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Bringing Brazilian Funk to the Global Stage: Anitta Releases Highly Anticipated Album “Funk Generation”

by Zaria Davis
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Anitta, an international superstar and Grammy-nominated artist, proudly releases her long-awaited new album, “Funk Generation,” today through Republic Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment, marking a watershed point in the spread of Brazilian funk to a global audience.

“Funk Generation” positions Anitta at the forefront of spreading Brazilian funk to a new generation worldwide. The album features hit songs such as “Grip,” “Fria,” and “Ahi,” including a collaboration with Sam Smith. To celebrate the release, Anitta has dropped a fiery new music video for the track “Grip.”

Anitta spoke about the album, saying,”‘Funk Generation’ embodies all the nuances of this 100% Brazilian musical genre that has shaped my journey as a person and as an artist. Funk is rooted in the culture of those living in the Brazilian favelas, where I come from, and has often been unfairly judged as lacking artistic value, even associated with organized crime. It reflects the classism and racism that plague our society. I belong to a generation that embraced the rhythm, emerged from the favelas, and conquered Brazil.”

“My new project is very special because it signifies my intention to create an international funk album, something I’ve always dreamed of. It’s gratifying to see funk now serving as a source of inspiration and art in the global music scene, a genre with value, awards, and admiration.”

“With infectious rhythms, ranging from strong to melodic, the songs on my album draw from various influences, from funk carioca to pop and electronic music. I made sure to collaborate with renowned Brazilian funk producers. Together, we’ve created something that can be enjoyed, danced to, and sung along with.”

The album comes after a string of critically acclaimed performances, including last night’s appearance at the Latin American Music Awards, where she performed the singles “Double Team” and “Sabana,” and a surprise performance at Coachella last Friday, where she joined Peso Pluma on stage to perform their hit “BELLAKEO.”

Furthermore, Anitta has recently announced the “BAILE FUNK EXPERIENCE TOUR,” in which the international diva will provide a one-of-a-kind funk experience at exclusive intimate venues in cities throughout the world, giving fans a real taste of Brazil’s renowned funk parties.

Anitta’s first North American tour, which begins on May 18 in Mexico City, will include stops in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Chicago, and Toronto, among others. Tickets for many of the gigs, including those in Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, and New York, sold out quickly after they went on sale last week.

A second New York concert on June 3rd has been added. Following the North American phase, Anitta will take the BAILE FUNK EXPERIENCE to South America and then Europe, stopping in Bogota, Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Ibiza, and other cities. Tickets for the worldwide superstar’s appearances in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, and Paris have already sold out. The full tour itinerary is available below.

“Funk Generation” follows Anitta’s three-track compilation “Funk Generation: A Favela Love Story,” which was released in 2023 as a prelude to the new album. The three songs, “Funk Rave,” “Used To Be,” and “Casi Casi,” became fan favorites. Following the successful release, Anitta released “BELLAKEO,” a collaboration with Peso Pluma; watch the official video here. “BELLAKEO” was Anitta’s highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 to date.

To cap up 2023, Anitta released “Joga pra Lua,” a collaboration with producers Pedro Sampaio and DENNIS. Anitta just gave her fans a taste of what to anticipate from FUNK GENERATION with the blistering lead single “Double Team” (feat. Brray & Bad Gyal) and an official music video (watch here). Botlok produced the tune, while Sam Hayes directed the music video.

The FUNK GENERATION has arrived.

BAILE FUNK EXPERIENCE TOUR:

18.05.24 Mexico City, MX Salón LA

21.05.24 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern

23.05.24 Miami Beach, FL Filmore

26.05.24 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

28.05.24 Boston, MA MGM Music Hall at Fenway

29.05.24 Toronto, ON HISTORIA

06.01.24 Chicago, IL Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

06.02.24 New York, NY Brooklyn Paramount

06.03.24 New York, NY Brooklyn Paramount

06.07.24 Bogota, Colombia Lourdes Music Hall

06.09.24 Lima, Peru CCB

14.06.24 Santiago, Chile Basilea

16.06.24 Buenos Aires, Argentina Vorterix

25.06.24 Berlin, Germany Metropol

26.06.24 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg

28.06.24 London, UK O2 Kentish Town Forum

29.06.24 Paris, France Elysee Montmartre

07.01.24 Ibiza, Spain Pacha

07.03.24 Madrid, Spain Sala La Riviera

07.04.24 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz

07.07.24 Milan, Italy Fabrique

07.08.24 Ibiza, Spain Pacha


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Gabriela April 26, 2024 - 3:31 PM

I fucking love her

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