Larissa de Macedo Machado, born March 30, 1993, better known by her stage name Anitta, is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. Due to the success of the song “Meiga e Abusada” released in 2012, she signed a contract with Warner Music Brazil the following year.
In 2013, Anitta spent longer at the top of iTunes in Brazil than any other singer. She was elected by the Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte (APCA) as the revelation of the year in music in 2013. She is a five-time winner of the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Brazilian Act on the MTV Europe Music Awards, and was the first Brazilian artist to win the Best Latin American Act award. In 2017, she was ranked as one of the most influential celebrities in social media according to Billboard.