Brazilian superstar Anitta wins VMA’s Best Latin Music Video for the second year in a row

September 15, 2023
Anitta is the only Latina woman to win this category twice. Photo: People

Brazilian superstar Anitta took home the award for Best Latin Music Video at the MTV Video Music Awards for ‘Funk Rave’. The event took place on Tuesday (12), at the Prudential Center, in Newark.

Last year, Anitta won the same award for the smash hit ‘Envolver’, making her the only Latina woman to win this category twice. Other nominees included Bad Bunny, Shakira, and Rosalia.

“Brazil, we are here again. For the second time, we’re here… Thank you so much!”. She continued: “I also thank myself because I worked hard, once again, to Brazilian funk. You’re listening to Brazilian funk, you’re going to hear it all over the world, and this is just the beginning. Brazilian funk is here to stay.”

Anitta was also the only artist of the night to perform twice. Her first performance included tracks ‘Used To Be’ and ‘Funk Rave’ from Anitta’s most recent release ‘Funk Rave: A Favela Love Story’.

For Anitta’s second performance, she joined K-pop group TOMORROW X TOGETHER as they performed their collaborative track ‘Back For More’.

Watch the incredible set here.

Tatiana Cesso

As a journalist, I've made it my mission to explore and share stories that inspire, inform, and entertain. You may have stumbled upon my work in esteemed publications such as InStyle, Marie Claire, Bazaar, L’Officiel, and Vogue, among others. Having called the U.S. home since 2010, I've lived in Chicago, LA, and currently, Miami. But my heart always beats to the rhythm of Brazil. It's where I was born and raised, and my love for its culture, people, and energy knows no bounds. To share this passion, I've founded Brazilcore, a platform aimed at bridging the gap between Brazil and English speakers worldwide.

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