibre 50, Los Dos Carnales, Alejandro Fernández, Juanes, Maná, Ozuna, Danna Paola and Myke Towers, among others.

Five-time nominee C. Tangana is set to perform alongside Antonio Carmona, Diego del Morao, Jorge Drexler, Israel Fernández, La Húngara, Natalia Lafourcade and Omar Apollo. Meanwhile, Juanes will perform a new arrangement of Juan Gabriel’s iconic “No Tengo Dinero,” alongside Rubén Albarrán and Meme del Real of Café Tacvba.

With the theme “rediscovering life through music,” the three-hour show will air live on Univision at 8:00 p.m. ET, preceded by a one-hour pre-show starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The telecast, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, will “invite audiences to rediscover what’s important in life using music as a storyline,” according to a statement from the Latin Recording Academy.

Camilo leads the 2021 Latin Grammys nominees with 10 nods, including nominations in the album, record, and song of the year categories. He’s followed by tropical music icon Juan Luis Guerra with six, Spanish rapper Tangana with five nominations, and multiple artists, including Bad Bunny, with four.

Estefan is nominated this year for Best Contemporary Tropical Album for her samba-flavored album Brazil305.

Anitta Teams Up with Saweetie for New All-English Single “Faking Love”

Anitta isn’t afraid to Fake it…

The 28-year-old Brazilian singer has joined voices with Saweetie to release her new single “Faking Love.”

Anitta & Saweetie

The all-English collaboration follows the release of Anitta’s uptempo bossanova single “Girl From Rio.”

“She is the badass boss bi—,” the Brazilian artist said on Instagram of her collab partner.

Produced by Andres Torres, Mauricio Rengifo and Ryan Tedder, the song is an edgy, midtempo Brazilian funk track featuring Saweetie’s slick rap verses.

“I’ve been faking love with you,” Anitta sings in the track that’s about a girl who shows no remorse after a breakup.

The music video, helmed by director duo Bradley & Pablo, shows both artists in a cheeky and conceptual setting.

Anitta to Appear in the YouTube Originals Special “Dear Earth”

Anitta is celebrating the planet…

The 28-year-old Brazilian singer, songwriter, actress and dancer will be featured in an upcoming YouTube Originals special titled Dear Earth.


Anitta will appear alongside BLACKPINKBillie EilishJaden Smith and more in the special premiering in October.

Dear Earth is part of YouTube Originals’ October sustainability-centered programming.

Former President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Desmond Tutu and Google/Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai are among the global leaders presenting during the multi-hour celebration of the planet.

It will follow a similar format to YouTube Originals’ Dear Class of 2020 all-star commencement special during the pandemic last year, with keynote addresses, musical performances, special appearances and comedic shorts.

Dear Earth will “inspire and motivate audiences to create a better, healthier, existence for the planet through contributions from a wide range of global leaders, creators, celebrities and musicians,” Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s global head of original content, told reporters during the Summer TCA press tour.

Lil Dicky and GaTa as well as Tinashe will also be featured, as well as Marsai Martin, The Muppets, SpongeBob SquarePants and YouTube creators AsapSCIENCEBrave WildernessBretman Rock, DreamJack HarriesTheOdd1sOutPhysicsGirl and ZHC.

Dear Earth will premiere on YouTube on October 23.

The special is produced by Done + Dusted, Strong Brew and Silverback Films.

Anitta to Appear in Billboard’s Facebook Watch Series “12 Hours With…”

Ready to spend 12 hours with Anitta?

Billboard has announced a brand-new Facebook Watch series centered on the 28-year-old Brazilian singer, Maluma, Prince Royce and Mariah Angeliq, spotlighting the four Latin hitmakers during Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month.


The four-part series, titled 12 Hours With…, will dig deep into the four artists’ stories about how their heritage and roots helped build a foundation for their music careers and how they’re shaping culture and building on generations of Latin influence across the globe.

Maluma will star in the first episode, “12 Hours With Maluma,” which will premiere October 5 at 9:00 am ET on Facebook Watch and simulcast on and the Facebook app.

Anitta’s episode will premiere October 7, while “12 Hours With Prince Royce” will air on October 12 and Mariah Angeliq’s special will round out the series on October 14.

Billboard‘s “12 Hours With…” Facebook Watch series was produced by The Intellectual Property Corporation.

Learn more about Facebook’s Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations here.

Nicky Jam to Bring “Rockstar Show” to Billboard Latin Music Week, with Jhay Cortez as Special Guest

Nicky Jam is bringing his (Rockstar) Show on the road…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American will bring his talk show Rockstar Show live to Billboard Latin Music Week, and he’s booked Jhay Cortez as his special guest.

Nicky Jam

The intimate experience is set to take place on September 22 exclusively for Billboard Latin Music Week registrants, with capacity limited.

Nicky Jam’s talk show, his passion project, launched in January with Maluma as his first guest.

Daddy YankeeKarol G and Nicky Jam are also confirmed for Billboard’s 2021 Latin Music Week, returning to Miami in September with a weeklong event that unites the top Latin hitmakers, influencers and industry leaders, and features live performances and conversations with superstars.

Latin Music Week will feature one-of-a-kind performances, panels, conversations and more with the aforementioned artists. Karol G will take center stage in The Superstar Q&A on September 21 for an in-depth conversation about her career, music, love and upcoming projects.

On September 22, fans will get up close and personal with Yankee as he discusses his 25-year career that launched reggaetón around the world in the second installment of The Superstar Q&A. The Puerto Rican hitmaker is also set to perform for a Billboard En Vivo concert that night at the Faena Forum exclusive to Billboard Latin Music Week registrants.

Other recently announced panels include “My Cause, My Music: A Conversation on Social Justice” with Cuban artist/activist Yotuel Romero, Puerto Rican star Kany García and ChocQuibTown members (and husband and wife) Goyo and Tostao; “Making the Hit, Live” masterclass with Lunay and his longtime producers Chris Jedi and Gaby Music; and “Regional No More– Mexican Music Goes Global” with Eslabon Armado, Los Dos Carnales and Carin Leon, which is moderated by Rancho Humilde‘s Jimmy Humilde.

For the first time, Billboard will launch a virtual streaming experience in partnership with LIVENow, offering viewing opportunities to international audiences. Passes for the livestream can now be purchased here. The star-studded 2021 Latin Music Week lineup also includes participation by García, Anitta, Elena RoseMyke TowersRauw Alejandro, EstemanRaymix, and Tainy, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Under the slogan “The Beat of Latin Music,” making its mark as the longest running and biggest Latin music industry gathering in the world, this year’s event will continue through the end of the week as Billboard launches its En Vivo concert series.

Pabllo Vittar Earns Nine MTV MIAW Awards Brazil Nominations

Pabllo Vittar is a hit with the millennials

The 2021 MTV MIAW (Millennial Awards) Awards Brazil nominations have been announced via Clubhouse and Instagram, with the 26-year-old Brazilian drag queen, singer and songwriter earning nine nominations.

Pabllo Vittar 

Vittar’s nominations include Hitmaker, two in the National Collab category and two in Hymn of the Year category.

The awards ceremony, which honors Brazil’s hottest trends, idols and top influencers in pop culture, will feature live performances and special appearances by content creators, television personalities and celebrities. The show will air Thursday, September 23, on MTV Brazil and Facebook.

Luísa Sonza is tied for the most nominations with nine, while Anitta picked up eight nods.

This is the fourth year for the MTV MIAW (Millennial Awards). The show is one of five current MTV-branded music awards shows, along with the MTV Video Music Awards (which originated in 1984), MTV EMA (Europe Music Awards, 1994), MTV Video Music Awards Japan (2002) and MTV MIAW (Latin America, 2013).

Fans can now visit to cast their vote on all 33 categories, including reality royalty, artist of the year, global hit and the coveted MIAW icon.

Here’s the complete list of nominations:

Larissa Manoela
Sasha Meneghel
Ítalo Ferreira
Rebeca Andrade
Virgínia Fonseca
Pequena Lo

Gil do Vigor – BBB
Ingrid O’Hara, De Férias Com o Ex Brasil: Celebs
Isabella Sherer – MasterChef Brasil
Jojo Todynho – A Fazenda
Juliette – BBB
Lipe – A Fazenda
Matheus Novinho – Acapulco Shore
Lucas Maciel – A Ilha

Yasmin Castilho
Favelado Investidor
Lara Silva
Mariah Nala
MC Dricka
Raphael Vicente

Ai, dor
Dogg Face
Gabi AE4
Jacaré da Vacina
O Brasil tá lascado
Shitty Flute

Amora, Bruna Marquezine
Dionísio, Lipe
Sol, Grazi Massafera
Beethoven, Marina Ruy Barbosa
Lilo, Viih Tube
Nelson, Bianca e Fred
Norbert Macedo, Anitta
Valdemar, Larissa Manoela

Vitor Kley
Barões da Pisadinha
Kevin o Chris
Luisa Sonza
MC Don Juan
Pabllo Vittar
Pedro Sampaio

Boca Rosa
Bruna Tavares
Flávia Durante
Manu Gavassi
Marina Ruy Barbosa

Bruna Marquezine
Gloria Groove
Matheus Pasquarelli
Leo Picon
Duda Beat
Sabrina Sato

Vênus Podcast
Eu Fico Loko
Não Ouvo
Pod Delas

Ana Maria Brogui
Bela Gil
Mohamad Hindi
Paola Carosella
Receitas de Pai
Rodrigo Hilbert

Brasil Que Deu Certo
De Sola
Melted Videos
Pequena Lo
Saquinho de Lixo
Vittor Fernando

Ingrid O’Hara
Klayver Pop
Lara Silva
Lucca Maciel
Virgínia Fonseca
Cínthia Cruz
Vanessa Lopes

Gustavo Tubarão
Camilla de Lucas
Lucas Guedez
Pequena Lo
Ruivinha de Marte
Vittor Fernando

Lorenza Valloto
Josy Ramos
Gabriel Holtz
Lucca Najar
Matheus Cardoso

Bianca e Fred
Caíque Gama e Flavia Gabe
Ícaro Silva e Lucas Leto
Lahn Lahn e Nanda Costa
Ludmilla e Brunna
Sasha e João Figueiredo
Vitória Strada e Marcella Rica
Zé Felipe e Virgínia

Bruna Linzmeyer
Dora Figueiredo
Gil do Vigor
Lia Clark
Douglas Souza
Tarso Brant

Afonso Padilha
Evelyn Castro
Bruna Louise
Dani Calabresa
Rafael Portugal
Marcelo Adnet
Renato Albani
Thiago Ventura

Liberdade Quando o Grave Bate Forte – Alok, MC Don Juan e GBR
Deixa de Onda – Dennis feat Ludmilla e Xamã
Modo Turbo – Luísa Sonza, Pabllo Vittar e Anitta
Bandida – Pabllo Vittar e Pocah
Atenção – Pedro Sampaio e Luisa Sonza
Fala Mal de Mim – Pedro Sampaio, Wesley Safadão e Daniel Caon
Leão – Xamã e Marília Mendonça
Tranquilita – Zé Felipe e Virgínia

Filipe Ret
MC Cabelinho
Tasha e Tracie

Deixa de Onda – Dennis, Ludmilla e Xamã
Tipo Gin – Kevin o Chris
Rainha da Favela – Ludmilla
Modo Turbo – Luisa Sonza, Pabllo Vittar e Anitta
Bipolar – MC Davi, MC Pedrinho e MC Don Juan
Quero Ver É Me Esquecer – Barões da Pisadinha ft. Jorge e Matheus
Bandida – Pabllo Vittar e Pocah
Atenção – Pedro Sampaio e Luisa Sonza

Positions – Ariana Grande
Love Sick Girls – Black Pink
Levitating – Dua Lipa
Peaches – Justin Bieber
Montero – Lil Nas X
Midnight Sky – Miley Cyrus
Good 4 U – Olivia Rodrigo
Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran

Não Passa Vontade – Anavitoria e Duda Beat
Girl From Rio – Anitta
Sistema Obtuso – Criolo e Tropkillaz
Coringa – Jão
Morena – Luan Santana
Modo Turbo – Luisa Sonza, Pabllo Vittar e Anitta
Lokko – Giulia Be
Pensa – Vitão

Kevin o Chris
MC Don Juan
MC Dricka
MC Hariel
Tati Zaqui

DJ Guuga
Lucas Beat
Pedro Sampaio
Rennan da Penha

Luisa Sonza
Pabllo Vittar
Kevin o Chris

Girl Like Me – Black Eyed Pease e Shakira
Kiss Me More – Doja Cat e Sza
Beautiful Mistakes – Maroon5
Qué Más Pues? – J.Balvin e Maria Becerra
Prisoner – Miley Cyrus feat Dua Lipa
Monster – Shawn Mendes e Justin Bieber
Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars e Anderson Paak) –
Save Your Tears – The Weekend e Ariana Grande

Nick Cruz
Jovem Dex

Jovem Dex
Recayd Mob

Gueto – Iza
Errada Ela não tá – Jottapê, Kevinho e ARON
Senta com Amor – Kevinho e Zé Felipe
Rainha da Favela – Ludmilla
Bilhete Premiado – Gabily, Kevin o Chris e MC Kevin
Bandida – Pabllo Vittar e Pocah
Atenção – Pedro Sampaio e Luisa Sonza
Peligrosa – Urias

Cor – Anavitória
NU – Djonga
Te Amo Lá Fora – Duda Beat
Imaterial – Filipe Ret
Doce 22 – Luisa Sonza
Portas – Marisa Monte
Batidão Tropical – Pabllo Vittar
Zodíaco – Xamã

Amor ou Litrão – Petter Ferraz e Menor Nico
Apaga a Luz e Apaga Tudo – MC Torpe
Bipolar – MC Davi, MC Pedrinho e MC Don Juan
Disco Arranhado – Malu e DJ Lucas Beat
Em Homem a Gente Não Confia – MC Manu
Meu Pedaço de Pecado – João Gomes
Preta do Cabelo Cacheado – MC Don Juan, TH CDM, DG e Batidão Estronda
Tipo Gin – Kevin o Chris

Bridgerton – Netflix
Manhãs de Setembro – Amazon Prime Video
Elite – Netflix
Gossip Girl – HBO Max
As Five – GloboPlay
Pen15 – Paramount+
The Handmaid’s Tale – Paramount+
Wandavision – Disney+

Anitters – Anitta
Beliebers – Justin Bieber
Blink – Black Pink
Boca Rosers – Bianca Andrade
Gavassiers – Manu Gavassi
Cactos – Juliette
Little Monsters – Lady Gaga
RBDManíacos – RBD

Anitta Getting Her Own Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds in New York City’s Times Square

Anitta is waxin’ nostalgic…

The 28-year-old Brazilian singer/songwriter will soon get her own wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York City’s Times Square.

Anitta x Madame Tussauds

Anitta shared the news to her more than 55 million followers via Instagram, stating: “I’m so honored! Can’t wait to have my wax figure at @MadameTussaudsUSA, in NYC!”

A short video preview shows the “Girl From Rio” singer rocking ripped jeans, a bedazzled thong, and a cutout top as artists get her exact measurements, hair color, eye color, and skin tone.

Anitta x Madame Tussauds

Anitta’s wax figure — which will take nearly six months and 20 studio artists in London to create — will soon arrive at Madame Tussauds New York.

Anitta x Madame Tussauds

This week, the museum revealed behind-the-scenes photos of Colombian superstar Maluma also posing for his own wax figure, which will arrive at Madame Tussauds in Orlando.

Anitta and Maluma join other Latin music stars to get their own wax figures, including Selena, Romeo Santos, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few.

Lunay to Perform at This Year’s Lollapalooza

Lunay is ready to live his Fest life…

The 20-year-old Puerto Rican singer and rapper has revealed that he’s officially joining the 2021 Lollapalooza lineup.


“I’m going to announce it here as an exclusive,” he tells Billboard. “‘El Niño’ will be at Lollapalooza this year, so stay tuned to my social media for all the details.”

Lunay, who performed his single “Todo o Nada” with Anitta at Thursday night’s Premios Juventud awards show, said he’s already rehearsing for the show with his band in Puerto Rico.

“I’m excited that big festivals are returning and that I can share with my audience,” he notes.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Lollapalooza, held from July 29 to Aug. 1 at Grant Park in Chicago, is headlined by Miley CyrusFoo FightersPost Maloneand Tyler, the Creator.

The Lollapalooza 2021 will also be available via livestream for Hulu subscribers.