Vai Anitta is a biographical documentary series based on the Brazilian artist Anitta. The show is produced by Shot Studios in both English and Portuguese and first premiered on Netflix on November 16, 2018.
Vai Anitta Cast: Who’s in it?
In the series, we get to see all the people who have made a difference in Anitta’s life, her family and friends. Everyone appears as themselves as is custom with documentary series. Apart from Anitta, we see Paul Pimenta, Sam Shahidi, John Shahidi, Arielle Macedo, her mother Miriam Macedo, brother Renan Machado, her husband Thiago Magalhães and many others.
Larissa de Macedo Machado, the titular character, known professionally as Anitta and Brazilian by birth, is a singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and businesswoman all at the same time. Anitta ventured into singing at age 8 in a choir in the neighbourhood Church in Rio de Janeiro where she lived. At the age of 16, she started attending a technical school and then was called to work at Vale. In 2010, when she posted a video on YouTube, the then producer of the independent record company, Furacão 2000Renato Azevedo, called her to sign a contract with the label. After the song “Meiga e Abusada” became successful in 2012, the following year she was signed by Warner Music Brasil in a contract.
In 2013, Anitta gained national fame after releasing her single “Show das Poderosas”, which gained the number one spot on the Brasil Hot 100 Airplay chart. The music video has over 130 million viewers on YouTube. In November 2014, when she performed at the Latin Grammy Award, she was the youngest Brazilian singer to perform at the awards. In the same year, Anitta was the singer who most remained at the top of iTunes Brazil and also elected by them as the Artist of the Year. The Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte (APCA) elected her as the Revelation of the Year in Music in 2013. Anitta has won the Best Brazilian Act on the MTV Europe Music Awards five times. She was also the first Brazilian artist to win the Best Latin American Act award. In 2017, Anitta was chosen by Billboard as the 15th most influential artist in the world in social networks, making artists like Lady Gaga, Shakira and Rihanna fall behind.
Vai Anitta Plot: What’s it about?
The docu-series goes behind the scenes with Anitta along with her family and friends, revealing her struggle in consolidating her international career as a musician and artist. In the first episode, it is shown how Anitta, one of the biggest pop stars in Brazil, is encouraged by her loved ones as they believed in her talent. The second episode shows the shooting of her second Checkmate single, “Is that for me” against the backdrop of Amazon forest where composers Poo Bear and Alesso join her. The third episode is shot in New York, where Anitta is interviewed about her achievements outside Brazil. During this time, she also records“Downtown” with composer J. Balvin, her third single from the Checkmate.
The fourth episode takes a turn and is far from the glitzy world of glamour. Rather, it chooses to show the shadow behind the light. In this episode, Anitta shares her love and passion for empowering women and girls. The downside of fame, her fight with depression is also shown. Continuing from the previous episode, the fifth episode shows how Anitta pays the price of being famous with her health. Continuous performances take a toll on her ensuring that she takes a break.