About Pabllo Vittar
Dissatisfied with the world she was born into, Brazilian singer/songwriter/media-savvy drag queen Pabllo Vittar created a new one. Vittar's anime-inspired futuristic fantasia blends Brazilian musical styles with sleek and sexy North American poptronica. Born Phabullo Rodrigues da Silva in 1994 São Luis, Pabllo made her drag debut on her 18th birthday. She followed a bravura 2014 Brazilian TV performance of Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" with "Open Bar," a Portuguese-language video cover of Major Lazer's "Lean On" that put Vittar’s commanding voice and liberated contours on full display. Her 2017 debut album, Vai Passar Mal (Here Comes Trouble), contained the banging sounds that would become her trademark. And in a country that hasn’t readily embraced LGBTQ folks or issues, Vittar nonetheless notched a Carnival hit with her samba-flavoured “Todo Dia (Everyday),” which declared, “I don’t wait for the Carnival to be a slut, I am every day.” The sleek and defiant hits of 2018’s Não Para Não (Don't Stop) reflected a new techno-goddess sensuality that led to her becoming the first drag queen honoured with a Vogue cover. The next year, Vittar took her crusade for LGBTQ rights on the road with New York performances at the WorldPride parade and the United Nations headquarters. Pride and rebellion—and platinum sales—accompanied 2020's trilingual 111, which sent Vittar international with the help of Mexican star Thalia and English singer Charli XCX. For this drag torchbearer, language and gender divisions exist only to be transgressed.