Anitta Reflects on Worldwide Success of 'KISSES' Album, Credits Fans (Exclusive)

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Anitta is dominating sound waves around the globe with her album, KISSES.

The 10-track album features songs in Portuguese, Spanish and English. And, all 10 videos are an exploration of Anitta’s multifaceted personality.

"[My fans] are really happy. It's impossible to not like one song from the album," she told ET at the premiere of her album in April. The 26-year-old singer treated fans to stripped down versions of "Tu y Yo," "Poquito," "Get to Know Me" and "Voce mentiu."

The special event was hosted by Ipanema, an iconic Brazilian footwear brand, who will sponsor Anitta's global tour making stops in Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles and Madrid. The partnership also gave birth to a new collection of sandals that Anitta says are fun and colorful like her visual album.

"The idea of the album is to show the 10 personalities that I have inside of me. I'm a very complex person. I have different people inside me but it's still me. I wanted to show everyone that I can be...romantic one day, I can be sexy the other day, I can be crazy, I can be serious, I can be boss, I can be feminist, and I still don't lose my way [of being]," Anitta said, who credits the high-end production of her music videos to Ipanema.

“It was all possible because of Ipanema. They gave me all the support, 100%. If it wasn’t for them we wouldn't have been able to have the high quality videos,” she explained. “I was so anxious to get it all done and see it come to life. It was definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

Anitta says she wasn’t expecting her album to be a huge success.

"All of the songs on the album are in the top 50 in Brazil," she said. "But, 'Poquito' was the most played song on the album and No. 8 in Brazil, which means most of the audience came from fans outside of Brazil from different parts of the world."

"I wish I knew more languages," she added, reflecting on the importance of being bilingual, in her case trilingual. "I used to speak Italian. It's important because you can learn more about cultures, and it allows you to be more informed."


The brunette beauty previously told ET she wasn’t concerned with having a number one hit.

"I told my people that my goal with this album is not to have a number one hit, I'm not kidding. I'm not concerned at all to have a number one song or a top 10 or top 50 or top whatever," she continued. "This is not the thing I'm concerned about. I'm concerned about giving a message to people."

And the message is pretty simple -- "don't be afraid to be yourself."

"People sometimes are afraid to be who they are because of other people’s ideals," she said. "I'm not afraid of anything. I do what I want. And, I think that’s why these things are happening to me right now."

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