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Friday 20 July 2018

Brazilian star Anitta: I don’t put pressure on myself to reach other markets

The singer has already enjoyed international success with songs such as Downtown and Is That For Me.

Anitta (Anitta)
Anitta (Anitta)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent

Brazilian singer Anitta has said she does not put pressure on herself to reach a wider audience.

The rising star – tipped as the next Jennifer Lopez or Shakira – has enjoyed international success with tracks such as Downtown, with J Balvin, and Alesso’s Is That For Me, and is now headed to the UK where she will perform at the Royal Albert Hall.

But Anitta, 25, said she would still be happy if her main fanbase continues to be in her native Brazil, where her last three albums made it to number one or two in the charts.

“I am happy the way I am now,” she said. “My life… I’m really happy with what I’ve got.

“If I get more things, I will be happy, but if not, I won’t be frustrated.

“I don’t put that pressure on myself.”

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Anitta will perform at the Royal Albert Hall (Anitta)

She went on: “My audience, my public, they have their value. They are really important to me.

“I would never let myself be sad if I don’t reach other people.

“My people are amazing.

“If I get it – amazing. But if I don’t, I’m already happy.”

Anitta is performing at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday June 28.

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