Pop knows no borders in Major Lazer’s latest video “Sua Cara,” which features two of Brazilian hottest pop culture personalities: One a cisgender female pop star, and the other a drag queen.
Major Lazer released the track “Sua Cara” on June 1, 2017. The title translates to “Your Face” and features Brazilian singer Anitta and drag queen Pabllo Vittar on vocals. The video was released July 30, and in just 24 hours amassed 17.9 million views.
That feat gave the video 17th place on Wikipedia’s “List of most viewed online videos in the first 24 hours.”
The video is a sexy, sandy dream in the desert, featuring Anitta and Vittar bumping and grinding to the song’s tropical and tribal beats.
On June 20, Major Lazer traveled to Morocco along with Anitta and Vittar to record the music video for “Sua Cara”. It was directed by Bruno Ilogti. The track is off Lazer’s new EP Know No Better. It was released on June 1, 2017 by Mad Decent.
Who is Pabllo Vittar?
Phabullo Rodrigues da Silva, known as Pabllo Vittar, is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and drag queen. She became famous in 2015 when her parody Portuguese-language version of Major Lazer’s song “Lean On” went viral. In a few months, the video for “Open Bar” reached 1 million views on YouTube and now has approximately 23.6 million views.
On Jan. 12, 2017, her debut studio album Vai Passar Mal (“It’s Gonna Be Bad” in English) was released. Later that same year, she became the most followed drag queen in the world on Instagram, surpassing RuPaul and Adore Delano.
Who is Anitta?
Anitta is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and record producer. Anitta rose to fame in 2013 after releasing her single “Show das Poderosas,” which reached the top of the Brazil Hot 100 Airplay chart.
In May, Anitta was featured on “Switch,” the third single from Iggy Azalea’s upcoming album. It was Anitta’s first single in English to be released.
Uma honra ser homenageada, coroada e literalmente tratada como rainha hoje na Parada Gay de São Paulo. Sou eternamente grata à todas as alegrias que este público me proporciona na vida. Espero poder sempre usar minha força para levantar a bandeira da liberdade, do respeito e da coragem à todos os cidadãos independente de sua orientação sexual. Ver crianças, famílias e todo tipo de gente se divertindo em massa na paz e na alegria em prol dessa mensagem foi lindo. E a mensagem é essa… Se respeitem, se amem, não se julguem… todos precisam ser incentivados a assumir o que são e não serem punidos de nenhuma forma por isso. Por um mundo sem hipocrisia e consequentemente mais honesto e feliz! Feio é não ter caráter, feio é não ter respeito ao próximo… ser gay não… ser gay é apenas ser humano. Muito obrigada por me proporcionarem tamanha experiência. E quero voltar na próxima pra fazer um show inteiro nesse evento surreal! ? (Foto: Silvia Manoela / JCS Produções)
In June, she was the headliner at São Paulo LGBT Pride (Parada do Orgulho LGBT de São Paulo), one of the largest pride gatherings in the world.