List of the Top Brazilian Funk Artists
While the world has grown to know dancehall music of the West Indies and reggaeton and trap music of Latin America, now it is Brazil’s turn to introduce music fans to Brazilian funk music and the extensive list of Brazilian funk artists.
Fast upbeat with many similarities to Miami’s and Atlanta’s once booty shaking music, officially once referred as Miami Bass and Atlanta Bass, Puerto Rico’s creation of reggaeton, and Jamaica’s dancehall, Brazilian funk is a form of expression that developed live in the heart of the streets of Brazil’s largest cities, cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
With its origination coming from influences of black culture in America, Brazilian funk music has been around since the 1980s. For close to 50 years, DJs and MCs has grown this genre to becoming among Brazil’s most popular forms of music. While there are genres like pop, sertanejo, and rap, all forms of music, and almost all of the country’s pop stars, have taken a back seat to Brazilian funk music and the genre’s top starring artists.
While in the 1970s, Brazilian funk was often viewed as an imitation of America’s funk and disco genres, which featured artists like Gerson King Combo, Toni Tornado, Marku Ribas, and Di Melo, who are just a few of the top Brazilian funk and soul artists of the 1970s. The 1980s was the true birth of today’s funk music in Brazil, led by DJ Marlboro and his 1989 release Funk Brasil. Entering the 1990s and 2000s, artists like MC Sapão, MC Marcinho, Menor do Chapa, Claudinho e Buchecha, Buchecha, Tati Quebra Barraco, Mc Leozinho, MC Koringa, and many more have contributed to its expansion across Brazil’s urban areas.
Now, in the 2020s, Brazil’s biggest and most notable pop stars are within the genre of Brazilian funk music. Pop stars like Ludmilla, Pocah, and Lexa, all who have showcased their talents cross multiple genres, are alongside some of funk music’s biggest names that have ever set foot on stage, Kevinho, MC Don Juan, MC Livinho, Jerry Smith, and the list goes on. From top producers like Rennan da Penha and Dennis DJ to top Brazilian funk artists, the genre is destined to become the next global sensation.
Out of all the Latin American countries, Brazil, in which is the only Latin country that speaks Portuguese, has had its cultures and lifestyles to be displayed the most through popular culture, whether in the form of movies, documentaries, or other media outlets. To get an even further inside look to Brazilian daily lifestyles, the funk genre provides key examples of what life is like in the heart of Brazil’s urban areas, or known locally as the favelas.
Top 25 Brazilian Funk Artists
5. MC Don Juan
Follow on Instagram: @MC Don Juan and watch on Youtube: MC Don Juan
6. PEDRO SAMPAIO
Follow on Instagram: @PEDRO SAMPAIO and watch on Youtube: PEDRO SAMPAIO
7. MC Livinho
Follow on Instagram: @MC Livinho and watch on Youtube: MC Livinho
9. MC Mirella
Follow on Instagram: @MC Mirella and watch on Youtube: MC Mirella
10. Jojo Maronttinni
Follow on Instagram: @Jojo Maronttinni and watch more on Youtube: Jojo Maronttinni
11. Kevin O Chris
Follow on Instagram: @Kevin O Chris and watch on Youtube: Kevin O Chris
12. Jerry Smith
Follow on Instagram: @JErry Smith and watch on Youtube: Jerry Smith
15. Taina Costa
Follow on Instagram: @Taina Costa and watch on Youtube: Taina Costa
16. Tati Zaqui
Follow on Instagram: @Tati Zaqui and watch on Youtube: Tati Zaqui
18. lara silva
Follow on Instagram: @lara silva and watch on Youtube: lara silva
Follow on Instagram: @MC Rebecca and watch on Youtube: MC Rebecca
23. MC Dricka
Follow on Instagram: @MC Dricka and watch on Youtube: MC Dricka
24. MC Kapela
Follow on Instagram: @MC Kapela and watch on Youtube: MC Kapela
25. MC L da Vinte
Follow on Instagram: @MC L da Vinte and watch on Youtube: MC L da Vinte
Honorable Mention Brazilian Funk Artists:
– Valesca Popozuda Instagram: @Valesca Popozuda and Youtube: Valesca Popozuda
– Dani Russo Instagram: @Dani Russo and Youtube: Dani Russo
– MC Rodolfinho Instagram: @MC Rodolfinho and Youtube: MC Rodolfinho
– MC Du Black Instagram: @MC Du Black and Youtube: MC Du Black
– mc branquinha Instagram: @mc branquinha and Youtube: mc branquinha
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*Unofficial Order. The more popular artists that have a combination of the most followers, streams, views, and most recent releases are near the top.
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