Anitta Biography, Age, Height, Family, Education, Husband, Albums

Brazilian singer Anitta
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Anitta, born Larissa de Macedo Machado, is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and actress who has taken the global music scene by storm with her unique blend of pop, funk, and Latin influences. Dubbed the Queen of Brazilian Pop, she started her career in the early 2010s with her debut single “Meiga e Abusada”. The success of the single earned her a lucrative contract with Warner Music Brazil and her self-titled debut album arrived in July 2013, followed by her second album, “Ritmo Perfeito” and third album “Bang” in in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Anitta has released several chart-busting singles, including “Paradinha,” “Downtown,” “Vai Malandra,” “Machika,” “Banana,” “Envolver,” “Medicina,” “Veneno,” and “Boys Don’t Cry”. With a distinctive voice, magnetic stage presence, and a knack for infectious melodies, Anitta has become one of the most influential Latin singers not only in Brazil but globally. She was featured in Time’s “100 Next” list and Forbes “30 Under 30” list in 2021 and 2022, respectively. So, who is Anitta? Here’s everything we know about the Latina singer.

Anitta Biography

Anitta was born on 30 March 1993, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is 30 years old as of 2024.

Birth NameLarissa de Macedo Machado
Date of BirthMarch 30, 1993
Place of BirthRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Age30 years old
Zodiac SignAries
EthnicityAfrican, Portuguese
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Actress, Entrepreneur
Marital StatusDivorced
Ex-SpouseThiago Magalhães
Current BoyfriendSimone Susinna

Family and Early Life

Anitta was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to a middle-class family. Her parents are Míriam Macedo and Mauro Machado. She has a brother named Renan Machado, who is her music producer. Raised in the neighborhood of Honório Gurgel, Anitta pursued her education at Colégio Pedro II. She took vocal classes and began singing in the church choir at just eight years old. She enrolled in English classes when she was 11 years old.

Anitta Love Life

Known for her charismatic personality, Anitta has been linked to various high-profile relationships throughout her career. Her first known romantic relationship was with Mr. Thug aka Diego Raphael Villanueva. He is a singer and songwriter and the lead vocalist of Bonde da Stronda. They began dating in 2011 and broke up at the end of 2012.

In October 2017, she got married to former baseball player and businessman Thiago Magalhães, which attracted a lot of media attention as he was 12 years older than her. The marriage didn’t last long and they divorced in 2018.

Between her relationship with Mr. Thug and her marriage with Thiago, she had relationships with soccer player Neymar, dancer Ohana Lefundes, singer and songwriter, Maluma, businessman Daniel Trovejani, doctor Pamela Tosatti, surfer Gabriel Medina, actor and model Pablo Morai.

In 2019, she briefly dated Pedro Scooby and Gabriel David, the following year, and had a short-lived relationship with television host Gui Araújo in 2020. In June 2022, she was linked to Canadian producer Murda Beatz before she sparked dating rumors with real estate broker and TV personality Mauricio Umansky.

She is currently in a relationship with Italian actor Simone Susinna.

Body Measurements

Height5 feet 3¾ inches or 162 cm
Body BuildSlim
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorDark Brown

Career Highlights

Anitta began he career as a singer when she was young by singing in her church choir, local events, and talent competitions. She released her first single, “Eu Vou Ficar” in 2010. Her career took off in 2013 when she clinched a lucrative recording deal with Warner Music Brasil and released the single “Meiga e Abusada,” which became the lead single for her self-titled debut album. The album was released on July 6, 2013, debuting at number one in Brazil. The album featured hit singles “Show das Poderosas” and “Não Para” which catapulted her to stardom.

Her second album “Ritmo Perfeito” arrived on July 3, 2014, and it reached number two on the Pro-Música Brasil chart. The album spawned hit singles, “Na Batida” and “Ritmo Perfeito.” Anitta’s success continued with the release of subsequent albums “Bang!” in 2015, “Kisses” in 2019, “Versions of Me” in 2022 and Funk Generation in 2024.

In 2021, she released her single “Envolver” from the album “Versions of Me,” which shattered several records. It is her most successful single, garnering more than a billion streams on Spotify and topped several music charts in the US. She received a Guinness World Record for being the first solo Latin artist to reach No.1 on Spotify. She also won Best Latin at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, making her the first Brazilian artist to do so.

Anitta Met Worth

With a career spanning more than two decades, Anitta has delivered several chart-busting albums and songs which have contributed to a huge net worth that amounts to around $0 million. From music sales and concert earnings to brand partnerships and business ventures, she has built a lucrative empire that reflects her talent and business acumen.


In 2015, she was named the sexiest woman by VIP magazine readers.

In 2017, she was named “Woman of the Year” by the Brazilian edition of GQ magazine. That same year, she was included in Vogue’s list of “100 most influential and creative people in the world.”

She was awarded the Social Star Award at the 2018 iHeart Music Awards.

In 2021, Time magazine named her as one of the most influential personalities in the world and included her in their “100 Next” list.

In 2022, Anitta was featured in Forbes’ “30 Under 30 North America” list.

She cites Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, J Balvin, Becky G, Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Alok, Lizzo, Camila Cabello, Bruna Marquezine, Maluma, Luísa Sonza, Ana Castela, Rita Ora, Emilio Osorio, and Gloria Groove as her music influences.


Who is Anitta and what is her real name?

She is one of the most successful and influential Latin singers who has released several hit albums like Anitta, Ritmo Perfeito, and Versions of Me. Her real name is Larissa de Macedo Machado.

How old is Brazilian singer Anitta?

The Latina singer is 30 years old.

What is the net worth of singer Anitta?

Anitta has a net worth of $40 million.

Is Anitta married and who is her husband?

Anitta is divorced and was previously married to Thiago Magalhães from 2017 to 2018.

How tall is singer Anitta?

She is 5 feet 3¾ inches tall.