Anitta arrives ‘super excited’ at the Grammys and hopes to undo Brazil’s 1965 defeat

The award will take place this Sunday the 5th and the singer will compete in the Revelation Artist category along with Omar Apollo, Måneskin and Samara Joy.

RONDA CHURCH / AFPAnitta arrives for the 23rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards at Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 17, 2022

The singer Anita is super excited about Grammy and hopes to win the prize lost to her compatriot Astrud Gilberto, the voice who immortalized “The Girl from Ipanema”. Years have passed since the last time a Brazilian artist was nominated for one of the main categories of the award. “I have received this nomination with great pleasure and I am super excited,” said Anitta in an interview. “Imagine, the last time a Brazilian was nominated for one of the four main Grammy categories was in 1965!” said the global sensation, referring to Gilberto, who brought bossa nova to the world. At the time, João Gilberto’s ex-wife won the Grammy for best recording of the year with Stan Getz, but the Beatles got the Revelation Artist trophy. The 29-year-old singer, who is a nominee for Best New Artist, became a global phenomenon last year with her massive hit “Engage” — the song set a Spotify record and her daring choreography rocked TikTok with thousands of videos and streams. 100 million times in the weeks following release.

“As a Brazilian and Latino woman, a nomination like this is very representative and fills me with pride,” she says. “I have already conquered much more than I could have ever dreamed of,” he said when he reflected on his journey. “Nothing keeps me up at night regarding my career,” he added. On February 5, Anitta arrives at the Grammys hoping to be nominated as the Best New Artist at the Los Angeles ceremony. She will compete with Omar Apollo, Måneskin and Samara Joy, among others. With more than a decade in her career, the star is far from a novelty, but she almost sees her entry into the US market as a new beginning.

*With information from AFP

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