After Ditching WMG, Anitta Officially Signs with Republic/UMG

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Anitta has signed with Republic Records in partnership with Universal Music Latin Entertainment.

The superstar shared her unhappiness with her WMG contract publicly, stating she’d sell organs to get out of it. Not long after those statements, WMG and Anitta went their separate ways. “After being in this business for many years, I wanted to find partners that work like a family,” Anitta shares. “After meeting with Monte, Wendy, their team at Republic, and Jesus Lopez, I was blown away. Their passion, innovation, creativity, and vision is incredible. I not only felt so connected to them as an artist but also on a human level. I knew immediately; I was home.”

“Monte, Wendy, Jesus and the entire Republic, UMLE, and worldwide UMG team had such an immediate and strong bond with Anitta, it was clear they understood her vision and wanted to help her execute on a global scale,” adds S10 Entertainment Founder & CEO Brandon Silverstein, who serves as Anitta’s manager. “I look forward to the future and can’t wait for Anitta’s next chapter.”

“Everyone in this team led by Anitta, with S10, Republic and UMLE, have a clear goal: to write a new successful chapter of Latin music worldwide,” continues Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula Chairman & CEO Jesús López. “Anitta has all the same artistic and human qualities to be the most successful Brazilian artist in the world. We feel very grateful for this opportunity, thank you Anitta for placing your trust in us.”

Anitta’s first single of 2022, “Envolver” became the biggest solo debut by a Brazilian artist in the history of the Spotify Global Chart. It also reached the #1 spot on the iTunes charts in 19 countries. Anitta’s latest album Versions of Me was released in April 2022 in Spanish, English, and Portuguese and holds the record of biggest streaming week for a Brazilian artist on Spotify.