Brazilian singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and businesswoman. Anitta is managed by John Shahidi of Shots Studios, a US based company backed by Justin Bieber. Anitta began singing at age 8 in a choir from a Catholic church in the Honorio Gurgel neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. At the age of 16, she attended a technical school and was called to work at Vale. In 2010, after posting a video on YouTube, Renato Azevedo, then producer of the independent record company Furacão 2000, called her to sign a contract with the label. Due to the success of the song "Meiga e Abusada" in 2012, she signed a contract with Warner Music Brasil the following year.