Check Out Anitta’s Stellar Performance of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ on ‘Fallon’

Anitta gave a live performance of her new single ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ on US television ; watch the video below. The Brazilian singer made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as a musical guest on 31st January, ahead of the release of her fifth studio album, ‘Girl From Rio,’ which will follow 2019’s ‘Kisses.’ The record’s release date has yet to be determined.

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Anitta performed an exciting rendition of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ with her live band while dramatic images played out behind her.

Anitta told Fallon in an interview before taking the stage that the song was influenced by “the rock vibe” she was a fan of as a teenager. “I loved ‘Panic! At The Disco’ so that was my reference for this song,” she explained.

“People used to think, ‘Oh, she shakes her ass, so she’s dumb’. And I wanted to show a different side – like, ‘Yeah, I shake my ass, but I can be smart. I can do other rhythms. I can sing rock’.”

Anitta also talked about how she first started singing in English around a year ago.

“When I got really big in [Brazil] I was like… I wanna do something challenging,” she told Fallon. “And somebody told me that, for Brazilians, it was impossible to break out of Brazil – to cross over. And, whenever I hear the word ‘impossible’, I wanna go for it.”

Check out the full interview below.

Meanwhile, in April, Anitta will play at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. Kanye West, Billie Eilish, and Harry Styles will headline this year’s event. Anitta had signed a new international publishing arrangement with Sony Music earlier this month, according to reports.

“I’m excited to join the Sony Music Publishing family,” the singer said in a statement. “I can’t wait to continue sharing my music on a global scale and I look forward to what this new partnership will bring!”