Brazilian global pop superstar Anitta unveils her signature single and video, “Girl From Rio.’ The video is a celebratory homage to the resilient and vibrant culture of her hometown of Rio de Janeiro. The clip made its global broadcast premiere on US MTV Live, MTVU, and across MTV’s global network of channels, as well as on the ViacomCBS Times Square billboard.
Listen to “Girl from Rio” above.
Updating the melody of “The Girl From Ipanema” with a 21st century twist, Anitta serves up a sassy and **** ode to the ladies of her hometown. Her cheeky and clever verses give way to the immediately chantable hook, “Hot girls where I’m from. We don’t look like models. Tanned lines, big curves, and the energy glows, you’ll be falling in love with the real Rio.”
The blockbuster visual seamlessly brings the song to life. Nodding to classic mid-century musicals, Anitta dons a forties-era bathing suit like a vixen from the rudder of a WWII plane and launches into a stunning routine surrounded by sailors enamored with her. Fast-forward to modern day, she gives audiences a look at the ultimate beach day in Rio—and it’s every bit as hot as you’d hope it would be!
Anitta has been promoting the new single in America all week. Here are some performances: