One Directionâ€™s Liam Payne collaborated with Rita Ora and introduced us to J Balvin after collaborating with him on his latest hit Familiar and now we introduce you to a Brazilian singer who is so close to J Balvin that she calls him her â€˜brotherâ€™ and has been in the studio with Rita.
Iâ€™m doing songs in Spanish, English, Portuguese. Brazil is my first and biggest audience but now the work in Spanish is doing really good. Iâ€™ve been putting songs out in Spanish for one year, the market is so well. They are listening, itâ€™s very good. It was better than we thought, so Iâ€™m really focused.
I think the language hardest to sing is English and to talk is in Spanish. Because I learnt English first, I can talk it better but when Iâ€™m singing there are a lot of tricky accent things that I need to be helped with when Iâ€™m in the studio. Spanish is very similar to Portuguese but itâ€™s not so different but English is more tricky. I did some accent course to try to speak not so Brazilian.
Yeah, when Iâ€™m in the studio with people like Pharrell Williams and Rita they always ask me to sing in both language. They really like three languages in their songs. I like it too because itâ€™s funny to listen to my voice in three different languages, itâ€™s really nice.
Iâ€™m a fan, Pharrell is a legend, he is so splendid and when you meet him you understand why because he is a very amazing person. And Rita, sheâ€™s like me. Her energy is great, sheâ€™s so sweet and humble â€“ Iâ€™d really like to work with her.
I had fun with her in the studio, and sometimes we talk through social media. Iâ€™ve been a fan, sheâ€™s really big here in Brazil too so it was really good.
Heâ€™s like a brother to me, I love him. I met him because I would like to do different things in my country so I donâ€™t like to put out a single thatâ€™s like the last one. So I travelled to enjoy more music and culture and thatâ€™s how I met J Balvin. The song of J Balvin Ginza was huge that time but in Brazil nobody had listened so my first work with reggaeton was a remix in Portuguese with J Balvin in Brazil and it was the first time Brazil met him and now the relationship was growing up and growing up and now we are like a family, heâ€™s like a brother.
I met Liam in Brazil and I met all the guys from One Direction but the one I keep in contact with is Niall [Horan]. Niall is the one, we always talk. Me and Liam crossed in Mexico â€“ because he was singing with a friend of mine and we were at the same event. Sometimes we cross with everybody but I am not so into Liam but we cross with everybody Iâ€™m not so in with Liam but of course Iâ€™ve heard his song and everything he does I listen and I love.
My biggest audience is in Brazil because that was where it started and the second one is Spanish and now English. What I try to do is read what they are talking about and try to separate from a good critique and an idiot one.
Iâ€™m performing at the Royal Albert Hall â€“ I donâ€™t have so much time to travel but I’ve got other days in the year that I want to travel to promote other singles in English that Iâ€™m doing. Even with Rita, when she decides to put out our work together maybe Iâ€™ll come back to the UK more.
Yes of course, if it wasnâ€™t a matter of time and distance I would do everything, because I have so busy schedules but if I have the days and anyone would invite me I would go anywhere in the world.