Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. On December 18th, the Brazilian singer Anitta set a record that went unnoticed in most of the English-speaking world. In just 12 hours, her brassy baile funk single "Vai Malandra" became the first Brazilian song ever to debut on Spotify's Viral Global 50 chart. Soon there will be more: Baile funk, which Brazilians just call funk, is the latest strain of Latin American popular music zipping towards global ubiquity. The majority of those artists sang or rapped in Spanish, but the same factors that helped them reach a global audience -- notably the increasingly heavy use of streaming services across Latin America -- have also impacted Portuguese-speaking Brazil, which ranked third globally in total YouTube watch time, according to Jimenez, and is the biggest country in Latin America by a hefty margin. At the same time as Latin America has flexed its streaming muscles, regional rap sub-genres from around the world -- afrotrap from Paris, Latin trap centered in Puerto Rico, SoundCloud rap storming out of Florida -- have built dedicated fanbases through streaming.
“Rap da Felicidade” (“Rap of Happiness”)
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Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Nego do Borel is a funk singer that recently adjusted his lyrics to appeal to more mainstream audience. He broke into the international music scene in when he toured in the U. This song is from her award-winning third album, Bang. The song is about a girl and her friends dancing at a typical baile funk party, which usually involves a kind of dance similar to twerking.
“Olha a Explosão” (“Watch the Explosion”)
Larissa de Macedo Machado born March 30, ,  known professionally by her stage name Anitta , is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, television host, actress, dancer, business woman and entrepreneur. Due to the success of the song "Meiga e Abusada" in , she signed a contract with Warner Music Brasil the following year. Anitta rose to national fame in after releasing the single " Show das Poderosas ", which reached the top of the Brasil Hot Airplay chart. Ritmo Perfeito , her second studio album, sold 45, copies after a month of its release. In , Anitta was the singer who most remained at the top of iTunes in Brazil and was elected by the same as the Artist of the Year. Her mother raised the two children by herself. She began her career at 8 years old singing in the choir of Santa Luzia Church in Rio de Janeiro by the intervention of her maternal grandparents.
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