“Envolver,” the global hit song with around half a billion Spotify streams, took its singer, Anitta—who reportedly has a net worth of $50 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth—less than a day to write. Anitta Net Worth
She had invited some friends, family, and producers to Sanctuary Cap Cana, a five-star resort in the Dominican Republic, for a working vacation. Between lounging, swimming in some of the property’s six pools, and filming a music video, the 29-year-old Brazilian recorded some new music in a makeshift studio set up in the hotel’s Terrace Tower Suite.
Two of her guests were the Puerto Rican production duo Súbelo NEO, who are responsible for some of Latin rapper Bad Bunny’s biggest hits. They got to work with Anitta crafting a thumping reggaeton beat, and the lyrics owed out of them. They knew they had an international superhit on their hands.
Here are a few things Anitta revealed to WSJ. Magazine…
“I was so sure that it was going to be big. They were saying I couldn’t make it happen by myself.” Anitta went ahead solo.
Missy Elliot on Anitta’s relatability:
As Elliott says, Anitta may have an outsize stage presence and distinct it-factor, but her secret sauce is her relatability. “Immediately you connect with her,” Elliott says. “She feels like the girl up the street, even though you know she’s a star.”
Anitta on the skepticism of local industry folk about her global plans:
“They said, ‘Well, you can try to go international, but that’s impossible. Nobody’s ever made it, the last person was Carmen Miranda,’” she says. “Impossible? This word just makes me want to go for it.”
Anitta on being transparent about her plastic surgery, which include a nose job, jaw-shaping procedures, and breast augmentations:
“It’s nothing to do with me not being happy with myself,” she says of the surgeries. “For me, it’s like changing my hair.” She goes one step further: “Even if it’s not good or the way I expected, I still like the process. I like the adrenaline.”
J. Balvin, who calls Anitta his sister and frequent collaborator on the responsibility of representing your country on the world stage:
“There is a lot of pressure to say certain things or act in certain ways, not just for your country but for Latinos in general,” he says. Anitta Net Worth
Anitta on being politically outspoken in her country (having recently spoken out against current Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right policies. Bolsonaro has in turn mocked her on Twitter):
“Half of the country wants to kill me, wants me to die, wants to punch me,” she says. “My family gets scared, I just tell them, Yeah, [if they] come kill me, [I] will haunt [them] forever as a ghost.”
She practices Candomblé, a Brazilian religion with roots in several African religions. It was passed down to her from her father. She’ll wear a customary all-white outfit, sweep the temple’s floors, and do the congregation’s dishes—she says it makes her feel like a normal person. Followers of Candomblé believe that each person has a connection to a specific orixá, or spirit. Anitta says her orixá is Logun Ede, who spends half the year with his father and half the year with his mother, picking up dramatically different traits from each parent. Logun Ede exemplifies the duality that Anitta sees in herself: her sensitivity and her toughness. “After I understood this in my religion,” she says, “I understood myself.”
Anitta on whether she’ll sing and perform forever:
“Not forever. Hell, no.” She says she’ll keep making music for another five to six years, and then it’s time to end her singing career. Anitta Net Worth
Anitta on her acting ambition:
She’s eager to “bring the butterflies,” as she describes it. “It’s pointless for me to keep pushing myself to keep doing things that won’t fulfill new dreams. I’ve already done what was impossible,” she says. “What is bigger than No. 1?”
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Photos: GREGORY HARRIS COURTESY OF WSJ. MAGAZINE
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