Brazilian singer-songwriter Anitta will star in the upcoming seventh season of Elité. Netflix confirmed her casting on Thursday (9 March), tweeting: “A “Girl from Rio” is about to arrive at Las Encinas.” One of her home country’s most trailblazing artists, Anitta became the first Brazilian and Latin American artist to reach number-one on Spotify’s global chart with a solo song, as well as the first Brazilian to win an MTV VMA and American Music Award.
Her acclaimed fifth studio album Versions of Me, featuring artists such as Saweetie, Cardi B and Missy Elliott, also broke records; making history as the first Brazilian pop album to reach a billion streams on Spotify.
Anitta’s success resulted in a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist earlier this year. Netflix is yet to confirm details on Anitta’s character or how heavily she will be involved in Elité.
The bisexual singer’s previous live-action credits include the parody film Copa de Elite and the Brazilian telenovela Amor de Mãe.