Pabllo Vittar Becomes First Drag Artist to Win an EMA

Pabllo Vittar Becomes First Drag Artist to Win an EMA

Pabllo Vittar Becomes First Drag Artist to Win an EMA

All eyes were on the Brazilian drag superstar last night in Spain

All eyes were on the Brazilian drag superstar last night in Spain

Text: Vienna Vernose

Drag sensation Pabllo Vittar trumped all last night in a series of major accomplishments at MTV’s European Music Awards in Seville, Spain. The Latin pop/electropop singer killed two birds with one stone becoming the first Brazilian to perform an act as well as the first drag artist to win a category (“Best Brazilian Artist”) in the 25-year span of the MTV European Music Awards.

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Vittar has garnered huge success as Brazil’s most famous drag queen breaking streaming records left and right. In 2017, she was the first Brazilian artist to have three songs in Spotify’s Top 5 with ‘K.O.’, ‘Corpo Sensual’, and ‘Sua Cara’. Vittar has previously been nominated for 27 awards, including a Latin Grammy, of which she is the first drag artist to win.

Vittar is additionally a vocal advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, despite residing in Brazil which is known to be one of the most dangerous countries in the world for people apart of the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

This award marks a milestone in Vittar’s career extending her career further into worldwide recognition. Just a few days before the EMAs, Vittar celebrated her 25th birthday with the release of the first part of her trilingual album, titled 111. Shifting between Portuguese, Spanish, and English, Vittar’s multi-talented expertise is exercised in a series of dance-floor ready tracks. If you haven’t been already, she’s surely a budding superstar to keep your eye on.

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