Anitta Releases Her English-Language Single “Girl From Rio”

Anitta is a girl on a mission…

The 28-year-old  Brazilian singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer has finally released her highly anticipated single “Girl From Rio.”


Fusing traditional bossa nova with trap melodies, the English-language track samples the timeless 1962 hit “Garota de Ipanema” (“The Girl From Ipanema“) and pays tribute to Brazilian women.

“Hot girls, where I’m from, we don’t look like models/ Tan lines, big curves and the energy glows/ You’ll be falling in love with the girl from Rio,” Anitta kicks off the track.

In the music video, directed by Giovanni Bianco, we see two sides of Anitta: the pinup girl and the beach bum.

At the beach, she’s joined by a diverse group of people, further proving that the “girls from Rio” are beautiful and authentic.

“I’m so happy,” she previously told Billboard. “It’s my favorite song ever that I have done in my life. I want people to get to know Brazil and my music.”