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Anitta’ Boys Don’t Cry is a hit…only in Brazil

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Poor Anitta.

Her newest single “Boys Don’t Cry” an attempt to reach the always difficult market for non English speakers is a hit but only in Brazil.

The song only charted on Spotify Brazil but hit #2 the day it premiered on January 28 and now is on #30 and the US it didn’t hit the top 200. It also spent eight days in the global rank but about 80% from the streaming was coming from Brazil.

To promote the song, she even went to Jimmy Fallon but failed with only hit #31 on Pop Airplay on Billboard.

So Exhalers, what Anitta is doing wrong or is it prejudice from Americans?spacer.png

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On 3/5/2022 at 9:20 PM, Adriannn said:

The U.S is a tough market... and well, the song is boring :tiffeyeroll_miss_ny_new_york_ms_annoyed_eyes_roll_eyeroll_irritated:


Now, this should've been a worldwide hit:


How dare you to say Boys Don’t Cry is boring? :lessons_preaching_telling_hand_smack:

Although Switch is such a bop. Pa’ pegá la concha contra el piso. 


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Honestly she’s been given more of a push in America than MANY local artists (Tinashe, the 5H girls minus Camila, Kim Petras and many others). It just feels like she’s putting out different genre sounding music until one of the songs stick and become a hit and then she’ll make that “her sound”. So it doesn’t feel like she’s being a genuine artist. You can tell she’s hungry to make it in America and I appreciate her hard work. I hope she makes it, but I always thought she was like a Brazilian Rihanna type, hot, ****, bad betch who is super confident as an artist. I never felt that from her since she’s been trying to break America. If she brought that X factor energy she had in her homeland, I think it would resonate with the American audience. Look at Shakira, she did not give in to the American trends for her debut album and it was a hit. 

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