American jazz singer won as ‘Revelation Artist’; a Brazilian has not been nominated for any of the prize’s main categories since 1965
The singer Samara joy won this Sunday, 5, the Grammy 2023 if New artist. The Brazilian Anita competed in the same category, as did Omar Apollo, Domi & Jd Beck, Muni Long, Samara Joy, Latto, Maneskin, Tobe Nwigwie, Molly Tuttle and Wet Leg. Samara is a 23-year-old American jazz singer. She also won the award for Best Jazz Vocal Album by Linger Awhile. Brazilians waited for the powerful woman to take home the award and after the announcement, several fans took to Samara’s profile on Instagram and left sour comments. “The revelation is to know now? It has to be right,” one person commented. “Return Anitta’s award,” wrote another. “I respect her work, but Anitta is a global superstar who has broken multiple records with two songs in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She won several international awards, has her page in the record books and was the first Latina to have a number one song on global Spotify. Anitta deserved the award,” added another.
A day before the ceremony, Anitta said that just being nominated made her “super excited”. “Imagine, the last time a Brazilian was nominated for one of the four main Grammy categories was in 1965,” said the artist, referring to the nomination of Astrud Gilberto, whose voice was immortalized in the song Girl from Ipanema. Shortly before this Sunday’s ceremony, while walking the red carpet, the powerful woman confirmed that she was “super happy” and told TNT, “I feel like I’m making history.” And Anita does. In addition to this year’s Grammy highlight, the singer adds other career achievements. One of them reached the Global Top 1 on Spotify with the hit involve – music that turned TikTok upside down and had international repercussions. Another song by the Brazilian that gained fame abroad was Boys do not Cry.
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