The meteoric rise of Brazilian drag pop diva Pabllo Vittar is nothing short of astonishing. From her first taste of viral fame for a cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing,” to her campy samba reimagining of Major Lazer’s global smash “Lean On”, it’s always been clear Pabllo Vittar was poised for stardom.
Drag queens and queer aesthetics have exploded across the mainstream over the last few years and Vittar is among the culture’s greatest international successes. Last year, she made it crystal clear that drag queens are far more than lip-syncing machines, demonstrating her overwhelming talent with the release of her delicious LP debut Vai Passar Mal. 2017 also saw Vittar repeatedly climbing the charts, starting with “Todo Dia,” her duet with São Paulo rapper Rico Dalasam. The song became one of the anthems of carnival and paved the way for future hits like “K.O.”,“Corpo Sensual” with Banda UÓ’s Mateus Carrilho, and an invitation to truly slay us to pieces on Major Lazer’s “Sua Cara,” alongside fellow Brazilian bombshell Anitta.
And just in case your thirst for Vittar goodness is not fully quenched, Apple Music has just released an Up Next documentary profile of the 23-year-old Brazilian hitmaker. The mini-doc features conversations with Vittar about her newfound fame and the ways she is using her platform to influence visibility and acceptance of Brazil’s LGBTQI community. “Brazil is not just about soccer and samba and greenery,” she tells the camera. “Brazil is about many colors, many rhythms that are played here every day for the people.” The feature is also accompanied by an acoustic EP featuring live versions of “K.O.”, “Corpo Sensual,” and “Indestrutivel” and is now available for purchase and streaming on Apple Music.
Watch a trailer for the mini-doc below, and catch the full video at Apple Music.