“GIRL FROM RIO” DEBUTED ON THE TOP 40 RADIO AIRPLAY CHART—A CAREER FIRST FOR ANITTA!
HER MOST PERSONAL SONG TO DATE— ANITTA LENDS A FRESH PERSPECTIVE & MODERN TWIST TO THE BRAZILLIAN BOSSA NOVA CLASSIC “GAROTA DE IPANEMA”
After the original exploded right out of the gate with tens of millions of streams and widespread acclaim, Brazilian global pop superstar Anitta reups and recharges “Girl From Rio” with an Official Remix featuring DaBaby. Listen to “Girl From Rio (Remix)” HERE.
GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum North Carolina titan DaBaby pulls up with a scorching verse, adding another dimension to the hit song.
Right out of the gate, “Girl From Rio” arrived as a phenomenon. It debuted in the Top 40 Radio Airplay Chart, marking a career first for Anitta. Not to mention, it racked up over 13 million Spotify streams and 20 million views on the official music video. Inciting widespread acclaim, Billboard proclaimed, “She understands how to wrap a classic melody around her finger but inject enough attitude into the track to make it her own,” and Rolling Stone wrote, “The track finds Anitta putting her own spin on the Brazilian bossa nova classic.” And V Magazine predicted, “Anitta’s influence and fanbase already reaches far and wide, and her newest release should serve to give it a big boost.”
To celebrate the new single, Anitta performed “Girl From Rio” on NBC’s Today Show and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!. She also took the stage at the first-ever televised special of the Latin GRAMMY® Celebra: Ellas Y Su Música on Univision. The music video for “Girl From Rio” notably made its global broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, and across MTV’s global network of channels, as well as on the Viacom CBS Times Square billboard.
“Girl From Rio” stands out as Anitta’s most personal song to date as she lent a fresh and fiery perspective and modern twist to the Brazilian bossa nova classic “Garota de Ipanema.
Serving up a sassy and sexy ode to the ladies of her hometown, her cheeky and clever verses give way to the immediately chantable hook, “Hot girls where I’m from. We don’t look like models. Tanned lines, big curves, and the energy glows, you’ll be falling in love with the real Rio.”
The blockbuster visual seamlessly brings the song to life. Nodding to classic mid-century musicals, Anitta dons a forties-era bathing suit like a vixen from the rudder of a WWII plane and launches into a stunning routine surrounded by sailors enamored with her. Fast-forward to modern day, she gives audiences a look at the ultimate beach day in Rio—and it’s every bit as hot as you’d hope it would be!
Of the release, Anitta said, “I am so excited to be able to share the history of my hometown in the “Girl From Rio” song and video.”
At the 2021 Latin American Music Awards, Anitta described “Girl From Rio” as her “favorite song ever” to Billboard.
Anitta continues to make headlines worldwide. She recently lit up the stage at the Latin American Music Awards by joining forces with Maluma, Wisin, and Myke Towers for a powerhouse rendition of “Mi Niña” and taking home the award for “Favorite Artist Female.” She graced the most recent cover of Allure who christened her, “An uncensored force changing the face and flavor of Brazilian beauty.”
Anitta is currently putting the finishing touches on her debut album for Warner Records with her management S10 Entertainment.